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BLACKWATER is a collection of two tales of horror and dark fantasy. In "Mercury Rain" a soldier fighting a new enemy learns the importance of holding on to his memories. "Blackwater," the title story of the collection, is an homage to Stephen King's short story, "Graveyard Shift," and it tells the tale of Paul Hawkins, a mine worker who disturbs something terrifying in the BLACKWATER is a collection of two tales of horror and dark fantasy. In "Mercury Rain" a soldier fighting a new enemy learns the importance of holding on to his memories. "Blackwater," the title story of the collection, is an homage to Stephen King's short story, "Graveyard Shift," and it tells the tale of Paul Hawkins, a mine worker who disturbs something terrifying in the Blackwater Hills of Durham, Pennsylvania, in the summer of 1976.


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BLACKWATER is a collection of two tales of horror and dark fantasy. In "Mercury Rain" a soldier fighting a new enemy learns the importance of holding on to his memories. "Blackwater," the title story of the collection, is an homage to Stephen King's short story, "Graveyard Shift," and it tells the tale of Paul Hawkins, a mine worker who disturbs something terrifying in the BLACKWATER is a collection of two tales of horror and dark fantasy. In "Mercury Rain" a soldier fighting a new enemy learns the importance of holding on to his memories. "Blackwater," the title story of the collection, is an homage to Stephen King's short story, "Graveyard Shift," and it tells the tale of Paul Hawkins, a mine worker who disturbs something terrifying in the Blackwater Hills of Durham, Pennsylvania, in the summer of 1976.

30 review for Blackwater: Two Stories of Horror and Dark Science Fiction

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lena

    "So stay sleeping. Keep your eyes shut no matter what claws at your window, darlings. It will be over before you know it." Four free frightful fshort fstories! Fyay! The first two stories get all the stars: Mercury Rain is a brief glimpse into a soldier’s life during a future war and the tole it takes on his mind. I can see this story being cited in collegiate term papers. It gets better the more I think on it. Blackwater, the book’s namesake, is a Doozy of a monster flick. How have I never re "So stay sleeping. Keep your eyes shut no matter what claws at your window, darlings. It will be over before you know it." Four free frightful fshort fstories! Fyay! The first two stories get all the stars: Mercury Rain is a brief glimpse into a soldier’s life during a future war and the tole it takes on his mind. I can see this story being cited in collegiate term papers. It gets better the more I think on it. Blackwater, the book’s namesake, is a Doozy of a monster flick. How have I never read a scary story set in coal mine? Coal mines are scary places! I loved this story: beginning, middle, end - perfection. Best of genre. The other two I could have done without which is why this book is getting four stars and not five. Once again I'd to thank Randy from Horror Aficionados for his consistently updated lists of free stories.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Joselyn Moreno Burke

    I received this book from the author in exchange of an unbaised review. Wao this was something else, specially blackwater, it was very gripping and interesting, the way the tension build and then let go was amazing. the first story seemed like a prediction of a future we can reach if we don't have care, so maybe we should be more aware of our past if we don't want to lose our future.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Romeo

    Two decent short stories. I enjoyed the writing and liked the stories. I think I would have enjoyed them more if they were a little longer, maybe a little more developed. The short stories were good, they grabbed your attention. Maybe that's why I think they should be longer, because I wanted to know more about what's going to happen or had happened.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Brendan Sudol

    A nice amuse-bouche of darkness.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Oksana

    Like Gilchrist, I recieved this for free! So thank you amazon kindle for giving me free books. So I liked these, but what gets me with Galacar's writing is I really dislike most of the men he writes. They are honestly just disgusting typical middle aged men, who are gross, lonely, porn obsessed and I hate seeing that trope over and over again in horror. The main character of Gilchrist was a little bit different and Hawkins from Blackwater wasn't awful, but like every other male that makes an app Like Gilchrist, I recieved this for free! So thank you amazon kindle for giving me free books. So I liked these, but what gets me with Galacar's writing is I really dislike most of the men he writes. They are honestly just disgusting typical middle aged men, who are gross, lonely, porn obsessed and I hate seeing that trope over and over again in horror. The main character of Gilchrist was a little bit different and Hawkins from Blackwater wasn't awful, but like every other male that makes an appearance in his writing is just basic, nasty and lacks a depth I want to see in a horror narrative. I liked Mercury a lot. I loved the idea of self aware machines building their army and taking over and waging war. Honestly, give me more of that. Give me a comic series of that or a book series or a show. Love it and I want more of it. That one was too short and I feel like has the potential to be even more fleshed out than Blackwater. Blackwater was good too, but like I said, hated the characters, so I didn't care that the moth rat creatures were gonna eat em all. The story gave me vibes from The Descent, which is interesting cause that was an all female cast. Speaking of, I want to read more of Galacar, because I feel like I really love the ideas he is bringing to the horror genre, but I cannot connect with his characters. I either want to see a better male protagonist written or I want to see a badass female protagonist. I haven't read anything other than these short stories and Gilchrist, but I'm willing to forge ahead.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Boon Rouse

