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Swift the Chase: Scenes From 9 Fantastic Stories

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Magic—danger—and the thrill of the chase!

Experience the rush of racing across rooftops with thieves—or the desperation of fleeing an assassin who knows you a little too well. From the fish market of a tropical island sultanate, to the monster-filled alleys of a steampunk London, to a land where souls take different forms as they rise or fall through the layers of the world
Published October 8th 2019 (first published September 2019)
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Intisar Khanani
Sep 30, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I am so thrilled to be part of this collection! I love the concept of a sampler of chase scenes as an action-packed way to meet new authors, and this collection definitely delivers a fantastic breadth of stories to your fingertips. I hope you'll take a chance on it and discover some amazing talents to follow! ...more
Sherwood Smith
Oct 04, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
Nine glimpses of chase scenes from different fantasies, offered for free!
Melissa McShane
Oct 09, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: own, rogues, fantasy
I enjoyed being part of this scene sampler. Some of the authors I'd never heard of before being invited to participate, some of them I have long admired, but all of them are so talented. I've added a lot of books to my teetering TBR pile! ...more
Rebecca Crunden
Mar 24, 2021 marked it as to-read
Shelves: anthologies
I am in love with this cover.
Casey Blair
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Full disclosure, I am one of the authors in this anthology and may be biased accordingly =). But if I do say so myself, this is a great introduction to work by some truly fantastic authors!
Aug 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Interesting snippets of stories. I absolutely loved the first few.
Raf Morgan
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A book! That I'm in! That I made happen! I'm biased for myself but especially 5 stars for all the terrific authors who went in on this project of love that I dreamed up. It's a great introduction to these authors' work, especially if you like chase scenes (which I do, obviously). ...more
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful selection of stories to make you carefree Chasing over rooftops and more. This is what the magic in books is all about. Don’t miss out.
H.S. Skinner
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the snippets! I'm quite sure I just found a bunch of new authors to follow, and read a few glimpses from some favorite authors' works! ...more
Linda Lassman
Sep 01, 2020 rated it liked it
As with any collection, some stories I liked, some I didn't like, and some were ok. The reason I only gave this 3 stars--and it's totally my fault for just buying the book because of one of the included authors and not actually reading the subtitle--was that it was a collection of chase scenes. Except for one short story, each one was a few pages from a larger work. There were a couple that caught my attention enough to make me want to check out the author's other writing, but mostly I was vague ...more
Mar 24, 2021 rated it liked it
I mean, what’s not to love about a chase scene? The problem with this anthology, though, is that it’s just that—chase scenes from longer works. So they were fun to read, and I’m delighted to report that I’ve found several new authors that I’m excited to go get full books by, but it’s just the nature of the form that it’s hard to get invested or feel much payoff from disconnected scenes, as fun or well-written as they may be.
Ellen Deckinga
Nov 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I like the concept of sampling various books and authors. I definitely learned about some authors I would like to check out more. Worth the quick reads to meet new story makers.
Jun 22, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These were good teasers. It felt a lot like a sampler platter of stories, which was fun. I'll be picking up a few of the actual books the excerpts were from soon. ...more
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Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. Prior to publishing her novels, Intisar worked as a public health consultant on projects relating to infant mortality and minority health, which was as clo ...more

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