Author: Mercedes Lackey
Genre: Novella (three).
Setting: Boston in the seventies, the rez in the 90s, and the world of gamers today.
Reason for Reading: I'm kind of addicted to Lackey. Surely you've noticed by now.
Finished In: Days
Copyright Date: 2010
Cover: Faint outline of a woman in a dress looking over her shoulder. It's unusually styled for a Lackey cover - generally they're more representational.
First line: "As apartments went, it wasn't much; a third-floor studio that had as its main attractions the fact that it was within walking distance of Harvard Square and the University, and that it had a fireplace."
Best part: I enjoyed seeing Diana Tregarde again. I didn't think Lackey would revisit the character - she said she wouldn't after the death threats she got from crazed wannabe Guardians - glad she changed her mind.
Worst part: MAJOR transphobia in one of the stories.
Imaginary Theme Song: "That Old Black Magic"
Recommended for: Those desiring fluff! If you're interested in Lackey's modern-ish works it's not a bad place to start.
Related Reads: Children of the Night and Sacred Ground by Lackey; I'm sure a book featuring the new protagonist of the third novella is in the offing. Many Bloody Returns and the other anthologies in that series.
(Just one more 2010 book to go, woo hoo!)