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Sharon Shinn
Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. Her first novel, The Shapechanger's Wife, was selected by Locus as the best first fantasy novel of 1995. She has won the William C. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell... show more

Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. Her first novel, The Shapechanger's Wife, was selected by Locus as the best first fantasy novel of 1995. She has won the William C. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest most of her life.
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Birth date: January 01, 1957
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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 1 year ago
In the kingdom of Welce, they believe that all people are affiliated with one of the five elemental groups Coru (water/blood), Elay (air/soul), Sweela (fire/mind), Torz (earth/flesh) or Hunti (wood/bone). These affiliations come with personality inclinations embodied in the associated blessings. W...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 2 years ago
I liked this novel – I like everything by this writer – but it’s not her best work. In fact, the story seems an afterthought to Shinn’s latest series. It utilizes many of the characters I have encountered in the prior books. The protagonist, Leah, also appeared before, in Jeweled Fire. There, she pl...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 2 years ago
That was a powerful book, a scary book. It explored the sensitive themes of racism and terrorism under the quaint camouflage of fantasy. The action, allegedly, takes place someplace else, where people’s skins are blue and gold instead of brown and white, as they are here, but the punch this book del...
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie rated it 2 years ago
This collection was a mixed bag. I liked about half the stories in it well enough to go out and buy more by the same authors but the other half I could have done without. It's a nice idea, and a good sampler of fantasy writers, but not a great anthology. "Cold Spell" by Donna Andrews is a comic co...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 2 years ago
A rather weak anthology of short stories combining murder mystery and fantasy. The best story was the first one, Cold Spell by Donna Andrews. Andrews is a competent mystery writer, so the quality of her story came as no surprise. But the mediocrity of the other stories, despite some stellar authors’...
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