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The Pagan Anthology of Short Fiction: 13 Prize Winning Tales

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From historic fiction to scintillating erotica, from the dusty Old West to the pristine countryside of Iceland, from witches and shamans to selkies and skunks, the medley of stories in this collection of pagan fiction are as eclectic and wonderfully multifaceted as Paganism itself.

The first fiction anthology dedicated exclusively to pagan voices and themes, this thirteen-t
Paperback, 228 pages
Published October 8th 2008 by Llewellyn Publications (first published October 1st 2008)
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Apr 01, 2015 Eli rated it really liked it
Recommended to Eli by: Pagans
A good grouping of stories, for the most part. Not sure I agreed with the underlying philosophy of the judging panel; all the stories showed scenarios where magic and deity were undeniably "real" (as in physically manifested); none were about ordinary Pagans doing ordinary things and just happening to be Pagan, none were about people doubting and reexamining or defending their faith. It was somewhere between Harry Potter and what I would've liked, but almost all of the stories were incredibly we ...more
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Aug 10, 2011 Ancestral Gael rated it it was ok
What's it about? It's a selection of short stories from pagan authors as collected by a panel of judges for PanGaia magazine.

What did I like about it? There was variety so if you didn't like the style of one author, at least you could look forward to the next, in addition to which no one piece was overly long or short.

My favourite stories were A Valkyrie Among Jews by April, which incidentally was the winning story according to the Introduction to the book, and Black Doe by Vylar Kaftan.

A Valky
Dec 08, 2011 David rated it liked it
Some excellent stories in here, and some, well not so excellent - but that's the risk you take with an anthology. A pleasant surprise was the broad variety of different spiritualities reflected in this collection, it was NOT a warmed over collection of Charmed or The Craft rip-offs.
A not-so pleasant, but not exactly a surprise either was that a few of the authors reliance on graphic sexuality, so that I'm not going to be able to recommend this to anyone under 18.
Mar 01, 2015 Lia rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, read-in-2011, g-r
It had some weak stories and some strong stories. More strong ones toward the end. A couple made me cry. Overall I think it was better than I even expected. I'm really glad I bought it. I will want to find other works by the authors.
Jun 29, 2014 Michaela rated it really liked it
There were a few stories too "on the nose" but many others were enjoyable, if for no other reason than to shift our collective perspective and one or two were real gems.
Ashleen O'Gaea
Oct 28, 2008 Ashleen O'Gaea rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ashleen by: an author of one of the stories :-)
Actually, I'll be reviewing this book for TAWN's newsletter, 'Tapestry,' and for 'PanGaia,' so look for my comments in either or both of those 'zines. :-)
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