Cower not, fierce reader! Today we look at the first collection of stories from the Silver Empire subscription service Lyonesse. I'm putting up both links because I know some will want to subscribe, and some might just want to check out the anthology. Either way, I think it's a good deal. Let's take a look.
Four Funerals and a Wedding by L. Jagi Lamplighter- A woman is gifted to bring people back.
The Dreaming Wounds by Anya Ow- A woman slowly regains her ability to see those trapped between life and death.
The Dragon's Teeth by David Hallquist- An uploaded copy of a soldier is activated in dire times.
Zombie Jamborie by Declan Finn- Voodoo zombies attack New York. Private enterprise has a plan for everything.
The Artifact by Dean Abbott- A society that has enlightened itself past religion searches a planet for cultural evidence from a mysterious society far beyond them.
We Bury Our Own by Cheah Kai Wai(Ben Cheah)- Post disaster, a spiritual warrior is called to go after one of his own who went rogue.
Number 43 by Jonathan Ward- In a world of Frankenstein type science, a "servant" is sent after a former protege.
The Last Winter by A. R. Aston- An old warrior in what looks to be his end comes to an understanding of a witch woman's prophecy from years earlier.
Shini Tai by C.L. Werner- A Samurai comes across a great sumo and mystical forces set against him.
The Case of the Unicorn by Nora M. Mulligan- A detective is hired to find and return a unicorn to an elderly woman.
The Harsh Mistress by Mike Murphy- A salesman with a bad month gets a unique chance to make a sale.
St. Lucian's Star by Dawn Witzke- A woman who locates objects is hired to locate a relic, and goes along for the recovery.
A Day Without the Horned Goddess by Kieran McKiel- The daughter of a mythic being from the South gets weary of life around the Northern loch.
In Another Life by Morgon Newquist- A tale of time travel, obsession, and a sort of revenge.
Moonset by S. D. McPhail- On an alien world, the different species cooperate when a new strange tree shows up.
Mile High Murder by Declan Finn- A man with a deadly plan faces some men with their own plans. Mildly ties to A Pius Man and the Con Murder books.
Honestly, all of these stories have good stuff in them. There's a huge variety in feel and thematics, so don't worry if you don't like one. It's in many ways the type of anthology the "year's best" collections want you to think they are. 9 of 10 fell deeds
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