Swords  Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery
Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery

ISBN: 9780062000286
Year of publication: 2010

Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery

Steven Erikson
Robert Silverberg
Jonathan Strahan
ín R Kiernan
Gene Wolfe
Tanith Lee
Tim Lebbon
Michael Moorcock
Glen Cook
C J Cherryh
Scott Lynch
Joe Abercrombie
Garth Nix
K J Parker
Lou Anders
James Enge
Greg Keyes
Michael Shea
Bill Willingham


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Swords & Dark Magic The New Sword and Sorcery Edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders For ROBERT E. HOWARD, FRITZ LEIBER, and MICHAEL MOORCOCK, the great literary swordsmen who made it possible Introduction CHECK YOUR DARK LORD AT THE DOOR Sword and sorcery. The name says it all. Action meets magic. If high fantasy is about vast armies divided along the lines of obvious good versus ultimate evil, epic struggles to vanquish dark lords bent on world domination, then sword and sorcery is its antithesis. Smaller-scale character pieces, often starring morally compromised protagonists, whose heroism involves little more than trying to save their own skins from a trap they themselves blundered into in search of spoils. Sword and sorcery is where fantasy fiction meets the western, with its emphasis on traveling swordsmen wandering into an exotic setting and finding themselves thrust into unanticipated conflicts there. As high...

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