Overall Rating of the Anthology: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆
1. Walpurgis Afternoon – Delia Sherman
A couple wake up in the morning to find that a Victorian townhouse has sprung up on the empty plot next door. But that is not the only strange thing about their new neighbours.
A horticolutralist and an AI researcher who are also a witches? Sounds cool, but the story was all over the place and didn’t work for me.
Rating: 1.5 Stars
The island of Gont, a single mountain that lifts its peak a mile above the storm-racked Northeast Sea, is a land famous for wizards.
Ged, called Sparrowhawk is a powerful mage already when he is very young. But he lacks wisdom and restraint and so, in the magic school of Roke, he accidentally unleashes a dark shadow into the world. Unless he can defeat it, the shadow will never cease hunting him.