By Tanya Huff
Tanya Huff, the acclaimed author of the Blood and Kigh sequence, is additionally an exquisite brief tale author. What Ho, Magic! is a suite of fifteen of Tanya's brief tales: "I'll Be domestic for Christmas" "Word of Honor" "Shing Li-ung", "First Love, final Love" "The tougher They Fall" "February Thaw" "The Chase is On" "A Debt Unpaid" "Symbols are a Percussion Instrument" "Underground" "A Midsummer Night's Dream Team" 4 tales that includes Vicki, Henry, and Mike from her Blood sequence: "This city Ain't massive Enough" "What demeanour of Man" "The playing cards additionally Say" "The Vengeful Spirit of Lake Nepeakea". this can be additionally the 1st printing of her new novella: "The Vengeful Spirit of Lake Nepeaka". With an advent to the e-book by means of Michelle Sagara West.
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Hannah: Stop it. Thank you for the tea. Chloe: If you don't want him, I'll have him. Is he married? Hannah: I haven't the slightest idea. Aren't you supposed to have a pony? Chloe: I'm just trying to fix you up, Hannah. Hannah: Believe me, it gets less important. Chloe: I mean for the dancing. He can come as Beau Brummel. Hannah: I don't want to dress up and I don't want a dancing partner, least of all Mr Nightingale. I don't dance. Chloe: Don't be such a prune. You were kissing him, anyway. Hannah: He was kissing me, and only out of general enthusiasm.
If I find anything on Byron, or Chater, or Hodge, I'll pass it on. Nightingale, Sussex. (Pause. ) Bernard: Thank you. I'm sorry about that business with my name. Hannah: Don't mention it... Bernard: What was Hodge's college, by the way? Hannah: Trinity. Bernard: Trinity? Hannah: Yes. ) Yes. Byron's old college. Bernard: How old was Hodge? Hannah: I'd have to look it up but a year or two older than Byron. Twenty-two .. Bernard: Contemporaries at Trinity? Hannah: (Wearily) Yes, Bernard, and no doubt they were both in the cricket eleven when Harrow played Eton at Lords!
Are you sure? You seem quite sentimental over geometry. But the hermit is very very good. The genius of the place. Hannah: (Pleased) That's my title! Bernard: Of course. Hannah: (Less pleased) Of course? Bernard: Of course. Who was he when he wasn't being a symbol? Hannah: I don't know. Bernard: Ah. Hannah: I mean, yet. Bernard: Absolutely. What did they do with all the paper? Does Peacock say? Hannah: Made a bonfire. Bernard: Ah, well. Hannah: I've still got Lady Croom's garden books to go through.
What Ho, Magic! by Tanya Huff