Review:Seasons of Sorcery

I may have mentioned, once or twice, okay so all the time, of my love for short stories, and my adoration for anthologies.  When I read about the Seasons of Sorcery anthology, I squeed a bit, mostly because it has stories set in two of my favorite worlds by two of my favorite authors Jeffe Kennedy and Grace Draven. As a bonus, I was treated to stories by two new to me authors.

I devoured the collection, staying up past my bedtime again, enthralled by this excellent collection of stories.  This anthology is a fantastic twist on the typical seasonal collection of short stories. And mind you, I have nothing against that sort of thing, but this collection of stories fits together like a well-made pair of chain-mail gloves.

I particularly loved Grace’s story that puts a new hella sexy twist on merfolk, and if you are a fan of Jeffe’s Twelve Kingdom’s series you know that any story featuring Harlan and Ursula is going to be filled with witty dialog, and aching sexual tension. I had not read Amanda Bouchet or Jennifer Estep before this, but after reading their stories, I am ready to dive into their fantasy worlds as well.

Every story in the collection works as a stand-alone, with well-paced plots and solid story arcs. If you are looking for a  seasonal read that is out of the ordinary (in a good way), then Seasons of Sorcery is the book for you. It is out now an all the usual e-book retailers

Seasons of Sorcery

An anthology of fantasy novellas for all seasons from the hottest authors of fantasy romance and urban fantasy.

Amanda Bouchet

Grace Draven

Jeffe Kennedy

Jennifer Estep

WINTER’S WEB BY JENNIFER ESTEP

An assassin at a renaissance faire. What could possibly go wrong? Everything, if you’re Gin Blanco. This Spider is trapped in someone else’s icy web—and it seems like they don’t want her to leave the faire alive . . .

A CURSE FOR SPRING BY AMANDA BOUCHET

A malevolent spell strangles the kingdom of Leathen in catastrophic drought. Prince Daric must break the curse before his people starve. A once-mighty goddess trapped in a human body might be the key—but saving his kingdom could mean losing all that he loves.

THE DRAGONS OF SUMMER BY JEFFE KENNEDY

As unofficial consort to the High Queen, former mercenary Harlan Konyngrr faces a challenge worse than looming war and fearsome dragons. His long-held secrets threaten what he loves most—and he must make a choice between vows to two women.

A WILDERNESS OF GLASS BY GRACE DRAVEN

The stretch of sea known as The Gray rules the lives of those in the village of Ancilar, including widow Brida Gazi. In the aftermath of an autumn storm, Brida discovers one of the sea’s secrets cast onto the shore—a discovery that will change her world, mend her soul, and put her in the greatest danger she’s ever faced.

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