Book Review: Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental Edited by: Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Dark Quest Books

Publication Date: September 5, 2014

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Book Links:  Goodreads

Synopsis: The Bad-Ass Faeries are back and they are in their Elements! Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit…It’s time to get down to basics, for the fae answer to a natural order.

In L. Jagi Lamplighter’s On Rocky Ground, Mab, Mephisto, and Erasmus go to the mountain to pay a debt, but can they pacify the earth before the mountain comes down around their ears?
In James Chambers’ The Flying Rock, Daniel seeks to give his son and daughter a taste of childhood magic before they grow too old to embrace such things, but the winds blow as they will and he soon wonders will his children even see another day.

In James Daniel Ross’s The Legend of Buck Cooper and the Child of Fire it only takes a spark to start a fire, but what will it take to stop one? Buck Cooper and the brigade must stave off the flames of a war most don’t even realize is being waged.

In N.R. Brown’s Melia’s Best Wave an oceanid decides she’s ready for bigger things, like tackling the deadliest stretch of coastline anywhere. Will she conquer the Mavericks or wipe out for all time?

In Jody Lynn Nye’s Fifteen Percent Marcel Dorner learns it’s best to get into the spirit of things when your literary agent is a filandiere, or more than just your career might not survive…

Joined by Kimberley Long-Ewing, Judi Fleming, Danny Birt, Peter Prellwitz, DL Thurston, James R. Stratton, Patrick Thomas, Bethany Herron, Keith R.A. DeCandido and Lee C. Hillman, these authors make it clear why one doesn’t mess with Mother Nature…or Bad-Ass Faeries.

Series: Bad-Ass Faeries series

Review: I don’t normally review anthologies, but the Bad-Ass Faeries series is too good to pass up! This time, the Fae are back in BAD-ASS FAERIES: IT'S ELEMENTAL. The stories are sectioned by element – Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. These aren’t stories of faeries who happen to use the elements, but of classic Elemental Fae, such as the Undine, Djinn, and Oceanid. A few of my favorites were ‘Looking a Gift Horse’, ‘The Flying Rock’, and ‘Spin, Weave, Measure’. The stories are all very creative and give readers a different look into the Elemental Fae. BAD-ASS FAERIES: IT'S ELEMENTAL is a very good collection and I’d recommend it to all who love the Fae.

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