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He Said, Sidhe Said & Other Tales

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  189 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
In these seven contemporary fantasies from Tanya Huff, we see a dog's eye view of loyalty and a cat's eye view of sea serpents. We learn that some Brownies could use a shave – although cookies will still be sold – and that there are at least two sides to every relationship, no matter how accidental and/or mythical that relationship is. We're also reminded that however ...more
Kindle Edition, 147 pages
Published December 12th 2013 by Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc. (first published January 1st 2004)
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Dec 26, 2013 Nikki rated it really liked it
As usual, Tanya Huff's stories collected in this ebook are fun; it's a solid mix of fun and a more serious story. The title story (a sort of retelling of Tam Lin) was probably my least favourite. Since it's a shortish collection (seven stories), I'll review each story separately, albeit briefly.

'A Choice of Endings': I didn't remember the character of Mrs. Ruth very well -- I read Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light quite a while ago -- but I enjoyed the story nonetheless. It's always interesting
Sep 19, 2015 namericanwordcat rated it liked it
Shelves: short, uf-series
These are enjoyable little bites. The humor and worlds are very nice. Good stuff.
Aug 06, 2016 Barbara rated it liked it
Shelves: sf
A pleasing collection of short stories.

I particularly enjoyed the re-telling of Tam Lin "He Said, Sidhe Said" and the unconventional Brownie troop "Tuesday Evenings, Six Thirty to Seven". I found them clever, funny and wickly irreverent. Four stars.

I'd give 3 stars to the rest, except for the one that seems to be the author's favorite - "Word of Honour". While it was movingly written, I thought it was also predictable, so only 2 stars.
Very fun selection of stories including one featuring her Keeper series. My favorites were the title story (a retelling of Tamlin myth) and Word of Honour which was a tale of Templars and a holy relic with an unexpected twist.
Aug 23, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Tanya Huff’s He Said, Sidhe Said is a delightful anthology of her short stories (a small collection, perfect at its low Kindle price). Overall this one is of very good quality.

A Choice of Endings: in which an incarnation of the Crone decides to do something small-i important with her last hours–something she’s not supposed to involve herself in. It’s a poignant tale, yet with some nice humor. It’s one of my favorites in this book.

Finding Marcus: A dog has lost his master, and is left making his
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Aug 19, 2015 Sidsel Pedersen marked it as reading-collection
A Choice of Endings
This story is about Mrs. Ruth, the Crone, who is a bag lady - yes it makes sense. She is trying to get a little more out of her time on Earth (this time around), because when it is her time to hold the Power again, it will be too late. That is all I will say about the plot, anything more would be spoilers. I really enjoyed the little story. The introduction makes it more powerful and it takes a painful subject and lets us imagine the power to stop it. Read my full review: http
Apr 05, 2016 Susan added it
Shelves: e-books, 2005, 2014, 2001, 2015
great shorts !!!

"A Choice of Endings" (featuring Mrs. Ruth from Tanya's first novel)
(from Maiden Matron Crone and Finding Magic) read 5/23/2005
re-read 6/6/2014 reread 3/18/2015 read aloud to Lisa 11/30/2015

"Tuesday Evenings, 6:30-7:00" (Brownies!!! loved it in Finding Magic, too) re-read 6/7/2014 reread 3/18/2015

"Under Summons" (featuring Diana, the Keeper & Austin) re-read 6/8/2014 reread 3/19/2015

"I'll Be Home for Christmas" 7/25/2001 re-read 6/9/2014 reread 3/19/2015

"Word of Honor" read
I kept thinking some of these stories have been in other anthologies, since there's a familiarity; and they have - all have previously been published at least twice, most recently in either of the print collections What Ho, Magic! (1999) or Finding Magic (2007).
Josh Talbot
Jul 10, 2014 Josh Talbot rated it it was amazing
Tanya Huff is a master.

What I really enjoyed about this collection is that there are some stories that feature familiar characters. I especially enjoyed the one from the Keeper Chronicles.
Aug 23, 2014 Li rated it really liked it
Short story collections tend to be a bit hit or miss for me, but I’m really liking Tanya Huff’s
re-releases. There's a sly dose of humour in some, and she manages to pack in feelings.
Dec 21, 2015 Karen-Leigh rated it really liked it
Shelves: supernatural
Short stories, some of which were wonderful. One led me to actually go search for a three book series.
Jun 01, 2014 Marisella rated it really liked it
An diverse and well written set of shorts, every story as enjoyable as the rest. A new look at Tam Lin, an intervention from a dying fate who stops a serial killer; each story was fresh and fun
Hannah Brown
Aug 05, 2015 Hannah Brown rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this, because Tanya Huff came fairly highly recommended, and I tend to like short stories more than novels, but I couldn't get past how predictable most of the stories were.
Jul 29, 2015 Elentarri rated it really liked it
A set of 7 beautifully written short stories. I may have to pick up some of this author's other works.
Aug 09, 2016 Jane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Love Huff's voice and every one of these short stories was a gem. I think the weakest was the last -- but it made me cry at the end, tears stinging my eyes, so I guess weak is relative.
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Dec 31, 2013 Teresa Carrigan rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
short stories. some of them are laugh out loud hilarious.
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