Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy

Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy

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by Christopher Golden
     
 

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Charlaine Harris and Rachel Caine enter a shadowy world of demons and angels in "Dark Witness" while Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black look at three weird sisters who face challenges beyond magic in "Sisters Before Misters." Sarah MacLean and Carrie Ryan explore the exquisite agony of eternal love in "She, Doomed Girl," and "Welded" by Tom

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Charlaine Harris and Rachel Caine enter a shadowy world of demons and angels in "Dark Witness" while Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black look at three weird sisters who face challenges beyond magic in "Sisters Before Misters." Sarah MacLean and Carrie Ryan explore the exquisite agony of eternal love in "She, Doomed Girl," and "Welded" by Tom Piccirilli and T. M. Wright offers an unsettling vision of an evil that infects and destroys lives. Mixing the ordinary—parents, teenagers, lovers—with the extraordinary—angels, demons, serial killers—these captivating and vivid tales delve deep into the shadowy, unexplored realms of the imagination.

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“The level of both concept and execution is consistently high.”
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"The voice work by John Lee, Anne Flosnik, Hillary Huber, and Robertson Dean is uniformly good. VERDICT Recommended for the very open-minded dark fantasy fan." —Library Journal Audio Review
Library Journal
01/01/2014
The premise for this unusual anthology is, unsurprisingly, twofold. The selections are all dark fantasy or horror (most trending more towards horror), and they are collaborations between authors who have never before written together. The tales generally succeed, with some real standouts, including Charlaine Harris and Rachel Caine's piece that pits a mother's love against a demonic force and a fable by David Liss and Robert Jackson Bennett about an ex-con offered a deal with the devil. There's a very weird and creepy story for those distrustful of cat ladies and another for those who think their GPS might be possessed. Less successful is the only tale written by a trio, the slight "Misters Before Sisters" by Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black. VERDICT Collected anthologies such as this can be a great way to expose readers to new writers, giving them a taste of the style of authors famous in the horror genre as well as offering them dark turns from well-known authors from other genres. This work proves that even those new to collaboration can make beautiful music together.

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ISBN-13:
9780062240286
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,345,088
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.40(d)

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