Swords Against Darkness by Paula Guran

Swords Against Darkness by Paula Guran
English | 2019 | Fantasy | ePUB | 701 KB

Flashing swords and fearsome magicks . . . high adventure and wondrous wizardry . . . dread monsters and vast rewards . . .
Tales of swashbuckling sword and sorcery at their best offer keen wit, ingenious perception, freewheeling imagination, and canny invention. From its swashbuckling beginnings of good versus evil battles to clashes of more nuanced principles set in complex settings to havoc shaped by grittier perspectives, ambiguous morality, deep history and expansive worldbuilding―readers continue to be thrilled by the exploits of great warriors and mighty mages.

Includes:

Forging & Shaping:
The Tower of the Elephant by Robert E. Howard
Hellsgarde by C. L. Moore
The Dark Eidolon by Clark Ashton Smith
Liane the Wayfarer by Jack Vance
Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett
Ill Met in Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber
While the Gods Laugh by Michael Moorcock

Normalizing & Annealing:
A Hero at the Gates by Tanith Lee
A Thief in Korianth by C. J. Cherryh
Undertow by Karl Edward Wagner
Swords Against the Marluk by Katherine Kurtz
Out of the Deep: A Valdemar Story by Mercedes Lackey
Epistle from Lebanoi by Michael Shea
Payment Deferred by James Enge
The Swords of Her Heart by John Balestra

Tempering & Sharpening:
Bluestocking by Joanna Russ
The Tale of Dragons and Dreamers by Samuel R. Delany
First Blood by Elizabeth Moon
Where Virtue Lives by Saladin Ahmed
The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats by Scott Lynch
Goats of Glory by Steven Erikson
The Ghost Makers by Elizabeth Bear
The Plague Givers by Kameron Hurley

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