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Read from October 29 to December 12, 2013

What to say about this fine collection? Firstly this is the first shared world anthology I have read and at first it did seem a little strange, and you don’t get much stranger than hell itself! The stories run seamlessly into one another and range from a damned big game hunter taking on the ultimate prey to a quest to find a certain personal item belonging to…well read it and see. Some are funny, some are sad and some surprising but all are lyrically witty.

The world is extremely well constructed, with each author knowing the locations, minions and denizens and nothing seems out of place. Older mythological personages such as Xenophone, Alexander the Great and Aristotle mingle with the likes of Jack the Ripper, Napoleon and even the Duke of Wellington. As with any anthology there were some stories I enjoyed more than others but as a collection this is first class.