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Hellfire & Damnation II: Synopsis
Hellfire & Damnation II by Connie (Corcoran) Wilson is another tour of the 9 Circles of Hell described in Dante's Inferno. It picks up where the first collection of short stories left off, using the same framing device of the sins punished at each of the 9 Circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno.
The first book was the winner of the Silver Feather Award (Illinois Women's Press Association), and the Gold Medal E-Lit Award (Horror category) from the Jenkins group. It was quite popular with HWA members on preliminary Bram Stoker balloting the year that Full Dark, No Stars won the short story competition.
Hellfire & Damnation II as a tour of Dante's Inferno doesn't require that you have read the first collection of short stories (which also revolved around the sins punished at each of the 9 Circles of Hell.) There are no recurring characters, but there are 11 short stories, accompanying illustrations and a "From the Author" section explaining the inspiration for each story, the latter 2 new to this book.