science fiction, fantasy, short stories
The companion volume to Fiddler Fair, this novel invites readers to lope through the night with a woman transformed into a leopard and pursued by a hunter who is more than human; to attend a gathering of romance writers that has a very unusual vampire in its midst; return to the world of The Heralds of Valdemar; and join in more unforgettable adventures from a spellbinding master of fantasy and science fiction.
This book contains the following short stories:
- A Tail of Two SKitties
- A Better Mousetrap
- The Last of the Season
- Satanic, Versus
- Wet Wings
- Stolen Silver
- Operation Desert Fox
- Grey's Ghost
Mercedes Ritchie Lackey (born 1950) is an American writer of fantasy novels. Many of her novels and trilogies are interlinked and set in the world of Velgarth, mostly in and around the country of Valdemar. Her Valdemar novels form a complex tapestry of interaction between human and non-human protagonists with many different cultures and social mores.
Her other main world is one much like our own, but it includes clandestine populations of elves, mages, vampires, and other mythical beings. The Bedlam's Bard books describe a young man with the power to work magic through music; the SERRAted Edge books are about racecar driving elves; and the Diana Tregarde thrillers center on a Wiccan who combats evil.
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