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Sword & Sorcery Anthology

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  • Terrifying barbarians, cunning mages, and daring heroes run rampant through these exceptional examples of the exciting sword and sorcery genre. In “Tower of the Elephant”, Conan takes up jewel thievery but proves to be far better with his sword. “The Flamer Bringers” finds antihero Elric infiltrating a band of blood-thirsty mercenaries and outwitting a powerful sorcerer. “Become a Warrior” is the unexpected tale of a child who loses all she holds dear, only to gain unforeseen power and unlikely revenge. Further entries come from early legends such as Jack Vance and Catherine Louise Moore, the next wave of talents including Fritz Leiber and Michael Moorcock, and modern trendsetters like George R.R. Martin, Karl Edward Wagner, and David Drake. This essential, fast-paced anthology is a chronological gathering of influential, inventive, and entertaining fantasy – sure to appeal to action-oriented fans.

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Product Description

  • Authors
    David Drake  
    Jane Yolen  
    Fritz Leiber  
    Michael Moorcock  
    Poul Anderson  
    Robert E Howard  
    George R R Martin  
    C L Moore  
    Jack Vance  
    David G Hartwell  
    Karl Edward Wagner  
    Binding
    Paperback  
    Cat No.
    2611006  
    EAN
    978161696069851595  
    Genre
    Fantasy  
    ISBN
    9781616960698  
    Publisher
    Tachyon Publications  
    Type
    Books  
  • Terrifying barbarians, cunning mages, and daring heroes run rampant through these exceptional examples of the exciting sword and sorcery genre. In “Tower of the Elephant”, Conan takes up jewel thievery but proves to be far better with his sword. “The Flamer Bringers” finds antihero Elric infiltrating a band of blood-thirsty mercenaries and outwitting a powerful sorcerer. “Become a Warrior” is the unexpected tale of a child who loses all she holds dear, only to gain unforeseen power and unlikely revenge. Further entries come from early legends such as Jack Vance and Catherine Louise Moore, the next wave of talents including Fritz Leiber and Michael Moorcock, and modern trendsetters like George R.R. Martin, Karl Edward Wagner, and David Drake. This essential, fast-paced anthology is a chronological gathering of influential, inventive, and entertaining fantasy – sure to appeal to action-oriented fans.

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