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A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology

Eleven Tales of Magical, Mysterious, Mythical Doorways!

Step through portals and into adventure as the authors of the Fellowship of Fantasy take you on another journey into fantastic worlds. Travel through time, space, and realities to encounter monsters, mechanical foxes, and the Fates themselves. You'll fly with dragons, save implausible b
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Paperback, 216 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Fellowship of Fantasy
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H.L. Burke
No stars because I'm the editor/administrator of this project and my story is in here, but I read all the stories in here, sometimes multiple times, so dang it, I'm counting it towards my Goodreads challenge. Also, I'm really proud of this one. We put a LOT of time and talent into it, and it shines. Some great stories in here. ...more
Sarah Ashwood
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a fun anthology! I love anthologies with a common theme-in this case doorways-because it allows me to see the breadth of artistic creativity. Each author has their own unique spin on the theme, and each story has its own unique world. I was entranced by this volume, and I truly believe there is something in here for everyone. Well done!
Deborah O'Carroll
I LOVED this collection! A couple of the stories weren’t my favorite, but you always get that in anthologies; on the whole I enjoyed it more than many. A few of these tales are going on my top-favorite list. ;)

Everwild - J. M. Hackman (5 stars) — This one was awesome! A boy about to grow out of the foster system is given a choice between two worlds... Fascinating and vivid, and I liked how it ended. Lovely portal fantasy with a few twists. It was great. ^_^ Makes me want to try more by this auth
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David Justiss
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an advance (e)reader copy in exchange for an honest review. Portal fantasy is probably my favorite subgenre of speculative fiction, so I was happy to get this collection. I'll go story by story for the review.

- Everwild: 3/10 stars. It serves as an introduction to the premise of the anthology, but it doesn't give a good first impression. It has several cliche elements of portal fantasy without much to make it unique. Fortunately, it's not a good indicator of how good the other stories
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Laura Grace
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent anthology! I was very much engaged with quite a few of the stories and not sure I could say if I had a favorite because I enjoyed the uniqueness of each one. Very different, but very good and liked the common theme of doorways. Some of them had a really interesting twist of what kind of doorway it was!

I have to confess that now I want to check out the books by the authors because there were very good stories in here. Recommend to readers who are looking for new authors, bu
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Anna Tan
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, realmies
Another great anthology from the Fellowship of Fantasy! (I HAVE to get round to reading that first one, Fantastic Creatures: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology, which has been in my kindle FOREVER.) There are fewer stories in this one than Hall of Heroes: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology, but each story here is longer and somewhat more complex. So, in that way, each bite here is a juicier and more fulfilling read! (If that even makes sense.)

Everwild (J.M. Hackman) started off with a slightly
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Meagan Myhren-Bennett
Mythical Doorways
A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology

By Katy Huth Jones, D. G. Driver, Lauren Lynch, H.L. Burke, Savannah Jezowski, A. J. Bakke, Laurie Lucking, Jenelle Schmidt, Arthur Daigle, Bokerah Bromley, and J.M. Hackman

This is a delightful and entertaining compilation of fantasy stories that will take you to lands exotic and fantastical. With 11 stories one is sure to discover a new land one wants to visit again. All the stories were a delight to discover with some ranking higher in my pers
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C.O. Bonham
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am always unsure of how to review anthologies. Do I rate each story? Rave about the book as a whole? Or should I only mention the stories that I liked best?

Mythical Doorways is the third Anthology from a group called The Fellowship of Fantasy. Each story is in the fantasy genre and is about a door of some kind. All of these stories we're amazing and by very talented authors.

I am not going to get into each one but you should read this anthology and see if you can figure out which stories I'm de
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Jenelle
Apr 24, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Probably shouldn't assign any stars... since I have a story in this anthology... *grin* but I did read it, so it counts toward my reading challenge - so there! And I honestly loved every one of the 11 stories within. :) ...more
Sarah
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Excellent Anthology!

Another excellent anthology from Fellowship of Fantasy! This one is shorter than the others, but it's no less enjoyable, and the stories are all quite unique.
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Mary Anne Landers
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
"What's Behind the Door? Only One Way to Find Out!"

"Mythical Doorways" is a collection of fantasy stories from eleven authors associated with the Fellowship of Fantasy website and Facebook page. The settings, themes, and subgenres vary widely, but all have this in common. Integral to the plot is a door, in one sense or another.

I liked some stories more than others. But all are readable, and the variety means something for everyone. So I highly recommend this anthology. Disclosure: I received a
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Chris Africa
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an advance review copy of this anthology, with no strings attached.

If you love short stories about magical portals to other places, you will love this anthology. Within these pages, you'll find everything from heroic talking animals to monster battles, fairies and even a bit of sweet romance. Though it is not categorized as such in Amazon, some readers might find it relevant that the stories tend toward a YA audience.

