by Denise Little (Editor)
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
320 pages; ISBN: 0756400074
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Forget those mighty wizards and unbeatable sorceresses, and ignore those Hobbits and Orks all of whom magically make the fantasy genre what it is. Instead this anthology concentrates on the mythological and the mundane animal kingdom that enables fantasy writers to make their worlds seem real. The stories are wonderful and quite surprising yet each one bewitches the reader. The tales include a trip to the mall to find unicorns, listen to a Kierkegaard quoting a familiar, an endangered species candidate - dragons not protected by the EPA, a Phoenix sick of the life and death cycle, and even cats and dogs. Regardless of the creature each tale is fantastic, as genre fans will agree that Yes, Virginia, there is animal magic in this collection.
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