Volume Three of Bardic Tales and Sage Advice continues our tradition of presenting some of the most amazing voices in the speculative fiction field. Pushcart Prize nominees Kurt Bachard and Todd Austin Hunt, USA Book News Best Book Finalist Peter A. Balaskas, Best Horror of the Year Honorable Mention Kevin Wallis, and other exciting authors offer their unique visions for readers to explore. Bardic Tales and Sage Advice includes tales of heroic fantasy, visceral horror, quirky urban fantasy, and emotional science fiction.
In a deliberately overlooked shop, an unspoken of shopkeeper collects the most dark and frightening of dreams for a peculiar purpose in Damien Walters Grintalis' The Depository.
An academic turned fiction writer discovers an attractive young fan is much more than she seems in Julie Ann Dawson's To Dine With a Demon.
A group of unlikely freedom fighters plot to reclaim a long lost artifact from an oppressive regime in N.J. Morris' The Stone of Scoolana.
A dying alien finds comfort in a gentle lie in T.C. McCarthy's The Best Liar Ever.
A man goes to extreme measures to find a woman to share his dreams in Todd Austin Hunt's In a Community of Women.
A group of professional pickpockets find themselves outmatched by a rumored Leprechaun in Chloe Wendell's Lorcan.
The inheritance of an antique watch has frightening consequences in Kurt Bachard's A Keepsake for Nightmares.
A group of friends on a camping trip confront an unimaginable horror in Kevin Wallis' The Taking of Michael McConnolly.
A hot shot attorney learns the meaning of fear a little too late in Peter A. Balaskas' Let Auld Acquaintances Be Forgot.