The author of acclaimed short story collections, Insanity by Increments and Redefining Darkness, is back with his third consecutive collection of psychological horror and speculative fiction. Author Alaric Cabiling sets the stage for eleven tales of in-depth character detail and brimming suspense, all building up to incendiary violence and certain 'perdition.' Witness humanity falling into the depths of deprivation. Witness the Claws of Perdition.
A gothic romance is rekindled, then, left to chance. A prison inmate struggles to survive his harsh new world until an unlikely benefactor proffers him in exchange for favors. A young man witnessing the violent crime committed to a family member must choose whether to mould himself in the image of the crime's perpetrator. A man ponders the fate of any man cursed to desire what no man is meant to reap in kind. These stories and more show the intricately-sown plots and character depth integral to author Alaric Cabiling's body of work.