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Posted September 17, 2013
Four Summoner's Tales. I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for a review - it was Armstrong and Maberry that tempted me into requesting this book so I was surprised when I had trouble getting into Maberry's story, Alive Day, which is based on a series featuring his character Captain Joe Ledger. I've stumbled across a few of Maberry's short stories and have enjoyed them; I was excited for the opportunity to be introduced to this series, which turned out to be very militaristic - a paranormal government/spy thriller. The story was well-written but it's not my usual cup of tea.
I expected to like Kelley Armstrong's story because I'm a fan of her paranormal/urban romances. Suffer the Children was my favorite story in this collection, simply because it was much darker than she usually writes. I enjoyed seeing her break the usual mold - she did morbid very well.
David Liss's story, A Bad Season for Necromancy, is my second favorite story. I loved the narration and will be checking out more of Liss' work.
Christopher Golden's story, Pipers, threw zombies into the world of drug cartel, which was a nice break from the traditional zombie themes we all know so well, but the ending was predictable.
I enjoyed the motivation behind this book - that each author was given one premise that births four very different stories. I'd like to see more collections of this nature.