A Fantasy Medley PDF Å A Fantasy PDF \

A Fantasy Medley PDF Å A Fantasy PDF \


A Fantasy Medley ❰Epub❯ ❧ A Fantasy Medley Author Yanni Kuznia – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk A Fantasy Medley features the superlative storytelling abilities of four diverse authors In Zen and the Art of Vampirism, Zoe Takano, the only vampire in Toronto, a city filled with supernatural creat A Fantasy Medley features the superlative storytelling abilities of four diverse A Fantasy PDF \ authors In Zen and the Art of Vampirism, Zoe Takano, the only vampire in Toronto, a city filled with supernatural creatures of Kelley Armstrong s Otherworld, finds her place in the hierarchy threatened by two interlopers Riding the Shore of the River of Death returns us to the world of Kate Elliott sCrown of StarsKareka, daughter of the begh of the Kirshat, hunts to take a man s head It is her last opportunity to prove herself as a man or else she will find herself restricted to the role of woman and wife in the clan forever Robin Hobb revisits her Farseer world in Words Like Coins Mirrifen, a failed hedge witch s apprentice who has married to find security finds that threatened by a severe drought and the appearance of a pregnant female pecksie CE Murphy takes us to frozen Moscow in From Russia, with Love Baba Yaga s daughter is a barmaid at a dive when Janx and Eliseo Daisani walk in They discover, as they compete for the girl s affections, that Baba Yaga has plans for Janx and that her beautiful daughter had merely been the bait.


10 thoughts on “A Fantasy Medley

  1. Carolyn F. Carolyn F. says:

    Anthology 3.15 stars out of 5 stars I usually round up on the star rating but since it s so close to three I ll keep it at three.1 Zen and the Art of Vampirism by Kelley Armstrong A Toronto vampire who is barely getting by has some other vampires try to take over her territory It was just an okay story to me 3 out 5 stars.2 Riding the Shore of the River of Death by Kate Elliott Native Indians on a quest run into some trouble and then on the way back find a druid priestess and her com Anthology 3.15 stars out of 5 stars I usually round up on the star rating but since it s so close to three I ll keep it at three.1 Zen and the Art of Vampirism by Kelley Armstrong A Toronto vampire who is barely getting by has some other vampires try to take over her territory It was just an okay story to me 3 out 5 stars.2 Riding the Shore of the River of Death by Kate Elliott Native Indians on a quest run into some trouble and then on the way back find a druid priestess and her companion The female Indian goes with the priestess to start a new life I wasn t crazy about this story because I was mostly confused at what was happening Then I realized this was story 7.5 of the series no wonder 3 out of 5 stars 3 From Russia, with Love by C.E Murphy Baba Yaga s daughter meets some male friends and her mother entraps one She does what she needs to free him Okay story 3 out of 5 stars.4 Words Like Coins by Robin Hobb Misunderstandings between a almost witch and a fae result in there being a misunderstanding that could be horrendous Good story 3 1 2 out of 5 stars


  2. Terri Terri says:

    Four very different fantasy tales that are all really good.Kelley Armstrong s Zen and the Art of Vampirism pits Toronto vampire, Zoe, against two vamps determined to take over her territory Riding the Shore of the River of Death by Kate Elliott features a girl who does not want to accept her clan s gender role for her I think a lot of women can relate to that one My favorite was Robin Hobb s Words like Coins which examines how mispoken words can have unexpected consequences.Finally numb Four very different fantasy tales that are all really good.Kelley Armstrong s Zen and the Art of Vampirism pits Toronto vampire, Zoe, against two vamps determined to take over her territory Riding the Shore of the River of Death by Kate Elliott features a girl who does not want to accept her clan s gender role for her I think a lot of women can relate to that one My favorite was Robin Hobb s Words like Coins which examines how mispoken words can have unexpected consequences.Finally number two favorite was From Russia with Love by CE Murphy, mainly because Baba Yaga AND vampires It has to be interesting and exciting LOL


