Title: Bone Roads
Author: Patrick Samphire
Cover Artist: Original art by Ilia Panfilov. Cover design by 50 Seconds North Ebooks.
Publisher: Five Fathoms Press
Buy Link: Buy Bone Roads Here.
A ghost searches for revenge in ancient Egypt.
A girl risks awakening a dark god to save her dog.
A boy unearths the bones of a dragon…
From ancient Greece to the trenches of World War One and the streets of modern America, these nine short stories from fantasy writer Patrick Samphire come alive with magic and wonder.
Eight of the stories were previously published in magazines including Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, and Black Static, and one is original to this collection.
Reviews of stories in this collection:
- Colin Harvey, Suite101, on ‘At the Gates’
“This one kept me turning the page without pause, with its natural pace and flow of words, good characterization, and skillful plot build-up. Samphire’s writing skill is matched only by his knowledge of Ancient Egyptian culture and mythology.”
- Scott M. Sandridge, Tangent Online, on ‘The Land of Reeds’.
“A great coming-of-age story.”
David Roy, epinions, on ‘When the Dragon Falls”.
The Nine Stories:
When the Dragon Falls
A Field Guide to Ugly Places
The Frog King
Five Things of Beauty
Dawn, by the Light of a Barrow Fire
The Sea Beyond Thule
The Land of Reeds
The Western Front
At the Gates