Sword and Sorceress II

Sword and Sorceress II What better guide could there be through the realms of witchery and wonder of combat and danger of romance and magic than the hand and mind of Marion Zimmer Bradley author of best sellers CITY OF S

  • Title: Sword and Sorceress II
  • Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley Phyllis Ann Karr Rachel Pollack Diana L. Paxson C.J. Cherryh Charles R. Saunders Bruce D. Arthurs Jennifer Roberson
  • ISBN: 9780886770419
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • What better guide could there be through the realms of witchery and wonder, of combat and danger, of romance and magic than the hand and mind of Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of best sellers CITY OF SORCERY, THENDARA HOUSE and MISTS OF AVALON So come with her now through the second convocation of swordswomen and spellbinders.Here you will meet dragons and goddesses HereWhat better guide could there be through the realms of witchery and wonder, of combat and danger, of romance and magic than the hand and mind of Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of best sellers CITY OF SORCERY, THENDARA HOUSE and MISTS OF AVALON So come with her now through the second convocation of swordswomen and spellbinders.Here you will meet dragons and goddesses Here you will venture forth with priestesses and assassins Here be unicorns and mythical beasts of darkness.Here is adventure Fifteen original tales by such writers as C.J Cherryh, Diana Paxson, Phyllis Ann Karr, Charles Saunders, Jennifer Roberson, and , selected and introduced by the Wise Woman of Darkover, Marion Zimmer Bradley herself.Marion Zimmer Bradley s Sword and Sorceress series has always featured the best in contemporary women s fantasy, and this outstanding new volume carries on the tradition These original stories of brave, talented, and heroic women will take readers through enchanted realms of the imagination into danger both physical and mystical, where the only way to survive is through the power of sword and spell.Introduction Marion Zimmer BradleyA Night at Two Inns Phyllis Ann KarrThe Red Guild Rachel PollackShadow Wood Diana L PaxsonUnicorn s Blood Bruce D ArthursThe Unshadowed Land C.J CherryhShimenege s Mask Charles R SaundersThe Black Tower Stephen L BurnsThe Lady and the Tiger Jennifer RobersonFireweb Deborah WheelerCold Blows the Wind Angharad Charles de LintSword of the Mother Dana Kramer RollsHunger Russ GarrisonOn First Looking into Bradley s Guidelines, or Stories I Don t Want to Read Either Elizabeth ThompsonThe Chosen Maiden Raul ReyesRed Pearls Richard CorwinWound on the Moon Vera Nazarian

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    1. As is the case, it's always difficult to rate an anthology. Like all such, some stories I found boring, some engrossing, and some just fun. The Sword and the Sorceress series, which I have been reading some-what out of order, is an interesting case. By now I feel I kind of know Bradley's editorial voice, and yet it's also clear that voice changes over the course of what would be a decades long anthology series. Initially this series exists as a response to the Sword and Sorcery genre than experi [...]

    2. A Night at Two Inns • (1985) • novelette by Phyllis Ann KarrThe Red Guild • (1985) • novelette by Rachel PollackShadow Wood • [Shanna of Sharteyn] • (1985) • novelette by Diana L. PaxsonUnicorn's Blood • (1985) • novelette by Bruce D. ArthursThe Unshadowed Land • (1985) • shortstory by C. J. CherryhShimenege's Mask • [Dossouye] • (1985) • shortstory by Charles R. SaundersThe Black Tower • (1985) • shortstory by Stephen L. Burns [as by Stephen Burns ]The Lady and t [...]

    3. I'm not really sure how I missed reading this, but it was on my bookshelf and when I opened it, I turned out not to recognize any of the stories in it. I must have bought it and forgotten I hadn't actually read it, since I'd read all the other S&Ss on the shelf. Anyway, fun, with lots of good stuff, as with the rest of the series. I think the demise* of this series was my main reason for mourning when MZB died. (She is strangely one of my favorite editors and least-favorite authors, since I [...]

    4. Ich habe das Buch aus einem öffentlichen Bücherschrank mitgenommen, weil ich "Marion Zimmer Bradley" gelesen habe und die Avalon-Reihe als Kind ganz gerne mochte. Ich weiß ja nicht mal, ob mir ihre eigenen Werke heute noch gefallen würden, aber vieles, von dem, was sie hier als Herausgeberin herausgesucht hat, taugt mir nicht.Denn: Die meisten dieser Geschichten tropfen leider vor Klischees, sind langatmig und wenig innovativ. Auch finde ich es fragwürdig, dass in dem Buch mehrmals Frauen a [...]

    5. "Shimenege's Mask" by Charles R. Saunders, "The Black Tower" by Stephen Burns, "The Lady and the Tiger" by Jennifer Roberson, "Fireweed" by Deborah Wheeler and "The Wound in the Moon" by Vera Nazarian were memorable.

    6. It's an older collection, but the names in this volume of Sword and Sorceress are very much top-listed authors today. With stories by C. J. Cherryh, Jennifer Roberson, Charles de Lint, and more, there are bound to be a few names familiar to those who give fantasy more than a passing glance.My favorite story in the volume was The Black Tower, by Stephen Burns. Clea takes the somewhat-predictable plot and elevates it with a level of sheer guts not found in any of the heroines in the rest of the vo [...]

    7. There are some really wonderful stories in this collection, and then there are some I didn't care that much for. The story by Charles De Lint is my favorite.

    8. Books of my childhood heart; I have no idea how well it would hold up for me today, but at the time, the whole Sword and Sorceress series were my LIFE.

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