Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond (Hollows Story Collection)
Or…you have to work ten times harder to make that character so recognizable and sympathetic that he or she can carry the idea alone.
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I like to think that novels are about people solving problems and short stories are about ideas working over people, but that might be my early reading of science fiction and fantasy shorts popular in the late 70s and early 80s. Harrison says that the vast majority of her short stories have been used to flesh out secondary characters or introduce a chunk of interesting back story to the Hollows.
Interviews Guest Essays Celebrity Picks. Into the Woods is a collection of short fiction with seven stories set in the world of the Hollows and Rachel Morgan. Four stories are just good fantasy shorts with memorable characters.
One of the best features of short story collections and anthologies is that you can read a story at a time and set the book aside for a while. While some of these stories are quite long "Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel" is 84 pages others are around the 20 page mark and some in between.
Readers also get to see an Ivy Tamwood as she finally decides to find her own way at Inderland Security and buck expectations. Mia, the Banshee, has some backstory and "Dirty Magic" introduces readers to her and explains a bit about how this particular supernatural race works. In "Million-Dollar Baby", we finally find out what happened when Trent and Jenks go on their kidnapping adventure that took place off -the-page during Pale Demon In the section Beyond the Hollows , we have four stories that are what you'd expect from Harrison: well developed characters, crisp writing, tight plots, and entertaining as all get out.
A young girl comes in to look at the puppies and her beautiful mother seems to take a shine to Cooper, to his immense surprise. But, as usual things are not always what they seem.
Out of the blue, Will learns that he has inherited a large estate in Great Britain. There was another family member who wanted to inherit and things get a bit intense for a while but Will has hidden depths coupled with a strong sense of right that surprises everyone.