Full Metal Magic by J.A. Cipriano, et al is a collection of urban fantasy short stories that are chock full of magic and mayhem. Nine authors demonstrate their chops at creating heroes (actually, anti-heroes) and situations that will bemuse and befuddle you. Plots that read like they were created in a vodka-infused reverie, from the U.S. Midwest to Cardiff in the UK, they take us on romps through magic and the paranormal. These stories are not for the squeamish or overly sensitive reader; they can only be described as gutsy and gritty, and hate ‘em or love ‘em, they give you a cast of characters you’re unlikely to forget.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book. I give if five stars.