From the most celebrated writers of modern fantasy fiction, the most fabulous worlds ever created. Eleven breathtaking new short novels, each set in the unique universe that brought its author world-wide acclaim, are here gathered together in one outstanding volume. Robin Hobb introduces us to another part of her Realm of the Elderlings in Homecoming. George R. R. Martin returns to an earlier era of the world of A Song of Ice and Fire to tell the tale of The Sworn Sword. The Yazoo Queen is a new story from Orson Scott Card's world of the Tales of Alvin Maker. Diana Gabaldon gives us Lord John and the Succubus, a new Outlander tale. Robert Silverberg returns to the giant world of Majipoor for The Book of Changes. Tad Williams brings us a new tale from the Otherland: The Happiest Dead Boy in the World. Anne McCaffrey returns to Pern for Beyond Between. The Messenger, by Raymond E. Feist, is a new story from his ever-popular Riftwar. Elizabeth Hayden brings us Threshold, a fresh tale from The Symphony of Ages. With The Monarch of the Glen Neil Gaiman returns to the world of American Gods. Terry Brooks gives us Indomitable, a new Shannara story.
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"A stellar compilation." -- Booklist (starred review)
"A dream team...Legends is the rarest of the rare--an entire collection of original short novels by top fantasy writers....Here is a dab of each writer at the top, a worthy sampler that could yield a reader someone new to enjoy." --USA Today
"There's enough color, vitality and bravura displays of mythmaking in this rich sampler...to sate faithful fans and nurture new readers on the stuff of legends still being created." --Publishers Weekly(starred review)
"I wouldn't be at all surprised if this was the best selling anthology of the year." --Science Fiction Chronicle
"This is a collection of grace, style, and substance." --Statesman JournalAbout the Author:
Robert Silverberg was born in New York City. He sold his first novel while still a student at Columbia University and has been a full-time writer since graduation. He has published more than fifty novels as well as serious works of history and archaeology. He and his wife live in San Francisco.
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