A Glimpse of Darkness (Short Story)

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 6, 2010 - Fiction - 50 pages
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An original collaboration among five of the genre’s brightest authors, A Glimpse of Darkness is urban fantasy as it’s never been done before. Originally featured on Suvudu.com, this is Random House’s first multicontributor chain story in which the readers voted on the outcome—now published here in its entirety as a thrilling eBook.

Munira bint Azhar, the half-human daughter of a djinn, is a skilled Retriever in the city of Port Nightfall. Now the powerful sorcerer Temesis has given Munira a dire ultimatum: steal a magical lantern—the Light of Ta’lab—from the horrific undead kingdom below the city, or watch her father die at Temesis’s hand. Will she be able to retrieve the lantern and save her father’s life, or will they both perish in the process?
With an Afterword featuring the choices readers were given at the end of each chapter.

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needed character development, but that wasn't the point of the book. this was a gimmick to advertise each writers talents. it wasn't terrible, but it lacked any real substance. Read full review

Review: A Glimpse of Darkness

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I found myself more interested in the concept of this story and how it was written more than the story itself. The story wasn't bad, but just sort of meh...for me. I did like how Munira seemed to get the better of people, but didn't think the person she save was worth the effort. Read full review


Chapter 1by Lara Adrian
Chapter 2by Harry Connolly
Chapter 3by Lucy A Snyder
Chapter 4by Kelly Meding
Chapter 5by Stacia Kane
Chapter 6by Lara Adrian
Excerpt Chapters
Slaying the Dragon
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three


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Lara Adrian is the New York Times bestselling author of the Midnight Breed series; Harry Connolly is the author of the Twenty Palaces novels; Stacia Kane is the author of the Downside Ghosts series; Kelly Meding is the author of the Dreg City series; and Lucy A. Snyder is the author of the Jessie Shimmer books.

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