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Unfettered (Vault of Heaven Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Terry Brooks , Robert Jordan , Brandon Sanderson , Patrick Rothfuss , Jacqueline Carey , Naomi Novik , R.A. Salvatore , Peter V. Brett , Mark Lawrence , David Anthony Durham , Shawn Speakman
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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You define life or it defines you.

In Shawn Speakman’s case, it was both.

Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay. That’s when New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story that Shawn could sell tohelp alleviate those bills—and suggested he ask the same of his other writer friends.

Unfettered is the result: an anthology built in order to relieve that debt, featuring short stories by some of the best fantasy writers in the genre.

Twenty-three tales comprise this incredible collection, and as the title suggests, the writers were free to contribute whatever they wished.

Here is the table of contents:

- Foreword by Patrick Rothfuss
- Introduction: On Becoming Unfettered
- Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks
- How Old Holly Came To Be by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Old Scale Game by Tad Williams
- Game of Chance by Carrie Vaughn
- The Martyr of the Roses by Jacqueline Carey
- Mudboy by Peter V. Brett
- The Sound of Broken Absolutes by Peter Orullian
- The Coach with Big Teeth by R.A. Salvatore
- Keeper of Memory by Todd Lockwood
- Heaven in a Wild Flower by Blake Charlton
- Dogs by Daniel Abraham
- The Chapel Perilous by Kevin Hearne
- Select Mode by Mark Lawrence
- All the Girls Love Michael Stein by David Anthony Durham
- Strange Rain by Jennifer Bosworth
- Nocturne by Robert V.S. Redick
- Unbowed by Eldon Thompson
- In Favour with Their Stars by Naomi Novik
- River of Souls by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
- The Jester by Michael J. Sullivan
- The Duel by Lev Grossman
- Walker and the Shade of Allanon by Terry Brooks
- The Unfettered Knight by Shawn Speakman

With the help of stalwart friends and these wonderful short stories, Shawn has taken the gravest of life’s hardships and created something magical. Unfettered is not only a fantastic anthology in its own right, but it’s a testament to the generosity found in the science fiction and fantasy community—proof that humanity can give beyond itself when the need arises.

After all, isn’t that the driving narrative in fantasy literature?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2610 KB
  • Print Length: 518 pages
  • Publisher: Grim Oak Press (21 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #195,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 30 July 2013
By Mah
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Highly recommended. Although not a huge fan of short stories this collection blew my socks off!
A who's who of the fantasy genre.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice teabreak book 15 May 2014
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Entertaining short and varied stories often tying in to authors ongoing or completed series. Good for commuting, waiting rooms, etc..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unfettered 18 Feb. 2014
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One of the best anthologies of fantasy I have read .Stories covered so many interesting subjects from humorous to tragic
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By M Evans
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I had pretty low exceptions for this anthology as how good could stories given away free by their authors be? Well the answer is pretty good. I enjoyed most of them and it enabled me to discover authors I had not read before. i would definitely recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection 1 Oct. 2013
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A great collection of stories from fantastic authors.

Word of warning - it will probably cost you money as you rush out to buy their other books!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unfettered pleasure 17 Dec. 2013
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Reading this book makes you feel good in so many ways and on so many levels. If you're in two minds about buying it... please do. You won't regret it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Range 28 Dec. 2014
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Good range of fantasy fiction for a good cause. Nice to read the author's thinking behind each tale too, provides a more personalised interpretation of the story and it's link to the cause. As expected, I enjoyed some more than others but for the price you cannot argue. AS the saying goes "you can't please everyone all the time"
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4.0 out of 5 stars good short story collection 6 Sept. 2013
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This was a good introduction to authors I have not read before and a reminder of those whom I have read in the past,
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good stories
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unfettered
Mainly brought this collection because of my addiction to Michael J Sullivan books but was very impressed with a lot of the other short stories inside. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A good cross section of fantasy
A good cross section of fantasy. Some authors were unknown to me and were obviously writing about characters and events that had been fleshed out in their novels. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Krys
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reads from some of the best fantasy writers out ...
Great reads from some of the best fantasy writers out there. I also found this was a great book to introduce me to writers I never would have read otherwise.
Published 3 months ago by Gary Kane
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of short stories
Great collection of short stories, some authors I know and some I do not.
I have been and looked up some of the authors after reading their shorts and have purchased their... Read more
Published 4 months ago by mr antony atkin
5.0 out of 5 stars A page turner! Awesome in many ways and for such a good cause!
Great (short) storytelling from the greatest fantasy writers of the moment! A must read, and by buying this book, I felt I contributed in a small way to the making of a great deed!
Published 5 months ago by jul
1.0 out of 5 stars mixed quality
Stories were of mixed quality

Many of them did not make much sense unless you had read the original series. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
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