An epic collection of fantasy tales in the great tradition, including an unpublished story from An Ice and Fire Song by George R.R. Martin and an introduction by Gardner Dozois.
Fantasy Fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured up on the page:
Conan the Barbarian, by Robert E. Howard, Elric of Melnibone, by Michael Moorcock, Fafhrd, by Fritz Leiber, and the Grey Mouse.
Classical characters like these make the sword and witchcraft a cornerstone of fantastic fiction, and an inspiration to a new generation of writers, spinning their own tales of magical adventures.
Now, in The Book of Swords, acclaimed publisher and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an anthology of sixteen original epic stories from a stellar cast of modern masters, including George R.R.
Martin, Robin Hobb, Garth Nix, Ken Liu, Daniel Abraham, Scott Lynch, Cecelia Holland, Ellen Kushner, and more on trips to the outer realms of dark charm and fearless adventure, with an impressive variety of fearless swordsmen and warriors who face danger and death at all times with courage, cunning and cold steel.