Legends, Volume 1: Stories By The Masters of Modern Fantasy

Acclaimed author and editor Robert Silverberg collected 11 of the best writers in myth to give a contribution to this number of brief novels. all of the writers used to be requested to write down a brand new tale in keeping with one among his or her most famed sequence: from Stephen King's starting piece set in his well known Gunslinger universe to Robert Jordan's early examine his famed Wheel of Time saga, those tales are highly good written and universally good advised. The authors contain King, Jordan, and Silverberg himself, in addition to Terry and Lyn Pratchett, Terry Goodkind, Orson Scott Card, Ursula okay. Le Guin, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, and Raymond E. Feist.

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