By Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling
What do werewolves, vampires, and the Little Mermaid have in universal? they're all shapechangers. within the Beastly Bride, acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling collect unique tales and poems from a stellar lineup of authors together with Peter S. Beagle, Ellen Kushner, Jane Yolen, Lucius Shepard, and Tanith Lee, in addition to many new, different voices. Terri Windling offers a scholarly, but obtainable creation, and Charles Vess's open each one tale. From Finland to India, the Pacific Northwest to the Hamptons, shapechangers are a part of our magical landscape--and The Beastly Bride is bound to be some of the most acclaimed anthologies of the yr.
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