2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Story Competition Finalist!
A Dante-ish descent through a sinister world of decadent shadows and woeful souls…
Seven years ago, he shattered her life. The town eventually forgot the headlines and the nightmares. But 23-year old music student Angelica hasn’t forgotten.
For the past seven years, she’s contemplated payback with as much intensity and unwavering faith as she puts into her violin playing. Finally, all the pieces are in place. Over the course of one night, disguised for a masquerade ball, Angelica orchestrates a journey of revenge.
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What reviewers are saying…
“Angelica’s single minded pursuit of the Maestro during the masquerade ball, as she follows him through the seven layers of hell as described by Dante put this firmly in the realm of a dark fantasy. Since it’s a short 70 pages, some of the details are sketchy. We never know exactly what happened to Angelica seven years ago. But we know enough to know it was horrifying enough to make her wait seven long years to plan this night to the T…The portrayal of Dante’s seven layers of hell are stunning in their vision and complexity…”–Modern Gypsy
“I enjoyed this novella, but not in the way I usually enjoy books…I enjoyed this for the brilliant descriptions and the strength of the author’s writing to bring out the emotions of the main character. Zoe Kalo has the natural talent of a writer and I think I would enjoy her full length novels, where there will be more opportunity for plot as well as her brilliant words.” –Chocolate Pages
“Kalo’s brilliant reinterpretation of Dante’s Inferno is an explosive, fast-moving psychological thriller that grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go for the entire read… Carefully crafted and beautifully written, this whirlwind jewel of a novella stuns with both, lyrical integrity and emotional power.” –Kindle reviewer
“I am absolutely floored. This is an amazing story, told masterfully.” –Liliyana @ Goodreads
“It packs a heavyweight punch in 70 pages, and contains and alludes to dark themes, and even though it’s short, it rivals 350+ page books in the genre. Wow, just wow.” –StephieM, Kindle reviewer
“Laudanum-laced visuals, a descent into madness, beauty, and revenge… And. Oh. My. It is a wild ride.” –Kindle reviewer
“Zoe Kalo has the natural talent of a writer and I think I would enjoy her full length novels, where there will be more opportunity for plot aswell as her brilliant words.” –Amanda @ Chocolate Pages
“It is definitely like nothing that I have ever read before. It left me speechless.” –Kindle reviewer
“Characters were strong and well-rounded in this dark delight – a psychological thriller at its best.” –Sarah Greenwood @ Goodreads