There s always something magical about horses, isn t there Whether winged or at home in the water, mechanical or mythological, the equines that gallop through these pages span the fantasy spectrum In one story a woman knits her way up to the stars and in another Loki s descendant grapples with bizarre transformations while fighting for their life A woman races on a uniqThere s always something magical about horses, isn t there Whether winged or at home in the water, mechanical or mythological, the equines that gallop through these pages span the fantasy spectrum In one story a woman knits her way up to the stars and in another Loki s descendant grapples with bizarre transformations while fighting for their life A woman races on a unique horse to save herself from servitude, while a man rides a chariot through the stars to reclaim his self worth From steampunk inspired stories and tales that brush up against horror to straight up fantasy, one theme connects them all freedom.Featuring nineteen fantastic stories of equines both real and imagined by J.G Formato, Diana Hurlburt, Tamsin Showbrook, M.L.D Curelas, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, V.F LeSann, Dan Koboldt, J.J Roth, Susan MacGregor, Pat Flewwelling, Angela Rega, Michael Leonberger, Sandra Wickham, Stephanie A Cain, Cat McDonald, Andrew Bourelle, Chadwick Ginther, K.T Ivanrest, and Jane Yolen.
Equus There s always something magical about horses isn t there Whether winged or at home in the water mechanical or mythological the equines that gallop through these pages span the fantasy spectrum In
Received this book in a give away and am happy I did Not my usual genre, but there s always the love of horses even fantastical ones Excellent writing in these unusual and riveting stories I may have to venture out
Wow, that a fantastic anthology Not a bad story in the bunch The settings and horse mythologies are incredibly diverse, too, ranging from unique takes on the results of Loki s, ahem, shapeshifting habits to a fae creature in Newfoundland to several fresh secondary worlds If you love fantasy stories and horses, do yourself a favor and get this.
Equus is a delightful collection of stories which, as you might expect from the title, all feature horses in one form or another There s an eclectic mix, including Sleipnir and unicorns, and most of the tales are fantasy or magical realism As always with an anthology, some stories appealed to me than others There was only one at which I took umbrage, and that was because it set up a major plot idea but then suddenly ended, as if, perhaps, it was an intro to a novel To me, anthology stories shou [...]
This was a wonderfully eclectic anthology, with practically any stripe of fantasy a grown up weird horse girl could want on offer between the covers I was partial to the kelpie variants, with Diana Hurlburt s sweat soaked Florida twist on the legendary beasts Eel and Bloom being a standout and Stephanie Cain s To Ride a Steel Horse being a wonderful surprise It was a pleasure to find that the stories ran the gamut of genres and tones, though the copy isn t kidding when it says the uniting factor [...]
I forget how much I enjoy short stories Often an anthology isn t the first thing I pick up at the bookstore, but the experience of reading a well curated collection is always satisfying In the latest installment of her Magical Menageries series, editor Rhonda Parrish offered up the title Equus and invited writers to weave tales about mythical horses The stories she s assembled are varied in scope and tone, and they range in genre from pure fantasy to horror to science fiction, but they re all in [...]
What a great anthology This book reminded me of how important short stories are Not all stories need to be 400 pages long and these writers have proven it Now I want to read Rhonda s other anthologies I would also like to say, while I am here, that most male readers, and I am certainly guilty of this myself, tend to read stories written by male authors or from a male point of view This anthology is loaded full of intense and imaginative female heroines From battling demons to riding war unicorns [...]
4 starsWhat another fabulous anthology from Rhonda Parrish and is the fifth in her Magical Menageries series Equus is full of lovely short stories about horses, both real and magical I am not usually a fan of horse stories but I really did enjoy this collection I have this obsession with Unicorns at the moment so I was excited they were featured amongst these stories I have read some of the other anthologies that Rhonda has edited and what I always find is how well written the stories contained [...]
A delightful collection of short stories involving horses or horse like animals in some way Most are excellent, but some are brilliant Review to follow.
