Editor: K.C. Alpinus
Word Count: 46,271
Page Count: 122
Size: 6" x 9"
Cover Artist: Jonas Jödicke
Publication Date: August 2020
This title was the recipient of a 2020 Coyotl Award and 2020 Leo Literary Award for "Best Anthology", and was nominated for a 2020 Ursa Major Award.
A young phoenix whose flame burns brightest while in the service of others. A kelpie who will lure you to a watery ride, though it might be your last. A dragon who sees the best in everyone except the one who matters most…
In the darkest of times, sometimes it’s good to have an escape. In the start of a brand-new anthology series, we bring you 11 tales of the impressive, the haunting, and the courageous. May the wondrous worlds and fantastic creatures contained with it cause your spirit to SOAR!
The Phoenix and Her City - Emily Martha Sorensen
Talvi and the Stars - E. C. Hibbs
Paint the Void - Ember Randall
Six To The Rescue - Frances Pauli
La Leyenda de Marisa Gritaluna - Juan C. Moreno
The Turn of the Year - Gerri Leen
Strain of Tooth and Claw - Jessica Paddock
Goat Mountain - Mari Serebrov
Revontulet - Fenrir Black
The Shore - Dahlia May
The Soul by Which We Measure Ours - C.H. Hung
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I especially loved all the different cultures and perspectives that were taken into account for this anthology. While the book has the general theme of fairy tales, I felt that each of the authors brought their own spin to it that helped it to feel fresh. This is also the first time I’ve seen the author’s blurb written in the space of the last page of the story itself and I thought that was a good idea. I’ve been guilty of not reading the author blurbs or trying to figure out who wrote which story after finishing the whole book and this is a clever way to make sure the readers can see that as they’re reading. Some of my favorite stories are: Six to the Rescue, The Turn of the Year, Strain of Tooth and Claw, and The Soul By Which We Measure Ours. The last one listed was the one that had me almost crying while I read it in the break room at work. I get pretty emotional over dragons and this story was no exception. I would recommend picking it up to get a more diverse range of folklore and fairy tales in a furry setting.