In the past few weeks, I also read a bunch of short stories, standard fare for weeks with insufficient time. One of those was the most recent Peter Crossman story, “Sleeping Kings” by Debra Doyle and James Macdonald, which is in Crusade of Fire, edited by Katherine Kurtz. (There’s another Kurtz Templar anthology out there, but I’ve yet to lay eyes on it.) I didn’t like this as much as the prior Crossman stories, primarily because the villain was rather unimpressive. However, Macdonald is working on another Crossman novel, which is excellent news.