Book Review Equus an AnthologyAuthors MultipleEdited By Rhonda ParrishFive StarsRhonda Parrish s Magical Menageries Book 5In this Anthology there are 19 different authors with one common themeFreedom The authors are all writing about horses in the fantasy spectrum These authors are sharing the love of horses If you are a fantasy horse lover this anthology would be great for you There are so many different types of horses in the fantasy world The great Pegasus that comes from the stars The Martia [...]
Equus by Rhonda Parrish is the 5th book in her anthology series Magical Menageries It contains stories by by Jane Yolen, Tamsin Showbrook, M.L.D Curelas , Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Dan Koboldt, Pat Flewwelling, Stephanie A Cain, Sandra Wickham, and J.G Formato It is a collection of 19 short stories all revolving around a horse in some shape or form Whether it is a Pegasus or a steam punk version you can bet a horse will be in these stories.In Stars , Wings, and Knitted things by J.G Formato we me [...]
I give Equus Book 5 in the Magical Menageries series by Rhonda Parrish, 5 stars.Horses have always meant a lot in the magical world This anthology has all sorts of these horses, in all sorts of stories, ranging from very short stories to longer shorts, from whimsical to intense A few of the stories included in this anthology are Stars, Wings, and Knitting Things by JG FormatoShe is not happy Her husband wants her to be the perfect little wife He used to find her quirky, now he is just annoyed at [...]
Equus is an Anthology and also a part of Rhonda Parrish s Magical Menageries volume 5 which includes work by various authors These stories are all based off of one common theme equines Many of the stories vary from fantasy to a little suspense horror There are 19 stories in all There are different versions of equine like the popular unicorn mentioned in each story The first story in the anthology is Stars, Wings and Knitting Things written by J.G Formato This is Annie s story about feeling out o [...]
Equus by Rhonda Parrish is the fifth book in a series called Magical Menageries I enjoyed the book and the stories were good Some grabbed my attention a little than others I love to knit, and so when I read the synopsis for this book, I was very much intrigued that knitting was going to somehow be included in one of the stories Turns out it is the first story of the book I will admit though that it took me a little bit to get into the story It was just a little confusing at times and left you k [...]
Equus by Rhonda Parrish is a book full of short stories about horses, unicorns and other horse like creatures It is nothing like I have ever read before I would rate it 3 5 stars as I feel many of the stories need some development or background in order to catch the reader s attention The first story Stars, Wings and Knitting Things tells a story of a newlywed whose husband is never home due to work She is characterized as crazy and is an embarrassment to husband She ends up on this fine Pegasu [...]
Equus Magical Menageries Book by Rhonda Parrish is a wonderfully magical collection of stories revolving around horses by the following authors J.G Formato, Diana Hurlburt, Tamsin Showbrook, M.L.D Curelas, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, VF LeSann, Dan Koboldt, J.J Roth, Susan MacGregor, Pnat Flewwelling, Angela Rega, Michael Leonberger, Sandra Wickham, Stephanie Cain, Cat McDonald, Andrew Bourelle, Chadwick Ginther, K.T Ivanrest, and Jane Yolen I gave this fantastical find 5 stars Omg, did this book t [...]
Equus Rhonda Parrish s Magical Menageries book 5 is a book of wonderfully magical told short stories about different horses including unicorns If you love horses, real or imagined you will love reading these stories about love, freedom, and fantastical places these authors imaginations can take you There were some stories that I related to than others, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading them all I have read some work from some of the authors featured in this book but there were some I have not, I [...]
This book is not normally something I would read but I actually got into a few of the stories With nineteen stories in all you are sure to find one that will pull you in So many great authors included in this book Tasmin Showbrook, JG Formato, Jane Yolen, and Dan Koboldt, just to name a few.In Different the main character travels a long distance and spends a lot of money to ask a unicorn to heal her disabled daughter It does not turn out the way she plans, and I can t help but wonder why she wen [...]
Equus Rhonda Parrish s Magical Menageries Book 5 By Jane Yolen Author , Tamsin Showbrook Author , M.L.D Curelas Author , Laura VanArendonk Baugh Author , Dan Koboldt Author , Pat Flewwelling Author , Stephanie A Cain Author , Sandra Wickham Author , J.G Formato Author , Rhonda Parrish Editor 5 out of 5 starsThe anthology Equus is all about horses These stories have horses of all types and varieties I have loved horses since I was little and these stories only deepen the love I feel for them Ther [...]
