Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee & C. E. Murphy
Luna, 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Martina Bexte
wo veteran fantasy writers and one newcomer bring readers a trio of engaging stories in this new anthology. In
by Mercedes Lackey, Moira na Ferson leaves behind the seclusion and security of
The Grey Ladies
and returns home to
, where she must decide whether to obey her father, the King, and accept his alliance with a questionable prince, or follow the path of a
, and discover within herself the insight and magic that will either destroy or save her kingdom.
anith Lee also offers a fine tale in
The Heart of the Moon
. Clirando, an untested warrior priestess, struggles with a curse placed upon her by a dead comrade. Now she must seek the secret that lies hidden within the moon and within herself. And finally, newcomer C. E. Murphy brings her fans a new installment of
The Walker Papers
, fledgling shaman Joanne Walker is tested again. She's forced into a confrontation with the
Harbinger of Death
to solve a series of ritual homicides that occur every few decades.
f you enjoy shorter fare, then
offers a refreshing break. It's a nice collection of novellas where strong women take center stage. Whether you enjoy classic fantasy or prefer the newer sub-genre of urban fantasy, this anthology pleases on all levels.
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