Heroic Hearts by Jim Butcher, Kerrie Hughes et al: Dynamic and Compelling

An all-star urban fantasy collection featuring short stories from number one New York Times best-selling authors Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, and more….

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 number one New York Times best-selling author 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 number one New York Times best-selling author Patricia Briggs’ “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 number one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris’ “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 number one New York Times best-selling author 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.

From start to finish, this short story collection, “Heroic Hearts” has a little bit for everyone. With a multitude of best selling authors, there are plenty of stories to captivate you and that truly fit the concept, that of a heroic hero that steps up in a time of danger, from fairies, necromancers, werewolves, and mercenaries, each story will keep your attention. Each story is dynamic and compelling. 

Each hero brings diversity and complexity, all vastly different but each with their own strength and heroic abilities. It is extraordinarily good how much each story fits in but brings a unique flavor to the anthology. I love the diversity of the stories and the characters and I especially love both the beginning and ending story in the series. I loved meeting the delightful characters and truthfully, now want to have more about each character from each author.

If you love being able to check out an author’s world and stories but aren’t sure, this is a great way to do so. You get a taste of their style, of their world, and of their characters. And much like me, I think you will find each one dynamic and compelling, will want to read more from all these authors, if you haven’t already. If you are already a fan, it will give you a new look at the lesser known characters in those writings. I want more already. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 heroes.

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