Legends II, Vol 2: Dragon, Sword, and King
Legends II Vol 2 Dragon Sword and King Author:Robert Silverberg (Editor) Anthology Title: Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King [Legends II (2-part set) • 2] / anthology by Robert Silverberg. — The second of a two-volume set, an original collection of short fiction and novellas by some of today's leading fantasy authors, a journey into special worlds of imagination. Fantasy fans, r... more »ejoice! Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, his acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the long-awaited second volume is here. Legends IIpicks up where its illustrious predecessor left off. All of the bestselling writers represented in Legends II return to the special universe of the imagination that its author has made famous throughout the world. Whether set before or after events already recounted elsewhere, whether featuring beloved characters or compelling new creations, these masterful short novels are both mesmerizing stand-alones -- perfect introductions to the work of their authors -- and indispensable additions to the epics on which they are based. Beyond any doubt, Legends II is the fantasy event of the season.
Introduction (Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King) • essay by Robert Silverberg
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN continues the adventures of Dunk, a young hedge knight, and his unusual squire, Egg, in "The Sworn Sword", set a generation before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire.
ORSON SCOTT CARD tells a tale of Alvin Maker and the mighty Mississippi, featuring a couple of ne'er-do-wells named Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in "The Yazoo Queen".
DIANE GABALDON turns to an important character from her Outlander saga -- Lord John Grey -- in "Lord John and the Succubus", a supernatural thriller set in the early days of the Seven Years War.
ELIZABETH HAYDON tells of the destruction of Serendair and the fate of its last defenders in "Threshold", set at the end of the Third Age of her Symphony of Ages series.
TERRY BROOKS adds an exciting epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara in "Indomitable", the tale of Jair Ohmsford's desperate quest to complete the destruction of the evil Ildatch...armed only with the magic of illusion.