Autumn Breeze – A Tale from Halloween Night by Michael Ahmadi

Autumn Breeze – A Tale from Halloween Night by Michael Ahmadi
Publisher: raubdruck
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Paranormal
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

Once a year, evil is allowed to return to the earthly world.
And if it is on the prowl for a victim, there is no escape.
It will lurk in the dark. Year after year.
Every Halloween night.

Trick-or-treating has never been so dangerous or so rewarding.

The horror elements were subtle at first but grew much stronger later on in the plot. I appreciated the hints about what was to come that were included in the beginning, especially when they were included in the quotes that were sandwiched between each scene. It was a wonderful way to build anticipation and keep me guessing about how each hint would build on the ones that came before it. Once I’d finished the final scene, I was also impressed with how gradually these moments became slightly more violent or scary over time. They were never gratuitous, but they definitely made this something I’d only recommend to fellow fans of the horror genre.

This story would have benefited from another round of editing. Some sentences were written vaguely, while others switched between the present and past tense. While I understood what most of them were trying to say, I was confused at times and sometimes needed to read them multiple times to figure out what the narrator was communicating. If not for these issues, I would have chosen a much higher rating.

I must admit that it took me a while to figure out the antagonist’s motivation for his actions. There were clues sprinkled along the way, though, and I was pleased when I finally put them all together. This was the sort of tale that does require some effort from the audience, especially since the most important elements of it were not necessarily spelled out directly. Figuring it all out was rewarding, however, and I was pleased with

Autumn Breeze – A Tale from Halloween Night was a deliciously spooky read.

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