The Lady in Glass and Other Stories by Anne Bishop

February 26th, 2024 Kimberly Review 7 Comments

26th Feb

The Lady in Glass and Other Stories by Anne Bishop delivered short stories to delight readers. An all new Meg & Simon story and tales from her other series. A wonderful collection that I enjoyed reading over the span of a week.

The Lady in Glass and Other Stories by Anne Bishop
The Lady in Glass and Other Stories
by Anne Bishop
Genres: Anthologies, Fantasy
Source: Publisher
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A magical collection of stories new and old spanning across all of Anne Bishop’s most beloved fantasy worlds.

Here, together for the first time, the shorter works of New York Times bestselling fantasy author Anne Bishop are included in one dazzling volume.

A master of bringing fantasy worlds to life, this collection showcases Bishop’s impressive range, from rarities of her earliest writing to the Realms of the Blood, from darker fairytale retellings to the Landscapes of Ephemera, and from standalone stories of space exploration and fantastical creatures to the contemporary fantasy terrain of the World of the Others.

Includes previously published and unpublished tales, as well as two brand-new stories, written especially for this “Friends and Corpses,” a murder mystery in which the corpse has some decidedly unusual qualities, and “Home for the Howlidays,” a heartwarming return to the Blood Prophet Meg Corbyn and the shapeshifting Simon Wolfgard from The Others.

A collection of new and old short stories by Anne Bishop spanning across some of her beloved series. I admit I grabbed this for the shorts set in THE OTHERS world. I absolutely love the series and own them all in hardcover & audio format.

  • The Lady and the Glass – a twist on Sleeping Beauty where a town of deformed humans, find a perfectly formed girl sleeping in a glass box after a landslide. A curious tale.
  • Bear Trap – The story of a young girl who gets herself caught in a bear trap. This was a short story with lessons on kindness and judgement.
  • Not A Princess – A Rapunzel tale with a delightful twist. A witch doesn’t want to be witchy. She wants to be Princess and devises a plan to get her into the castle. I had a good chuckle with this tale. Go Rachel!
  • The Weapon – This was a tale about battle, economics and magic. A haunting story that held my attention.
  • Hotting Fuggam and the Dragon – A man with tales comes to town deflating the spirits of many. A young woman tries to trick him into leaving and gets a surprise. A quirky little tale
  • Tunnel – A creepy tale about a young woman driving through a tunnel. Reminded me of the tunnels carved through mountains in Pennsylvania.

The Fairy Tales – short message from the author about the tales with warning. All deal with women being taken advantage of by men.

  • Match Girl – This was a dark tale that ends on a cheerful note for Phoenix. Be warned there is violence and rape.
  • Rapunzel – A tale about envy and cravings.
  • The Wild Heart – another version of Rapunzel with Sleeping Beauty twist.
  • The Fairest One of All – A dark look Snow White. Be careful what you ask the mirror.

Black Jewels – Three short stories from this world. Authors note describes where these take place. I skipped these, as I want to read the series first and was fearful of spoilers.

The Landscape of Emphermera – Author explains beginnings of City of Vision. Set in the series world of Ephemera.

  • The Voice – I enjoyed this tale about the woman with no voice. This was heavily themed with men taking advantage of women, but also showed us one girl’s strength and determination.

The World of the Others – author explains short stories from THE OTHERS and where they fall in the series.

  • Home for the Howlidays – A Christmas story about Simon & Meg. Of course I loved it! Christmas comes to the Courtyard, Meg has a vision and Simon wants to get her the perfect gift. Gads I miss this world.
  • The Dark Ship – This story was previously published and I loved reading it again. When a young girl in a seaside village helps a pony, she ends up saving herself and others.

New Places– Cecily Blanque.

  • Friends and Corpses – Cecily is a Deceased Reclamation Officer in Neuterville. The water in town has some magical properties. The first, it limits couples from having more than two offspring. The second, the dead sometimes don’t realize they are dead. Cecily and her team need to bring them to the End of Days facility. This story has a murder and hooked me from the start. All I can say is I want more.

Potpourri – A mix of standalone pieces.

  • The Day Will Come – September 11, 2011 remembrance.
  • Truth and Story – a clever short about a man who speaks truth, and a woman called story.
  • Stands A God Within the Shadows– This was a longer tale, and I quite enjoyed it. It’s about a woman held in a tower and a god who stands in the shadows of her prison.
  • She Moved Through The Fair – This was a clever ghost story.
  • A Strand in the Web– Loved this one. It had a science fiction vibe, off planet, end of days, survivalist.

I loved this collection by Anne Bishop. Whether you are a fan or new to her works, this collection has a little something for everyone.

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About Anne Bishop

Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel,Twilight’s Dawn, made the New York Times bestsellers list. She is currently working on a new series, which is an urban dark fantasy with a bit of a twist.

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7 Responses to “The Lady in Glass and Other Stories by Anne Bishop”

  1. Jen Twimom

    OMG – I totally forgot this was coming out. I only read the Others books and want to go back. I’ll need to pick this up just for those two stories.