Book Review: Shadows of Myth and Legend by E.J. Stevens

A collection of dark faerie tales inspired by folklore, myth and legend told in the haunting lyrical style of dark poet E.J. Stevens.

I enjoyed Shadows of Myth and Legend even more than From the Shadows, Stevens' first book of poetry.  Each poem describes Stevens' interpretation of ancient myths and legends.  Like From the Shadows, I had some favorites in Shadows of Myth and Legend:

  • "Vampire's Thrall"---I enjoyed it so much I read it three times
  • "Love of a Shifter"---which made me laugh out loud although laughter was probably inappropriate as the poem is about death
  • "Elven Bride"---I loved the outstanding imagery
  • "Siren Song"---which had a unique interpretation on sirens
I would recommend From the Shadows to anyone who enjoys the paranormal genre, or anyone who is a fan of poetry.  You don't have to be a lover of poetry to enjoy Stevens' work.

Just One Gripe:
Just like From the Shadows, I really can't think of anything I'd change about Shadows of Myth and Legend

The Best Thing About This Book:
The imagery is outstanding!

Appropriate for a younger audience:

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an impartial review.


  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review!


  2. You're welcome! I really enjoyed both of your books!

  3. I can not wait to try this. Great review.


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