By Robert Silverberg, George R. R. Martin
Fable fanatics, have fun! Seven years after author and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing historical past with Legends, his acclaimed anthology of unique brief novels through the various maximum writers in myth fiction, the long-awaited moment quantity is the following. Legends II alternatives up the place its illustrious predecessor left off. the entire bestselling writers represented in Legends II go back to the exact universe of the mind's eye that its writer has made well-known in the course of the international. even if set prior to or after occasions already acknowledged in other places, no matter if that includes cherished characters or compelling new creations, those masterful brief novels are either enthralling stand-alones—perfect introductions to the paintings in their authors—and essential additions to the epics on which they're dependent. past any doubt, Legends II is the fable occasion of the season.
ROBIN HOBB returns to the area of the Elderlings with “Homecoming,” a strong story during which exiles despatched to colonize the Cursed shorelines locate themselves sinking into an intoxicating yet lethal dream . . . or is it a memory?
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN maintains the adventures of Dunk, a tender hedge knight, and his strange squire, Egg, in “The Sworn Sword,” set a iteration ahead of the occasions in A music of Ice and Fire.
ORSON SCOTT CARD tells a story of Alvin Maker and the strong Mississippi, that includes a few ne’er-do-wells named Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in “The Yazoo Queen.”
DIANE GABALDON turns to a major personality from her Outlander saga—Lord John Grey—in “Lord John and the Succubus,” a supernatural mystery set within the early days of the Seven Years War.
ROBERT SILVERBERG spins a captivating story of Majipoor’s early history—and distant future—as visible in the course of the eyes of a dilettantish poet who discovers an unforeseen future in “The ebook of Changes.”
TAD WILLIAMS explores the unusual afterlife of Orlando Gardiner, from his Otherland saga, in “The Happiest useless Boy within the World.”
ANNE McCAFFREY shines a mild into the main mysterious and wondrous of all locations on Pern within the heartwarming “Beyond Between.”
RAYMOND E. FEIST turns from the nice battles of the Riftwar to the tale of 1 soldier, a tender guy approximately to embark at the journey of his existence, in “The Messenger.”
ELIZABETH HAYDON tells of the destruction of Serendair and the destiny of its final defenders in “Threshold,” set on the finish of the 3rd Age of her Symphony of a while series.
NEIL GAIMAN supplies us a glimpse into what befalls the fellow known as Shadow after the occasions of his Hugo Award–winning novel American Gods in “The Monarch of the Glen.”
TERRY BROOKS provides a thrilling epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara in “Indomitable,” the story of Jair Ohmsford’s determined quest to accomplish the destruction of the evil Ildatch . . . armed simply with the magic of phantasm.