    Ng Ok I have read the first book Blackwater and enjoyed it immensely! Now I am looking forward to the second no but I wanted to tell my fellow readers how much talent Mr. Galacar in turning out stories in this genre...from finding Stoker's Dracula when I was 14 I have scoured and devoured all the classics, Henry James superb collection of scary tales and many years. Edith Wharton has a collection of stories that are truly gripping. After consuming all these classics I began to search the modern a Ng Ok I have read the first book Blackwater and enjoyed it immensely! Now I am looking forward to the second no but I wanted to tell my fellow readers how much talent Mr. Galacar in turning out stories in this genre...from finding Stoker's Dracula when I was 14 I have scoured and devoured all the classics, Henry James superb collection of scary tales and many years. Edith Wharton has a collection of stories that are truly gripping. After consuming all these classics I began to search the modern authors. Some true crime have been very frightening but that is not the same as a true horror story. True in the sense that I have am referring to a ripping great read while really being scared. I'm so satisfied with Mr. Galacar's tales! He is joining the classics of the future.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jay

    I really enjoyed this book. The first tale was short and sweet, and the second one was great for a completely different reason. It is not easy to write a good short story, fitting everything into a short space and then finishing it so that the readers feel a sense of completion. Christian Galacar did a good job here and J. M. Needham did a great job narrating the book. This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Denise Fountain

    Bazaar followed by the stuff of nightmares. Wow... first story was really short & bazaar. Especially after you think about it a while. Second story was monster sci-fi and done really well. Kudos to the author. Now it's time to read a third book of his. I think I've just found another author to take up space on my top shelf! Bazaar followed by the stuff of nightmares. Wow... first story was really short & bazaar. Especially after you think about it a while. Second story was monster sci-fi and done really well. Kudos to the author. Now it's time to read a third book of his. I think I've just found another author to take up space on my top shelf!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Christohpher

    Two, enjoyable horror stories. A good way to spend a free hour! Mercury Rain, the first story in this book, almost like a dark and rustic melody, did a fair job painting a picture of a war-torn land, hopelessly longing to return to a better time. Blackwater, Suspenseful, intriguing and the right amount of poor choices. Enough for anyone who enjoys the horror genre.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Hedden

    Blackwater: Two Stories by Christian Galacar was a good read. Blackwater consists of two stories. Mercury Rain is about a soldier that learns how important memories are. Blackwater is about a mine worker who discovers something horrible.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bob McGough

    A pair of delightfully dark and depressing tales. The first is a bit more sci-fi, but the second is a more traditional monster setup. Both were highly enjoyable, with Blackwater leaving a bit of lingering fear as I walked to my car the night I read it.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Adam Mahler

    Insane Both of these stories are bleak but awesome. The first shows how we lose ourselves in rough situations. The second shows how us hurting the earth can have unintended consequences.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Khaled

    Solid Two Stories The first story was a short little one, but I enjoyed the sentiment it expressed. A sort of beauty told through an apocalyptic hell. The second story I liked more, and it was very much my kind of story. Interesting setting, and I always enjoy creature features.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ron Buehrer

    3.5 Stars Mercury Rain moved me, as art should, and deserves a better rating but Blackwater was much longer and held the rating back. 'Course, I'm just a bizarre reader, whuddo I know? Donate blood.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kay Oliver

    The first story in this two-story collection was just okay. But the second story was fantastic. I say this a lot about Galacar's work, but it was reminiscent of early day King. I loved it. I loved the characters, the setting and especially the twisted ending.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Elayne

    Galacar is the next best storyteller! His writing reminds me of Stephen King and John Hart...I can totally foresee him as the future of chilling novels...looking forward to his next novel...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Deedra

    These two short stories are ok.I liked the second one better.J.M. Needham was fine at naration.Nothing really stood out.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tyler

    Wonderful, quick read Both of these stories were a great little read. The titular Blackwater being the best. Just wish there were more. Will definitely be reading more from Galacar.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Steve Stred

    **4.5/5 Star review coming to Kendall Reviews!**

  20. 5 out of 5

    ♥ Marlene♥

    Finished last night. I have always loved short horror stories and both were very good.First one is really short but impressive. Second one was really scary. Enjoyed.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Susan Degnan

    Fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz and the like will enjoy these two short stories.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nicki

    Imagination overload. Frightening, the thing in your nightmares,and don't read before bedtime. Short stories, but not sweet. Try Cicada first, then read these in between your next read.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Pearson

  24. 4 out of 5

    Brenda Finn Bowers

  25. 4 out of 5

    Allison Mahoney Rogers

  26. 5 out of 5

    Luana

  27. 4 out of 5

    Brittany Nora

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brad Cundiff

  29. 5 out of 5

    spooky_reads

  30. 5 out of 5

    jeanette

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