As I’ve written before, Abaddon is our most overused font. Everyone seems to love it, from fantasy book publishers to heavy metal bands like Godsmack. In its latest appearance it’s coupled with the work of one of the best young writers of fantastic fiction in The Hounds of Ash a forthcoming collection of related short stories from Greg Keyes. Keyes’ background is as an anthropologist and he builds extraordinarily interesting and detailed fantasy worlds full of rich and original mythology which draws on real-world archtypes but is often startlingly different. Every Keyes book is a must-read for me and you won’t go wrong starting to discover his work with this collection.