The Best Of
Bad-Ass Faeries


After a decade, love for this award-winning series is still going strong. In celebration, we give you:
The Best of Bad-Ass Faeries.


Brain Koscienski


Chris Pisano
"The Ballad of the
Seven Up Sprite"

Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido
"House Arrest"

Adam P. Knave
"Futuristic Cybernetic Faerie
Assassin Hasballah"

Jesse Harris
"Hidden in the Field"

James Chambers

James Chambers
"Way of the Bone"

CJ Henderson

CJ Henderson
"Do You Believe"

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Danielle Ackley-McPhail
"Within the Guardian Bell"

John Passarella
"Twilight Crossing"

Jeffrey Lyman

Jeffrey Lyman
"Grim Necessity"

Bernie Mojzes

Bernie Mojzes

L. Jagi Lamplighter
A Not So Silent Night"

John L. French

John L. French
"So Many Deaths"

James Daniel Ross

James Daniel Ross
"The Natural Born Spy"

Robert E. Water

Robert E. Waters
"At The Grasshopper's Hill"

Kelly A. Harmon

Kelly A. Harmon
"Selkskin Deep"

DL Thurston
"The Face of the Serpent"

Patrick Thomas

Patrick Thomas
"Looking a Gift Horse"

Jody Lynn Nye

Jody Lynn Nye
"Fifteen Percent"

Lee C. Hillman
"Bad Blood"

NR Brown
"Melia's Best Wave"

“Have you heard about this book, Bad-Ass Faeries? I have to get a copy because faeries are not all goodness and light.”

—Brian Froud, Faeriecon 2007

Thye Best Of Bad-Ass faeries


Ten years ago, four editors joined forces to bring the dark and dangerous root of the faerie legends into the modern day. Bad-Ass Faeries was born. We brought you bikers and cowboys, mobsters and assassins, luchadores and just about everything else you can think of that is bad-ass, all wreathed in the magic of the fae.

Do you believe in Bad-Ass Faeries? Then clap your hands...NOW!



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Danielle McPhail, Publisher

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Copyright ©2017 eSpec Books

Individual stories ©2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, and 2017 by their respective authors.

First Edition: May 14th, 2017


ISBN (paperback): 978-1-942990-50-5

ISBN (hardcover): *978-1-942990-69-7*

ISBN (ebook): 978-1-942990-51-2


Cover Design: Mike McPhail

Interior Design: Danielle McPhail

Cover Art:  © katalinks

Interior Art: © Ed Coutts

Copyeditor: Greg Schauer


Page Count: 326

Interior Art: Yes

*Note Available*


Series Editor /
Production Editor

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Project Editor
Greg Schauer

Greg Schauer

Graphic Artist /
Electronic Prepress

Mike McPhail

Mike McPhail


Dedicated to:


Jeffrey Lyman

L. Jagi Lamplighter

Lee C. Hillman


Thank you for making this a

Bad-Ass series!



And to the memory of:

C.J. Henderson

Truly the Best of Bad-Ass Faeries.

You are missed.


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