Finally, the big Harrison Anthology, containing all past and some new short stories by Kim. This is a big relief for fans in other countries, since this has a chance to be translated and the other shorts have mostly been restricted to the English language. So, here are the stories:
"The Bespelled" (First in "The Outlaw Demon Wails"), is a beautiful story about how Al seduced Ceri to come with him. Almost had me teary-eyed.
"Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel" (first in "Holidays are Hell" / Blutflüstern), about Rachel's time before she went to the IS, grants glimpses into her family and how she met Pierce.
"Undead in the Garden of Good and Evil" (first in "Dates from Hell" / Blutmagie), is about Ivy and how she met Mia, the banshee. Bonus: Kist.
"Dirty Magic" (first in "Hotter than Hell") gives us insides of aforementioned banshee Mia.
"The Bridges of Eden Park" (first in "For a few Demons more"), a Kisten and Rachel short. Love it.
"Ley Line Drifter" (first in "Unbound"), a Bis & Jenks short, shows Jenks setting up his own pixie-related biz. And realizing how it feels to be Rachel.
"Million Dollar Baby", the story we have waited for, shows us finally how Trent and Jenks stole baby Lucy. So sweet.
"Pet Shop Boys": Cooper, pet shop keeper, has a curious evening with a shapeshifting mom and her daughter.
"Tamson Estates", my favorite story in the collection, is a story about tree spirits, but has a very ... natural feel to it. I really liked the atmosphere and the descriptions of the woods and the spirits.
"Spider Silk" is about a grandmum going "nuts" because of a boy who she trapped in a tree once. Her daughter has to realize that her children are in great danger if she keeps denying.
"Grace", another strong woman hunting the streets, has to make a moral decision. She will probably be Kim's next project after the Hollows!
Unfortunately, "Madison Avery and the Dim Reaper", the first glimpse of Madison Avery, published in "Prom Nights from Hell", did not make it into the