Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it be science fiction, epic fantasy, alternate history, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, the possibilities are endless.
Happy Holidays! We’re getting in the spirit of things via a BONUS Wednesday Edition of Del Rey Spectra 50 Page Fridays, featuring a special holiday short story by a new author on the Del Rey roster, Kevin Hearne.
Hearne’s protagonist, the Celtic Druid Atticus O’Sullivan, is a joy to read. Hearne chronicles O’Sullivan’s exploits in the Iron Druid Chronicles, which are due out this spring. FACT 1: these books are awesome. (FACT 2: One of the perks of working here @ DRS is that you get to read things in advance, which is also awesome.) Here’s what Kevin’s editor, Tricia Pasternak, had to say about Kevin, Atticus, this holiday short, and the upcoming series:
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Please enjoy this Kevin Hearne short story, and be sure to check out his upcoming urban fantasy series the Iron Druid Chronicles, due out in the spring: Hounded on April 19, Hexed on May 24, and Hammered on June 28.
CLAN RATHSKELLER by KEVIN HEARNE, Short Story