Guignol & Other Sardonic Tales is published by Word Horde, and is Orrin Grey’s third collection, following his wonderful collection, Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts, and what a follow-up it is.
Guignol, unlike previous collections, shows that Grey can dip his skeletal fingers into other dark genres as well and do so beautifully, while remaining knee-deep in weird horror all the while.
My favorite stories from this collection are: “Guignol,” “The Blue Light,” “A Circle That Ever Returneth In,” “The Well and the Wheel, “Dark and Deep,” “Invaders of Gla’aki,” “Haruspicate or Scry,” and “Baron von Werewolf Presents: Frankenstein Against the Phantom Planet.”
However, I’d like to mention “The Blue Light” is probably my number one pick of them all, and it makes me hope that Grey will dabble in dark fantasy more in the future.
You can purchase Guignol & Other Sardonic Tales through Word Horde or Amazon.