WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE.,
This review is from: Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (Hardcover)
A collection of festive werewolf tales from a total of 15 authors*, only four of whom (Keri Arthur, Charlaine Harris and Kat Richardson, Carrie Vaughn) I've read.
Not normally a fan of short stories, I put this collection on my Amazon wish list as I do like the occasional werewolf story and thought it perfect for the Christmas Spirit book challenge I was participating in.
Filled with plenty of fresh takes on both werewolf and Christmas legends, Wolfsbane And Mistletoe still wouldn't be my first choice of book for die-hard fans of were fiction (or Christmas books for that matter) and certainly wouldn't be one I'd recommend to those lacking in a certain sense of humour as some of these stories really are what can only be described as fun but silly.
A perfect showcase for these writers (all of whom are known to varying degrees amongst the 'supers'/ 'Urban fantasy' community), I was most impressed by Kat Richardson (author of the Greywalker series) whose story (her first werewolf tale), The Werewolf Before Christmas, was both funny, dark and somewhat twisted. Not so Charlaine Harris' Gift Wrap which was disappointing, extremely disappointing, nor Dana Cameron's The Night Things Changed which, surprisingly for a short story, I found over long and rather tedious.
All in all more of a hit than a miss, there really are some inventive stories in this anthology.
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe