Jonathan Strahan is an award-winning editor that brings a
stunning collection of writers to this anthology of fantasy.
With some of the names attached to this project, it's no
wonder that this is the first of a new series of anthologies
featuring original fiction by notable names. Fans can
utilize these collections to find new talents and sample
works from authors they might not know otherwise.
Anthologies are a great place to discover new authors. Short
stories have a small amount of words to present a developed
plot and conclusion, and for this reason they can be very
exciting and hard-hitting. Plus, with them you are not
forced to read an entire novel length work of someone you're
not familiar with.
This really is a fantastic compilation of fantasy by several
of today's notable writers in that genre. The stories are
very diverse, yet they stick to the ground rules of fantasy
with mastery. Some have action, like Glen Cook's "Shaggy Dog
Bridge", some have mythological components, like Elizabeth
Bear's "The Ghost Makers", which happened to be a favorite
of mine. Daniel Abraham's "The High King Dreaming" was
darker than most, but also provocative and insightful.
Saladin Ahmed is on target with his fantastic tale,
"Amethyst, Shadow, and Light". A more literary choice is
Kate Elliott's "Leaf and Branch and Grass and Vine". There's
much to choose from with this anthology. Fantasy fans will
not be disappointed.
How do you encompass all the worlds of the imagination?
Within fantasy’s scope lies every possible impossibility,
from dragons to spirits, from magic to gods, and from the
unliving to the undying. In Fearsome Journeys, master
anthologist Jonathan Strahan sets out on a quest to find the
very limits of the unlimited, collecting twelve brand new
stories by some of the most popular and exciting names in
epic fantasy from around the world.
With original fiction from Scott Lynch, Saladin Ahmed, Trudi
Canavan, K J Parker, Kate Elliott, Jeffrey Ford, Robert V S
Redick, Ellen Klages, Glen Cook, Elizabeth Bear, Ellen
Kushner, Ysabeau S. Wilce and Daniel Abraham, Fearsome
Journeys explores the whole range of the fantastic