This is the review for “Blood Mangoes” by Ashok Banker, published in Nightmare Magazine’s January 2017 Issue.
Summary: Shanti dreams of tasting the expensive and sweet Alphonso Mangoes. So she makes a deal with the devil. She knows there is a price for making deals with the Devi and she is ready to pay it. But the repercussions soon get out of control.
+ The sinister atmosphere.
+ The build up.
+ The vivid descriptions and the lore.
– Some of the descriptions might be too graphic for some readers.
You can read the story here.