April 15th, 2017

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Book #12 of 2017: Shattered Shields

Shattered Shields by Jennifer Brozek (Editor)
Rating: Loved (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

A collection of short stories, all about battles someone is struggling to survive. Everything from personal battles to wars. All of them were scifi or fantasy, no real world battles.

When I read in the book's introduction that a bunch of these stories were set in other book series, I got all frowny. I've had really bad experience with that in the past, where a collection of short stories were basically just advertisements for other books and could not stand alone as stories. Happily that's not the case with these! Almost every one worked great as a stand-alone story! And as an added bonus, they made me want to go read the rest of the authors' works! (So I guess they're still like advertisements... but effective ones.)

Short reviews of each of the stories behind the cut.

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I wish the book would have put the 'About the author' for each story after the story, instead of clumping them all at the end.