On Sale: December 4, 2012
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Lackey opens up the sandbox of her Elemental Masters
universe (The Fire Rose, etc.) to other writers in this
slightly uneven and passionless historical urban fantasy
anthology. A few tales have delightful sparks that
facilitate immersion in the shared world, but most are more
fluffy than memorable. Ron Collinsâ€™s â€śThe Collectorâ€ť stands
out with passion and disquieting depth as an injured black
veteran with slowly developing supernatural powers rages at
the everyday racist injustices of civilian life in 1901
Georgia. In Michele Langâ€™s complex and evocative â€śThe
Phoenix of Mulberry Street,â€ť a reporter investigating arson
in 1885 New Yorkâ€™s tenements meets a very unusual little
match girl. The repeated feminist themes are often too
pointed and heavy-handed, but fans of Lackeyâ€™s work will
easily slide back into the familiar universe while newcomers
will find this an acceptable introduction.
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