Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg

Assassin Fantastic edited by Martin H Greenberg

Title: Assassin Fantastic
Author: Martin H Greenberg
Series: The thematic "Fantastic" anthologies. Cat Fantastic, Fellowship Fantastic, Magic Banana Fantastic, you get the idea.
Genre: Fantasy, anthology.
Setting: Variable.
Reason for Reading: I enjoy reading about assassins, so I'd been looking for this book for a while.
Finished In: Days
Pages: 308
Copyright Date: 2001
Cover: Three assassins growing out of a flame in someone's hands. The hands are mysteriously floating over a dark landscape. I have no idea what that means.
First line: "What price a human life?" (Cheeeze!... I mean that this line is cheesy. Not that I would kill someone for cheese. ...even though I really, really like cheese.)
Best stories: "He" by Leyte Jefferson, "War of the Roses" by Rosemary Edghill, "A Touch of Poison" by Jane Lindskold
Worst story: That dubious honor goes, surprisingly, to "Myhr's Adventure in Hell" by PN Elrod, whose stories I usually enjoy a great deal.
Imaginary Theme Song: There aren't many songs about assassins. Or if there are, YOU MUST TELL ME NOW.
Grade: C-
Recommended for: I don't think I'd recommend it.
Related Reads: Finding Magic by Tanya Huff, though it's a much better book.
Tags: books 2010, fiction
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