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Sword & Sorceress XV by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Sword & Sorceress XV

MartyV, August 28, 2015

A great assortment of tales - dark ones, funny ones, legends retold from a different perspective. Some protagonists are familiar from earlier collections and it was a pleasure to learn more of their lives. A couple of new (to me) authors with unique stories to tell, and Bradley's brief forward on each tale were a pleasure to read.
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Sword & Sorceress IX by Marion Zimmer Bradley

MartyV, August 11, 2015

While I love the Sword and Sorceress series, this volume may be my least favorite. I'm not a fan of horror and a couple of the stories fit that category. Most of the others had a dark theme with one or two happy, funny fantasy tales. Still, the writing was excellent by all the authors and this edition will take its place on my shelf with the rest.
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Sword & Sorceress XII by Marion Zimmer Bradley

MartyV, July 16, 2015

I love the editor's choice of short stories. They're all the right size so that I can read a whole one after I go to bed; when the story is done I can force myself to close the book and turn out the light. Perfect, because otherwise I'd want to keep reading all night long. The stories are varied, many with surprise endings, some on the dark side, some hilarious. Love the collection!
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Jinx High by Mercedes Lackey
Jinx High

MartyV, June 28, 2015

This mystery story about witchcraft and sorcery was slow reading at the start; after a few pages the pace picked up and the nature of the mystery began to be revealed. About half way through the book, I couldn't put it down and managed to take time out of my busy day to sit and finish it. One of my favorite authors has done it again! Now I have to find the other stories in the series.
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The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Firebrand

MartyV, June 23, 2015

The Trojan War in all of its gritty, bloody and honorable battles is almost a footnote in this tale about a woman who throws off the idea of men controlling women. Kassandra learns to be strong physically and mentally. She's a warrior and a priest; the Trojan War changes her life forever. The author continues to tell Kassandra's story from the place where all the known myths and legends end. She'll surprise you with one simple fact at the end ... but you must read this epic novel to fully understand.
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