A Review by British Fantasy Award-Winning Author, Ray Cluley!

With such a range, Skarland and Blackwood have ensured there’s something for everyone to like.

Beyond the Latch and Lever is a collection of stories, a collection of doors, that’ll take you to places far and wide. There are personal and global histories here, science fictions and fantasies that explore lost opportunities and second chances, and with such a range Skarland and Blackwood have ensured there’s something for everyone to like.

For all the enjoyable speculative elements and different writing styles, what I liked most about this anthology was the focus on the human, the relationships we make (and sometimes lose), and how our decisions have consequences. I also particularly liked the wide range in locations which highlighted the similarities we all share as people. This is a book not really about doors but those who open and close them, and that emotional core is what makes this book well worth your time.

Ray Cluley, British Fantasy Award-winning author of Probably Monsters

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