21 Vignettes and Short Stories set in Faith Hunter's World of Thorn St. Croix.
Edited by Spike Y Jones with Faith Hunter
The Rogue Mage world began long ago, when the epic battle between the High Host and the Darkness was won and lost. TRIALS takes fans of Thorn St. Croix into the past, before the opening pages of BLOODRING. These stories, set in Faith Hunter's Rogue Mage world, are adventures with new characters and old, facing dangers unimaginable. And they must save the world all over again.
If you ever wondered what happened between seraphs, kylen, second-unforeseen, mages, seraph-touched, spawn, humans, dragons, and their creatures before the series, now is your chance to delve deeper and wider. TRIALS features new short stories from nine authors--including Faith Hunter--and vignettes from the Rogue Mage role playing game.
TRIALS will be followed soon by TRIBULATIONS, and then by the omnibus TRIUMPHANT.
TRIALS Authors: Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Lou J Berger, Ken Schrader, Spike Y Jones, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Christina Stiles, Tamsin Silver, Melissa McArthur.
TRIBULATIONS Authors: Lucienne Diver, Jean Rabe, Spike Y Jones, Christina Stiles, Faith Hunter.
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Trials is an anthology of stories set in the universe of the Rogue Mage world. Rogue Mage is a book series written by Faith Hunter. It has three books, and a roleplaying game, and now these anthologies. The stories in this anthology are set in the same universe, but take place before the first book in the Rogue Mage series. The anthology includes stories from nine authors and several vignettes. Despite being new to the Rogue Mage series, I enjoyed getting to know this universe, the author’s diverse writing styles, the interesting characters and creatures that appeared in the stories, and the background and history of this world. The stories were well written, entertaining and original. I look forward to picking up the Rogue Mage series when I have some time. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
I really liked revisiting Thorns world. Many of the stories had characters from the original trilogy in a prequel kind of way and I enjoyed finding out more about them. I am looking forward to reading the next book Tribulations.