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From the creation myths and quest sagas of ancient times to the megapopular fantasy novels of today, this quintessential anthology of epic fantasy is adventurous storytelling at its best. With rich and vibrant world building, readers are transported to antiquated realms to witness noble sacrifices and astonishing wonders. Gathering a comprehensive survey of beloved stories from the genre, this compilation includes stories by such luminaries as George R. R. Martin, Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robin Hobb, and Tad Williams. Inspiring and larger-than-life, these tales offer timeless values of courage and friendship in the face of ultimate evil and express mankind's greatest hopes and fears.
John Joseph Adams is the editor of many bestselling anthologies, including Brave New Worlds, By Blood We Live, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Living Dead, The Mad Scientistís Guide to World Domination, and Wastelands. He is the editor and publisher of Lightspeed Magazine and the cohost of The Geekís Guide to the Galaxy podcast. He lives in Lompoc, California.