Crow Shine

Free Read Crow Shine - by Alan Baxter - Crow Shine, Crow Shine The dark fantasy collection features stories including the Australian Shadows Award winning Shadows of the Lonely Dead and original title story Crow Shine in addition to two other never before pub Free Read Crow Shine - by Alan Baxter - Crow Shine, Crow Shine The dark fantasy collection features stories including the Australian Shadows Award winning Shadows of the Lonely Dead and original title story Crow Shine in addition to two other never before pub

  • Title: Crow Shine
  • Author: Alan Baxter
  • ISBN: 9781925212402
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Hardcover
Crow Shine

Free Read Crow Shine - by Alan Baxter, Crow Shine, Alan Baxter, Crow Shine The dark fantasy collection features stories including the Australian Shadows Award winning Shadows of the Lonely Dead and original title story Crow Shine in addition to two other never before published stories Free Read Crow Shine - by Alan Baxter - Crow Shine, Crow Shine The dark fantasy collection features stories including the Australian Shadows Award winning Shadows of the Lonely Dead and original title story Crow Shine in addition to two other never before pub

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About “Alan Baxter

  • Alan Baxter

    Alan Baxter is an award winning British Australian author who writes dark fantasy, horror and sci fi, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog He also teaches Kung Fu He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, with his wife, son, dog and cat He is the author of the dark urban fantasy thriller trilogy, Bound, Obsidian and Abduction The Alex Caine Series published by HarperVoyager Australia and Ragnarok Publications in the US, and the dark urban fantasy duology, RealmShift and MageSign The Balance 1 and 2 from Gryphonwood Press As well as novels, Alan has had than 70 short fiction publications in journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK and France His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Postscripts, and Midnight Echo, among many others, and than twenty anthologies, including the Year s Best Australian Fantasy Horror on several occasions His first collected volume of short fiction, Crow Shine, is out now At times, Alan collaborates with US action adventure author, David Wood Together they have co authored the horror novella, Dark Rite, the action thriller, Blood Codex Jake Crowley Adventures Book 1 , and the forthcoming giant monster thriller novel, Primordial Alan has been a finalist in the Aurealis Awards, a three time finalist in the Australian Shadows Awards and a five time finalist in the Ditmar Awards He won the 2014 Australian Shadows Award for Best Short Story Shadows of the Lonely Dead and the 2015 Australian Shadows Paul Haines Award For Long Fiction In Vaulted Halls Entombed , and is a past winner of the AHWA Short Story Competition It s Always the Children Who Suffer Read extracts from his novels, a novella and short stories at his website warriorscribe or find him on Twitter AlanBaxter and Facebook, and feel free to tell him what you think About anything.



287 thoughts on “Crow Shine

  • Review copyThe first short story I ever read by Alan Baxter was In Vaulted Halls Entombed which featured a group of soldiers chasing terrorists into a cave in Afghanistan only to see them trapped by something their training never prepared them for Since that time, I always get excited when I see his name attached to an anthology.With Crow Shine, I don t have to wait for his next short story, I merely need to turn the page Nineteen wondrous, magical shorts Some new for this collection, but many p [...]


  • Writing this review was hard Damn hard Not because Crow Shine is a bad book Rather, it was hard because it was so damn good I ve been a fan of Alan Baxter s work for a number of years now I adored his Alex Caine series, and I ve consumed most of his short fiction work with gusto and glee So when I heard he was releasing a short fiction collection that included some new and original stories I was beside myself with excitement and anticipation Fast forward a few months, and after turning the last [...]


  • This was a great collection of dark fantasy horror stories Well written and creative, it kept me reading far past the time I should have been asleep To me, that s the trademark of a good book A mediocre book you can read slowly, picking at it here and there A bad book can make you put it down completely A good book sucks you in and enthralls you to the last page This being a collection they can be a little hard to review This will be a general overview and for a fuller story by story review you [...]


  • I am a bit of a newcomer to the writings of Alan Baxter I have come across his short stories in a couple of anthologies through Cohesion Press and I really enjoyed his novel Bound featuring martial arts magician Alex Cane Crow Shine is a vast collection of speculative treats right out of the top draw.I have often said that there are writers and there are storytellers In my eyes a storyteller drags you into their world and takes you on a literary journey to another place where you can forget ever [...]


