Heroic Hearts (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780593099186
por Ace
ISBN: 9780593099186
Editorial: Ace
Autor: Butcher, Jim
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 368
Tipo de pasta: Pasta blanda
Descripción: An all-star urban fantasy collection featuring short stories from #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, and more . . .In this short story collection of courage, adventure, and magic, heroes—ordinary people who do the right thing—bravely step forward.But running toward danger might cost them everything. . . .In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s “Little Things,” the pixie Toot-Toot discovers an invader unbeknownst to the wizard Harry Dresden . . . and in order to defeat it, he’ll have to team up with the dread cat Mister.In #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs’s “Dating Terrors,” the werewolf Asil finds an online date might just turn into something more—if she can escape the dark magic binding her.In #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s “The Return of the Mage,” the Britlingen mercenaries will discover more than they’ve bargained for when they answer the call of a distress beacon on a strange and remote world.And in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s “Comfort Zone,” the necromancer Chloe Saunders and the werewolf Derek Souza are just trying to get through college. But they can’t refuse a ghost pleading for help.ALSO INCLUDES STORIES BY Annie Bellet * Anne Bishop * Jennifer Brozek * Kevin Hearne * Nancy Holder * Kerrie L. Hughes * Chloe Neill * R.R. VirdiAbout the AuthorJim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files, turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane.Kerrie L. Hughes is a paranormal girl in a way too normal world. She’s primarily known as an anthologist and short story writer but recently ventured into novels. Cauldron: Tales from the Great Lakes Grimoire is her first series, featuring witches, wizards, shifters, dragons, ghosts, and the Fae.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.Little Thingsby Jim ButcherMy name is Major General Toot-Toot Minimus, sprite in service to Sir Harry Dresden, Knight of the Winter Court and Wizard of Chicago, and captain of his personal guard. When the skies darken with smoke and ash, when wails of wrong and woe rend the night, when my lord goes to war with titans and unspeakable horrors from Outside of reality, someone must protect him from threats too small to readily discern.That is my place: not at my lord's side, but at his ankles.In the days since my lord had defeated a mad goddess in single combat and claimed his Castle as reward, pizza deliveries had been spotty. The troops had begun to express concern. They had, after all, fought for their right to pizza. Castle stores of inferior frozen stuff could only last so long.There was a dark mortal entity my lord called a conomee. The conomee was very bad, because of all the rubble and the blocked streets after the Battle. Battles make conomees that were once good very bad. Now the bad conomee was preventing pizza from being delivered.It was a matter of grave concern.The troops talked in fearful whispers about the conomee all of the time."My lord," I said politely. "The troops are worried about the conomee again."My lord opened one of his eyes and blew out a little breath from between his lips. He had been sitting on a pillow on the floor doing absolutely nothing, which was why I had picked this moment to speak to him. His hair was mussy. There were circles under his eyes. He wore a cast on one arm and had an ankle wrapped so heavily that it was almost as big."Toot," he said in a bleary voice. "I am meditating."He hadn't been doing anything at all when I spoke to him, so he must have meant some other time. "When?" I asked.He bowed his head forward sharply and sighed. Then he looked up at me and gave me a tired smile. "Shall we go put a couple of pizzas in the oven?""That would ease tensions greatly," I told him in my most serious voice. It was good
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