|Kick ass cover by Jessy Lucero|
Michael R. Collins starts his review with a tangential mention of his last review of After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling:
"Tim Marquitz tackles this intriguing possibility in Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous. Physically as impressive as After, particularly thanks to evocative cover art by Jesse Lucero, Marquitz’s anthology incorporates thirty tales of the end … the bitter end, in nearly every possible definition of bitter. The tales are linked, however, by a common image, indicated by the title, Fading Light."
But then, further on, Collins gives a brief mention of my story:
"Or possibly, just possibly, the sun itself has lost something so essential to its being that it has already begun to dim when the story opens. Malon Edward[s's] story “Blessed Be the Shadowchildren” considers that possibility in a tale of tortured love, celestial kidnapping, and blackest revenge."
I think that's a good description of the story.
Check out the review, which is well-written and in-depth. If you see what you like, buy a copy of the anthology. It comes in Kindle and paperback.