Legends and Lore

Legends and Lore❄ [EPUB] ✼ Legends and Lore By Penny Freeman ➝ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Delve into myth and legend where the Fates force post modern man into a world of the unknown—a world long since dismissed as ignorant superstitionThe Brother Sister Fable by Alyson Grauer a young bo Delve into myth and legend where the Fates force post modern man into a world of the unknown—a world long since dismissed as Legends and Epub / ignorant superstitionThe Brother Sister Fable by Alyson Grauer a young boy disappears into a realm where only his sister can followFaelad by Sarah Hunter Hyatt Claire Whitaker didn’t even know she was Irish let alone The Morrigan the goddess of warBy Skyfall by Emma Michaels a mer couple from Atlantis find themselves in the middle of a human murder investigation Charon’s Obol by R M Ridley Jonathan Alvey didn’t believe in gods until he helps a lost child find her all powerful parentsPeradventure by Sarah E Seeley a jinni must choose between the woman he loves and destroying the city that persecuted herNatural Order by Lance Schonberg when Carlos Vasuez is kidnapped he discovers powers within himself to change the worldTwo Spoons by Danielle E Shipley A little girl’s soul meets its match in the family diner’s most mysterious patronGrail Days by A F Stewart Living forever has its drawbacks especially when you spend it clearing away the messes of other immortalsDownward Mobility by M K Wiseman they say love conuers all but can it save a Valkyrie when she breaks all the rules. I am one of the authors in this book so take this as you will but I felt the rest of the talented writers in this book deserved a review If you like your paranormal and urban fantasy chocked full of gods goddesses and legends then this anthology is a perfect fit Nine talented authors bring ancient myth into the modern era deftly mixing magic into our everyday reality and beyond All the stories have a uniue voice from a touch of fairy tale in The Brother Sister Fable to detective noir in Charon’s Obol think Harry Dresden meets Phillip Marlowe for that one and much much My favourite tale in this anthology and that was a difficult choice would have to be Two Spoons I loved the soft well crafted atmosphere of the narrative and the setting and the creative take the author used for a distinctive “deal with the devil” storyLegends and Lore is a fantastic book and I recommend it For the benefit of my fellow authors in this anthology this review is a shout out highlighting each story and what I loved most about themThe Brother Sister Fable by Alyson Grauer “And the Mystery Winds began to blow” As the title suggests this delightful tale is told in fable style and would appeal to audiences both young and grown up It is at once charming and a little creepy with lovely milieu immersion in the forested mountains of a New Englander’s back yard and creative depictions of the less natural creatures that live there who are desperate for a victim of their ethereal call to rule them when the seasons change This is the sort of tale that would be fun to read around a campfire at a family reunion or at a Halloween party with friendsCharon’s Obol by R M RidleyThis gritty suspense mystery features a private detective who uses magic to help a young girl find her missing immortal parents—Plouton and Persephone This story has plenty of action an explosion and of course magic I enjoyed the adventure This story piues my curiosity about Ridley's White Dragon Black series and the urban magical universe this author has createdGrail Days by A F StewartWith immortal witches fighting over who’s life has the most drama as well as the all powerful magic of the Grail “Grail Days” is whimsical and entertaining I enjoyed the descriptions particularly through Nimue’s comically exasperated point of view Stewart has a wonderful way of conveying personality with words The characters were uite amusing and I enjoyed this little adventureNatural Order by Lance SchonbergA weird yet satisfying tale about two people who are kidnapped and discover they have something unusual in common with each other and their captor What I like most about this story is that the bizarreness of what is going on kept me curious throughout For this story the uestions raised at the end were as interesting as the mysteries solved This story is a puzzle mixed with suspense and the fun is wrapping your head around the magic and meaning of the eventsDownward Mobility by M K Wiseman “Did you actually think you could run? With an undelivered soul?” I loved the characters in