Legends Vol 3 New Short Novels Author:Robert Silverberg (Editor) Here is a book of visions and miracles--the 3rd volume in a set of three-- rich, robust new stories by the best-known and most accomplished modern creators of fantasy fiction, each one set in the special universe of the imagination that made that writer famous through-out the world. — Fantasy is that which is generally believed to be impossible o... more »r nonexistant in our culture: wizards and warlocks, elves and goblins, werewolves and vampires, unicorns and enchanted princesses, efficacious incantations and spells.
Contents, 4 stories:
Introduction by Robert Silverberg:
New Spring [Wheel of Time] / Robert Jordan;
Dragonfly [Earthsea Cycle] / Ursula K. Le Guin;
The Burning Man [Memory, Sorrow & Thorn] / Tad Williams;
The Sea and Little Fishes [Discworld] / Terry Pratchett.
Originally published as "Legends" (11 stories complete in one volume).« less
Last of the anthologies. Robert Jordan's precursor to "New Spring" is in here, Ursula K. LeGuin contributes an Earthsea sequel, Tad Williams contributes a Memory Sorrow and Thorn prequel, and Terry Pratchett contributes a Discworld story about Granny Weatherwax. If you have a favorite series included, this is worth picking up.
Of the four authors, Le Guin was the only one whom I had read before. I thought the Jordan story was particularly good, and really liked the ending. The star of the book was the Tad Williams story, which I thought had great character development.