  • Atmospheric scenes and constant tension stoke the fire of mystery in this collection of short stories Aha moments are delivered with skill and precision Alan Baxter s work can t be confined to a single genre, or even a known fusion of genres His stories are a kaleidoscope of colour of piercing light and darkest shadow In Baxter s world, fantasy is woven tightly with realism Dive in and you will be transported to believable scenarios in magical settings You ll meet supernatural characters that fe [...]


  • The line that best sums up this collection of dark fantasy short stories comes in the afterward by the author where he writes Because sometimes the dragons win I ll let you read the stories and afterward yourself to get the context of that line, and then see if you agree with me These stories are a lonely trip down a dark and unfamiliar alley, late at night The reason you re there is your own, but it sounded like a good idea at the time Sometimes it is necessity that compels us, sometimes it is [...]



  • I have always been a fan of dark short stories, stories with unexpected twists, dark motivations, surprising and fun little jaunts into someone else s imagination Despite this undying joy I get from them, it s rare that I read them I don t know where I lost them, but suspect it happened somewhere around real life happening, while print fell out of favour.It s these kind of stories you find in Crow Shine A mixed bag of dark twists and fantastical themes, nearly all of them have that delicious lea [...]


  • Crow Shine brings together a whole lot of Alan s now sometimes very hard to find short stories, as well as three entirely new pieces There is a lot of darkness and emotion here, highlighting the evil, weakness and occasionally unparalleled strength in all of us, but always with an aspect of choice An excellent and well paced collection Full review here sqmag 2016 11 01 edition


  • Alan Baxter is a British Australian author who writes dark fantasy, horror and sci fi His collection of short stories, Crow Shine, is light on the sci fi but certainly allows his skills in writing dark macabre to come to the fore From clawing death, to angelic interlopers through time twisting magic and the secrets of good moonshine, the collection is, as one would expect of an award winning short story writer, tight compact and engaging.Engaging, but at times very uncomfortable The stories are, [...]


  • Crow Shine is a collection of short stories by Alan Baxter Starting with the title tale, Alan Baxter takes you on a journey of cursed objects and even their even cursed owners From moonshine and guitars to a street side toy maker and a pair of stolen dice, each story is crafted to make any reader think twice about the power of possessions.Though the male protagonists are easily recognisable as good time Charlie s or the drinking buddy at the bar, the women are less so, but perhaps that is to be [...]


  • Baxter is truly great at short stories He provides enough material to get you hooked and caught up in the world of each piece, allowing you to really connect with places and characters that you ll only know for a short time at least, while reading.This collection took my mind on a crazy journey from one well realized creepy ass place to another, and then did it about ten times It was enjoyable trying to figure out any underlying meanings these stories could have, or noticing little things that [...]


  • Crow Shine took me on a journey through all the emotions and feelings of humanity, both the dark and the light with many shades of grey in between Each story drew out something different from me and made me think about my own life in someways If you re feeling like delving into your own darkness and sometimes finding some light at the end of the tunnel, then I would recommend this series of short stories for you.


  • Actual Rating 4.7 5 Crow Shine was a dark atmospheric collection of stories It showed the good, the bad and the downright creepy underbelly of people s emotions, ranging from a deal with the devil to a bar fight gone wrong Stand Out Stories for me were The Darkest Shade of GreyA Strong Urge to FlyThe Old MagicThe Darkness of Clara These stood out for somewhat connection I had to the characters i would recommend this for people who want to try something darker in tone.


  • Delightfully dark Each short story is potato chip length, easy to consume Baxter does a great job probing the dark side of human motivations Fans of the Twilight Zone will love this collection.


  • Alan Baxter s anthology Crow Shine has recently been nominated for an Aurealis award for best collection, and when you read it it s easy to see why It s a bloody good read, start to finish.There are nineteen stories from the dark end of the speculative fiction genre, mostly horror, but with a smattering of weird and urban and dark fantasy Character, time period, geographical setting, and supernatural element are richly varied, so no mid anthology ennui here Indeed, the collection starts well and [...]


  • This is an anthology of short stories withCrow Shine , being one of them Do you rememberIn Vaulted Halls Entombed where Alan Baxter brings us modern day Kandahar with cosmic horror deep in down in the earth trapped Military and terror with horror combined Sounds like the name of a metal band, I thought.InCrow Shine, it is difficult to review you just have to read it and interpret.A boy Clyde visits his granddaddy who gets drunk with his moonshine he makes His granddaddy tells him stories and the [...]



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