My favorite was Well of Fate, in which Tosk the squirrel goes on a
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Scott
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The name Mythical Doorways says it all , I enjoyed this anthology completely . The diverse talent of the authors is on full display here , definitely something here for every fantasy reader .
The world building and main characters are great in every story , and once you pick this up you sir find yourself having a hard time putting it down . These stories draws you in as you go from author to author and story to story and each one becomes your new favorite in the book .
So go ahead and pick thi
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Amelia Nichole Defield
A great collection of stories by indie authors

I love the Fellowship of Fantasy books! They introduce me to so many great authors, their unique voice and universes.
Jessica Lucci
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Mythical Doorways," edited by H.L. Burke, is a collection of eleven short stories by different authors. Tales of steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, with splashes of horror and lots of the supernatural provide a splendid reading retreat. Dragons, elves, and mechanical creatures are some of the characters the reader will encounter, and yes, there be dragons. ...more
Pris
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc
I didn’t know what I was expecting when I first agreed to receive an ARC copy of this book (yes, even though they very specifically said that it was an anthology) but I was thoroughly surprised by each of the stories that I found here. *Heads up* Oh, by the way, the downside of an anthology? (bear with me, I seriously had forgotten what that entailed) is that each story won’t be like a novella, but rather they read more like stand-alone chapters, so, my main problem was switching from one story ...more
Laurin
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fabulous anthology filled with a magical blend of stories all swirling around the common theme of doorways and how they can change a life. Each author brought a new angle on the power, the promise, the pressure, or the predicament of passing through a doorway to find all that could be on the other side.
I did have a few favorites, including Savannah Jezowski’s “Well of Fate,” based on Norse Mythology and with a squirrel for a main character; Bokerah Brumley’s “Door Number Four,” whose
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Katy
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Since I'm one of the authors, I'm only reviewing the other ten stories in the anthology. I loved the variety of takes on the doorways theme! Difficult to choose favorites because there was something to like about every story, from surprising creatures to endearing characters. When I was a kid I really wanted a doorway to a fantasy world like in "Threshold" and now I want to put out some fairy doors in the hope one might "activate" like in "Cosmic Cravings." If pressed, I'd have to say my two fav ...more
Theresa
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This anthology had a number of wonderful stories in it. A couple of the stories that stayed with me was a meeting between a girl and a dragon and a book that acts as a door to monsters guarding a graveyard. This book is good for anyone who likes clean fantasy.

Work slowed down my reading of this book, but it was good.
Laurie Lucking
Apr 29, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I won't enter any stars since I'm one of the authors, but I did have a chance to read and review all the other wonderful stories! My full review can be found here: http://www.landsuncharted.com/2018/03.... ...more
barb phelps
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it
Dschaper54
Interesting

I loved every short story, especially the first one but I’m not much for short stories, they leave me wanting more when there isn’t any.
Kandi Wyatt
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fun collection of short stories all dealing with a door of some kind. Loved the story of the cat trying to go back to earth to get chocolate.
A.L. Buehrer
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, spec-fic
This is a fantasy anthology of eleven short stories on the theme of portals to other realms. I actually picked it up as a freebie on Black Friday, not really knowing anything about any of the authors. It was fun to be able to sample so many new authors I might not have encountered otherwise.
Here’s my quick take on each of the stories:

Everwild by J. M. Hackman is a contemporary fantasy about a foster child who discovers he’s part of two worlds. It wasn’t bad. I thought the setting was kind of coo
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Clairisa
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Great Anthology! Loved every story!

1. Everwild by J.M.Hackman🌟🌟🌟🌟
This was a good story I'm glad Flint got a happy ending.

2. Well of Fate by Savannah Jezowski.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
This was a surprisedly great story about Tosk the squirrel. It had elements Norse folklore in it. Will follow up on more adventures of Tosk

3. Jericho and The Magician Daughter by H.L.Burke🌟🌟🌟🌟
This one I enjoyed very much. I loved the characters, the magic and the interesting monsters in this one.

4. Dragon's Oath by Kathy Huth Jones
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Leslie Wiederspan
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great collection of stories!
Lynn Forbes
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Positive stories

This compilation of very short stories was wonderful. There was only 1 that I didn't enjoy. 👍. Each story has it's own moral yet all end on a positive note. Excellent reading.
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Anastasiia Nesterenko
A beautiful antology

I think it is one of the best FF antologies so far. I have liked all tales there. They are well crafted and lyrical.
Angel Leya
Another entertaining anthology by the Fellowship of Fantasy folks. :) I'm working my way through them all, since they're all free. Here's my list of favorites:

--Everwild by J. M. Hackman
--Well of Fate by Savannah Jezowski
--Door Number Four by Bokerah Brumley
--Threshold by Laurie Lucking
--Dragon Ward by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt

And honorary mention goes to Katy Huth Jones for a story that piqued my interest. :)

Go ahead and open the door. An unimaginable journey awaits on the other side. :D
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Rachel
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun collection of doorways and what they lead to. Some lead to new worlds while others would show you possibilities both good and bad. And each story asked for characters to make a choice and grow into different people. There were some really good stories that caught you up and brought it to life. Some were just good stories that were interesting but not as well built. If there were was one issue with some of the stories is that many didn't feel finished but more an introduction to la ...more
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Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and was always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic.

An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, o
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