Earth is steady. Solid. Reliable. It is the source of life and the thing which sustains it. But it’s not always serene and peaceful. It takes a lot to stir the earth but when it does, things get dramatic. Quakes swallow cities. Oceans rise. Mountains crumble. Earth is not weak, and it knows no pity.
Learn the strength of Earth and its creations in these eighteen stories, including: rusting dragons; mysterious summer jobs; magical inheritances; and dryads engaged in a bitter war.
Featuring: Jane Yolen; Chadwick Ginther; Kevin Cockle; Damascus Mincemeyer; Laura VanArendonk Baugh; Catherine Macleod; Mara Malins; Steve Toase; Suzanne J. Willis; Blake Jessop; Buzz Dixon; David L. Craddock; Rose Strickman; Gregory L. Norris; Tamsin Showbrook; Sarah Van Goethem; Tim Ford; and V.F. LeSann.
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“This was a wonderful anthology full of dark, twisted, whacky, thrilling, fantastical, lighthearted, magical stories ranging from necromancers to children kidnapped by wood spirits.”
“Rhonda Parish continues her collection of elementally themed short stories with Earth: Giants, Golems, and Gargoyles. It’s a challenging undertaking… the creativity, imagination, and remarkable associations put forth by this group of authors is mind-blowing entertainment, not to mention food for thought. I truly enjoyed each story on its own, and for that reason, i’m recommending this anthology to fans of the magical, the mystical, and the elemental. There is something here for each of earth’s children – you need only dig in and mine the literary gold.“
“I thoroughly enjoyed the stories in this book. Each one has a different take on creatures of the Earth. Some leave you with smiles and others with sadness, but all are worth the read.”
“I love anthologies when they contain great stories and this one does! There are stories of some magical and mystical things and I love them all.”