The last of my string of anthologies; I’ve run out of them for the moment, and I’ll be going back to reading and reviewing novels for a while, at least.
“Great Reckonings, Little Rooms”
A Shakespearean tragedy, though not in the normal way.
And this, folks, is why we leave the dead alone.
“The Egyptian Cat”
There’s something really fun about a staggeringly normal person getting caught up as a side character in an epic story.
“At the Roots of the World Tree”
I wanted this to be a bit happier than it actually was, but I liked it regardless.
“A Scent of Roses”
A happier ending to the Tam Lane story than I really expected it to have.
“At Mother Laurie’s House of Bliss”
Now I want to watch a police procedural that takes place in a medieval kingdom full of knights and magic.
“Spell, Book and Candle”
If I were a TV witch, this would be the point where my chatty familiar would give me sound advice, which I would then ignore. But then, if I were a TV witch, I wouldn’t be a dyke with the hots for her old college sweetie.
The fact that this whole thing was leading up to a “Beauty and the Beast” joke is just spectacular.
An odd twist on the noir detective trope.
“A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace”
I kinda hate body-swap stories, it’s just difficult to keep track of who’s who.
The city of sorrows has a Diablo sort of feel to it – ancient curses and all that.
All in all, a good collection of stories to end on. Give it a read.