Dagger Key and Other Stories

Lucius Shepard
fantasy, horror, short stories
Dagger Key and Other Stories - Lucius Shepard

Lucius Shepard's new story collection may well be his best yet. In nine novellas and stories, he traces a long-dead pirate's murderous possession of a Caribbean islander, explains a grand tantric conspiracy, pits a fugitive killer against the malignant energies of the Dragon Griaule, exposes a small Pennsylvania town to a morally fraught extradimensional excursion... and there's much more.

Written in Shepard's characteristically brilliant moody prose, these are amongst the finest dark fantasies on offer today.


  • Introduction by China Miéville
  • Stars Seen Through Stone
  • Emerald Street Expansions
  • Limbo
  • Liar's House
  • Dead Money
  • Dinner at Baldassaro's
  • Abimagique
  • The Lepidopterist
  • Dagger Key
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Release date: 2007
Genres: fantasy, horror, short stories
Updated: August 13, 2021