Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed by Liam HoganHappy Ending NOT Guaranteed by Liam Hogan

Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed

byLiam Hogan

Paperback | April 6, 2017

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Liam Hogan‘s collection of eerie, darkly unsettling and frequently funny, fantasy stories.

'Deliciously Twisted’

In the realms of fantasy, it is foolish to upset the wee folk. Downright dangerous to incur the curse of a witch.

And above all, it is perilous to ignore a warning . . .

Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed!

This volume contains 27 stories of dark fantasy from a master storyteller, ranging from chess-playing automatons to smooth-talking Celtic faeries; from the Longitude Act of 1714 to the End of the World (in fractal form). Bad Kings, bad demons, and bad days abound.

There is humour even in darkness. You just have to look harder for it.

You have been warned!

Liam Hogan was abandoned in a library at the tender age of 3, only to emerge blinking into the sunlight many years later, with a head full of words and an aversion to loud noises. He's a co-host of the award winning monthly literary event, Liars' League, and the winner of Quantum Shorts 2015 and Sci-Fest LA's Roswell Award 2016. He ...
Title:Happy Ending NOT GuaranteedFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:162 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.35 inShipping dimensions:7.81 × 5.06 × 0.35 inPublished:April 6, 2017Publisher:Arachne PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909208361

ISBN - 13:9781909208360


Table of Contents

To Be A Hero
Greenwich Noon
The Giant, Snow-White
Blaxley And Whiteclaw
Internet Dating For Immortals
The Black Bull
Worming Advice for Werewolves
The Sword Master
Penny Prince
Miscellaneous, Spooky, Weird
After the End of the World, Mother Bakes Cakes
Time, The Devourer
Bring Rope


Gean Canach
The Painted Platform
The Burden
Tigg Montague's Ponzi Pyramid Scheme
Bad Day

Editorial Reviews

Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed “is fun and funny, scary and exciting. It contains 27 consistently engaging pieces of entertaining fiction” – Scott Manley Hadley at www.openpen.co.uk (http://www.openpen.co.uk/happyendingnotguaranteed/) “Fabulous fables!‘Twenty-seven tales of dark fantasy’ is what the back cover blurb promises, and boy does Hogan deliver. There's not a dull page in this tight, cunning, well-chosen collection, which ranges from truly disturbing body-horror in Greenwich, Noon to sinister flirtations with faeries in Gean Canach, via smart updates of classical mythology (Time, the Devourer), modern urban weird (Bring Rope) and even a wicked riff on Dickens, in which Scrooge's generosity nearly undoes him ...There are too many excellent stories to list, and there's humour as well as chills, but my standout favourite has the be The Sword Master - a perfectly-told fable, clever and inexorable as clockwork, which feels as though you've always known it somehow - and for an original folk tale, that is the highest compliment I can give. Buy this book for yourself, or the fantasy and/or short fiction lover(s) in your life, and you'll reap some genuinely rich fictional rewards.” – Laura Lague at Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34834516-happy-ending-not-guaranteed)