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Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life

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Can a lost hero find redemption?

What if Death himself wanted to die? Can deliverance be found on a bloody battlefield? Could the gift of silvering become a prison for those who possessed it? Will an ancient warrior be forever the caretaker of a house of mystery?

Delving into the depths of the tortured hero, twelve authors explore the realms of fantasy in this enthralling an
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Published May 2nd 2017 by Dancing Lemur Press
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Medeia Sharif
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Each story, and the collection entire, is haunting and atmospheric. Some stories were stronger than others, and some simply spoke to me more with their style and nuances in plot and character, but that's normal for any anthology. These fantastical, thoughtful tales will have something for everyone. I was introduced to some wonderful new authors I haven't read before, and I also had a fantastic experience reconnecting with familiar ones.
Christine Rains
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can a lost hero find the way out of the darkness and into the light again? In this marvelous collection of speculative fiction, we journey through twelve wonderfully written tales to find out if the tortured hero can be redeemed.

The title story, "The Mysteries of Death and Life" by Jen Chandler is a compelling tale of a young homeless writer who meets a dying Death. It hooked me with the first line and wrenched my heart. Depression and loneliness, but yet in that, the wonder of life.

"The Silveri
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Lauren Scharhag
May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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C. Lee McKenzie
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Within the over-arching theme of the Hero Lost there is a wide range of stories and styles, something for everyone, and each well-crafted.

From social commentary about unquestioned customs (Ellen Jacobson’s The Silvering) to touching romance with magical twists (Elizabeth Seckman’s Mind Body Soul), the reader is in for either thought-provoking experience or a chance to slip away from the real world and enter one of enticing fantasy. In other stories, there are poignant moments about family bonds
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BookLoversLife
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Toi Thomas
This is a fun and thought provoking anthology. It’s not the same old hero worship that many tales of this nature tend to be. These are complex stories that make you think about what makes a hero, how a hero reconciles who they are with what their purpose is, and how heroes are often lost in one way or another. I love the diversity of characters in this collection.

The title story is the most unusual personification of death I’ve encountered. - Awesome.

The Silvering is a hunting tale of superstiti
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Susan Swiderski
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthology, fantasy
This anthology contains twelve tales based on the same theme, but the only thing these stories really have in common is the level of writing skill demonstrated by their authors. In this smorgasbord of fantasies, in which each writer offers a unique interpretation of heroism, every reader has the opportunity to find something to suit his palate.

If you enjoy good writing, this book is for you. If you love fantasies, it's practically a must-read.
Roland Clarke
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
A full review with each story follows. Good anthology with overall excellent reads; some tales surprised me while others stood out. Some typos threw me - like reigns for reins. But we all make 'misteaks'.
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Heroes come in many forms. As you're reading Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life, you can't help but have that thought. These 12 stories show us heroes in a wide variety of settings, all in the fantasy genre. Best of all, the stories are each so different, you never know where the next tale will take you! If you love fantasy, this is definitely a book you MUST pick up.
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