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Shadowed Souls

by Jim Butcher, Kerrie L. Hughes

Other authors: Kevin J. Anderson (Contributor), Jim Butcher (Contributor), Erik Scott de Bie (Contributor), Jim C. Hines (Contributor), Tanya Huff (Contributor)6 more, Seanan McGuire (Contributor), Kat Richardson (Contributor), Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Contributor), Lucy A. Snyder (Contributor), Anton Strout (Contributor), Rob Thurman (Contributor)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Jessie Shimmer (short story "What Dwells Within"), Dan Shamble, Zombie PI (Eye Of Newt), Blood Books {Huff} (If Wishes Were), Simon Canderous (4.1, Solus), Cal Leandros (Impossible Monsters, 10.5), Henry Fitzroy (Short Story "If Wishes Were"), Greywalker (Peacock in Hell, 9.2), InCryptid (4.3, "Sleepover")

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Fantasy. Fiction. Mystery. Short Stories. HTML:Featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman, this dark and gritty â??must-read anthology for UF fansâ?ť(RT Book Reviews) proves that nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil...
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcherâ??s Cold Case, Molly Carpenterâ??Harry Dresdenâ??s apprentice-turned-Winter Ladyâ??must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if youâ??re a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad...
New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuireâ??s Sleepover finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything â??weird.â?ť They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie.
In New York Times bestselling Kevin J. Andersonâ??s Eye of Newt, Zombie P.I. Dan Shambleâ??s latest client is a panicky lizard missing an eye who thinks someone wants him dead. But the truth is that someone only wants him for a very special dinner...
And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurmanâ??s infernally heroic Caliban Leandros takes a trip down memory lane as he deals wih some overdueâ??and nightmarishâ??vengeance involving some quite nasty Impossible Monsters.
ALSO INCLUDES STORIES BY

Tanya Huff * Kat Richardson * Jim C. Hines * Anton Strout * Lucy A. Snyder * Kris
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Shadowed Souls is one of the best collection of short stories I have ever read. Sure there were one or two that I did not fully like as much as the other ones (not bad, just not my cup of tea), but there were several stories that were quite good. I mean I even ordered the first book in Tanya Huff's Vicki Nelson series after finished her short story. That is not something I do often.

What I really liked about the stories is that you don't have to have read anything before by the authors to get the gist of these short stories, sure there were times when I had wanted a short introduction before each story so that I had known more about what is going on. But, at the same time was it kind of nice to get to know the characters without any previous knowledge. It's like getting a chance to try out each author and see if the story and the writer's style are something for you. I mean several of the authors in this book have I never read anything of before and now I would love to read more from them.

Shadowed Souls has everything from ghost to zombies and it's a perfect book for urban fantasy fans. It's a collection that will work both for fans of the authors in this book and people that just like me loves urban fantasy and want to find new authors to read!

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!


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  MaraBlaise | Jul 23, 2022 |
Decent collection of urban fantasy short stories. Glad to have a Dresden story to tide me over, enjoyed the other stories, for the most part. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
2.7/5.0 average of the stories in audio format. Three good ones; one actually landing me a new author to check out. There were a couple of so-so stories with interesting premises, but the readers’ voices were so annoying I couldn’t stay with the story.

Entirely too many soy-boy characters and uber-strong lesbian monster hunters. Ugh. I’ll be so glad when this woke nonsense is finished and characters’ sexual orientation is less important than how interesting they or their motives are as people ... or not-people. Oh, and vampires. They’ve been done to death (soon, I hope).

Top three stories: the ones by Butcher, Richardson, and Anderson. ( )
  AMKitty | Sep 20, 2021 |
Anthology, although I really just picked it up for my Dresden Fix. I'll try to briefly cover some of the short stories that stuck out.

Cold Case: I enjoyed having a story from Molly's perspective and getting more insight into the Winter Court and Molly's new role specifically. I would have given this story 5 stars if not for the fucking embarrassing violent sex-related episode at the end, in which Molly attempts to sleep with someone and her Mantle makes her black out and nearly kill her partner.

Sleepover: A nice spin on the succubus trope, but the ending seemed a bit too easy.

Peacock in Hell: Awful. Just awful.

Hunter, Healer: Whimsical, funny, and uplifting story. The sidekick's gimmick wore a little thin, but this was very enjoyable.

Eye of Newt: Funny, almost satirical story involving a zombie PI. ( )
  kaitlynn_g | Dec 13, 2020 |
This was a good collection of stories—entertaining, reasonably light, no stories that completely lost or disappointed me. Not a great collection, but it doesn’t need to be. I liked the stories in the established worlds I recognized, liked most of the stand-alone stories, and even enjoyed the established worlds I didn’t know. (Unfortunately, those last ones didn’t wow me enough to lure me into their novels.) I did like the moral greyness and hints of darkness, but then, I usually do.

Warnings: Not really.

6/10 ( )
  NinjaMuse | Jul 26, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Butcher, Jimprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hughes, Kerrie L.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, Kevin J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Butcher, JimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Bie, Erik ScottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hines, Jim C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Huff, TanyaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGuire, SeananContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Richardson, KatContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rusch, Kristine KathrynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Snyder, Lucy A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Strout, AntonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thurman, RobContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGrath, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Blood Books {Huff} (If Wishes Were)
Cal Leandros (Impossible Monsters, 10.5)
Greywalker (Peacock in Hell, 9.2)
Henry Fitzroy (Short Story "If Wishes Were")
InCryptid (4.3, "Sleepover")
Jessie Shimmer (short story "What Dwells Within")
Simon Canderous (4.1, Solus)
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Contains the short story Cold Case, which is part of the Dresden Files series. This anthology is not part of the Dresden Files series.Anthology contains:
  • Cold Case / Jim Butcher
  • Sleepover / Seanan McGuire
  • If Wishes Were / Tanya Huff
  • Solus / Anton Strout
  • Peacock in Hell / Kat Richardson
  • Eye of Newt / Kevin J. Anderson
  • What Dwells Within / Lucy A. Snyder
  • Hunter, Healer / Jim C. Hines
  • Baggage / Erik Scott de Bie
  • Sales. Force. / Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Impossible Monsters / Rob Thurman
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Fantasy. Fiction. Mystery. Short Stories. HTML:Featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman, this dark and gritty â??must-read anthology for UF fansâ?ť(RT Book Reviews) proves that nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil...
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcherâ??s Cold Case, Molly Carpenterâ??Harry Dresdenâ??s apprentice-turned-Winter Ladyâ??must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if youâ??re a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad...
New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuireâ??s Sleepover finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything â??weird.â?ť They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie.
In New York Times bestselling Kevin J. Andersonâ??s Eye of Newt, Zombie P.I. Dan Shambleâ??s latest client is a panicky lizard missing an eye who thinks someone wants him dead. But the truth is that someone only wants him for a very special dinner...
And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurmanâ??s infernally heroic Caliban Leandros takes a trip down memory lane as he deals wih some overdueâ??and nightmarishâ??vengeance involving some quite nasty Impossible Monsters.
ALSO INCLUDES STORIES BY

Tanya Huff * Kat Richardson * Jim C. Hines * Anton Strout * Lucy A. Snyder * Kris

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