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The Repentant ❴Reading❵ ➹ The Repentant Author Brian M. Thomsen – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In this all new, original anthology, today s top talents tackle good and evil and the many shades in between In the tradition of Buffy and Angel, these thirteen stories will feature some very unlikely In this all new, original anthology, today s top talents tackle good and evil and the many shades in between In the tradition of Buffy and Angel, these thirteen stories will feature some very unlikely protectors of humankind.


About the Author: Brian M. Thomsen

Brian Thomsen was a founding editor of the Questar Science Fiction line of books, and served as managing fiction editor at TSR, Inc he also wrote over short stories, and collaborated with Julius Schwartz on Schwartz s autobiography He also worked as the publisher for TSR s Periodicals Department at one point He was a consulting editor at Tor Books as an author he was a Hugo Award nomineeHe died on September , , at his home in Brooklyn at the age of He was survived by his wife, Donna.



10 thoughts on “The Repentant

  1. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    I enjoyed this story collection tremendously I was a little apprehensive because I wasn t quite sure what to expect.I picked it up because I simply love reading short story collections with horror fantasy genre elements I don t know why I thought I wouldn t like it, except was just getting my feet wet again after a long absence from the fantasy horror when I bought this one I started with classic horror and branched out from there This was a bit of an impulse buy that paid off If there is a I enjoyed this story collection tremendously I was a little apprehensive because I wasn t quite sure what to expect.I picked it up because I simply love reading short story collections with horror fantasy genre elements I don t know why I thought I wouldn t like it, except was just getting my feet wet again after a long absence from the fantasy horror when I bought this one I started with classic horror and branched out from there This was a bit of an impulse buy that paid off If there is a theme that I lovethan anything in fiction, it s redemption Well, this takes the theme of repentance closely tied with redemption and puts it into a supernatural framework, asking the question, can creatures and beings created out of evil and designed for evil actually become remorseful and change their ways The stories really show that the answer is yes.The part that I really had to suspend my disbelief was in the section about devils and demons I am fairly black and white when it comes to devils and demons at least in the traditional Christian sense, and these stories deal with the darker aspects of devils and demons that one might consider from a Christian standpoint I don t consider the demonic races that are found in most paranormal romances to be along these lines They are typically immortal races with beings capable of good or evil My comments refer to the demonic beings of Christian lore specifically Well, I felt the stories were well written They did show scenarios where I had to acknowledge that a demonic being was doing the right thing, showing that it despised it s origins and wanted something better One example was a story with a demon that willingly allowed itself to be exorcised That story gave me the creeps and was very effective, because I felt sorry for the demon because it despised what it was and wanted to be destroyed From a theological philosophical standpoint, it didn t change what I believe about these fallen beings, but it was interesting and gave me an entertaining story or two And a good scare I m a bit of a wimp when it comes to demonic type stuff.There was one really funny story It was a parody of HP Lovecraft mythos Gosh I laughed myself silly Thankfully I read some Lovecraft a couple of years ago and I could appreciate the jokes This story showed a kinder or should I say less apathetic hybrid of the Old Ones and a human mother who really didn t appreciate the Old Ones agenda towards humanity It had all the elements that are classic for Lovecraft fare It was spot on I can t remember the name of the story right now, and I guess that makes me a bad reviewer, but if you decide to read this volume, you ll definitely know it when you see it.This collection has some of everything as far as traditionally bad supernatural beings, and I didn t dislike one story in it I would definitely recommend this collection a reader who likes a little bit of horror mixed with fantasy or tends to be into darker fantasy and lighter horror


  2. Amy Webster-Bo Amy Webster-Bo says:

    good anthology of short stories, the werewolves, and undead were good,


  3. Genevieve Genevieve says:

    This is a very mixed bag, with some of the stories very weak, but others quite enjoyable there s not much in the way of true standouts, though, so in the end I can t recommend it unless you re a completionist for one of the authors included.I picked this up for 50cents in the discards at my library because it had stories by a couple authors I quite like Nina Kiriki Hoffman, PN Elrod, Tanya Huff In the end, there stories were not my favorites, each seeming a bit rushed and or without a real n This is a very mixed bag, with some of the stories very weak, but others quite enjoyable there s not much in the way of true standouts, though, so in the end I can t recommend it unless you re a completionist for one of the authors included.I picked this up for 50cents in the discards at my library because it had stories by a couple authors I quite like Nina Kiriki Hoffman, PN Elrod, Tanya Huff In the end, there stories were not my favorites, each seeming a bit rushed and or without a real narrative conflict They were far from the weakest stories the collection, though.In my opinion, the best stories were all in the Undead section My favorite was Fiona Patton s Brothers in the Flesh necromancers zombies which had really interesting world building I d like to findstories in this setting My second favorite was probably She Dwelleth in the Cold of the Moon by James Lowderzombies And bonus points for Jean Rabe s Heat view spoiler which actually manages to use mummies effectively why is no one afraid of mummies any hide spoiler My least favorite was probably Chelsea Quinn Yarbro s Intercession Maybe I was missing something, but not having read anything else about her vampire St Germaine, the letter format just did nothing for me I had no reason to care about any of the characters


  4. Althea Ann Althea Ann says:

    Saw this and said, oh, horror anthology, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, I ll check it out The theme of the book is that the monsters are actually the good guys, or at least sympathetic to some degree, so it s not really a very horrific book.Some of the stories are OK, some really not so good none of them really made a lasting impression If Goodreads had half stars, this would be a 2.5.Contents Lycanthrope summer Jeff GrubbThe Salem trial Jody Lynn NyeThe den mother Edo Saw this and said, oh, horror anthology, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, I ll check it out The theme of the book is that the monsters are actually the good guys, or at least sympathetic to some degree, so it s not really a very horrific book.Some of the stories are OK, some really not so good none of them really made a lasting impression If Goodreads had half stars, this would be a 2.5.Contents Lycanthrope summer Jeff GrubbThe Salem trial Jody Lynn NyeThe den mother Edo van BelkomBrothers in the flesh Fiona PattonHeat Jean Rabe She dwelleth in the cold of the moon James LowderSceleratus Tanya Huff Slaughter P.N ElrodA Hollywood tradition Brian M Thomsen Intercession Chelsea Quinn YarbroThe devil you know Nina Kiriki Hoffman The recall of Cthulhu Tom Dupree Redeemed Allen C Kupfer


  5. Roger Walker Roger Walker says:

    Like some of the other reviews said, this is very much a mixed bag of stories Some of these stories were great my personal favorites are The Den Mother , Heat , and the quite odd Intercession but the shortness of the stories ends up working against them in most cases This is probably better as a starting point for learning about these writers than as a standalone book.


  6. Carrie Carrie says:

    Collection of short stories.


  7. Brett Brett says:

    Anthology,Horror


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