Some monsters are nightmarish beasts with fangs and grotesque bodies. Others come in the form of bad decisions we dread or regret. Both kinds haunt and stalk us while we are alone at night.Wrath and Ruin is a collection of nine stories with a focus on fantasy and sci-fi threaded with quiet, traditional horror. Monsters, both literal and figurative, lurk in the shadows of this diverse anthology.-Hunters pursue a ghoul in Victorian-era Pennsylvania.-A psychologist interrogates the lone survivor of a mysterious shipwreck.-Astronauts investigate a derelict alien spacecraft loitering in Earths solar system.-A man flees powerful enemies in a bizarre, hostile landThese stories and more are included in this debut book by author C.W. Briar. Included are two award-winning stories.Briar continues a tradition established by fellow Binghamton, NY writers like Rod Serling and Kevin Lucia: fantastical-yet-grounded stories with subtle horror.