24788498Welcome back to Hell’s Gates! The palpable sense of dread may seem familiar, but this time things are a bit…different. Fresher. Newer. As though just recently born…

See that squealing baby over there? He could grow up to be a lifesaving doctor (or perhaps the antichrist.) What about that scientist burning the midnight oil? He could be working on a bug zapper (or a doomsday device.) Did you catch that comet out of the corner of your eye? It might bring good luck (or an apocalyptic plague.)

Yes, every darkness has a source, every monster has a birthplace, and every evil has an origin. In the second volume of the #1 Bestselling AT HELL’S GATES series, twenty-three of the finest dark fiction authors working today will force you to witness the ORIGINS OF EVIL. Each unique tale of terror traces an unspeakable horror back to its very beginning.

All proceeds from this horror anthology series go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a charity benefiting military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. The authors and editors of this series are pleased to donate their time and effort to a truly worthy cause.

So sit back, relax, support a fine charity, and enjoy twenty-three tales of dawning calamity from some of horror fiction’s leading lights.

My review:
“At Hell’s Gates 2: Origins of Evil” is one hell of a rollercoaster ride. Not a solid fan of horror I purchased the anthology because of some very talented writers who contributed to the second edition and because the proceeds go to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Knowing that there was a humanitarian cause behind the book made it certainly easier to connect with the terror within.

23 stories, all different yet powerful and showcasing diverse talent: The subjects range from a mousetrap to a starship, from personal to universal terrors, with heroes that include scientists, truck drivers, actresses, junkies and drug dealers. Some stories are more supernatural, others sci-fi, thriller and some plain horror.
If horror is your thing, or you want to support a good cause, this anthology is for you. Highly recommended.

Contributors: Devan Sagliani , Shana Festa , Mark Tufo , C.T. Phipps , Evin Ager , Frank Tayell, Stevie Kopas , Stephen Kozeniewski , Paul Mannering , James Crawford , TM Caldwell , Sean T. Smith , Curran Geist , J Rudolph , Ian McClellan , David Mickolas, S.G Lee , Sharon Stevenson , Lesa Kinney Anders , Kit Power , C.Claire Riley ,Matthew Baugh , S.Kay Nash , Terri King , Sheila Shedd

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