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Chilling Arctic stories brought together to thrill fans of horror

Inhabit Media has a chilling treat for lovers of horror.

The Iqaluit-based publishing company will release Taaqtumi, a collection of Arctic horror stories, in September, just weeks before Halloween.

Inhabit Media will publish a special treat for lovers of horror come September, a collection of Arctic horror stories from various authors titled Taaqtumi.
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"Taaqtumi is an Inuktitut word that means in the dark – and these spine-tingling horror stories by Northern writers show just how dangerous darkness can be," states Inhabit Media.

"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. A post-apocalyptic community in the far North where things aren’t quite what they seem. These tales from award-winning authors Richard Van Camp, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Aviaq Johnston, and others will thrill and entertain even the most seasoned horror fan."

Aviaq Johnston – originally from Iglulik and now based in Iqaluit – is also a children's author and an award-winning novelist. Based on her previously published work, it's safe to say readers will be in for a treat. Johnston knows how to create atmosphere, as evidenced by Those Who Run in the Sky and Those Who Dwell Below.

Richard Van Camp, an internationally renowned Tłı̨chǫ storyteller originally from Fort Smith, gave the world the beautiful novel The Lesser Blessed. That book has been made into a feature film.

"Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley write works celebrating ancient Arctic beliefs, focusing on imagination, lore, and shamanism," states Inhabit, who have previously published the award-winning couple.

Inhabit is sending a review copy of the frightening book to Nunavut News. If we survive, we'll tell you all about it.