Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | July 20, 2015

    Jesse Ball: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Jesse Ball



    Describe your latest book. I woke up one day from a sort of daydream with an idea for a book's structure, and for the thread of that book, one... Continue »
    1. $16.80 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      A Cure for Suicide

      Jesse Ball 9781101870129

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
4 Beaverton SF- ANTHOLOGIES
9 Local Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- Fantasy- Short Stories
11 Remote Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- Fantasy- Short Stories

This title in other editions

Shattered Shields

by

Shattered Shields Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Original military themed high fantasy anthology featuring hard-hitting stories from Elizabeth Moon, Larry Correia, Sarah A. Hoyt, Glen Cook, and more.

Swords and Shields. Faith and Magic.

Grab your weapons and prepare, for the enemy is on the move.

High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand-in-hand. In great wars, armies rise to fight evil hordes and heroes struggle to push beyond their imperfections to save the day. These stories include more than just epic landscapes and characters…they also feature epic battles.

Imagine a doctor struggling to identify the spy who has infiltrated his company’s ranks and poisoned his colleagues or a boy suspected of murder by a king yet protected by a princess as he helps her father against his own people. Imagine a butcher discovering that he’s called to lead an uprising, or a First Born knowing that she must betray her own in order to save humanity.

The possibilities are endless, but at the heart they have this in common: soldiers—ordinary and otherwise–struggling against extraordinary odds to survive the day. They must withstand dark magic, dodge enemy blades, and defy the odds to survive SHATTERED SHIELDS.

Contributors:

Contributors:

Larry Correia

Sarah A. Hoyt

Gray Rinehart

David Farland

Glen Cook

Seanan McGuire

John Helfers

Annie Bellet

Joseph Zieja

Wendy N. Wagner

David Farland

Cat Rambo

Robin Wayne Bailey

Nancy Fulda

John R. Fultz

Dave Gross

James L. Sutter

Elizabeth Moon

About Shattered Shields:

"An inventive and thought-provoking set of tales that capture the bravery and terrors of battle. Carries the banner of military fantasy proudly."--John Marco, author of The Bronze Knight Series

About The Raygun Chronicles edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt:

"Fans of sf should enjoy this stylistically varied homage to a genre as old as the fiction . . . "--Library Journal

About Beyond the Sun edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt:

"Beyond the Sun mixes courage, redemption, and stark terror in tales of distant worlds. Buckle in."--Jack McDevitt, author of Firebird

Review:

"In this well-built anthology, 17 original stories cut to the heart of military fantasy, diving directly into the most exciting moments of dramatic bravery, grand battles, and life-changing heroism. New stories in the well-established worlds of authors Glen Cook, Elizabeth Moon, and Seanan McGuire will satisfy fans but fall a little flat outside of their fuller context. Freestanding tales feature compact worldbuilding and characters who rise from everyday to exceptional in the face of the challenges, such as the bard-turned-warrior of John R. Fultz's 'Yael of the Strings.' SCentaur battalions in Cat Rambo's 'Hoofsore and Weary' contrast with alternate-WWI dragon shapeshifters in Sarah A. Hoyt's charming 'Rising Above.' James L. Sutter's standout 'Bonded Men' offers warrior teamwork and a grand tribute to the power of love. Readers who prefer to cut straight to the action, but want more depth than pure hack-and-slash, will find these offerings appealing. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and editor of adult and children's speculative fiction. His debut science fiction novel was The Worker Prince, followed by sequels The Returning and The Exodus. His childrens' books include 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Jokes For Kids and Abraham Lincoln: Dinosaur Hunter--Land Of Legends. Schmidt has edited edited anthologies Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6, Beyond The Sun, Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For a New Age and, with Jennifer Brozek, coedited military high fantasy original anthology, Shattered Shields. Schmidt hosts #sffwrtcht (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer's Chat) Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on Twitter.

Jennifer Brozek is an award winning editor, game designer, and author. Winner of the Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication, Jennifer has edited ten anthologies. Author of In a Gilded Light, The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting, Industry Talk, and the Karen Wilson Chronicles, she has more than fifty published short stories, and is the Creative Director of Apocalypse Ink Productions. Jennifer also is a freelance author for numerous RPG companies. Winner of both the Origins and the ENnie award, her contributions to RPG sourcebooks include Dragonlance, Colonial Gothic, Shadowrun, Serenity, Savage Worlds, and White Wolf SAS. Jennifer is also the author of the YA Battletech novel, The Nellus Academy Incident. When she is not writing her heart out, she is gallivanting around the Pacific Northwest in its wonderfully mercurial weather.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781476737010
Author:
Brozek, Jennifer
Publisher:
Baen Books
Author:
Schmidt, Bryan Thomas
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Short Stories
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
BAEN
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20141131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
234.95 x 155.575 mm

Other books you might like

  1. The Hero and the Crown
    Used Mass Market $3.95
  2. Door in the Hedge Used Mass Market $4.50
  3. Misty of Chincoteague Used Trade Paper $1.50
  4. Asterix and Caesar's Gift (Asterix) New Trade Paper $10.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Anthologies
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Fantasy » Epic
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Fantasy » General
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Fantasy » Historical
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Fantasy » Short Stories

Shattered Shields New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.00 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Baen Books - English 9781476737010 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this well-built anthology, 17 original stories cut to the heart of military fantasy, diving directly into the most exciting moments of dramatic bravery, grand battles, and life-changing heroism. New stories in the well-established worlds of authors Glen Cook, Elizabeth Moon, and Seanan McGuire will satisfy fans but fall a little flat outside of their fuller context. Freestanding tales feature compact worldbuilding and characters who rise from everyday to exceptional in the face of the challenges, such as the bard-turned-warrior of John R. Fultz's 'Yael of the Strings.' SCentaur battalions in Cat Rambo's 'Hoofsore and Weary' contrast with alternate-WWI dragon shapeshifters in Sarah A. Hoyt's charming 'Rising Above.' James L. Sutter's standout 'Bonded Men' offers warrior teamwork and a grand tribute to the power of love. Readers who prefer to cut straight to the action, but want more depth than pure hack-and-slash, will find these offerings appealing. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.