Legends, Volume 1 (Legends (Tor))

ISBN 13: 9780756900359

Legends, Volume 1 (Legends (Tor))

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9780756900359: Legends, Volume 1 (Legends (Tor))

Eleven of the very best known creators of fantasy fiction, and their eleven worlds -- eleven special universes of the imagination famous throughout the world -- all rich new works, all in one book, the following: Stephen King: The Dark Tower: THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA: Dark fantasy and icy realism, a visionary mix of magic and horror. Terry Pratchett: Discworld: THE SEA AND LITTLE FISHES: Fruit, vegetables and deadly rivalry between witches. Terry Goodkind: The Sword of Truth: DEBT OF BONES: Green fire and black magic rage between the First Wizard and Panis Rahl. Orson Scott Card: The Tales of Alvin Maker: GRINNING MAN: A step closer to the ultimate confrontation between Alvin and the Unmaker. Robert Silverberg: Majipoor: THE SEVENTH SHRINE: In the time of the most famous Pontifex of all, Lord Valentine. Ursula K. LeGuin: Earthsea: DRAGONFLY: A woman for the first time on the mage's Isle of Roke. Tad Williams: Memory, Sorrow and Thorn: THE BURNING MAN: Dragon's blood and ancient hatreds on the Road of Dreams. George R.R. Martin: A Game of Thrones: THE HEDGE KNIGHT: A self-made knight, his honour, his horse, his squire, his luck. Anne McCaffrey: Pern: RUNNER OF PERN: A young Runner on her first journey, dreaming of dragons and glory. Raymond E. Feist: The Riftwar Saga: THE WOOD BOY: When the Kingdom had just been invaded by the Tsurani. Robert Jordan: Wheel of Time: NEW SPRING: Storm and battle in the shadow of the Blight...as the Wheel turns.

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The great anthology of short novels by the masters of modern fantasy.
Stephen King tells a tale of Roland, the Gunslinger, in the world of The Dark Tower, in The Little Sisters of Eluria.
Robert Silverberg returns to Majipoor and to Lord Valentine's adventure in an ancient tomb, in The Seventh Shrine.
Orson Scott Card spins a yarn of Alvin and his apprentice from the Tales of Alvin Maker, in Grinning Man.
Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar Saga is the setting of the tale of The Wood Boy.

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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 Journal

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