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Wanda's Book Reviews

I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles.  (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).

Currently reading

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ann J. Lane
Wizard and Glass
Stephen King, Dave McKean
River of Blue Fire
Tad Williams
Richard Ford
Progress: 36/420 pages

Dark and Stormy Knights / edited by P.N. Elrod

Dark and Stormy Knights - P.N. Elrod, Jim Butcher,  Ilona Andrews, Rachel Caine, Vicki Pettersson, Deidre Knight, Lilith Saintcrow, Shannon K. Butcher, Carrie Vaughn

A very enjoyable collection of 9 urban fantasy shorts. I have only read 3 of the authors before (Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine), but I will certainly search out more work by the other authors in the volume. 


Of the 9, there was only one which I found a bit confusing, perhaps because I haven’t read more of her work. With the Ilona Andrews and Jim Butcher offerings, I was familiar enough with their worlds to make these two short works quite enjoyable.  The authors playfully filling in the bits between their major stories.


If you are a fan of urban fantasy and looking to explore authors that you aren’t familiar with, these collections can be a great starting point.


I read this volume for the “Dark & Stormy Night” square of the Halloween Book Bingo 2016.