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by Marion Zimmer Bradley


Book 3 of 24 in the Sword and Sorceress Series. This is Marion Zimmer Bradley's third anthology of sword and sorcery fiction devoted to stories where women are the protagonists

Book 3 of 24 in the Sword and Sorceress Series. This is Marion Zimmer Bradley's third anthology of sword and sorcery fiction devoted to stories where women are the protagonists. They come in many forms, warriors, thieves, mages, healers, wise-women, adventurers and wanderers.

This is Marion Zimmer Bradley's third anthology of sword and sorcery fiction devoted to stories where women are the protagonists. They come in many forms, warriors, thieves, mages, healers, wise-women, adventurers and wanderers

This is Marion Zimmer Bradley's third anthology of sword and sorcery fiction devoted to stories where women are the protagonists. MZB sticks to her guns throughout-these are not romances, nor are they stories where women are the sidekicks, or simply women to be overcome by a more powerful male. Instead, this anthology holds a wide range of stories, and an infinitely wide range of heroines.

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels.

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels, and is best known for the Arthurian fiction novel The Mists of Avalon, and the Darkover series. While she is noted for her feminist perspective in her writing,:28–29 her popularity has been posthumously marred by multiple accusations against her of child sexual abuse and rape by two of her children, Mark and Moira Greyland, and others.

Sword and Sorceress III book. This anthology of short stories is a good introduction. of Women’s Fantasy · Marion Zimmer Bradley Dragon-Amber · Deborah Wheeler Enter the Wolf · . Overstreet Valley of the Shadow · Jennifer Roberson The Song and the Flute · Dorothy J. Heydt Journeytime · Dana Kramer-Rolls Orpheus · Mary Frances Zambreno Scarlet Eyes · Millea Kenin The River of Tears · Anodea Judith Fresh Blood · Polly B. Johnson The Mist on the Moor · Diana L. Paxson.

Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Sword & Sorceress" series has always presented the best in contemporary women's fantasy .

Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Sword & Sorceress" series has always presented the best in contemporary women's fantasy, and this new volume carries on the tradition! In this volume, 26 original stories of bold, talented, and heroic women lead readers through enchanted realms of the imagination into danger both physical and sorcerous, where power and courage lie in a woman's hands.

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No need to use torrent or IR. Marion Zimmer Bradley. This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. Over the years she turned more to fantasy; The House Between the Worlds, although a selection of the Science Fiction Book Club, was "fantasy undiluted".

Sword and Sorceress XI. by. Tammi Labrecque. But they wanted a traditional sorceress and turned their backs on your real potential. You must not betray your true worth as they did, Tyrnill, lest you be guilty of worse negligence than they

Sword and Sorceress XI. You must not betray your true worth as they did, Tyrnill, lest you be guilty of worse negligence than they. Tyrnill swallowed around a lump in her throat and asked in a small voice, "Do you really believe that?

Sword and Sorceress III: An Anthology of Heroic Fantasy (No. 3) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0747231073

ISBN: 0747231079

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (November 3, 1988)

