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The Inheritance: And Other Stories Paperback – May 3, 2011
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“At once harrowing, unexpected, and morally complex. . . . I’m eager to see what happens next.” (Locus)
“Displaying Hobb’s gift for creating unusual and compelling worlds, [Shaman’s Crossing] maintains her high standard of storytelling.” (Library Journal)
“Fast action, deep emotional bonds and a great ending...[I] encourage you to check out Dragon Haven.” (Blogcritics.com)
“FOREST MAGE presents a darker and more complex hero in Nevare . . .Ms. Hobb has given a lot of thought to her world and characters. Dark as they are, they stand out like jewels on velvet.” (Romance Reviews Today)
“[D]elicate, vivid language . . . [a] fine example of how to avoid a middle-book slump.” (Booklist)
“All [of the stories] are beautifully written parables, expressing a clear message but managing not to be too offensively preachy about it.…You don’t have to be a fan of either of the author’s identities to enjoy this collection—but you may become one.” (Kirkus Reviews on THE INHERITANCE)
“An engaging, entertaining introduction to both sides of the author’s work.” (Booklist (starred review) on THE INHERITANCE)
“Taken as a whole, the two voices represented here provide a richly textured body of work from one of the genre’s most accomplished writers. VERDICT Fans of both Lindholm and Hobb will appreciate the diversity of this one-woman showcase.” (Library Journal on THE INHERITANCE)
“A priceless reading experience.” (Paul Goat Allen on THE INHERITANCE)
“One author, two pseudonyms, and a wonderful collection of short stories…an exciting addition to the fantasy genre. Her stories are fresh and surprising as she weaves in subtle twists.” (Portland Book Review on THE INHERITANCE)
From the Back Cover
A treasure trove of tales from a master storyteller—the first to feature works written under both her pseudonyms, Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm . . .
Before she became an acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, Robin Hobb received resounding critical praise for work written under the name Megan Lindholm. Though they spring from the same imagination, Hobb and Lindholm are separate, diverse identities, each with her own unique style and perspective.
The Inheritance celebrates the boundless vision of Hobb and Lindholm, bringing together for the first time classic and new short works from both names. The collection is comprised of three generous offerings from Robin Hobb, including the title story, which makes its U.S. debut here, and a brand-new tale, "Cat's Meat." Megan Lindholm contributes her Hugo and Nebula Award finalist "A Touch of Lavender" and Nebula finalist "Silver Lady and the Fortyish Man," as well as several classic and new gems.
Each piece is prefaced by a brief yet informative author's note, offering insight into each story's genesis. Fascinating, compelling, and wonderfully entertaining, The Inheritance reveals the full spectrum of skill and talent of one of the world's finest fantasy writers.
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She has the wonderful ability to create such vivid characters and range of emotions that you'll laugh your head off at the humorous "Silver Lady and the Fortyish Man" while at the same time feel the plight and dreadful circumstances faced in "Homecoming" (a short story on the original settlers of the Rain Wilds). If you've read Hobb's other works, such as The Liveship Traders you'll appreciate some of these stories even more; and if you haven't a couple of these stories are great introduction to her worlds.
From epic fantasy to unusual customers in the retail world to kids growing up on the rough end of town, you are going to LOVE these stories, and if you are new to Lindholm/Hobb, you have just found one of the most gifted authors of our day.
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Book arrived quickly in the condition described.
I am looking forward to reading more books by Ms. Hobb!