By Margaret Weis
Dragons are monsters, mages, heroes, horrors. Dragons thrill our desires and hang-out our legends. Now Margaret Weis, coauthor of the recent York instances bestselling Dragonlance and dying Gate sequence, writer of the big name of the Guardians sequence, and one of many world's major dragonists and dracophiles, gathers the best vintage dragon tales of our time, written by way of the winners of each award within the fields of myth and technological know-how fiction. publication jacket.
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When Dorothy triumphed over the depraved Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's vintage story, we heard in simple terms her facet of the tale. yet what approximately her arch-nemesis, the mysterious witch? the place did she come from? How did she turn into so depraved? and what's the real nature of evil?
Gregory Maguire creates a myth international so wealthy and shiny that we'll by no means examine oz. a similar means back. depraved is set a land the place animals speak and try to be taken care of like top notch electorate, Munchkinlanders search the relief of middle-class balance and the Tin guy turns into a sufferer of household violence. after which there's the little green-skinned lady named Elphaba, who will develop as much as be the notorious depraved Witch of the West, a sensible, prickly and misunderstood creature who demanding situations all our preconceived notions in regards to the nature of fine and evil.
11 tales that upload extra color and form to the epic tale of the Twilight Reign sequence - this is often a necessary quantity for Tom Lloyd's many enthusiasts. The heritage of the Land might keep in mind the slaughter at Moorview or the horror of Scree's fall, yet there have been different casualties of the key struggle opposed to Azaer - extra stories surrounding these bloody years that went unrecorded.
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To finish the ultimate Empire and fix freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. yet for this reason, the Deepness---the deadly type of the ever present mists---is again, besides more and more heavy ashfalls and ever extra strong earthquakes. Humanity seems to be doomed.
Having escaped loss of life on the climax of The good of Ascension basically by means of changing into a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend enterprise hopes to discover clues left at the back of via the Lord Ruler that would let him to avoid wasting the area. Vin is fed on with guilt at having been tricked into freeing the mystic strength often called smash from the good. destroy desires to finish the area, and its close to omniscience and skill to warp truth make preventing it look very unlikely. She can't even talk about it with Elend lest smash examine their plans!
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FLEX: Distilled magic in crystal shape. the main risky drug on this planet. laugh it, and you'll create fantastic coincidences to reside the lifetime of your dreams.
FLUX: The backlash from snorting Flex. The universe hates magic and attempts to rebalance the percentages; perhaps you live on the horrendous injuries the Flex inflicts, probably you don’t.
PAUL TSABO: The obsessed bureaucromancer who’s became forms right into a magical Beast which could rewrite condo agreements, conjure rented automobiles from nowhere, tune down somebody who’s ever stuffed out a form.
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- The Black Chalice (Malory's Knights of Albion, Book 1)
- Born of Silence (The League, Book 6)
- A Mighty Fortress (Safehold, Book 4)
- Titus Awakes (Gormenghast, Book 4)
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She hated that. But it did fit. It was probably calculated to repel her, just as Karia had been repelled by the puns. So she probably had to do it. She faced ahead without moving. "I am not pretty. It would be ludicrous for me to take off my clothes. In fact it would be comical. " She gritted her teeth and took off her shirt. Then she took off her shoes. Then she grimaced and took hold of her skirt. The closed-in Comic Strip faded out. She stood on the open drawbridge. No barriers remained between her and the inner bank of the moat.
The enchanted path was nice. No brambles overlapped it, no tangle trees lurked beside it, and of course there were no dragons, griffins, or other dangerous creatures. It occurred to her that life should be like this, with a clear path and no dangers. It would be nice to travel forever on such a path. Except that she didn't want to do it alone. She wanted to travel with a man—a man she loved, who loved her too. And that was impossible as long as she was not beautiful. It kept coming back to that.
That is, flicking myself light enough to float. But I have an associated side effect that I would like to be rid of. " "As I am doing. " Then before Cube could look surprised, she explained. "I didn't get to ask my Question. I did not make it through the three challenges. In fact I didn't pass the first challenge. " Then Cube realized that she was being just as awkward as Ryver had been. " "It was a stupid challenge, but it stymied me. It was a path that forked. " "A stick-her bush," Cube said.
A Dragon-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic by Margaret Weis