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…
These fantasy stories were previously published in magazines including Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, and Black Static.
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
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".