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.