Genre & Age: Young Adult/New Adult fantasy anthology
Format: Paperback, 230 pages, 6" x 9"

Beyond the Pale contains twelve dark fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal short stories by award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors:

  • "Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela" by Saladin Ahmed (author of Throne of the Crescent Moon)
  • "The Children of the Shark God" by Peter S. Beagle (author of The Last Unicorn)
  • "Misery" & "Shadow Children" by Heather Brewer (author of Vladimir Tod)
  • "Even Hand" by Jim Butcher (author of The Dresden Files)
  • "Death Warmed Over" by Rachel Caine (author of The Morganville Vampires)
  • "Red Run" by Kami Garcia (author of Beautiful Creatures)
  • "Pale Rider" & "The Adventures of Lightning Merriemouse-Jones" by Nancy Holder (author of Wicked)
  • "Frost Child" and "South" by Gillian Philip (author of Rebel Angels)
  • "A Knot of Toads" by Jane Yolen (author of Owl Moon)
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  • Press and Reviews
  • Celebrities love Beyond the Pale
  • "Beyond the Pale features a stellar, diverse line-up, brimming with talent and imagination."
    -   New York Times bestseller Jason Hough, author of The Darwin Elevator
  • "Beyond the edge of fear and dread, shadows tell each other beautiful and frightening stories. Crack open this book and listen to the voices."
    -   New York Times bestseller Richard Kadrey, author of Sandman Slim
  • "Magic truly exists in Beyond the Pale. These tales are at times elegant, witty, romantic, frightening, exciting and always entertaining. Highly recommended."
    -   New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry, author of Fall of Night and V-Wars
  • "Beyond the Pale is the kind of thing to keep loaded on your reader in case you need a quick fix of fine fantasy by one of the field's finest fantasy writers."
    -   Nebula Award-nominated Greg van Eekhout, author of California Bones
  • "Light a black candle and crack open this collection of short stories from writers who are more than mere wordsmiths. A thrill runs up my spine as I wonder, could these scribes be messengers from in-between worlds sent here to prepare us for our own crossings? The veil thins and the candle flickers. Fiction? I'm not so sure."
    -   New York Times bestseller Frank Beddor, author of The Looking Glass Wars
  • Reached 2nd on Amazon Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies.
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