Fantastic tales of epic battles and dark magic
A stellar collection of short fantasy fiction from authors who have made an impact over the last decade, along with some bestselling favourites. These stories of life-and-death struggles and magical force, used for good and evil, by Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Tanith Lee, K. J. Parker, Carrie Vaughn and many others provide thrills and entertainment aplenty.
The 25 contributors to this superior anthology have all mastered the considerable challenge of fantasy worldbuilding in the confines of the short-story . . . Fantasy fans will savor these stories and then eagerly hunt down their authors' longer works. - Publishers Weekly