Fantasty fans, rejoice! Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, the acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy finction, the long-awaited second volume is here.
Each of the bestselling writers represented in these selections from Legend II returns to the fantasy universe he or she 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 standalones – perfect introductions to the work of their authors – and indispensable additions to the epics on which they are based.
Diana Gabaldon turns to and 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.
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.
“A stellar compilation.”
“There’s enough color, vitality and bravura displays of mythmaking in this rich sampler . . . to sate faithful fans and nurture new readers on the stuff of legends still being created.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A book that a fantasy reader would be proud to own.”
“A superb Baedecker to the fantasy worlds of 11 of the field's finest writers.” —Dallas Morning News
“An enjoyable sampler of the best high fantasy available today.”
—San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
From the Hardcover edition.
How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters
by Andrew Shaffer, with contributions by Fin Shepard and April Wexler