During this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the best smooth authors of myth, technological know-how fiction, and romance discover the borderlands in their genres with brand-new stories of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic the USA to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of excessive myth to the alien international of a galaxy-spanning empire, those are tales of enthusiasts who needs to fight opposed to the forces of magic and destiny.
Award-winning, bestselling writer Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of many most well-liked stars in literature at the present time with “The factor approximately Cassandra,” a refined yet chilling tale of a guy who meets an previous female friend he had by no means anticipated to determine.
International blockbuster bestselling writer Diana Gabaldon sends an international battle II RAF pilot via a stone circle to the time of her Outlander sequence in “A Leaf at the Winds of All Hallows.” Torn from all he is familiar with, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives problem and risk, motive on his target of returning domestic to his spouse and baby—no topic the fee.
New York instances bestselling writer Jim Butcher provides “Love Hurts,” within which Harry Dresden takes on one in every of his deadliest adversaries and within the method is pressured to confront the key wishes of his personal middle.
Just the smallest sampling delivers unearthly delights, yet glance additionally for tales by means of ny occasions bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and via such legends of the myth style as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, in addition to many different well known and liked writers, together with Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This beautiful anthology, crafted by way of the peerless modifying staff of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is certain to depart you below its spell.
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