And for most fans of urban fantasy, for that matter.
I received the Dark and Stormy Knights anthology, edited by P. N. Elrod, a while back. As I was about to put it away in the boxes of books I donate to local libraries, I realized that the anthology contains a Jim Butcher short story set in the Dresden Files environment, as well as a Cormac story by Carrie Vaughn.
Here's the blurb:
It was a dark and stormy knight, and nine dark defenders embarked upon a most perilous quest….
They’re the ultimate defenders of humanity—modern day knights who do dark deeds for all the right reasons. In this all-star collection, nine of today’s hottest paranormal authors bring us thrilling, all-new stories of supernatural knights that are brimming with magic mystery and mayhem.
John Marcone sets aside his plans to kill Harry Dresden to go head-to-head with a cantrev lord in Jim Butcher’s Even Hand. Kate Daniels is called upon for bodyguard duty to protect Saimen, a shifter she trusts less than the enemy in Ilona Andrews’ A Questionable Client. Cormac must stop a killer werewolf before it attacks again on the next full moon in Carrie Vaughn’s God’s Creatures. And in Vicki Pettersson’s Shifting Star, Skamar gets more than she bargained for when she goes after a creature kidnapping young girls—and enlists the aid of her frustratingly sexy neighbor.
When everything’s on the line, will these knights complete their missions and live to fight again another day? Find out in Dark and Stormy Knights!
My schedule won't permit me to read the whole thing, and I wasn't really planning to anyway. But I will surely give the Butcher and Vaughn pieces a shot. Maybe some of you would like to do the same, and perhaps read much more than these two short stories. . . =)
I hadn't even heard that such an anthology was on its way. . .
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