A Fantasy Medley features the superlative storytelling abilities of four diverse authors: In â€œZen and the Art of Vampirism,â€� Zoe Takano, the only vampire in Toronto, a city filled with supernatural creatures of Kelley Armstrongâ€™s Otherworld, finds her place in the hierarchy threatened by two interlopers. â€œRiding the Shore of the River of Deathâ€� returns us to the world of Kate Elliottâ€™s Crown of Stars. Kareka, daughter of the begh of the Kirshat, hunts to take a manâ€™s head. It is her last opportunity to prove herself as a man or else she will find herself restricted to the role of woman and wife in the clan forever. Robin Hobb revisits her Farseer world in â€œWords Like Coins.â€� Mirrifen, a failed hedge-witchâ€™s apprentice who has married to find security finds that threatened by a severe drought and the appearance of a pregnant female pecksie. C.E. Murphy takes us to frozen Moscow in â€œFrom Russia, with Love.â€� Baba Yagaâ€™s daughter is a barmaid at a dive when Janx and Eliseo Daisani walk in. They discover, as they compete for the girlâ€™s affections, that Baba Yaga has plans for Janx and that her beautiful daughter had merely been the bait.