After having committed an act of cathartic vigilantism, Emery Driscoll is given a seemingly straight-forward choice; go to jail or work for Aventine Security as one of their couriers.
Vyder Ironstone has been given a mission, one with a very slim chance of success but which will potentially decide the fate of kingdoms. But before he can even set off, he is waylaid and mortally wounded.
An elderly woman hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve a family heirloom for her. But to earn their reward they have to travel to a city abandoned centuries ago and find the grave it was buried in.
When their father commands them on a seemingly impossible mission, brothers Drast and Tyran have to set aside their own desires in the name of family.
Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and driven from her home, Evie soon encounters the mysterious Lachlann out in the wilds. As she comes to learn more about him, she also uncovers details about herself and the reasons for her exile.
As she waits for her firing squad, Sal the Cacophony relates the story of how she travelled the wastelands called The Scar, seeking revenge against the people who betrayed her.
When Gary Karkofsky receives a mysterious package containing a magical cloak he uses it to be Merciless: The Supervillain without Mercy™ and starts making plans to take over Falconcrest City.
Disclaimer: I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for this review.
I've said before elsewhere that I enjoy short stories and this collection was no exception. In fact, based on my reading, it's probably the anthology that I'd be first to suggest to people looking for some quality short reads.