Werewolves rule the night in urban fantasy, but everyone knows there are other were-creatures out there just as dangerous and deadly, if not as common, each with their own issues as they struggle to fit into--or prey upon--society. What about the were-goats? The were-crows and were-wasps?
Here are seventeen stories of urban fantasy by today's leading science fiction and fantasy authors that introduce you to some of those other were-creatures, the ones hiding in the dark background shadows, waiting to bite. Join Seanan McGuire, Ashley McConnell, Susan Jett, Eliora Smith, David B. Coe, April Steenburgh, Gini Koch, Mike Barretta, Elizabeth Kite, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jean Marie Ward, Katharine Kerr, Sarah Brand, Anneliese Belmond, Faith Hunter, Patricia Bray, and Phyllis Ames as they take you into the hidden corners of our world to see some lesser known were-creatures. You may want to bring along some silver ... just in case.
|Publisher:||Zombies Need Brains LLC|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This collection of 17 short stories has a theme of unusual weres and shifters, including birds, rodents, house cats, big cats, dogs, horses, foxes, whales, other sea-creatures, insects, unicorns, dubas, and others! I borrowed the book from a friend, because I wanted to read the story, "Anzu, Duba, and Beast" by Faith Hunter. It was fantastic! This story takes place between Dark Heir and Cold Reign in the Jane Yellowrock series. Jane finally goes hunting with the Anzu, Gee DiMercy. She surprises him by taking the shape of a member of Gee's species who had been killed, but for whom Jane had DNA. Jane has never taken the form of another sentient beings, and she is somewhat worried that it could put her on an evil path, but she does it with Sabina's approval. This is a big deal, and I wish it had been covered in a novel rather than a short story. Anyway, the two go hunting, and additional things happen that could become important later in the series. I enjoyed most of the other stories, as well, and I would recommend the book to others.