Eleven tales of the queer fantastic by award-winning author Catherine Lundoff. A bookstore clerk goes on a quest for the Norns while a couple of mercenaries wake up to some big surprises at their favorite inn. Shakespeare’s sister, Judith, forms an alliance with playwright Christopher Marlowe. A witch attempts the wrong love spell and a young prince meets an irresistible monster. Swordswomen, ghosts, the Queen of the Fay, the occasional gentleman of the evening and other unforgettable characters populate these stories rich and strange. Includes the Gaylactic Spectrum Award finalist “At the Roots of the World Tree” as well as several other stories not previously collected.
What others have said of Catherine Lundoff’s work:
“…this wonderful collection of short-stories is engrossing and delightful. The stories will leave a smile on your lips, and don’t be surprised if you find yourself shaking your head in disbelief and thinking, ‘I didn’t see that coming’.” – Gwendolyn McIntyre
“…stories that intrigue and startle, as well as sending the occasional shiver of delight down one’s spine that only the most skillful prose in the service of a wide-ranging imagination can invoke.” A Passionate Reader Reviews.
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