Wednesday, April 02, 2008

No. 7 - The Return of the Sword

edited by Jason Waltz

Started: March 29
Finished: April 26

Notes: Been meaning to add this one to the list for a few days now, even though I'm not finished yet with my last book. This one is a collection of short stories from Flashing Swords Press. My story, "Deep in the Land of the Ice and Snow," appears in it.

Mini review: This is, hands down, the best collection of Sword and Sorcery stories I have read in more than twenty years, probably since the fourth or so of the Thieves' World books. My favorite story is Paul Emery's "The Scream of Carnage," mostly because it had that hardcore S&S feel to it. There were a couple of stories that I wasn't crazy about, but there was nothing awful here and the editor did a good job compiling a mix of stories and talent.


Howard von Darkmoor said...

Ahh, interesting. Another author chimes in with a review of RotS. I look forward to reading your thoughts.

Howard von Darkmoor said...

Hey! Coolness!

Thanks for the stellar critique. (Now email the real nitty-gritty)