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Blackguards

Blackguards

Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues

by Lian HearnJoseph Lallo Cat Rambo and others

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/2015

 
Whether by coin or by blood... YOU WILL PAY. A fantasy anthology featuring the deadly, the worldly, and the sneaky. Blackguards consists mainly of stories in established series, and the authors range from wildly successful indie authors to New York Times bestsellers. Featuring tales set in the worlds of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria, David Dalglish's Dezrel, Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire, Lian Hearn's Tales of the Otori, Mark Smylie's Sword and Barrow, Anthony Ryan's Raven's Shadow, Shawn Speakman's Chronicles of Annwn, Carol Berg's Sanctuary, James A. Moore's Seven Forges, Django Wexler's Shadow Campaigns, Laura Resnick's Silerian Trilogy, Peter Orullian's Vault of Heaven, Kenny Soward's GnomeSaga, Paul S. Kemp's Egil and Nix, and more If you enjoy roguish tales of scoundrels and ne'er-do-wells, many of them set in established worlds, Blackguards is for you Foreword by Glen Cook (Black Company) Carol Berg, "Seeds" Richard Lee Byers, "Troll Trouble" David Dalglish, "Take You Home" James Enge, "Thieves at the Gate" John Gwynne, "Better to Live than to Die" Lian Hearn, "His Kikuta Hands" Snorri Kristjansson, "A Kingdom and a Horse" Joseph Lallo, "Seeking the Shadow" Mark Lawrence, "The Secret" Tim Marquitz, "A Taste of Agony" Peter Orullian, "A Length of Cherrywood" Cat Rambo, "The Subtler Art" Laura Resnick, "Friendship" Mark Smylie, "Manhunt" Kenny Soward, "Jancy's Justice" Shawn Speakman, "The White Rose Thief" Jon Sprunk, "Sun and Steel" Anton Strout, "Scream" Michael J. Sullivan, "Professional Integrity" Django Wexler, "The First Kill" Anthony Ryan, "The Lord Collector" Paul S. Kemp, "A Better Man" James A. Moore, "What Gods Demand" Jean Rabe, "Mainon" Bradley P. Beaulieu, "Irindai" S.R. Cambridge, ""The Magus and the Betyar" Clay Sanger, "The Long Kiss."
ISBN:
9781941987063
9781941987063
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Outland Entertainment
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4x40.64mm
Weight:
0.96kg
Lian Hearn

One of Australia's most internationally successful writers, Lian Hearn's books have been translated into 42 languages and have sold millions of copies. Nine of her books are set in a mythical country based on medieval Japan: these are the five Tales of the Otori books, starting with Across the Nightingale Floor; The Tale of Shikanoko: Emperor of the Eight Islands and Lord of the Darkwood; and Children of the Otori: Orphan Warriors and Sibling Assassins (to be published in 2020). She has also written two historical novels set in nineteenth-century Japan, Blossoms and Shadows and The Storyteller and His Three Daughters. 

Lian's passionate interest in Japan began when she was a teenager. She received an AsiaLink arts fellowship for travel and research in 1999. She travels frequently to Japan and has studied Japanese for many years. She has always been deeply interested in languages and has a BA and MA in French and Spanish from Oxford University. She worked as an editor and film critic in England and Australia before beginning her career as a novelist in 1986, under the name of Gillian Rubinstein, with the bestselling and award-winning children's novel Space Demons.

John Gwynne

John Gwynne studied and lectured at Brighton University. He's been in a rock 'n' roll band, playing the double bass, travelled the USA and lived in Canada for a time.

He is married with four children and lives in Eastbourne, running a small family business rejuvenating vintage furniture. His debut novel, Malice, won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut.

Django Wexler

Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in creative writing and computer science, worked in artificial intelligence research and as a programmer/writer for Microsoft, and is now a full-time fantasy writer. Django is the author of The Shadow Campaigns, a flitlock fantasy series for adults, and The Forbidden Library, a classic fantasy series for middle-grade readers.

David Dalglish

David Dalglish currently lives in rural Missouri with his wife Samantha, daughter Morgan and dog Asimov. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2006 and currently devotes himself to perfecting his craft. He spends his free time playing racquetball and watching PBS with his daughter.

Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence was born in Champagne-Urbanan, Illinois, to British parents but moved to the UK at the age of one. He went back to the US after taking a PhD in mathematics at Imperial College to work on a variety of research projects including the ‘Star Wars’ missile defence programme.

Returning to the UK, he has worked mainly on image processing and decision/reasoning theory. He says he never had any ambition to be a writer so was very surprised when a half-hearted attempt to find an agent turned into a global publishing deal overnight.

His first trilogy, The Broken Empire, has been universally acclaimed as a ground-breaking work of fantasy, and both Emperor of Thorns and The Liar’s Key have won the Gemmell Legend award for best fantasy novel. Mark is married, with four children, and lives in Bristol.

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