this story Amelia and Michael were endearing from the start and I enjoyed following Amelia’s urgent antics to save her mortal lover’s soul from an undeserving fate The outcome was lovely with a nice little twist I wasn’t expecting at the endBy Skyfall by Emma Michaels “How beautifullyhuman” This tale of sirens responsible for observing the human world above and overseeing the fate of parted souls in an underworld somewhere in the sea below was a combination of murder mystery reunion and redemption story for all the characters involved I was intrigued by the details of how sirens in this story shift forms their supernatural abilities and a few other twists related to the people that the viewpoint character Ari meets in townFaelad by Sarah Hunter HyattMany of the stories in the anthology depict magical transformations including the pain and wonder of each Faelad is centered on the magical transformation of not only a clan of Irish werewolves but of an ancient goddess who cursed herself to live as a mortal ignorant of the love she thought she’d lost The transformation the latter strives for is difficult to obtain for a number of reasons and watching protagonist Claire struggle to realize who she is and what power she has within her for instigating both war and peace in her world was a fascinating conflictTwo Spoons by Danielle E ShipleyThis storywas freakishly disturbing to me Like the viewpoint character describes this is both a fairy tale and a horror story twisted in one I liked the author’s voice and style to her storytelling It brought the scenario of the fictional diner to life uite vividly Shipley definitely has a way with creating that just below the surface there’s something really creepy going on here moodMy story is Peradventure Read and enjoy I’m pleased to say this is one of the best anthologies I’ve read in a while I thought I’d found a favorite in the opening piece “The Brother Sister Fable” enchantingly told by Alyson Grauer Then I got to AF Stewart’s “Grail Days” a witty take on Arthurian legend and wondered whether the book could contain anything further up my alley But it was the poignant romance of “Peradventure” by Sarah E Seeley that kept me up reading ‘til the wee hours and haunted me well into the next day Ye gads the feels Also in the lineup are tales to entice fans of mythology – Greek Norse and Celtic – and fae creatures of earth and water Not to mention the collection’s flavorful finale “Two Spoons” by— oh Danielle E Shipley Hello In general you should never completely trust the review of an anthology by one of its authors You can’t know whether they actually liked it or not regardless of what they write about it Each author in the book is pretty much obligated to love it or if nothing else risk the anthology’s publisher never looking at their work againWhatever anyone might think this is both reasonable and fair If you can’t support something you’re part of then you probably shouldn’t have been part of it in the first placeBut even if it sometimes takes me a while I try to actually read all of the stories in every book or magazine I’m lucky enough to be published in Being familiar with the stories that surround mine gives me a nice feel for where I’m at as a writer at least for the story at hand as well as a snapshot of the state the subgenre the story might be part ofBut like I said you should never completely trust an anthology review written by one of its author In that light I'm not going to review Legends and Lore though I will be just egocentric enough to bold my story in the TOCPublished in October of 2014 by Xychler Publishing Legends and Lore was edited by Penny Freeman It’s a Fantasy collection of mostly novelettes two stories including mine fall just below the official 7500 word threshold They’re all or less set in the current day but borrowing bits of various mythologies for the storytelling It’s a fun anthology peeling back some layers on the modern world to things that could have been with just a little bit of magicThe Brother Sister Fable by Ayson GrauerCharon’s Obol by R M RidleyGrail Days by A F StewartNatural Order by Lance SchonbergPeradventure by Sarah E SeeleyDownward Mobility by M K WisemanBy Skyfall by Emma MichaelsFaelad by Sarah Hunter HyattTwo Spoons by Danielle ShipleyI won’t put a rating on it or draw your attention to the book beyond saying I enjoyed the volume an eclectic variety of tales and myths and voicesHow’s that?

Legends and Lore PDF/EPUB Ü Legends and  Epub /
  • Paperback
  • 406 pages
  • Legends and Lore
  • Penny Freeman
  • English
  • 27 May 2015
  • 9781940810270