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Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths: And Other Tales Of Dark Fantasy [Kindle Edition]

Harry Connolly
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Book Description

This short fiction collection from PW Book of the Year author Harry Connolly combines reprints from magazines and anthologies along with new, previously unpublished fiction, including the TWENTY PALACES novelette “The Hand Made Mask.”

Praise for Harry Connolly’s novels:

“Harry Connolly’s vision is amazing." -- Charlaine Harris

“[CHILD OF FIRE] is excellent reading and has a lot of things I love in a book: a truly dark and sinister world, delicious tension and suspense, violence so gritty you’ll get something in your eye just reading it, and a gorgeously flawed protagonist. Take this one to the checkout counter. Seriously.”  -- Jim Butcher

“An edge-of-the-seat read! Ray Lilly is the new high-water mark of paranormal noir.” -- Charles Stross, author of RULE 34

THE GREAT WAY: Complex world, tight action, awesome women as well as men; Connelly was good right out the gate, and just keeps getting better. — Sherwood Smith

"... one hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners, breathtaking holy moly of a
book." -- C.E. Murphy

"One of the few urban magic books — for lack of a better term — novels I enjoyed last year was Harry Connolly’s CHILD OF FIRE. And I loved it.” -- John Rogers, writer/producer LEVERAGE

Table of Contents:

The One Thing You Can Never Trust
Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths
Lord Of Reavers
Beyond The Game
Don’t Chew Your Food
Hounds And Moonlight
Eating Venom
Cargo Johnny
The Yellow Mark
Preservation
The Home Made Mask


Product Details

  • File Size: 369 KB
  • Print Length: 175 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Radar Ave Press (July 2, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LHDTSHK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,396 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Take a walk on the dark side July 9, 2014
By JEdward
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Not your average every day fairy tales. Be ready for a little darkness. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed this new collection of short stories by Harry Connolly (the author of the fantastic series Twenty Palaces, and the upcoming series The Great Way). This may sound like a paid review, but it's not: I'm just that big of a fan of his. If you like Harry Dresden, if you like the Iron Druid, you owe it to yourself to check out this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Collection of Stories October 21, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
By and large, I am not a fan of short stories. The length is typically frustrating for me -- even when they don't remind me of the various anthologies I had to use in Lit classes throughout my High School and College years. Still, I try every now and then to read some. Finding a good short story is as rewarding -- if not moreso -- than finding a good novel. This is a collection of ten short stories and one novelette -- six of the stories are reprints, the others have been published for the first time in these pages. The novelette belongs to Connolly's criminally under-appreciated <strong>Twenty Palaces</strong> series, and would be worth the purchase price for fans of that series. If you've never read that, but are interested in in trying out a variety of new fantasy worlds (including one that has some books to go with it), this is a great investment.

There was one story in the batch that I didn't like. But even as I read it, and wasn't enjoying it, I realized there was nothing poorly written/constructed about the story. It just wasn't my thing. I don't care who told the story, or how they did it, <strong>Don't Chew Your Food</strong> wasn't going to work for me. It's a pretty straight-forward horror kind of thing, and that just doesn't do it for me.

That out of the way, let's focus on the pluses.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Fantasy indeed. October 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A great sampler of Harry Connolly's work. Each of the stories stands on its own, and each left me wanting more from the world it teased. The title story is a fine example of Connolly's style; it's dark, does more showing than telling, and gives you hints at a much larger world that lies behind the story. It's also touched with wry humor, and has a protagonist that's engaging without being likable at all. Connolly writes stories about people who are not good people, doing bad things to one another, and makes the whole process far more enjoyable to read than it sounds like it would be.

That's not to say that this is grimdark fantasy - it's dark fantasy, and that's a good thing. Connolly's not glorying in the bad stuff, even if his characters are, and that makes all the difference to me.

I enjoyed this collection a lot, and I recommend it, as well as his other work, especially the Twenty Palaces series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Got this from his kickstarter, very impressed! September 2, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I got this by backing Harry Connolly's kickstarter for his next series. Read through each and every short story and they are all great. There is 1 official as well as 1 kinda-sorta 20 palaces story in the collection, both of which are good, but I was more impressed with the fact that each story was engrossing. Connolly can write well, no matter the subject matter. Everything from a hack-and-slash to urban fantasy, all of them are fun and interesting. Definitely worth the purchase!
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