Four bestselling authors. One hellraising premise.
What if the dead could be summoned from their graves—for a price? What if a quartet of distinctive storytellers took a stab at this deceptively simple idea—on a dare? The answers lie here, in Four Summoner’s Tales, as these acclaimed writers accept the challenge and rise to the occasion—in four brilliantly chilling ways. It’s all in the execution. . .
“SUFFER THE CHILDREN” BY KELLEY ARMSTRONG, #1 New York Times bestselling author
A preacher and his adopted daughter must solve the mystery of the newcomers to their isolated 19th century village—men who are preying on residents' overwhelming grief with promises to bring the stricken back to life.
“PIPERS” BY CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN, New York Times bestselling author
Twenty-three people have already lost their lives to the ruthless cartel terrorizing their small Texas border town. But one man has a plan for revenge, if the town’s survivors will let him use their loved ones—to raise an army of the undead.
“A BAD SEASON FOR NECROMANCY” BY DAVID LISS, National bestselling author
In merry old England, a rascally con man stumbles upon a book for raising the dead. But instead of using it to make money by reviving relatives for the rich, he'll do just the opposite. Because some family skeletons need to stay buried.
“ALIVE DAY” BY JONATHAN MABERRY, New York Times bestselling author
In war-torn Afghanistan, a U.S. military operative and his team face off against an ancient horror during a harrowing off-the-books search-and-rescue mission.
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About the Author
Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of novels for adults and younger readers. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world.
David Liss is the author seven novels, most recently The Twelfth Enchantment. He has six previous bestselling novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages.
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, and Marvel Comics writer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.