Uncollected Anthology Issue 5: Magical Libraries
The fifth issue of the quarterly Uncollected Anthology is here…and I’m especially happy about the theme this time around. This time, we all wrote about Magical Libraries, and I had such a good time with it. If you’re not familiar with the series, please read on below…
My story “Kitty of Death” is included in this uncollected collection and I hope that you enjoy it!
When you lose a Library Cat, the late fees are murder…
Corrie the Cat Librarian leads an orderly life in the strange little town of New Castle, Connecticut. As Keeper of Feline Deities at the Royall School for Litigomancy, Corrie lends her cats out to magicworkers who need a familiar to complete their spells.
A safe and rather boring existence…
But when Idris, a minor Egyptian deity, goes missing, Corrie and the formidable litigomancer Elizabeth Royall must battle an evil, medieval necromancer bent on capturing death itself. And in the process, Corrie discovers the deadly power of a quiet magic.
“Lang is a writer to watch.” — Booklist
Buy “Kitty of Death” —
uncollected: not collected or gathered together.
anthology: a collection of selected literary pieces.
oxymoron: a combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings.
The Uncollected Anthology series is indeed an oxymoron. Sprung from the minds of six fabulous authors who love fantasy, short stories, and each other’s writing, the series’ main goal is to bring you quality urban fantasy fiction.
To find out more about the Uncollected Anthology series, please visit us at www.uncollectedanthology.com.
And please check out all of the stories in this volume of the Anthology series!
“These Chains,” Dayle A. Dermatis
Madeleine works at a secret library beneath the New York Public Library, serving her final magical-juvie sentence. If she keeps her head down and does her time, she’ll finally be free. But when the most prized—and most dangerous books—are stolen, the ancient ones affixed with chains, all eyes turn on her.
Because her girlfriend—the girl she thought was her girlfriend—clearly had her fingers all over the job.
The Magical Council tells Madeleine to sit tight; they’ll handle it. Madeleine, however, isn’t any good at waiting for someone else to solve a problem. She has to get involved, even if she ends up being found guilty for doing the wrong thing for the right reasons…yet again.
“…One of the best writers working today.” —USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith
“The Library of Orphaned Hearts,” Annie Reed
The books in Gretta’s library contain something far more precious than words. Something she lost herself in her youth and thought gone forever until a stranger made of shadows and smiles handed her a key and a book she couldn’t read.
The books in Gretta’s library can never be purchased, only loaned, and only to those truly in need.
The books in Gretta’s library can change your life.
If you’re brave enough to ask.
Buy “The Library of Orphaned Hearts” —
“All the Words in All the Worlds,” Leslie Claire Walker
When Chris Garcia reads the magical morning Metro section of the newspaper, one and only one article stands out: a girl named Alice must find something precious she’s lost before nightfall or go to Hell. Chris figures his newfound magical skill of finding the lost will save her. Instead, he walks straight into a trap. If he fails to find a way out before the sun sets, he dooms Alice—and himself—forever.
“For more than a decade now, I have adored the work of Leslie Claire Walker.”— Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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“The Midbury Lake Incident,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Mary Beth Wilkins knows she made a mistake the moment she sees her beloved library burn. She also knows what she must do next to protect herself and her secret. And although she failed to save this library, she has a more important purpose to fulfill—a magical purpose. If she acts fast.
“Rusch is a great storyteller.” —RT Book Reviews
“The Library of Atlants,” Dean Wesley Smith
Poker Boy specializes in asking stupid questions. But sometimes even stupid questions need answers.
To save the fabric of all things from unraveling, whatever that means, Poker Boy must go to the Library of Atlantis and do something that no one ever accomplished before.
Poker Boy saves all things. Again!
“[The Poker Boy] series is unlike anything else out there.
It’s quirky and a lot of fun.” —Amazing Stories