By Tanya Huff
Tanya Huff, the acclaimed author of the Blood and Kigh sequence, is additionally a good looking brief tale author. What Ho, Magic! is a set of fifteen of Tanya's brief tales: "I'll Be domestic for Christmas" "Word of Honor" "Shing Li-ung", "First Love, final Love" "The tougher They Fall" "February Thaw" "The Chase is On" "A Debt Unpaid" "Symbols are a Percussion device" "Underground" "A Midsummer Night's Dream staff" 4 tales that includes Vicki, Henry, and Mike from her Blood sequence: "This city Ain't large enough" "What demeanour of guy" "The playing cards additionally Say" "The Vengeful Spirit of Lake Nepeakea". this can be additionally the 1st printing of her new novella: "The Vengeful Spirit of Lake Nepeaka". With an creation to the booklet by way of Michelle Sagara West.
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