Equus Rhonda Parrish s Magical Menageries Book 5 is a collection of stories wrote by 10 authors These stories are magical, full of fantasy and some just left to your imagination You will enjoy the writing style of each of the authors and their creativity for characters and imagination Each story you read in this book will associate with horses in one way or another Some of these stories will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat just waiting to see what will happen next Other stories will l [...]
4 Stars Equus is the fifth volume of Rhonda Parrish s Magical Menagerie series It is an anthology made up of nineteen stories and poems by some truly talented authors Each story poem is unique They re all quite individual and distinct from each another but they all have the same inspiration theme which is Equus the horse.Who doesn t love horses In this compilation of stories we discover all things equine from winged horses flying through he skies or water horses racing through their watery world [...]
Equus is part of Rhonda Parrish s Magical Menageries Book 5, it includes short stories from some amazing authors One thing I love about these anthologies from Rhonda Parrish is the different themes and how each author takes a different approach spin on them This one happened to be about horses and freedom, freedom can mean something different to everyone, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading each story Each story takes place in fantasy lands that will pull you in with magic, love, emotions and so mu [...]
Equus Edited by Rhonda Parrish 5 Stars Equus is a part of the Magical Menageries series edited by Rhonda Parrish I have read a few of her anthologies and I love them The Magical Menageries series is full of adventure and fantasy This one is all about the Wild and the Free Horses take us to magical places and set us free These short stories hand picked by Parrish are the pure essence of mind body and soul of freedom A few of my favorite stories included constellations and knitting, demon herding [...]
Equus Rhonda Parrish s Magical Menageries Book 5 Four StarsEquus Is an anthology of nineteen stories featuring horses and freedom Some of these stories are true to life while others are full of fantasies and magic I love this anthology because you get so many perspectives Most of the authors I have read before, but there were a few that were new to me I enjoyed the different emotions I felt with each story, some made me sad, or angry, or happy I usually don t enjoy every story in an anthology bu [...]
Equus Rhonda Parrish s Magical Menageries Book 5 has something for everyone It features nineteen different stories about horses and unicorns There are poems about horses, stories about horse racing, and several unicorn stories There are also stories about legends and myths, bringing a new and fresh outlook on horses Each story is completely different, yet will appeal to most people who love these blessed creatures I enjoyed each story and readers will too, especially if you are a dreamer and a h [...]
More of my book reviews can be found on my website theartisanpenguin The one star rating on this book isn t really fare I ve given it a star rating of 1 because I didn t like the book, not because I didn t think it wasn t a well complied anthology or well written stories It just wasn t a book for me The friend who originally suggested to me that I start to write book reviews managed to hook me up with my very first official review I was so excited to receive an ARC copy of the Equus anthology fr [...]
This fifth and final collection in the series stands up to the quality established by the first four As I d mentioned about the earlier books, I was never a big fan of fantasy writing, but these stories transcend far beyond the boundaries of the genre It s a collection I will keep on my shelf and revisit again and again.
Full disclosure I have a story in this, so I m somewhat biased However, as a fan of horses and books with horses and horse stories, I can say that other horse fans will adore this book Unicorns, pegasi, kelpies, Sleipnir the Norse horse, and just plain ol horses abound in this book.
WOW, I m so glad the book is fiction as I don t know what I would do in Emma if Martians invaded Earth There is a story for every reader to add to their favorites from magical and winged horses to anything the nineteen authors could pen Magical Menageries is one of my all time favorites
Unicorns, seahorses, souped up motorcycles and descendants of Loki, all of them have a place here And many female protagonists too Rue the Day really stood out for me.
Admittedly I m a little biased, since I ve got a story included here, but this is a seriously enjoyable collection of horse themed fantasy Stories range from darker, horror tinged offerings like Eli the Hideous Horse Boy to the humorous historical romp Ladies Day and The Boys from Witless Bay which reminded me a bit of one of my favorite YA fantasies, The Shattering A few other stand outs for me were Rue the Day and Angela Rega s poignant story The Horse Witch Truly a story to suit every horse h [...]