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Patrick Thomas
Patrick Thomas writes the fantasy humor series Murphy's Lore, which includes Tales From Bulfinche's Pub, Fools' Day, Through The Drinking Glass, Shadow Of The Wolf, Redemption Road, Bartender Of The Gods, Nightcaps and Empty Graves -- as well as the After Hours spin offs Startenders, Fairy With A... show more

Patrick Thomas writes the fantasy humor series Murphy's Lore, which includes Tales From Bulfinche's Pub, Fools' Day, Through The Drinking Glass, Shadow Of The Wolf, Redemption Road, Bartender Of The Gods, Nightcaps and Empty Graves -- as well as the After Hours spin offs Startenders, Fairy With A Gun, Fairy Rides The Lightning, Dead To Rites, Rites of Passage, and Lore & Dysorder. His Mystic Investigators paranormal mystery series includes Bullets & Brimstone, From The Shadows, Once More Upon A Time, and Partners In Crime. Assassin's Ball is his first mystery, co-written with John French. He co-edited New Blood and Hear Them Roar and was an editor for the magazines Fantastic Stories of the Imagination and Pirate Writings. Patrick's syndicated humorous advice column Dear Cthulhu includes Have A Dark Day, Good Advice For Bad People, and Cthulhu Knows Best. His short stories have been featured in over fifty anthologies and more than three dozen print magazines. A number of his books are part of the props department of the CSI television show and have been spotted on the show. His urban fantasy Fairy With A Gun was optioned by Laurence Fishburne's Cinema Gypsy Productions. Drop by www.patthomas.net to learn more or find out about The Patrick Thomas Show mockumentary.
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 3 years ago
This is the strongest collection of stories that I can remember reading in the last few years -- 15 stories and only 1 that didn't work for me (it was fine, I just didn't think it took advantage of the SF setting). I really would like to post a few paragraphs about each story -- but wow, that's too ...
The Surly Dragon
The Surly Dragon rated it 7 years ago
This is another sample review. Anthologies are difficult to review because there are many different authors and quality of writing in them. A good editor, would of course, ensure that only quality stories made it into the anthology though. This was not the case. The sample provided one ful...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 7 years ago
This is an anthology of 28 all new original fantasy stories all set in an age of sail. About half of them are set in the world we know, that is, could be called historical fantasy (and I found I tended to prefer these stories) and the other half are high fantasy. One Amazon reviewer described some o...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it 9 years ago
This was a good collection of stories that smoothly combine the seafaring/pirate theme with fantasy. I only disliked a couple of stories, although as a whole, I found the tone a bit on the dark side. I think the only upbeat story was by Patrick Thomas, and I would expect no less of him, since he al...
Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Bryan Thomas Schmidt rated it 10 years ago
Solid and entertaining although some of the stories run together due to theme and other commonalities after a while. Part of the reason is this collection is quite long. But the writing is very strong, stories and characters interesting for the most part, and the authors' takes on the themes are uni...
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