Assassins--are they born or made? Do they choose this role out of necessity, because they are forced to, or because they enjoy killling? And what do they do in their spare time?
These are just a few of the questions answered in this all-original collection of twelve tales by fantasy's finest-focusing on killers of all kinds. From Vree, Tanya Huff's well-known assassin from her Quarters novels, to a woman whose father's vengeful spirit forced her down dark magic's bloody path, to an assassin seeking to escape his Master's death spell, here are spellbinding stories of murder and mayhem, and the shadowy figures who sell death for a living.
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Martin H. Greenbergwas honored in 1995 by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies andis the president of TEKNO books.He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Brittiany A. Korenknew she might want to be a writer since she was five years old and walked into her dining room where her mother and grandmother were playing backgamon and announced that when she grew up she wanted to be a lawyer like her grandfather, a prima ballerina becuase it's good exercise, or a writer because making up stories is fun. By the time she reached high school and could do 65 words a minute on the typewriter, she knew writing was the path for her. She can be found at writtendreams.com.
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