Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy
Dark Duets is a feast of eerie and mesmerizing horror, thriller, and dark fantasy tales—an ambitious and unique anthology featuring biting and atmospheric original stories from seventeen pairs of acclaimed writers, all collaborating together for the first time, including New York Times... show more
Dark Duets is a feast of eerie and mesmerizing horror, thriller, and dark fantasy tales—an ambitious and unique anthology featuring biting and atmospheric original stories from seventeen pairs of acclaimed writers, all collaborating together for the first time, including New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Stuart MacBride, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jonathan Maberry and David Liss.Penned by two authors—and in one case, a trio—who have never worked together before, the stories in this enthralling literary chemistry blend diverse elements and rich themes into mesmerizing and highly combustible tales that delve deep into the shadowy, unexplored realms of the imagination.On the night before Halloween, an unwitting young woman falls under the spell of a dangerous man—and into a terrifying multiverse—in "T Rhymer" by Gregory Frost and Jonathan Maberry. Sarah MacLean and Carrie Ryan explore the exquisite agony of eternal love in "She, Doomed Girl." "Welded" by Tom Piccirilli and T. M. Wright offers an unsettling vision of evil that infects and destroys lives.Mixing the ordinary with the extraordinary, these bold and vivid stories offer a compelling survey of the supernatural world that is sure to frighten and enchant.
Publish date: 2014-01-07
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
This book is what it is, an entertainment, nothing more. It doesn't claim to be anything else. It is the modern version of stories told around a campfire. And as an entertainment it is quite good as long as you don't expect a literary masterpiece. A fun read, there were only a couple of stinkers. ...
Got it mainly for the story by Sarah Maclean and Carrie Ryan about a couple destined to find and lose each other (overtones of Hades and Persephone), but also enjoyed the "Sisters Before Misters" story by Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, "Steward of the Blood" by Nate Kenyon and ...
Anthologies can be hit or miss for me. Often, they seem to be positioned as a way to introduce readers to series and authors. Now this is just my opinion, but too many times short stories aren’t as engaging and just don’t pull me in like a novel. The characters may not be as well introduced because ...