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

Acclaimed author and editor Robert Silverberg collected 11 of the best writers in delusion to give a contribution to this selection of brief novels. all the writers used to be requested to put in writing a brand new tale in response to considered one of his or her most famed sequence: from Stephen King's establishing piece set in his well known Gunslinger universe to Robert Jordan's early examine his famed Wheel of Time saga, those tales are really 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 ok. Le Guin, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, and Raymond E. Feist.

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