  3. Kathy Kathy says:

    Hmmm some strange short stories Zen and the Art of Vampirims by Kelley Armstrong one of my favorite paranormal authors Zoe, only vampire in Canadian town she is gay, she is 300 years old, she is powerful, though she is thought of as weak as she refuses to fight other vampires does not kill humans she has an eclectic group of supernatural friends, including a witch who needs to eat flesh, so she cuts a piece off her own arm daily to feed her her meat grows back afterall Two vampires f Hmmm some strange short stories Zen and the Art of Vampirims by Kelley Armstrong one of my favorite paranormal authors Zoe, only vampire in Canadian town she is gay, she is 300 years old, she is powerful, though she is thought of as weak as she refuses to fight other vampires does not kill humans she has an eclectic group of supernatural friends, including a witch who needs to eat flesh, so she cuts a piece off her own arm daily to feed her her meat grows back afterall Two vampires from New Orleans show up and want her town, and want her to leave she says yes, offers to take them on a tour and introduce them around she gets them to pay her bar tab, plus 1000 introduces them to her friends including the flesh eating witch and they leave, figuring it just isn t worth it she has her town back without violence.Riding the Shore of the River of Death Kate ElliottStrange story of Indians of tribal chiefs and shamans of a woman, daughter of the chief, promised to the chief of another tribe who is dressed with griffin feathers very powerful, where she would be one of many wives though he promises she will be his first wife , who secretly trained with her cousin, a shaman by genes, who must prove himself to be a man by killing an enemy and bringing back his her head to the shaman and she plans on proving herself a man a warrior so she would not have to leave her tribe and marry to become a 2nd class citizen but her cousin is injured ax wound to the belly and he takes the head But must return to the tribe to be named a man in the afterlife she takes him, dragging him on branches behind the horse but they are waylaid by a witch her companion, who tie them up and heal the shaman the witch and her companion dig a trench around them for magic , working together to dig working amicably her betrothal comes not just to rescue her but because he found a trader of the griffin feathers which apparently the witch wants, and he wants to kill the witch for wanting the sacred feathers she helps the witch, garnering her promise to take her from this area and they go 2 weeks into the future and she wants to stay with the witch, where perhaps she can find a man who will treat her as his equal HmmmmFrom Russia, with Love C.E MurphyBabaYaga s daughter beautiful, under her mother s thumb her mother s house moves on chicken feet, her mother eats people including her lover daughter s father to consume their power and a dragon man vampire come to Russia to take the local dragon s kingdom the local dragon is under BabaYaga s power from an amulet that contains the daughter s virgin blood the new dragon seduces the daughter, and BabaYaga comes out when they are finished and ensnares him and the vampire wants to free his friend and finally goes to the daughter to ask how and her death is needed so he sucks her blood, including that in the amulets thus freeing the dragons and they leave and BabaYaga leaves the area very angry thinking she lost her daughter the dragons but in the spring, as magic runs through her veins, she is awakened a new creature free of her mother finally.Words Like Coins Robin HobbA cute story of pecksies pixies two women are left on their own on a farm that has suffered through drought as their husbands left to find work money for seed one is pregnant, one is a partially trained hedgewitch and the pregnant one is fearful of the rats that are taking their water grain they will starve if the rats take too much and of pecksies she tells the story of pecksies that they are bound to you if you do them a favor, that ones words to them must be like coins well spent and precise for instance if you tell them to wash the dishes, you must tell them to wash the dishes until they are clean,, then dry them and stack them in the cupboard or else they will continually wash the dishes and nothing else and the pregnant one is sure that the pecksies killed her infant brothers as they both died in their sleep so her mother sent away the pecksies by telling them to go away and since there is no away they will walk until they are dead the hedge witch meets a pecksie who is pregnant and injured she gives the pecksie milk, and the pecksie drinks it binding herself to the hedgewitch the hedgewitch wants to do the right thing she helps the pecksie her friends, but will not bind the others to her giving water to the one to share with the others , but the pregnant one is fearful the hedgewitch attempts to give the pecksie a healing talisman, but the pecksie tells her she didn t quite do it right the pecksie bound to her is a spell caster herself. the pecksies help out, chasing away rats and our hedgewitch, giving into her pregnant friend s fear, tells the bound pecksie to not hurt the baby, and to keep it safe when it is time for the birth, the hedgewitch casts a keep out spell to keep the small people she did not have a name for pecksie out of the room. unfortunately, the spell keeps the baby in the womb the pecksie over rules her to protect the baby breaks the spell and aids in the baby s birth the next morning, as the hedgewitch sees the good done, she comes to a right understanding, and finding trust and the right words, asks the pecksie to help her develop her powers


  4. Vintagebooklvr Vintagebooklvr says:

    Some nice little gems.


