“The Raven’s Table finds the horror at the heart of Viking culture. The stories scare you silly and creep you out at the same time that they shed real light on life in the medieval North. Want to know what it really felt like to live in the Viking age? Read this book!” –Professor Michael D. C. Drout, Wheaton College
“These works have the sure, solid feel of a talented author deeply engaged with her source material and genre. They’re an excellent read for those who enjoy myths and legends of all kinds.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review of The Raven’s Table)
“Morgan’s story is a stand-out in an already superb collection, her style unique and refreshing, every word like a perfectly wielded scimitar and equally deadly.” — Lee Murray on “Sons of Apophis” in SNAFU: BLACK OPS
I’ve been a fan of Christine’s for a while now. We both share an affection for Norse tales and she has delivered a real nasty piece of work in Celaeno Press’ In the Court of the Yellow King. Lovecraft and Vikings — it’s a match made in, well, Hel I suppose. — Bob Freeman, on “The Viking in Yellow” in In the Court of the Yellow King.
Morgan is having more fun with her words than anyone else in Daughters of Frankenstein; this was the story I most wanted to share with my nearest and dearest in the field of English literature. (Don’t worry, I didn’t, they can buy it with money.)” — Miranda Meyer, reviewing “Preserving the Integrity of the Feminine Mystique” in Daughters of Frankenstein.
Morgan has a deft hand with elements-as-character, and this story was perfect. It reminded me of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, only, you know, good. — Jolene Dawe, reviewing “Blades of Ice and Ivory” in No Horns On These Helmets.
Morgan’s prose is both beautiful and damning — Steve Pattee, in regards to “Little Johnny Jump-Up” in SNAFU.
I wanted to let you know that “The Defiled” is an excellent work of hardcore horror as well as a very credible period piece. And your imagery and descriptions are expert to the point of, yes, making me quail! — Edward Lee (THE Edward Lee, Edward-freakin’-LEE, people!!!)
Christine Morgan’s “The Sun-Snake,” for instance, is a dip into a very different and frightfully alien tradition of body modification — Paul St. John Mackintosh
Some pieces, such as Christine Morgan’s “The Viking in Yellow,” are just brutal in their ferocity — Rue Morgue Magazine
The author has a deft touch with characterization and plotting but doesn’t skimp on the horror or “Ewwwwww” quotient as I like to call it. — George Anderson on THE HORNED ONES’ Amazon page.
Christine Morgan’s “Little Johnny Jump-Up” is one of those stand out tales. A ghost story set on the battlefield during the Civil War. — Frank Errington on SNAFU’s Goodreads page.
Several readers rave and fave about “Sven Bloodhair” on SOMEONE WICKED’s Barnes & Noble page!
And my god does the end hit you in the face like a ten-tonne-sledgehammer. Utterly superb. — From DLS Reviews, of “G is for Geumophobia: Bad Taste” in PHOBOPHOBIAS.
“The Barrow-Maid” (2007) and “The Sun-Snake” (2013) — YBF&H Honorable Mentions from Ellen Datlow
“The Viking in Yellow” — Best Short Story, 2014 Occult Detective Awards
“Little Johnny Jump-Up” (2014) and “The Viking in Yellow” (2014) — Best Horror Vol. 7 Rec List from Ellen Datlow
“Monsters” in Path of the Bold, 2005 Origins Award Winner