Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales From Shakespeare's Fantasy World

T I T L E: Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales From Shakespeare's Fantasy World
A U T H O R: Jonathan Barnes, Emma Newman, Kate Heartfield, Foz Meadows, and Adrian Tchaikovsky
P U B L I S H E R: Rebellion/Abaddon
P U B L I S H--D A T E: January 6, 2016
I S B N: 9781781083949
Anthology, Literary Fiction, Fantasy

Mischief, magic, love and war.
These are the stories Shakespeare never told. Five of the most exciting names in genre fiction today – Jonathan Barnes, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Emma Newman, Foz Meadows and Kate Heartfield – delve into the world the Bard created to weave together a story of courage, transformation and magic.
Including an afterword by Dr. John Lavagnino, The London Shakespeare Centre, King's College London.

     This anthology of short stories adapted from none other than The Bard himself is a great collection. Based on William Shakespeare’s fantasy characters each story is its own and yet connected in some ways. Miranda, Puck, Oberon, Titania, just to name a few are all there. Having said that I find that it is sometimes difficult to review anthologies, unless there are stories that stand out because they are poorly written or one that is written so much better than the rest. That isn’t the case here.
     Each story is well written, although there were some that I liked more than others. Still in all it was a great undertaking. I did have to think back to my days from Advanced English Literature in High School when I read tales from Shakespeare in order to remember some of the story lines. After all, it has been quite some time and I haven’t really read those plays since then and not all of them stand out in my memory. But, even if you have never read Shakespeare, don’t despair. I think you would still be able to enjoy them regardless. If you are a fan of Master Shakespeare then I believe you will enjoy them as well.
     Kudos to all of the authors of this collection, it was a job well done.