Tochi Onyebuchi. Dust to Dust. (Panverse Three)

A story which begins with a date setting which is that of the day of the birth of my first son. Whilst waiting for him to make his appearance, my wife and I were watching the Berlin Wall coming down, thinking that with the end of the Cold War, he would be growing up in a much safer world than the one we had known. Ha!

Onyebuchi brings us a story set in the grey eastern Europe of the last year of the 80s, with murder afoot, and some ancient evils being called upon, as the creatures wreaking death is not of this earth. Or, more correctly, is of this Earth. A final confrontation sees justice down, with the monster warned ‘it would ill behoove you to attack me again’. I do like a story with an ill behooving!

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