I rated this novella 5 stars, 5 orbiting moons, 5 comets traversing through endless space; I don’t know if there are enough ways to say I adore this novella that is also celestial body related, but I tried my best.
Inside these pages I felt a vastness (Carcosa) expanding before me, tugging at my sense of security (sanity), calling, the void (my Yellow Queen) ever calling; I needed only take a single step for my devotion to be secured.
The language used in this novella is transcendent, they invite one’s eyes to witness horror that is a madness and violence ever changing, evolving; frantic movement and iridescence such as a decaying fox among the flower beds, moist heat and shifting landscape.
This is everything I ever wanted, but in no way could have imagined possible for a story that touched on Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow mythos. They made it a truly unique and changing read, I know that it’s one that will reveal new things for many reads; it’s a rich tapestry bordered in tattered yellow. Simply put, I loved The Wingspan of Severed Hands and hope that its reach will be far and wide.