Pages: 285 pages

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Usishele
I purchased this anthology so I could add the short story by Elizabeth Moon to my collection of her work. One needs to acquire a taste for fantasy fiction. The writing styles of the authors in this genre range from presenting realistic characters and situations in a mild fantasy setting to magical beings interacting against an extreme spellbound backdrop. As one would expect, the styles of the twenty short stories in this volume run the gambit. I feel all of the short stories are well-written and were chosen with care by the editor Marion Zimmer Bradley. I found, however, that my taste in literature has changed dramatically from my high school-college days until now, so I didn't really enjoy most of the selections. The stories do share similar themes: heroines who use magic or skill-at-arms to achieve their goals. In spite of my disinterest for most of the entries, I do recommend this book to the more dedicated fantasy readers who enjoy good tales about empowered women.
Usishele
I purchased this anthology so I could add the short story by Elizabeth Moon to my collection of her work. One needs to acquire a taste for fantasy fiction. The writing styles of the authors in this genre range from presenting realistic characters and situations in a mild fantasy setting to magical beings interacting against an extreme spellbound backdrop. As one would expect, the styles of the twenty short stories in this volume run the gambit. I feel all of the short stories are well-written and were chosen with care by the editor Marion Zimmer Bradley. I found, however, that my taste in literature has changed dramatically from my high school-college days until now, so I didn't really enjoy most of the selections. The stories do share similar themes: heroines who use magic or skill-at-arms to achieve their goals. In spite of my disinterest for most of the entries, I do recommend this book to the more dedicated fantasy readers who enjoy good tales about empowered women.
Bloodray
wonderful short stories
Bloodray
wonderful short stories
Arlana
Very enjoyable addition to this series. The stories are getting better with each book. I am enjoying most of the authors.
Arlana
Very enjoyable addition to this series. The stories are getting better with each book. I am enjoying most of the authors.
Thetalas
Great short stories. You will want to try the other anthologies - I think there are upwards of 30 now. I am building a set and needed to fill a hole.
Enjoyable
Thetalas
Great short stories. You will want to try the other anthologies - I think there are upwards of 30 now. I am building a set and needed to fill a hole.
Enjoyable
Aiata
Always a Great Read!
Aiata
Always a Great Read!
just one girl
In the third volume of this annual themed anthology series, editor MZB sometimes seems to have gotten a little confused, but she still managed to score, out of 20 stories, 14 or 15 that I found personally enjoyable. I say confused because sometimes her prefatory notes don't seem to match the stories. She describes Millea Kenin's "Scarlet Eyes" as "a splendid blend of adventure fantasy in the sword and sorcery vein and science fiction," yet I could find nothing science-fictional about it, while Patricia B. Cirone's "S.A.R.," though it *might* be said to have a science-fictional twist, doesn't show any evidence of the technology that ordinarily defines that genre. She explicitly states that these collections are sword-and-sorcery, yet Jennifer Roberson's "Valley of the Shadow" and Melissa Carpenter's "A Tale From Hendry's Mill," while clearly fantasy, don't seem to be, and Anodea Judith's "The River of Tears" is apparently set in modern times. J. Edwin Andrews's "Talla" is described as "a bit gruesome," yet I didn't find it so at all. On the other hand, there's plenty to like in this volume, including the first story of Mercedes Lackey's Tarma and Kethry (who later appeared in a series of novels beginning with The Oathbound (Vows and Honor, Book 1)), Deborah Wheeler's "Dragon-Amber" (in which a nature-sorceress aids an amnesiac bound to a very protective dragon), "Enter the Wolf" by A. D. Overstreet (which ought to have been expanded into a full-length book), Mary Frances Zambreno's "Orpheus" (a female warrior and her she-werewolf partner contract to bring a dead man back from the Afterworld), Polly B. Johnson's fascinating "Fresh Blood" (set in what seems to be an alternate Mexico where an analogue of the Aztecs rules--and has horses!), Diana L. Paxson's "The Mist on the Moor" (a new adventure of her warrior-princes Shanna, with a hint of Fritz Leiber about it), Elizabeth Moon's "Bargains" (a brief tale of swindlers swindled by a warrior and her magic-user sidekick), "A Woman's Privilege" by Elizabeth Waters (a sorceress-princess and her twin brother must stand against a rival lord), and "Marwe's Forest" (a new adventure of Charles R. Saunders's Dahomean warrior-woman Dossouye). I personally think that Dana Kramer-Rolls's "Journeytime" could have used better editing--I find her society lacking in expository detail, even for one confined to short-story length--but that's just my opinion; others may be able to glean more from the author's prose than I was.

