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Paperback Cloaked in Shadow: Dark Tales of Elves Book

ISBN: 0971360820

ISBN13: 9780971360822

Cloaked in Shadow: Dark Tales of Elves

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Elves aren't always creatures of the light. Some elves thrive in the darkness, stalking their unwary victims for their own twisted pleasure. Sometimes they hunt and kill for the mere thrill. Sometimes... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Collectors' item

This anthology contains "Songs," the professional debut of Barbara Geiger, who is bound to become a big name in the fantasy field. Mark my words: this will be a sought-after collectors' item because of this.

Great collection of "naughty elves"...

OK, you may find this review a little biased, as my husband Jon Sprunk's first published work, "The Artist" appears in this anthology, but as a long-time reader of fantasy, I think I can say in all honesty that the stories included here are interesting and well-written. My favorites (besides the obvious!) are: "Curve of Her Claw", by Margaret McGaffey Fisk, "Rotten Blood" by Murray Leeder, and "Songs" by Barbara Geiger, to name a few. Give it a try...you may find you didn't know as much about elves as you thought you did.....

I'm the author of one of these stories...

..."The Elf Knight and Lady Isabelle", which was inspired by the similarly named traditional ballad. In the ballad, a mysterious 'elf knight' lures women away in order to murder them. But Lady Isabelle, the last of the women, charms the elf knight to sleep so as to tie him up and stab him. While listening to the Steeleye Span rendition of the ballad in my car, I had a sudden inspiration: "I know why he kills them!" I shouted, slamming on the brakes. (Luckily, I was on a dark, deserted road in the Santa Cruz Mountains.) The story was born out of that inspiration. I hope that readers enjoy not only "Elf Knight" but the many other fine stories in this anthology.

Excellent Read!!

This is an excellent read. I thoroughly enjoyed each and could not put it down. I especially liked the "Diminishing" by Erin MacKay and "Bad Company" by K. D. Wentworth. I would highly recommend this collection.
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