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Beast Within 2: Predator & Prey

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Predator and prey. Hunter and hunted.These aren't your usual shapeshifter stories. These are the stories of bears, tigers, spiders, birds and more. Werewolves in steampunk England. Werespiders in Japan. Werepelicans in Louisana. Wereferrets in New York.This is an anthology that shifts the normal perceptions of who is the predator and who is the prey. Come take a walk on th ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by Graveside Tales
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Michele Lee
Mar 16, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 stars really.

#storyeachnight tonight with Solitary Instinct by Wendy N. Wagner from Beast Within 2: Preditor and Prey. This is a not-at-all veiled story of empowerment through predation, which while not at all bad was little more. The problem with tales like this is often they're too simplistic, too obvious. The mc's initial weakness is too much so you know that suddenly having power will corrupt the MC to a similar degree. People don't change so easily even when suddenly empowered, lending
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Jonathan
Jul 06, 2012 rated it liked it
I picked up this book at Gen Con from one of the authors who has a story in it and finally got around to reading it. Though I am only about 2/3 done my overall opinion isn't likely to change. The stories vary in quality, which is unsurprising since they are several different authors. The formatting of the book could have been better done, especially around the illustrations. To me the illustrations detracted from the overall quality. Still it is an enjoyable read and good exposure to authors you ...more
Richard Farnsworth
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
One of the three best anthologies I have ever published a story in.
"The long road to sanctum.'

Ryan
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Uneven anthology, with some stories being better than others, but the standout here is Michael West's "Masako's Tale." Beautiful tortured love story, and the ending really creeped me out!
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Jennifer Brozek is a Hugo Award-nominated editor and an award-winning author. Winner of the Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication, Jennifer has edited fifteen anthologies with more on the way, including the acclaimed Chicks Dig Gaming and Shattered Shields anthologies. Author of Apocalypse Girl Dreaming, Industry Talk, the Karen Wilson Chronicles, and the Melissa Allen series, she h ...more
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