Acclaimed writer and editor Robert Silverberg gathered 11 of the finest writers in fantasy to contribute to this collection of short novels. Each of the writers was asked to write a new story based on one of his or her most famous series, and the results are wonderful. From Stephen King's opening piece set in his popular Gunslinger universe to Robert Jordan's early look at his famed Wheel of Time saga, each of these stories is exceptionally well written and universally well told. The authors here include King, Jordan, and Silverberg himself, as well as Terry and Lyn Pratchett, Terry Goodkind, Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. Le Guin, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, and Raymond E. Feist. This is not only a great book in and of itself, but it's also a perfect way for fantasy fans to find new novels and authors to add to their "to read" lists. -- Craig E. Engler
From the Back Cover
A Landmark Collection
Only the most talented story tellers create worlds that are beyond fantasy, worlds that become realities. In 'Legends', edited by the legendary Robert Silverberg, the reader can visit eleven of the most fabulous worlds ever created. Eleven new works by the world’s most famous fantasy authors in a single magnificent volume: eleven worlds!
'Stephen King:' A new 'Dark Tower' quest by the last of the gunslingers, Roland of Gilead. Dark fantasy and icy realism in King’s most visionary mix of magic and horror.
'Terry Pratchett:' A new 'Discworld' story of fruit, vegetables and deadly rivalry between Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg.
'Terry Goodkind:' A new story set in the world of 'The Sword of Truth', a blood-curdling battle of green fire and black magic between the First Wizard and Panis Rahl.
'Orson Scott Card:' An addition to 'The Tales of Alvin Maker' and a step closer to the ultimate confrontation between Alvin and the Unmaker.
'Robert Silverberg:' A new 'Majipoor' story by the master storyteller himself returns us to the time of the most famous Pontifex of all, Lord Valentine.
'Ursula K. LeGuin:' A new 'Earthsea' story takes a woman for the first time to the mage’s Isle of Roke.
'Tad Williams:' A new story in the world of 'Memory, Sorrow and Thorn' is haunted by Prester John, dragon’s blood and ancient hatreds on the Road of Dreams.
'George R.R. Martin:' A new story in the world of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' follows the fortunes of a self-made knight, his honour, his horse, his squire, his luck.
'Anne McCaffrey:' A new 'Pern' story sets a young Runner on her journey through life dreaming of dragons and glory.
'Raymond E. Feist:' A new story in 'The Riftwar Saga' set in the early days of the Riftwar, when the Kingdom had just been invaded by the Tsurani.
'Robert Jordan:' A new 'Wheel of Time' story bears witness to storm and battle in the shadow of the Blight…as the Wheel turns.