- FANTASY HERO (CEN, OSH)
New York : Ace, 2022.
xiv, 350 pages ; 21 cm
"In this short story collection of courage, adventure, and magic, heroes--ordinary people who do the right thing--bravely step forward. But running toward danger might cost them everything. . . . In Jim Butcher's "Little Things," the pixie Toot-Toot discovers an invader unbeknownst to the wizard Harry Dresden . . . and in order to defeat it, he'll have to team up with the dread cat Mister. In Patricia Briggs's "Dating Terrors," the werewolf Asil finds an online date might just turn into something more--if she can escape the dark magic binding her. In Charlaine Harris's "The Return of the Mage," the Britlingen mercenaries will discover more than they've bargained for when they answer the call of a distress beacon on a strange and remote world. And in Kelley Armstrong's "Comfort Zone," the necromancer Chloe Saunders and the werewolf Derek Souza are just trying to get through college. But they can't refuse a ghost pleading for help"--
- Little things / Dark ship / Comfort zone / Train to last hope / Fire hazard / Grave gambles / Silverspell / Troll life / Return of the mage / Vampires Karamazov / Necessity of pragmatic magic / Dating terrors