By George R. R. Martin
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A exciting selection of twenty-one unique tales through an all-star record of contributors—including a brand new A online game of Thrones tale through George R. R. Martin!
If you’re partial to fiction that's greater than simply black and white, this newest tale assortment from number 1 New York Times bestselling writer George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is stuffed with refined colors of grey. Twenty-one all-original tales, through an all-star checklist of participants, will pride and astonish you in equivalent degree with their crafty twists and wonderful reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself deals a brand-new A online game of Thrones story chronicling one of many greatest rogues within the complete historical past of Ice and Fire.
persist with besides the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, in addition to different masters of literary sleight-of-hand, during this rogues gallery of reports that might plunder your heart—and but depart you all of the richer for it.
Featuring all-new tales by
Joe Abercrombie • Daniel Abraham • David W. Ball • Paul Cornell • Bradley Denton • Phyllis Eisenstein • Gillian Flynn • Neil Gaiman • Matthew Hughes • Joe R. Lansdale • Scott Lynch • Garth Nix • Cherie Priest • Patrick Rothfuss • Steven Saylor • Michael Swanwick • Lisa Tuttle • Carrie Vaughn • Walter Jon Williams • Connie Willis
And an creation by means of George R. R. Martin!
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“Not a unmarried undesirable tale within the bunch . . . The desk of contents on my own will make lovers from all style aisles salivate.”—Library Journal
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Around the lake he may see movement within the tree line. In a second, it had resolved into the shapes of the Vandaayo. They plunged into the water, trusting within the amphibian strands in their ancestry to maintain them. it is going to now not take them lengthy to move the gap. “Run! ” he stated. “If we’re lucky,” he acknowledged to the lady as they pounded alongside a path that he notion could lead again to the line to Port Thayes, “Fulferin went this manner, and we’ll trap as much as him. ” “And then? ” she acknowledged, panting as she strove to maintain. “Between the 2 folks, we overpower him and depart him to do for us what he meant us to do for him. ” “Leave him for the Vandaayo? Agreed. ” the path was once hard-packed and confirmed no tracks. yet Raffalon stuck sight of an overturned pebble, its reversed aspect darker than the others round it. a short time farther on, he spied a thread snagged on a thorn. The impact of the god of small good fortune used to be nonetheless with him. They got here to a much wider circulation, crossed through stepping-stones. As they slowed to navigate their passage, Erminia acknowledged, “I be aware of anything approximately Fulferin that he doesn't recognize i do know. ” “What? ” stated the thief. “And how? ” “He has come via Fosseth and stopped at our lodge. ” “He didn’t realize you. ” “I am typically consigned to the kitchen, scrubbing pots and scraping plates whereas my sister, Elfrey—she of the blond hair and balloonish breasts and pneumatic hips that draw all eyes—she waits at the buyers. Father reckons it strong for enterprise. ” Raffalon prolonged a hand to aid her go a large hole the place the present ran powerful among the stones. “What have you learnt of Fulferin? ” “He isn't any greater than a hedge sorcerer, if that. ” She leapt over, daintily. “I doubt he is aware greater than a handful of youngster spells, yet he's in carrier to Bolbek, who calls himself the Potence, a robust thaumaturge in Port Thayes. ” “Why does Bolbek ship him via Fosseth? ” “It is at the previous highway to the ruins of Itharios. ” the guy knew of where, a tumble of damaged partitions and upheaved pavements, devastated in an earthquake millennia in the past. “So? ” he stated. “Fulferin delves within the outdated fanes, looking for effigies of foregone gods. those he provides to his grasp. even though occasionally they dig jointly. ” “To fix their powers? ” they'd crossed over now. She shook her head. “It comprises powers, to be certain, yet from what I heard them whispering while after they either stopped on the grey chicken, the thaumaturge makes use of the gods the way in which a spider makes use of a fly. ” “Ah,” stated Raffalon. Having been as soon as incarcerated and taken care of in methods he had no longer loved, he had on account that tended to return down at the part of flies and to reject the claims of spiders. “He has fooled the god,” he acknowledged. “I suppose,” she acknowledged, “that even deities are disposed to think what they wish to think, specifically after they are wanting to continue to exist. And whilst a robust mage cloaks his assistant’s precise nature. ” the fellow remembered a twin of an blameless Fulferin that the god had submit at the monitor in his brain. “Hmm,” he stated, then, “we had higher stream on.