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Army of the Fantastic [NOOK Book]

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13 original tales of fantastical battles for anyone who needs a dose of un-reality.

How might the course of World War II have changed if civilized dragons ran bombing missions for the Germans? Here are 13 tales of war in alternate worlds where magical creatures are real and often prove victorious. Human troops fight alongside gryphons, unicorns, and a sea serpent, who can ...
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Army of the Fantastic

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Overview

13 original tales of fantastical battles for anyone who needs a dose of un-reality.

How might the course of World War II have changed if civilized dragons ran bombing missions for the Germans? Here are 13 tales of war in alternate worlds where magical creatures are real and often prove victorious. Human troops fight alongside gryphons, unicorns, and a sea serpent, who can give submarine warfare a whole new slant.

These are just a few of the stories gathered together in this all-original volume that opens the way to magical places in our own world where the armies of the fantastic are on the march, waging wars both vast and personal.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101041949
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 789,989
  • File size: 327 KB

Meet the Author

John Marco's debut fantasy series, Tyrants and Kings, earned him a Barnes and Noble Readers Choice Award and has since been translated into numerous languages around the world. In addition to his work as a novelist, he is also a technical communicator, an enthusiast of military history, and a student of psychology. He often spends his free time biking through the parks of his native Long Island, where he lives with his wife Deborah and his son Jack.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    combine fantasy elements with alternate military history

    These thirteen tales combine fantasy elements with alternate military history. The well written contributions effortlessly enable the audience to believe that the paranormal mythological creatures are part of a war scene. For instance the superb opening gamut ¿Focke-Drache¿ by Jean Rabe includes a five ton German dragon as a weapon of mass destruction during WW II or the efforts of a battlefield reporter using a centaur to get to and from the front (see ¿Dispatches from the front: Number Sixty-One¿ by Kristine Kathryn Rusch). Sprites in Reichert¿s Iowan field of dreams Russell Davis¿ animagic flies reanimating the dead during desert warfare, and demons, gryphons, and sea serpents and other fantastic creatures make for a unique war scene. With each author a highly regarded talent insuring that their fantasy military feels genuine, sub-genre fans will appreciate this strong short story collection. --- Harriet Klausner

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