Synopses & Reviews
is a feast of eerie and mesmerizing horror, thriller, and dark fantasy tales — an ambitious and unique anthology featuring biting and atmospheric original stories from seventeen pairs of acclaimed writers, all collaborating together for the first time, including New York Times
bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Stuart MacBride, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jonathan Maberry and David Liss.
Penned by two authors — and in one case, a trio — who have never worked together before, the stories in this enthralling literary chemistry blend diverse elements and rich themes into mesmerizing and highly combustible tales that delve deep into the shadowy, unexplored realms of the imagination.
On the night before Halloween, an unwitting young woman falls under the spell of a dangerous man — and into a terrifying multiverse — in "T Rhymer" by Gregory Frost and Jonathan Maberry. Sarah MacLean and Carrie Ryan explore the exquisite agony of eternal love in "She, Doomed Girl." "Welded" by Tom Piccirilli and T. M. Wright offers an unsettling vision of evil that infects and destroys lives.
Mixing the ordinary with the extraordinary, these bold and vivid stories offer a compelling survey of the supernatural world that is sure to frighten and enchant.
“The level of both concept and execution is consistently high.” Booklist
“Proves that even those new to collaboration can make beautiful music together.” Library Journal
Charlaine Harris and Rachel Caine enter a shadowy world of demons and angels in "Dark Witness" while Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black look at three weird sisters who face challenges beyond magic in "Sisters Before Misters." Sarah MacLean and Carrie Ryan explore the exquisite agony of eternal love in "She, Doomed Girl," and "Welded" by Tom Piccirilli and T. M. Wright offers an unsettling vision of an evil that infects and destroys lives. Mixing the ordinary — parents, teenagers, lovers — with the extraordinary — angels, demons, serial killers — these captivating and vivid tales delve deep into the shadowy, unexplored realms of the imagination.
About the Author
Christopher Golden is the Bram Stoker Award-winning, New York Times
-bestselling author of more than fifty books for adults. He has teamed with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on baltimore, a WWI-era vampire novel, and is also the author of the teen novel soulless and the teen thriller series Body of Evidence, the first of which was named a YALSA Best Book for Young Readers. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.
Tim Lebbon is the author of nearly thirty books, including the island and, with Chris Golden, the acclaimed Hidden Cities series. He is the winner of numerous British Fantasy Awards and a Bram Stoker Award. He lives in the Welsh countryside with his wife and children.
Greg Ruth is the illustrator of numerous novels, picture books, and comics, including the Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars series. He lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts.