Seventeen original tales of sword and sorcery penned by masters old and new
Elric . . . the Black Company . . . Majipoor. For years, these have been some of the names that have captured the hearts of generations of readers and embodied the sword and sorcery genre. And now some of the most beloved and bestselling fantasy writers working today deliver stunning all-new sword and sorcery stories in an anthology of small stakes but high action, grim humor mixed with gritty violence, fierce monsters and fabulous treasures, and, of course, swordplay. Don't miss the adventure of the decade!
It was written well enough, the story itself was just weak and the characters weaker.
I immediately purchased the first book in Enge's series about Morlock, Blood of Ambrose, when I finished this story.
This is an excellent collection of Sword and Sorcery stories from some of the best authors in the genre.
I went through and rated each story and came out with a combined average of 3.4 stars. There are, in my mind, four pieces that I gave 5 stars to and a number of stories where I was... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael Drakich
Swords & Dark Magic (2010) is a Fantasy anthology. It contains an introduction, seventeen original stories, and an afterword. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Arthur W. Jordin
Some of the stories are great and some not so much. Such is the way with all collections like this. The ones that are great are worth reading.Published 23 months ago by Christopher J. Reynolds
I read all of the stories in this Swords and Dark Magic, and overall found them to be well written and interesting. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Arthur Enyedy
Swords & Dark Magic (S&DM from here on out) in an anthology released back in June of 2010. It contains seventeen original tales from authors ranging from the ever gritty... Read morePublished on July 3, 2011 by R.M. Knight
These stories were all right, but none of them really stood out to me. The best installment was "Under the Stacks," by Scott Lynch. Read morePublished on April 27, 2011 by Shan Winslow
In fairness I purchased this book soley for the Tides Elba story by Glen Cook, So really that is what I am rating here. Read morePublished on December 25, 2010 by Brendan Beavers
Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery may be the first anthology I've actually eagerly anticipated since... I'm not sure. Probably The Last Dangerous Visions. Read morePublished on October 20, 2010 by J. Shurin
One of the things I've missed in fantasy are the great swords & sorcery anthologies of the 1970s and 1980s like Lin Carter's "Flashing Swords" and Karl Edward Wagner's "Echoes of... Read morePublished on October 12, 2010 by Tim Janson