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An anthology of fantastical stories set in and around Lammas Night. In Lammas Night a young weaver is persuaded to bide a while in a small village, to make their village spells and keep the Dark at bay. The villagers give her the house of her predecessor. Now a half-seen phantom courts her. He is either her lover for all time--or a wicked spirit's seeming, the aim of whichAn anthology of fantastical stories set in and around Lammas Night. In Lammas Night a young weaver is persuaded to bide a while in a small village, to make their village spells and keep the Dark at bay. The villagers give her the house of her predecessor. Now a half-seen phantom courts her. He is either her lover for all time--or a wicked spirit's seeming, the aim of which is to entrap her in an unspeakable fate.Contents:Lammas Night by Mercedes LackeyHallowmas Night by Mercedes LackeyHarvest of Souls by Doranna DurginThe Heart of the Grove by Ardath MayharMiranda by Ru EmersonDemonheart by Mark ShepherdSunflower by Jody Lynn NyeSummer Storms by Christie GoldenA Choice of Many by Mark GarlandThe Captive Song by Josepha ShermanMidsummer Folly by Elizabeth WatersThe Mage, The Maiden and The Hag by S.M. Stirling and Jan StirlingThe Road Taken by Laura Anne GilmanA Wanderer of Wizard-kind by Nina Kiriki HoffmanCircle of Ashes by Stephanie D ShaverA Choice of Dawns by Susan SchwartzMiranda's Tale by Jason HendersonLady of the Rock by Diana L PaxsonBefore by Gael Baudino...

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ISBN : 9780671877132
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 282 Pages
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In Celebration of Lammas Night Reviews

  • Jacqui Ainsworth
    2018-09-20 19:18

    This book is a collection of stories based on one of Mercedes Lackey's songs. Due to this, they all have similar plots. The twists make it interesting and confusing. Sometimes I would forget which story I was in. There were a couple that were excellent and some more soso. It was worth reading. A good bedtime book if you don't mind dreaming about seducing ghosts. There are definitely worse things to dream about!

  • Hallie
    2018-08-30 18:16

    I'm giving this a 3 because I've been trying to find it for a long time and it's got a bunch of Lackey-nostalgia built in. Also, it's really weird to give a star rating to an anthology - as per usual, some of the stories are great, some of them are meh, and some of them are utterly uninspired. What was weird about this anthology was the way the editor decided to order them. I have to imagine it's intentional. The first few are the most similar to the original song (even to the point of one being just "the same story from the spirit's POV"), then they start to stray more and more until the last handful are linked only by a single line, or the general idea of a character making a choice. (Which, lest that sound dismissive: that last story about the choice was actually really fucking good despite being in the style of Faulkner, who I absolutely despise.) There were some pretty cool ideas sprinkled throughout, but overall I wish there was a little more uniqueness in the way the stories were handled. For the most part, the spirit was both good and bad (or there were two spirits), and way too many of them ended with him dying nobly and the wizard being sad and looking forward to meeting him again in death. Like, half of them were this. I wish there was at least one where the spirit was straight-up evil and her choice was wrong, but they seemed afraid to make her a dubious or flawed character. Anyway, it was fun and gave me an excuse to listen to a lot of Lackey's music for a week while getting ready in the morning!

  • Susan
    2018-08-26 21:07

    Before Baudino, GaelHarvest of Souls Durgin, DorannaMiranda Emerson, RuA Choice of Many Garland, Mark A.The Road Taken Gilman, Laura AnnSummer Storms Golden, ChristieMiranda’s Tale Henderson, JasonA Wanderer of Wizard-Kind Hoffman, Nina KirikiHallowmas Night Lackey, Mercedes R.The Heart of the Grove Mayhar, ArdathSunflower Nye, Jody LynnLady of the Rock Paxson, Diana L.A Choice of Dawns Schwartz, Susan M.Circle of Ashes Shaver, Stephanie D.Demonheart Shepherd, MarkThe Captive Song Sherman, JosephaThe Mage, the Maiden and the Hag Stirling, S.M. & Stirling, JanMidsummer Folly Waters, Elisabethand the lovely cover is by Victoria Lisi-Poyser

  • Serena
    2018-09-16 01:11

    You may or may not know that Lammas Night is a song which Mercedes Lackey wrote. In the book the lyrics are the base for a anthology of various writers to share the story which the song inspired them to write. In reading it is key to remember that although as a reader you find many similar beginnings and endings, it is the story's journey in the end that we take away, for better or worse.

  • Eliza
    2018-09-19 01:22

    I loved this book. Yes all the stories are similar since they are all based on the same song by Mercedes Lackey. The interesting part about the stories is that no two are exactly alike. Each author choose their own ending to the song and then wrote an excellent story leading up to it. Some of the stories are only vaguely connected to the song, but still made it interesting enough to draw you in.

  • Morgain Tiger
    2018-09-11 00:19

    This book was an ok read. It was necessary for my Misty collection, but I don't think I'm going to read it again. It started with such hopeful promise of people finishing an incomplete story, but ended up being wild variations of REtellings and incomprehensible motivations.perhaps this book is better left to those who have a preference for anthology work. I enjoy the idea of it, but in practice, it rarely satisfies the way I want it to.

  • Lindsey
    2018-09-09 21:00

    I liked the Mercedes Lackey part, song and story. I'm not a fan of anthologies and this one was all the same story retold by different people. A great collection of variations and views but not my thing and I would not recommend it as a good sample of any of their works. Although it was a great gift idea from those authors to Mercedes Lackey as a commemoration of a song she had written.

  • Antonia
    2018-09-20 18:13

    Some stories are great, others not so much. They all have a similar premise of course but they each follow their own path.

  • M
    2018-09-03 00:08

    Where can I find this book online to read? Love the stories!!

  • Anne Elizabeth
    2018-09-01 23:25

    Josepha was the very first friend I made over the net, so my rating is not precisely unbiased. {Smile}

  • Angela
    2018-09-19 20:26

    I don't often read short story collections but this one was pretty interesting since each author told the same story but in - sometimes dramatically - different ways.

  • Lisa
    2018-08-21 18:17

    Lammas Night by Mercedes Lackey (1996)

  • Merrypaws
    2018-08-31 19:25

    A very good anthology for a fantasy-lover, especially for one with a taste for romance. Despite the common theme to the stories, all of them provide their own different flavor to it.

  • Pam Bales
    2018-09-19 19:17

    Another good fantasy read.