Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love
Publish date: 2010-11-16
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Love Hurts, Jim ButcherRooftops, Carrie VaughnThe Thing about Cassandra - Neil GaimanAfter the Blood - Marjorie LiuYou, and YOu Alone - Jacqueline Carey - just kill me nowThe Demon Dancer - Mary Jo PutneyMan in the Mirror - Yasmine GalenornReview to come
This is an anthology, where all the stories are focused around love and death. I know, extremely surprising, based on the title. I will write a tiny bit about each of the stories, and conclude with my general impression of the anthology as a whole.Love Hurts by Jim Butcher - 4 stars.See my write-up...
rating for Jacqueline Carey's story: You, and You Alone: 4 starsThis story is actually just a snippet, and damn, it left me heartbroken. We follow Anafiel Delaunay's memories regarding his first meeting with prince Rolande and what happened after: their romance, the betrothal with Anafiel's foster s...
Gaiman, Hobb, Hanover, Carey and Beagle I liked. Others have already been mostly forgotten. Some were agony to get through. And I am not fond of short stories in general.
A rich, imaginative collection of fantastical, tragic or potentially tragic romance stories. The authors come from many genres -- science fiction, fantasy, historical romance, etc. -- so not all the stories have a happy ending.