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These 22 all-new tales pay tribute to the true heroes—the people who enable and put up with heroes. From what it’s like to be Hercules’ wife (complete with an appearance by Hercules in drag) to the trials of H.P. Lovecraft’s housekeeper, from the perils of being King Kong’s girlfriend to the downside of dating a shapeshifter, this anthology turns heroism on its head, revealing the behind-the-scenes drama, as opposed to glorious rescues. From the Pied Piper’s power trip to David acting like a giant you-know-what after slaying Goliath, these stories show heroes in all their ignominy and shine a light on the unsung faithful standing in their shadows.

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    Another great Denise Little anthology

    Editor has once again done a great job on this one! Some really original and entertaining stories here, with the occasional very surprising twist (watch out for the tale of Robin Hood & Maid Marian like you've NEVER seen it before!) One or two of pieces weren't as strong as the others (bit blander or not so well proof-read) but over-all a definite must-have.


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