Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 20, 2020
When Valor Must Hold is an amazing anthology. All the stories are very good to outstanding. I do not read much fantasy. I enjoyed reading these stories. This collection has a wide range of fantasy settings and should appeal to fans of fantasy. The first story in the collection is a story by Chrisopher Woods and is a solid opening for the book. I would read more fiction about the protagonist in Darkness Before Dawn. Other stories in the collection I found very appealing were Hanging by a Thread by Benjamin Tyler Smith. A quirky fun story to read and there are other stories in this universe I will have to track down. Goddess’s Tears by Cedar Sanderson. Darker then her Pixie for Hire series but this is a different type of story than that series and I really liked reading this tale. I also liked Hold the Line by Kevin Steverson and Tylet Ackerman. This means I will need to read Burnt at some point. Rob Howell’s What’s in a Name shows his progress as a writer. I am currently reading the first novel in his series about Edward. The last story in the collection is a great ending to the book. A Fistful of Silver by Quincy J. Allen.