“Taaqtumi” is an Inuktitut word that means “in the dark” and is the name for the bindings of the book that holds a selection of horror stories from the borders of the coldest climates in Canada.
Taaqtumi: An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories is set to be released on paperback on September 10 of this year, and the “spine-tingling horror stories” written and composed by Northern writers show just how dangerous darkness can be.
The stories includes the tales of a family clinging to survival out on the tundra after a vicious zombie virus, a door that beckons, waiting to unleash the terror behind it and even a post-apocalyptic community in the far North where things aren’t quite what they seem.
The stories come from award-winning authors Richard Van Camp, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Aviaq Johnston, and others which are hoped to thrill and entertain even the most seasoned horror fan.
The anthology on Goodreads has reached three 4 out of 5 star ratings.
Janet Martin wrote “A wonderful collection of stories told by the native people who know the Arctic best. While the story telling mechanics vary, all of the stories convey a sense of life in cold and darkness; most draw on the mythology and folklore of the region.”