Overview - Featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman, this dark and gritty "must-read anthology for UF fans"( RT Book Reviews ) proves that nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil... Read more...
More About Shadowed Souls by Jim Butcher; Kerrie L. Hughes
Featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman, this dark and gritty "must-read anthology for UF fans"(RT Book Reviews) proves that nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil...
In #1 New York Times
bestselling author Jim Butcher's Cold Case
, Molly Carpenter--Harry Dresden's apprentice-turned-Winter Lady--must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if you're a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad... New York Times
bestselling author Seanan McGuire's Sleepover
finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything "weird." They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie.
In New York Times
bestselling Kevin J. Anderson's Eye of Newt
, Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble's latest client is a panicky lizard missing an eye who thinks someone wants him dead. But the truth is that someone only wants him for a very special dinner...
And New York Times
bestselling author Rob Thurman's infernally heroic Caliban Leandros takes a trip down memory lane as he deals wih some overdue--and nightmarish--vengeance involving some quite nasty Impossible Monsters
. ALSO INCLUDES STORIES BY
Tanya Huff * Kat Richardson * Jim C. Hines * Anton Strout * Lucy A. Snyder * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Erik Scott de Bie *
Publishers Weekly Reviews
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The morally gray heroes of this urban fantasy anthology refute the idea that all magic users are either good or evil. Butcher opens with his own Cold Case, the heart-wrenching story of a young woman trying to reconcile her new and terrible power with the duty she must perform. Seanan McGuires Sleepover follows nicely, revealing a world where magical people are reviled and unwelcome. Tanya Huffs If Wishes Were, the grim story of a vampire holding desperately to her humanity through the man she loves, rounds out a powerful opening, but from here the anthology begins to lose momentum. Several stories are amusing but not exceptional. Kristine Kathryn Ruschs Sales. Force. revives the flagging collection, but the final story, Impossible Monsters by Rob Thurman, falls flat, adding an incidental magical element to the tired trope of a serial killer who goes after evildoers. Not every story will appeal to every reader, but the best of them truly shine. (Nov.)