Nine Heroes: Tales of heroic Fantasy

Nine Heroes: Tales of heroic Fantasy

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Overview

Nine tales of heroic fantasy by some of the most exciting authors working today. Stories include:

Black Sword by Janet Morris and Chris Morris
The Act of Sleepless Nights by Walter Rhein
To Kill a Myth by Jesse Duckworth
No Life Too Small by Douglas R. Brown
To Live by Tom Barczak
Dozen by Shane Porteous
Just One Mistake by A.L. Butcher
Witness to Death by Teel James Glenn
Through the Sting of Fairy Smoke by R.A. McCandless

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495420382
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/14/2014
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Nine Heroes: Tales of heroic Fantasy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SELindberg More than 1 year ago
Nine Heroes: Tales of Heroic Fantasy delivers nine tales of heroism as promised. The writing style and types of hero are varied, as most anthology readers expect and desire. I am biased toward deeper, intricate writing, so I devoured the Morris’ Homeric contribution that introduces Rhesos, a demi-god. This story introduces the character who is likely getting a dedicated novel in the near future. Check out Donny Swords on-line 2014 interview with Janet Morris to learn details. Black Sword is very thoughtful story that blends, myth, history, and fantasy. I’m huge fan of Barczak’s peotic dark style (his Veil of the Dragon is a great read) though his entry was only a flash-fiction piece—I desired more. Butcher’s entry was timely interesting since I just read The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles; I liked Coel as character, as well as exploring the land of Erana more, but he did not seem to be heroic in the story—I gather that he does become a hero in other Erana novels. Author Fishing: In anthologies I hope to discover an author who intrigues me: R.A. McCandless sufficed. The plight and past of Pel Rogue was very engaging, and the character development most engaging. I'll have to look out for more McCandless. Navigation warning for the Kindle: The there was no linked table of contents, so if you want to skip to a chapter/author… you’ll have to scroll/search your way there. With only nine tales, this is workable; but anthologies should be available for non-linear reading. Table of Contents (Heroes in parentheses) (demi-god “Rhesos”) Black Sword by Janet E. Morris and Chris Morris (insubordinate soldier “Kinter”) The Act of Sleepless Nights by Walter Rhein (villager “Mattock”) To Kill a Myth by Jesse Duckworth (dragon hunting “Rasi”) No Life Too Small by Douglas R. Brown (nameless gladiator?) To Live by Tom Barczak (champion “Seutzingol”) Dozen by shane porteus (emerging thief “Coel”) Just One Mistake by A.L. Butcher (warrior priest “Shoutte”) Witness to Death by Teel James Glenn (servant of the peace “Pel Rogue”) Through the Sting of Fairy Smoke by R.A. McCandless
SpaZd0gLee More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of short story compilations. This didn't fail me at any time either, keeping my love alive. Once again I got to immerse myself into some FANTASTIC tales of heroes, anti-heroes and people just trying to do the 'right' thing in spite of the odds and dangers. I enjoyed EVERY tale. Was going to break them all down individually, but truly, as they all had something that appealed to me. Some were rather sad at the end, but the adventure was worth the trip. Some were just plain fun over all, and the breathtaking moments, battles, 'good vs evil' and the sword play, it just kept me happily entertained from start to finish. Plus some great covers of other books each author has out, and a bit of a profile on them so not only were some old favorites there to be re-visited, but also learned about some new ones too that are sure to be well worth a look.