Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery
A truly breathtaking new anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders, Swords & Dark Magic offers stunning new tales of sword and sorcery action, romance, and dark adventure written by some of the most respected, bestselling fantasy writers working today—from Joe Abercrombie to Gene... show more
A truly breathtaking new anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders, Swords & Dark Magic offers stunning new tales of sword and sorcery action, romance, and dark adventure written by some of the most respected, bestselling fantasy writers working today—from Joe Abercrombie to Gene Wolfe. An all-new Elric novella from the legendary Michael Moorcock and a new visit to Majipoor courtesy of the inimitable Robert Silverberg are just two of the treasures offered in Swords & Dark Magic—a fantasy lover’s dream.
Publish date: June 22nd 2010
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 522
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Epic Fantasy
, Short Stories
, Dark Fantasy
, Short Story Collection
, Heroic Fantasy
, Sword And Sorcery
Series: The Chronicles of the Black Company -10
A collection of sword and sorcery stories. Mostly written by dudes, and mostly uninspired or poorly written. They're all quite stylized: these are clearly authors who have either developed their authorial voices or are aping other, very distinct voices. I kinda enjoyed:Steven Erikson, "Goats of Gl...
A couple good stories (Enge and Parker stand out) but overall disappointing. In some cases, such as Ericson, whom I've not read prior, it may be that the author is simply not to my taste, but several I had liked before and didn't enjoy here.
Overall a very solid anthology. Only two stories would I consider not worth my time - Silverberg's "Dark Times at the Midnight Market" and Willingham's "Thieves of Daring" - and some were very good."Goats of Glory," Steven Erikson. I'm an Erikson groupie so he'd have to stumble pretty badly to get a...
As I read each novella, I'll update this review with my thoughts on each part individually, so I can rate and discuss accordingly.Goats of Glory - Steven Erikson - Three and a half stars out of five.Not that I didn't like this... I just didn't love it. Oh, it's well written and entertaining, but the...