My summer reading has already been cut short by longer days, and the end of restrictions meaning I want to DO something. (Not that reading isn’t doing something, but I meant exercising my body more than mind).
With that in mind, one of my favourite authors, Kelley Armstrong has a couple of anthologies of her short stories hanging around. I had read the entire ‘Otherworld’ series but hadn’t gotten through the anthologies yet.
This book in particular has some stories of secondary characters from Otherworld that offer a bit more world building. There is a tale about Nick the Werewolf, Cassandra the Vampire, Jamie the Necromancer etc. And they are all good fun. Short and easy to get through. I read a story at a time and didn’t feel guilty.
If you have never read Kelley Armstrong, she is wonderful. Very clear and concise stories that are very well paced and easy to digest. This series is no different. Each one is several chapters long and always sets the scene and a bit of background. I think those who have read her before would enjoy it more, but I think anyone who likes a good other-world tale could get into this as well.
She is listed as Horror… but I’ve never found her books too gruesome. She’s just descriptive.