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This anthology is basically a gateway drug to a severe Urban Fantasy addiction.
on 12 September 2016
There are a lot of awesome short stories in this anthology, all of which share a theme of "Home Improvements". It includes a headline story that will excite Charlaine Harris fans, a Sookie Stackhouse story. But there's a lot of other awesome fiction by other authors here too. My favourites are as follows:
In Brightest Day by Toni P. Kelner.
A fun mystery story that packs in Loa, A Revenant Architect and an engaging narrative.
Wizard Home Security by Victor Gischler.
A tale of wizards, magic and subterfuge. Quite entertaining.
Gray by Patricia Briggs.
A wonderfully developed Urban Fantasy short that screams out for a full novel/series/more stories. A vampire comes home.
Blood On The Wall by Heather Graham.
A game of cat and mouse between a P.I. and a local troublemaker suddenly get interrupted by a more dangerous game. UF/Detective noir brilliance.
The Strength Inside by Melissa Marr.
A great UF story that looks at something a bit more different. A story of balances - Tradition against Progress. Security against Sacrifice. Excellent, I'll definitely be looking for more stories and books by Melissa Marr.
Woolsley's Kitchen Nightmare by E. E. Knight.
A fun take on Urban Fantasy that isn't quite so Urban. Gastronomical shenanigans await you in this lively story. (Fans of the recent Sin du Jour novellas by Matt Wallace will love this one!)
Through This House by Seanan McGuire.
An October Daye story that falls between the events of the novels "Late Eclipses" and "One Salt Sea". A sure fire hit for any Toby Daye fans.
The Path by K. J.. Rozan.
A great story where the spiritual plane intersects with corporeal existence when a sacred shrine is at stake.
Rick The Brave by Stacia Kane.
An action packed tale featuring ghosts, magic and strange bedfellows.
Full-Scale Demolition by Suzanne McLeod.
Pixies, magic and scaled beasts collide in this fun UF romp around London.
There are other stories in this anthology that I haven't mentioned - all of which are great. But the ones I have listed above are the ones I really enjoyed the most! In every case, I'm going to be looking out for further stories by those authors. This anthology is basically a gateway drug to a severe Urban Fantasy addiction. Be warned! ;)