“Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 1” by Various Authors Review


Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 1

Authors: Doranna Durgin, Christie Golden, Yvonne Navarro, Nancy Holder, Greg Rucka, Mel Odom

Release Date: October 2001

A nice selection of short stories about slayers from different eras. My favorite stories were:

The White Doe by Christie Holden – Tons of references to early colonial America events and people; the Native American element felt similar to the type of fantasy you’d find in a Conan story.

Unholy Madness by Nancy Holder – This one took awhile for me to warm up to, but the overlapping elements with the French Revolution were great at the end.

Silent Screams by Mel Odom – This was the best written story, a fun take about silent movie vampires in Germany. I wish the ending wasn’t as open ended though.

None of the stories were terrible; Greg Rucka’s marathon story in Ancient Greece and Doranna Durgin’s 1880’s Kentucky story were more generic than the rest.



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