Saturday 26 July 2014

URBAN FANTASY SHORT STORY COMPENDIUM REVIEW: Games Creatures Play - Ed. Charlaine Harris and Toni L P Kelner

Release Date: 03/04/14
Publisher:  Jo Fletcher Books


Everyone plays something - whether it's solitaire or squash or stockcar racing, World of Warcraft or World Wrestling Entertainment tournaments, darts or dodgeball. Games bring out the best in us, the worst in us, the thing-we-never-expected in us. Human beings just naturally like to test their limits, both mental and physical - and why should the supernaturals be any different? In their latest anthology international superstar Charlaine Harris and award-winning mystery writer Toni Kelner have collected stories that feature ghostly players, bloodthirsty interruptions, and competitions with deadly outcomes, from some of the top writers in the fantasy, horror, crime and mystery genres. Game on!


I’m a huge fan of books that bring together a whole host of authorly talent from across the genre as it not only gives the reader cracking tales but also allows them to try authors that you may not have had the finances to purchase in case you don’t like it. (After all we’re all watching the pennies these days.)

Its fun, has some cracking play on games and how the “creatures” unwind and all round gives the reader a short stories that they can dive into during journeys or lunch breaks to get away from the real world. As usual the talent within is top notch and when edited by two top notch names in the genre, all round gives it a seal of quality that you can’t ignore. Great stuff.

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