Bradley was a notoriously tough editor and had no patience with whiners and other nonprofessional types, and her tastes don't always match mine, but in her earliest efforts in this series, at least, she succeeds in entertaining me more times than not.
just one girl
In the third volume of this annual themed anthology series, editor MZB sometimes seems to have gotten a little confused, but she still managed to score, out of 20 stories, 14 or 15 that I found personally enjoyable. I say confused because sometimes her prefatory notes don't seem to match the stories. She describes Millea Kenin's "Scarlet Eyes" as "a splendid blend of adventure fantasy in the sword and sorcery vein and science fiction," yet I could find nothing science-fictional about it, while Patricia B. Cirone's "S.A.R.," though it *might* be said to have a science-fictional twist, doesn't show any evidence of the technology that ordinarily defines that genre. She explicitly states that these collections are sword-and-sorcery, yet Jennifer Roberson's "Valley of the Shadow" and Melissa Carpenter's "A Tale From Hendry's Mill," while clearly fantasy, don't seem to be, and Anodea Judith's "The River of Tears" is apparently set in modern times. J. Edwin Andrews's "Talla" is described as "a bit gruesome," yet I didn't find it so at all. On the other hand, there's plenty to like in this volume, including the first story of Mercedes Lackey's Tarma and Kethry (who later appeared in a series of novels beginning with The Oathbound (Vows and Honor, Book 1)), Deborah Wheeler's "Dragon-Amber" (in which a nature-sorceress aids an amnesiac bound to a very protective dragon), "Enter the Wolf" by A. D. Overstreet (which ought to have been expanded into a full-length book), Mary Frances Zambreno's "Orpheus" (a female warrior and her she-werewolf partner contract to bring a dead man back from the Afterworld), Polly B. Johnson's fascinating "Fresh Blood" (set in what seems to be an alternate Mexico where an analogue of the Aztecs rules--and has horses!), Diana L. Paxson's "The Mist on the Moor" (a new adventure of her warrior-princes Shanna, with a hint of Fritz Leiber about it), Elizabeth Moon's "Bargains" (a brief tale of swindlers swindled by a warrior and her magic-user sidekick), "A Woman's Privilege" by Elizabeth Waters (a sorceress-princess and her twin brother must stand against a rival lord), and "Marwe's Forest" (a new adventure of Charles R. Saunders's Dahomean warrior-woman Dossouye). I personally think that Dana Kramer-Rolls's "Journeytime" could have used better editing--I find her society lacking in expository detail, even for one confined to short-story length--but that's just my opinion; others may be able to glean more from the author's prose than I was.

