Review: “These Black Winged Ones”, by W.H. Pugmire

This made our day, a review of These Black Winged Ones, by Wilum Pugmire, our 1st chapbook with an Introduction by Peter Rawlik, Illustrated by Luke Spooner. Thank you to Matthew Carpenter for the review, Mike Davis and the Lovecraft ezine for publishing it!

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The following review is by Matthew Carpenter.

These Black Winged Ones by W.H. Pugmire is a chapbook issued by Myth Ink Books. It is a limited edition with only 100 copies printed. I think some may still be available from the publisher, for the astonishing bargain price of $9.00.

First I need to say that the production values are marvelous. The cover art by Luke Spooner is gorgeous and perfectly evocative for the story. The introduction by Peter Rawlik is almost as long as the story itself and it was quite moving. In fact I think it was the most poetic prose I have ever read by Mr. Rawlik. He echoed my thoughts about Wilum almost exactly.

And now we come to the story itself. It originates from some passages in The Call of Cthulhu by Lovecraft, from the “The Tale of Inspector Legrasse”.

There were legends of a hidden…

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