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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantasttic collection of tales, 24 April 2011
This review is from: Warriors 1 (Mass Market Paperback)
Warriors was originally issued as a very large and expensive hardback. The contents have been broken down into two (or three?) bite size chunk paperbacks and this is the first.
George RR Martin explains in his introduction the joy of the 'spinning rack' at his corner store where genres were mixed and he discovered many great authors. This anthology is like the spinning rack, the common theme is that of a warrior of somekind, but after that premise, all bets are off..
The six stories here are by Joe Haldeman (with a SF tale from the world of Forever War), Steven Saylor (with a Roman tale set at the time of the sack of Carthage), Tad Williams (a story of an interplanetary assassin), Robert Silverberg (a fantasy story of the few remaining soldiers guarding a great barrier) and finally George RR Martin (a novella featuring Dunk and Egg from his Song of Ice and Fire series).
I enjoyed them all, the writing was superb and the stories did vary, perhaps if you don't like Sci-fi or fantasy then these may not be for you, but I enjoyed the mix and it was hard to pick a favourite, which is always a good sign. Great authors, strong writing and a fun mix of tales - what's not to like?
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Initial post: 29 Dec 2014 18:42:22 GMT
Unfortunately when listing the six stories included, the reviewer named only five of them, though I have discovered from the next review what the missing one is. I also don't think there is sufficient analysis here to explain why the description 'fantastic' is warranted, assuming that is meant as an indication of quality.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2014 09:46:26 GMT
Nick Brett says:
My apologies for missing out on naming one of the stories. "Great authors, strong writing and a fun mix of tales" was one way I was suggesting that this was a very enjoyable book and full of quality, but I appreciate that my review obviously didn't work for you, sorry about that.
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