Elves aren�t always creatures of the light.
Some elves thrive in the darkness, stalking their unwary victims for their own twisted pleasure. Sometimes they hunt and kill for the mere thrill. Sometimes their motives are beyond all human understanding.
Inside this anthology you will find elven assassins, kidnappers, and conspirators. You will find elves who are who are reaching from beyond the grave and those who are throwing away the heritage of their wood-addled brethren. And you will find human beings who are struggling to survive as they find themselves caught up in the games that Sidhe play.
In �Bad Company� by K. D. Wentworth, a New York cop must survive a harrowing night in Central Park, a land that opens up into the realm of the fey.
In �Juniper� by Elaine Cunningham, an aging Strega battles to save the life of a child from linchetto, night elves feared as bringers of nightmares.
In �Rotten Blood� by Murray Leeder, a deranged elf seeks to inflict a plague upon his people.
In �Celebrant� by Gerard Daniel Houarner, a grieving widower becomes the plaything of a seductive elf.
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Table of Contents"Diminishing" by Erin MacKay
"The Suitcase" by J. R. Cain
"Under Distant Hills" by John Sullivan
"Curve of Her Claw" by Margaret McGaffey Fisk
"The Elf Knight and Lady Isabelle" by Kyri Freeman
"Unreachable" by Star E. Sutezzo
"Rotten Blood" by Murray Leeder
"The Day of The Hens" by Angeline Hawkes-Craig
"The Legacy of the Quedana" by David J. Corwell
"Laume's Lesson" by Stephen D. Rogers
"Bad Company" by K.D. Wentworth
"The Grisly Race" by Tim Curran
"The Kin of the Blood" by Christe M. Callabro
"Night Bruises" by Lisa Mantchev
"Evil Lives. Vice Eats Simplicity" by H. Turnip Smith
"A Thrice-told Tale" by Arthur Dorrance
"Penumbra" by Jeremy Yoder
"The Singleton Path" by Adam Hardy
"Juniper" by Elaine Cunningham
"The Artist" by Jon Sprunk
"Songs" by Barbara Geiger
"Celebrant" by Gerard Daniel Houarner
What People are Saying About This
Know this, mortals-beyond the boring safety of the Lands of Light
and the stifling confines of your petty fears waits an infinity of
dark delights! Embrace and devour the masterfully menacing stories
of Dark Elves in Cloaked in Shadows and be set free!
author of I Am Dracula and Warrior Witch, Book One in Saga Bloodsong
An eerie funhouse packed with twists and thrills. Not afraid of
the dark? Read this and you will be.
author of Blade Dancer
Cloaked in Shadow is a stand-out collection of dark fantasy tales-rich
voices, powerful writing, and tales with twists that linger. The
stories burrowed under my skin and followed me long after I closed
the book. Spectacular.
author of Midnight Rain
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A compilation of stories that lets you know that not all faeries and changlings are all sweetness and light. With a Forward by the deceased Drew Hayes, creator of the comic Poison Elves, this is a pick for all dark fantasy enthusiasts.
I got this book pretty much only because I saw that the author of Poison Elves wrote the intro. And he did the expected great job with it. But, man, talk about turning elf stories on their collective heads! Some crazy stuff in this book, and I didn¿t put it down very often. Wasn¿t a dud in the bunch, which is pretty rare for anthologies. Some pretty good writing from names that I recognized, I found some authors here that are really pretty impressive and I have never heard of them before. Its not too often that I write these reviews, and I usually only do it when I¿m peeved about forking out my hard earned sheckles for stuff that is poorly rendered or boring, but this one was actually worth the money and the read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of works. I especially liked the story by Erin Mackay and I hope to read more of her works. Highly recommended!