Nov 072016

Cover for Shadowed Souls edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes.Locus: This anthology of 11 original stories explores the “idea that good and evil are just two aspects of a complicated and very human story.” The authors all bring their own notions of what that means, with rather varied results, though overall the stories are on the dark side. Among the standout stories is Butcher’s own “Cold Case”, which finds Harry Dresden’s former apprentice Molly Carpenter, now a Queen of Faerie as the Winter Lady, on a mission for Mab to Alaska ­ where her heroic efforts to help the local fae end up having an unexpected result that really mixes good and evil. […T]his is a solid selection for those who like their urban fantasy a little on the dark side.