  5. Julie (jjmachshev) Julie (jjmachshev) says:

    I liked three of the four stories contained in A Fantasy Medley , edited by Yanni Kuznia and with stories by Robin Hobb, Kelley Armstrong, C.E Murphy, and Kate Elliott What I didn t like was the hardback price for less than 150 pages of reading Tsk, tsk.Kelley Armstrong provides Zen and the Art of Vampirism which was quite a darkly humorous tale of a pacifist vampire and her non violent battle to defend her city against two interlopers 23 pages Riding the Shore of the River of Death by I liked three of the four stories contained in A Fantasy Medley , edited by Yanni Kuznia and with stories by Robin Hobb, Kelley Armstrong, C.E Murphy, and Kate Elliott What I didn t like was the hardback price for less than 150 pages of reading Tsk, tsk.Kelley Armstrong provides Zen and the Art of Vampirism which was quite a darkly humorous tale of a pacifist vampire and her non violent battle to defend her city against two interlopers 23 pages Riding the Shore of the River of Death by Kate Elliott is apparently set in her Crown of Stars world I confess that I haven t read Elliott s series and that may be why I found this story the darkest, and most disappointing A tale of a woman who risks everything to escape an unwanted life 39 pages.A cold and witchy tale about friendship and betrayal, From Russia, with Love by C.E Murphy gives a different look at the Baba Yaga myths 25 pages.Robin Hobb completes the foursome with Words Like Coins For me, the best of the bunch and a wickedly tight tale that almost reads like a current Aesop offering Right and wrong, and influence vs reality 34 pages.I m not sorry I read A Fantasy Medley It s certainly quite different from the normal offerings by the authors I m familiar with It is, however, darker fantasy than I m used to reading It s also, as I said before, irritatingly short for the cost


  6. Theresa Theresa says:

    A collection of four short fantasy stories with no real connection other than being by good authors Fast reads.1 Zen and the Art of Vampirism by Kelley Armstrong 9.2 of the Otherworld Stories 5 stars A short, but very cute story about how to take care of the new vampires coming to town 2 Riding the Shore of the River of Death by Kate Elliott 7.5 of the Crown of Stars series 1 star Didn t finish Native American witches chopping off heads, so not my style, too strange and didn t ca A collection of four short fantasy stories with no real connection other than being by good authors Fast reads.1 Zen and the Art of Vampirism by Kelley Armstrong 9.2 of the Otherworld Stories 5 stars A short, but very cute story about how to take care of the new vampires coming to town 2 Riding the Shore of the River of Death by Kate Elliott 7.5 of the Crown of Stars series 1 star Didn t finish Native American witches chopping off heads, so not my style, too strange and didn t catch my interest.3 From Russia, with Love by CE Murphy 3 stars I ve heard of Baba Yaga, but never read anything about her Story a bit confusing and strange but not too bad.4 Words Like Coins by Robin Hobb 1.5 of the Realms of the Elderlings series 3 stars This is the book I checked this out since I m reading the rest of the series and has been reviewed on its own Please see that


  7. Fate& Fate& says:

    Once again I find that while I enjoyed some of the stories, not all of them were able to keep my interest I d recommend this volume anyway if it weren t so deuced hard to find, seeing as it was a limited run The first one seemed so familiar that I m almost sure I ve read it before The second took too long to say anything, and when I ended up zoning out, skipping three pages, and was able to pick up the story without feeling like I missed anything, I gave up The third was told in fairy folk t Once again I find that while I enjoyed some of the stories, not all of them were able to keep my interest I d recommend this volume anyway if it weren t so deuced hard to find, seeing as it was a limited run The first one seemed so familiar that I m almost sure I ve read it before The second took too long to say anything, and when I ended up zoning out, skipping three pages, and was able to pick up the story without feeling like I missed anything, I gave up The third was told in fairy folk tale style, and I think you kind of have to be in a particular mood for that to work It was a decent enough story once I recalibrated And last, the story by Hobb was also a bit of a slow starter but I found it interesting once it got going It was sort of a message piece, though, and it was fairly predictable


  8. Sirbooksage Sirbooksage says:

    A Fantasy Medley is a book of 4 short stories written by 4 female authors, each featuring a female protagonist It s also edited by Yanni Kuznia This is my first time reading anything by Kelley Armstrong, C E Murphy, and Robin Hobb And, as a big fan of Kate Elliott s Crown of Stars epic fantasy series, I was delighted by her short story Riding the Shore of the River of Death, set in that world.I enjoyed reading this, intrigued enough by each of the 3 authors I ve never read before, to seek A Fantasy Medley is a book of 4 short stories written by 4 female authors, each featuring a female protagonist It s also edited by Yanni Kuznia This is my first time reading anything by Kelley Armstrong, C E Murphy, and Robin Hobb And, as a big fan of Kate Elliott s Crown of Stars epic fantasy series, I was delighted by her short story Riding the Shore of the River of Death, set in that world.I enjoyed reading this, intrigued enough by each of the 3 authors I ve never read before, to seek outof their works


  9. Megan Megan says:

    This was an interesting collection of stories by authors that I ve heard many great things about but have yet to read Each story can be read as a standalone and gives just enough of a hint about the worlds of each story to draw you in.I m looking forward to diving right into each of the worlds and discovering who may become new favorites


  10. Allie Allie says:

    The Kelly Armstrong story was fantastic The others, not so much


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