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Renaissance Faire
Renaissance Faire
Author: Andre Norton (Editor), Jean Rabe (Editor)
Fifteen original stories of Renaissance faire magic and mayhem by fantasy's finest. From a master jeweler who unexpectedly gains a treasure beyond price. A musician suddenly able to work magic with his strings. A Thief who picks the wrong mark--or perhaps the right one. A policeman's encounter with Merlin and murder. Here are imaginative tales o...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780756402815
ISBN-10: 0756402816
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: DAW
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I feel for Andre Norton, who must have wondered how she got roped into this collection. Her story is good - the lead story is also good. Perhaps a total of four stories are worth your time.

Most of these made me want to hurt the author involved. Especially the ones who thought they knew everything about Faire and/or the SCA. ("Gosh!" you could just hear 'em saying. "I've been to one Faire, WHAT a lovely idea I have for a story, how clever I am!!") One story in particular made me want to rip up every other page out.

Normally I don't have this reaction to anthologies nor collections. This was particularly awful. A friend once said that she expects perhaps half the stories to be worth her time.

Don't waste your time on this collection. If you like Andre, read her story. Especially do not buy it, not with PBS credits nor money!

I got it from the library. That's the only thing that kept me from slam-dunking this alleged book into the trashcan. Again, very few books have ever made me feel that way.

- ASZ
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