Shadowed Souls

This was a fabulous anthology filled with a variety of short, dark urban fiction stories. There are eleven stories total and there is a little something for everyone here. There are fae, genies, wizards, zombies and more.

I don't read a lot of anthologies because I often only find a few stories that I enjoy in them. I decided to read this based on two of the authors included here and I'm so glad I did. I enjoyed each one of the stories and I found a few authors I have never read before but will definitely be trying in the future.

The stories include a multitude of characters. Some that are regulars in series of their own and some that were new to me. Everything here can be read as a standalone so you don't have to be familiar with every story. Some are darker than others, some have a bit of humor and some have a bit of love.

I really enjoyed this and I highly recommend it for those who enjoy urban fantasy. If it's a genre you haven't read before this would be a great place to start.

Book Blurb for Shadowed Souls

In this dark and gritty collection—featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman—nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil..

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s Cold Case, Molly Carpenter—Harry Dresden’s apprentice-turned-Winter Lady—must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if you’re a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad...

New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s Sleepover finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything “weird.” They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie.

In New York Times bestselling Kevin J. Anderson’s Eye of Newt, Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble’s latest client is a panicky lizard missing an eye who thinks someone wants him dead. But the truth is that someone only wants him for a very special dinner...

And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman’s infernally heroic Caliban Leandros takes a trip down memory lane as he deals wih some overdue—and nightmarish—vengeance involving some quite nasty Impossible Monsters.


Tanya Huff * Kat Richardson * Jim C. Hines * Anton Strout * Lucy A. Snyder * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Erik Scott de Bie *

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2016 5.00