Lawyers In Hell
Volume 13 of the “Heroes In
Hell” Shared Universe Series
Created By Janet Morris
Janet Morris & Chris Morris
Review by Dan L. Hollifield
of music/work: Science-Fiction / Fantasy Anthology
Janet Morris, Chris Morris, Michael Armstrong, C.J. Cherryh, Leo
Champion, Nancy Asire, Jason Cordova, Deborah Koren, Allan F.
Gilbreath, Bruce Durham, Michael H. Hanson, Richard Groller, Edward
McKeown, David L. Burkhead, Kimberly Richardson, Michael Z.
Williamson, Bradly H. Sinor, John Manning, Sarah Hulcy, Larry Atchley
Jr., Scott Oden
Published by Kerlak
Hard Cover ISBN 13: 978-1-937035-01-3 $34.95
Trade Paperback ISBN 13: 978-1-937035-02-0
Hardback , Amazon.com
Hardcover , B&N
Trade Paperback , Apple
iPad , Kerlak
Book Design by Ellie Herring; Cover design by Sonja Aghabekian /
Cover illustration by Sebastiano Ricci, Sturz der rebellischen
General impressions of the album/book: One
Hell of a good read!
Specifics: There are 22
stories in this collection. I couldn't find a dud in the entire
volume. Packed with memorable characters in unique situations, each
writer brings something different to the “Heroes In Hell”
shared universe. There is something here for every reader. This
volume focuses on courtroom proceedings, as one would guess from the
title. Historical characters from every era find themselves facing
not only eternal damnation, but a hellish court of law.
The writing is excellent, tight,
gripping, and hypnotic. I found myself racing through each story, yet
reluctant to turn the next page for fear of reaching the end of the
book. Every writer shows a polished, smooth style that lends itself
easily to the charactization of each and every actor upon this
literary stage. With so many writers contributing to the work, one
would be forgiven for believing that there would have to be an easy
favorite, or least favorite, story. But one would be wrong. By the
last page, the reader will want to search out other books in this
series. It really is that good!
This is a series you will want to
collect. Each and every volume is well worth hunting down and adding
to your library.
Background info: Since
this is an anthology of short stories, I'll skip my usual practice of
giving a short biography of the writers.
Review Copyright 2011 by Dan L. Hollifield
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