Alaric Cabiling's Redefining Darkness wasn't supposed to follow his debut collection of short fiction, Insanity By Increments, along the same trajectory. Redefining Darkness was different, more contemporary, suitably darker, suitably out of the ordinary. This March of 2017, Author Alaric Cabiling attempts to fuse classical literature with contemporary language and settings, in the form of his third collection of stories The Claws of Perdition. The Claws of Perdition takes the chess match short story template and fuses it with spell-binding action and tighter plot lines to sustain the reader's interest. Subtle at times, brutal in others, The Claws of Perdition finds Alaric Cabiling's trademark dark fiction at its darkest. Experience the Claws of Perdition!