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Tinkerbell, these Faeries mean business.
Not your airy sweetness and light Faeries, these denizens of the Fae
world have attitude. At last a book that
gives the real Fairy their moment in the spotlight. Featuring the works of Monica Richards, Adam
P. Knave, Lee C. Hillman, Den C. Wilson, Brian Koscienski, Chris Pisano, Jeff
Lyman, Kieth R.A. DeCandido, Donald W. Schank. Jesse Harris, Lorne Dixon. L.
Jagi Lamplighter, James Chambers, Vincent Collins, Elaine Corvidae, R. Allen
Leider, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, John Sunseri, Patrick Thomas, and C.J.
Henderson this anthology covers the darker, wilder side of the Fae world.
into well-organized topic sections, the stories take the reader on a journey
through the otherworld that is far closer to the real Faerie world than the
usual run-of- the-mill stories out there.
reviewer has been studying Fairy Lore for over 30 years and I have one thing to
say. These are the Faeries our ancestors
would have recognized, even the ones from the cyber-world. From Faeries intent on fighting each other to
the Faeries intent on recovering a stolen artifact to the Faeries of the old
West none of these stories disappoints, except in the case of a few that I
would like to have seen be a little longer.
There are Nineteen unique visions of the Fae world yet they are all
consistent with the reality of the inhabitants of the Otherworld. Well crafted stories that are consistent
within the major themes of Warrior Faeries, Outlaw Faeries, Wild Faeries,
Street Faeries, and Faerie Noir and each theme is consistent with the concept
of Bad Ass Faeries. I look forward
hopefully to a volume two and will be searching out other works by the
With varied plots each
story gives the reader a vision of Faeries that will have them thinking twice
the next time they canít find their keys or a few socks go missing in the
laundry. I highly recommend putting out a saucer of milk for
the Little People and curling up with a copy of this book. And donít worry about that shadow that just
flitted by, the Fair Folk donít mean you any harm... Maybe.
story: Hollow Dreams by Elaine Corvidae
(yes, I have a crush on Pook.)
line in the book: ďI hope so. Iíve been
without for almost a week nowóIím getting the milk shakes.Ē
story title: Ballad of the Seven Up Sprite by Brian Koscienski and Chris Pisano
is a Penny Ash keeper-shelf choice.
If youíre looking for cute sweet Faeries that flutter around dropping rainbows
all over the place Tinkerbell is still hanging out at Disneyland. These Faeries are too busy tuning up their
Harleys and plotting the demise of the neighbors.
Ratingó5 LYRES, Recommended Read!