Friday, May 31, 2013

Queen Victoria's Book of Spells:

Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy Edited By: Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Fiction: Fantasy, Short Stories, Historic 336 pages
Book Count: 14

This book is an anthology of fantasy short stories that take place in the Victorian era.  Like many anthologies there are some great stories and some less then great ones.  A few stories have almost no fantasy in them. One only hints at a myth that people that are into Celtic Mythology would know, and another starts out like it was going to be something big, and turns into an analogy. There was a rather surprising story about what happened after "A Christmas Story." There were also a number of more typical stories in the genre with magic, or fairies and things like that. And at the end there is information about the writer and editors as well as other books to read.

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