Bradley was a notoriously tough editor and had no patience with whiners and other nonprofessional types, and her tastes don't always match mine, but in her earliest efforts in this series, at least, she succeeds in entertaining me more times than not.
Eta
This is Marion Zimmer Bradley's third anthology of sword and sorcery fiction devoted to stories where women are the protagonists. They come in many forms, warriors, thieves, mages, healers, wise-women, adventurers and wanderers. MZB sticks to her guns throughout-these are not romances, nor are they stories where women are the sidekicks, or simply women to be overcome by a more powerful male. Instead, this anthology holds a wide range of stories, and an infinitely wide range of heroines. Since the first Sword and Sorceress anthology, these stories became increasingly popular, so that MZB had received rampant submissions for this third anthology from hopeful writers. Most of her intro delves into her editing methods, and what she expects from a story. Readers get to see a bit of the process behind selection, as well as MZB's sharp and humorous personality that I personally found delightful.
MZB once more serves up a range of voices; from familiar returning favorites, to brand new first sales. Probably one of the most noteworthy new authors, in my opinion, is Mercedes Lackey. "Sword Sworn" is, I believe, Misty's debut as a published author, and is certainly the first introduction to her unforgettable mercenary heroines, Tarma and Kethry who are the protagonists of Lackey's later novels; OATHBOUND and OATHBREAKERS. Lackey has gone on to quite a career since then, but even this first short story showcases her talents as a writer. As to returning favorites, MZB has included an interesting tale of a dragon and a young nature-wizard "Dragon Amber" by Deborah Wheeler (noteworthy, in part because Bradley tends to dislike any sort of `cliché' dragon story), "Valley of Shadow" by Jennifer Roberson, "Journeytime" by Dana Kramer-Rolls, "Marwe's Forest" by Charles Saunders, and "The Mist on the Moor" by Diana L. Paxson.
"Journeytime" by Dana Kramer-Rolls, "The River of Tears" by Anodea Judith, and "Sword Sworn" by Mercedes Lackey are more serious ventures, dealing with the transformation of character and the journey, both physical and spiritual, these characters make. Unlike her first two anthologies, number three has a greater number of serious stories, the balance of humor is not as prevalent, still there are one or two that lighten the mood. "Orpheus" by Mary Frances Zambreno is about an unusual pair of women adventurers sent to retrieve a soul from the underworld, and "Bargains" by Elizabeth Moon where the bargains in question, may be no bargain at all.
Among my favorites is "A Tale From Hendry's Mill" by Melisa Carpenter, an interesting take on the `rape and revenge' theme, and one very likable heroine. "More's the Pity" by L. D. Woeltjen is a haunting tale that works its spell very effectively in a few short pages. As mentioned above, "Sword Sworn" by Mercedes Lackey is her introduction to two female mercenaries, and a powerful story of both sword and sorcery-and vengeance. Perhaps the most intriguing story is Jennifer Roberson's "Valley of the Shadow". It's one you'll just have to read.
All of the stories in this anthology are strongly written and well selected, although there are quite a few longer, more serious pieces than in the last two anthologies. I still consider this collection worth five stars, but could have wished for one or two shorter humorous pieces interspersed in the mix. For any reader who enjoys reading stories about women in fantasy, this is definitely a good place to find them! If you have read this anthology and have enjoyed it, I highly recommend finding the first two anthologies-they're just as well written!
Happy reading! ^_^ --shanshad
Eta
This is Marion Zimmer Bradley's third anthology of sword and sorcery fiction devoted to stories where women are the protagonists. They come in many forms, warriors, thieves, mages, healers, wise-women, adventurers and wanderers. MZB sticks to her guns throughout-these are not romances, nor are they stories where women are the sidekicks, or simply women to be overcome by a more powerful male. Instead, this anthology holds a wide range of stories, and an infinitely wide range of heroines. Since the first Sword and Sorceress anthology, these stories became increasingly popular, so that MZB had received rampant submissions for this third anthology from hopeful writers. Most of her intro delves into her editing methods, and what she expects from a story. Readers get to see a bit of the process behind selection, as well as MZB's sharp and humorous personality that I personally found delightful.
MZB once more serves up a range of voices; from familiar returning favorites, to brand new first sales. Probably one of the most noteworthy new authors, in my opinion, is Mercedes Lackey. "Sword Sworn" is, I believe, Misty's debut as a published author, and is certainly the first introduction to her unforgettable mercenary heroines, Tarma and Kethry who are the protagonists of Lackey's later novels; OATHBOUND and OATHBREAKERS. Lackey has gone on to quite a career since then, but even this first short story showcases her talents as a writer. As to returning favorites, MZB has included an interesting tale of a dragon and a young nature-wizard "Dragon Amber" by Deborah Wheeler (noteworthy, in part because Bradley tends to dislike any sort of `cliché' dragon story), "Valley of Shadow" by Jennifer Roberson, "Journeytime" by Dana Kramer-Rolls, "Marwe's Forest" by Charles Saunders, and "The Mist on the Moor" by Diana L. Paxson.
"Journeytime" by Dana Kramer-Rolls, "The River of Tears" by Anodea Judith, and "Sword Sworn" by Mercedes Lackey are more serious ventures, dealing with the transformation of character and the journey, both physical and spiritual, these characters make. Unlike her first two anthologies, number three has a greater number of serious stories, the balance of humor is not as prevalent, still there are one or two that lighten the mood. "Orpheus" by Mary Frances Zambreno is about an unusual pair of women adventurers sent to retrieve a soul from the underworld, and "Bargains" by Elizabeth Moon where the bargains in question, may be no bargain at all.
Among my favorites is "A Tale From Hendry's Mill" by Melisa Carpenter, an interesting take on the `rape and revenge' theme, and one very likable heroine. "More's the Pity" by L. D. Woeltjen is a haunting tale that works its spell very effectively in a few short pages. As mentioned above, "Sword Sworn" by Mercedes Lackey is her introduction to two female mercenaries, and a powerful story of both sword and sorcery-and vengeance. Perhaps the most intriguing story is Jennifer Roberson's "Valley of the Shadow". It's one you'll just have to read.
All of the stories in this anthology are strongly written and well selected, although there are quite a few longer, more serious pieces than in the last two anthologies. I still consider this collection worth five stars, but could have wished for one or two shorter humorous pieces interspersed in the mix. For any reader who enjoys reading stories about women in fantasy, this is definitely a good place to find them! If you have read this anthology and have enjoyed it, I highly recommend finding the first two anthologies-they're just as well written!
Happy reading! ^_^ --shanshad
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