Tachyon Care Package – Urban Fantasy Island
by Multiple Authors
Available Format(s): Trade Paperbacks
“A must have for Kitty Norville fans, but also an excellent standalone for readers new to Vaughn’s worlds.”
From the author of the beloved Kitty Norville werewolf talk-show host series, comes the vampire origin story of Kitty’s famed ally, Rick—and his sudden turn to darkness in the seventeenth century. More than 500 years before his friendship with Kitty, noble Ricardo de Avila’s life met a fate-changing twist, and his morally-complex, blood-soaked existence as an immortal began.
[STARRED REVIEW] “From the first moment, this collection of fantastical tales sizzles with dark promise, rich world-building, and complex, often haunting characters. . . . The stories are set at various times and places but all feel as though they spring from the same dark, dangerous, and fantastical world. This excellent anthology will thrill Armstrong fans and new readers alike.”
Discover bestselling fantasy author Kelley Armstrong’s versatile stories, including two original tales, from Otherworld, Darkest Powers, Cainsville, and Age of Legends, and beyond.
“This is one of the best reprint anthologies of the year in terms of literary value, and you certainly get more than your money’s worth of good fiction.”
Urban fantasy is finally showcased in this star-studded collection, representing all three of its distinct styles, including the playful new mythologies of Charles de Lint, the sexy paranormal romances of Patricia Briggs, and the gritty urban noir of Neil Gaiman.
“Medicine Road is like a dish made with a few strongly flavored ingredients. It has its impact and lingers in the memory just as long as a complex, subtly seasoned meal might. I heartily recommend it.”
—Green Man Review
Music, mischief, and magic pave the way for an unexpected journey into the spirit world. Upon meeting two mysterious strangers at their bluegrass gig, the red-headed Dillard twins are drawn into an age-old, mystical wager along the Medicine Road. Will love prevail over old habits?
“An exquisitely beautiful, eerily compelling modern fairy tale.”
—Library Journal, starred review
2012 Mythopoeic Award Winner
This haunting tale of an ages-old family secret breaches the boundaries between reality and magic, revealing the places between them. It is the story of the Feierabend women, whose luck is so good that it is as though they are living in a fairy tale without a dark side.