Prism marks my third stand alone publication from All Things That Matter Press.
From the back cover: “‘Prism’ presents the best of Roland Allnach’s newest stories together with his most acclaimed published short fiction. These selected stories fracture the reader’s perceptions among a dazzling array of genres and styles to illuminate the mysterious aspects of the human experience.
“Roland Allnach has been described as a ‘star on the rise’ (ForeWord Clarion), ‘a master storyteller with a powerful pen’ (Cynthia Brian, NY Times Bestselling author), with writing that is ‘smart, elegant, and addicting’ (San Francisco Review).”
Prism collects seventeen stories into one volume, following a trail of diverse genres and narrative forms. From literary fiction to speculative fiction, from humor to horror, from tragedy to mythical poetry, ‘Prism’ represents a wide ranging journey united by contemplations on the human condition. Including Allnach’s award winning published fiction (“Conquest’s End” and “The City of Never”), a Pushcart Prize nominated story (“Creep”), ‘Prism’ also consists of the previously unpublished pieces “Titalis” (a tragedy along the lines of Shakespeare and Greek theatre), “Of Typhon and Aerina” (a tribute to epic verse), “Tumbleweed” (a humorous ditty), and “Dissociated”, a surreal short to cap off the collection.
Praise for Prism:
“Allnach delivers a wonderful collection of stories in ‘Prism’. It brings an air of mystery along with witty and wonderfully delivered tales.” Lisa Jones, Readers’ Favorite
“Allnach has a great talent for creating worlds, building an atmosphere and painting for the reader a believable setting for each story. The whole collection of stories is interesting and intriguing and sometimes even moving.” Ioana Marza, Readers’ Favorite
“A timeless, exquisite collection of short stories that’s bound to leave you mesmerized and awestruck. The collection is a masterpiece, besides being lifelike in many ways. The selection of stories indicates a true literary master at work.” Rattan Whig, Reader’s Favorite
“On and on this collection goes, with tales for literally everyone’s tastes. Allnach has a voice that speaks so loud readers lose themselves in the stories… A dazzling collection.” Amy Lignor, Feathered Quill Reviews