A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court

A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court


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The Fey have been with us since the beginning, sometimes to our great joy but often to our detriment. Usually divided (at least by us silly humans) into two courts, the first volume of A Chimerical World focuses on the Seelie Court: the court we humans seem to view as the "good" faeries. But "good" and "evil" are human concepts and as alien to the Fey as their mindsets are to us.

Inside you will find 19 stories that delve into the world of the faeries of the Seelie Court, from authors both established and new, including George S. Walker, Eric Garrison, and Alexandra Christian.

But be warned: these faeries are nothing like Tinker Bell.

Stories Included in Tales of the Seelie Court:

"Extra-Ordinary" by BC Brown
"Dead Fairy Doormat" by George S. Walker
"Taggers" by Christine Morgan
"Wormwood" by Alexandra Christian
"The Harpist's Hand" by Steven S. Long
"Sanae's Garden" by Chantal Boudreau
"Mark of Ruins" by SD Grimm.
"Birdie's Life at the School for Distressed Young Ladies" by JH Fleming
"Cultivated Hope" by Jordan Phelps
"Seelie Goose" by Eric Garrison
"I Knocked Up My Fairy Girlfriend" by Brandon Black
"The Body Electric" by Sarah Madsen.
"The Last Mission" by Cindy Koepp.
"The Beggar-Knight & the Lady Perilous"
by Matthew A. Timmins.
"The Filigreed Lamp" by Edward Ahern.
"Keys" by Michael M. Jones
"Like a Sister in the Proper Court" by Lisa Hawkridge
"Gnome Games" by Saera Corvin
"The Goat Man's Garden" by Marten Hoyle

Be sure to also see A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court, for more tales of the Fey!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937929473
Publisher: Seventh Star Press
Publication date: 02/12/2014
Pages: 434
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Scott M. Sandridge is a writer, editor, freedom fighter, and all-around trouble-maker. His latest works as an editor include the Seventh Star Press anthologies Hero�s Best Friend: An Anthology of Animal Companions, and the two volumes of A Chimerical World, Tales of the Seelie Court and Tales of the Unseelie Court.

For more on Scott and his work, please visit:

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SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
I read and enjoyed the Unseelie companion collection to this some while ago. But I must admit there’s something refreshingly different in this Seelie volume, with its unobtrusive emphasis on light over dark. Sure, these fae aren’t all sweetness and laughter, but the stories leave you comfortably satisfied without weighing down mind and heart. Enticing rather than enthralling perhaps, this is a thoroughly enjoyable read – just watch out if you have a cat. Dead fairies on the doormat are not good for you. From a fantastically fun and Extra-Ordinary opening tale by B.C. Brown, through my favorite cat-tale, Dead Fairy Doormat by George S. Walker… to an extraordinary take on good old-fashioned fairy-tales with The Beggar-Knight & the Lady Perilous by Matthew A. Timmins, through to… well, through to the end; all the tales in this collection are smoothly written and satisfying to read, sometimes edgy, sometimes sweet, sometimes scary, always neat. I really enjoyed this book, kept on reading from one story to the next, and wished it didn’t have to end. Disclosure: I can’t remember how I got this one, but I loved it.