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review Warriors Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Warriors of every shape size and color in these pages warriors from every epoch of human history from yesterday and today and tomorrow and from worlds that never were Some of the stories will make you sad some will make you laugh and many will keep you on the edge of your seat” Every story in this volume appears hre for the first time Included are a long novella from the world of Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin a new tale of Lord John by Diana Gabaldon an Emberverse story by SM Stirling a Forever Peace sory by Joe Haldeman and a long story of humanity at bay by David Weber Also present are original tales by David Ball Peter S Beagle Lawrence Block Gardner Dozois Robin Hobb Cecelia Holland Joe R Lansdale David Morrell Naomi Novik James Rollins Steven Saylor Robert Silverberg Carrie Vaughn Howard Waldrop and Tad WilliamsMany of these writers are bestse. An anthology of twenty short stories about warriors from every genre paranormal to historical western to science fiction toIn 2011 Warriors won the Locus Award for Best AnthologySeriesCustom of the Army Lord John Grey 275Mystery Knight A Tale of the Seven Kingdoms The Tales of Dunk and Egg 3 Hedge Knight 3The StoriesCecelia Holland s King of Norway is a heroic look at an honorable Viking warrior who holds his king and his leaders to account Tricky little endingJoe Haldeman s Forever Bound is a futuristic look at soldiering in the army Reminds me of John Ringo s enhanced soldiers in his Posleen series In this case Haldeman s soldiers are a lot tuned in to each other and the trauma hits harder Very well done Another new author for meRobin Hobb s Triumph is truly a different sort of triumph in the proud very slow death of a Roman Consul seen primarily through the eyes of his friend an escaped slave who remembers their lives together from their childhood through the defeat of the Roman army Excellent and so very sad Another new author for my listLawrence Block s Clean Slate turns out to be a gruesome glimpse into a psychotic s minda shrink would have a field day with this oneTad Williams And Ministers of Grace is a look from the other side in a religious war It was surprisingly easy to empathize with Kane and his religious fervor until Williams turns the tide on us with fresh perspective The Covenant s enemies have my favor Another author to add to my listJoe R Lansdale s Soldierin is a snapshot at a group of Buffalo soldiers caught in an Apache attack in the frontier with a snippet about how they got their name fascinatingPeter S Beagle s Dirae is excellent An odd beginning and a barely understood ending that kept me reading at speed I must read BeagleDiana Gabaldon s Custom of the Army is a mini adventure for Lord John Grey from the electric eel attack to his brief Indian affair to General Wolfe s successful attack on uebec all with the purpose of upholding his old friend Charlie Carruther s honor when he is accused of not preventing a mutinywith causeNaomi Novik s Seven Years from Home was an excellent story incorporating underhanded political maneuvering by a government wanting to colonize a new planet and how one of the sides outmaneuvers them Go TEAM Nice bit of ecological underpinning in thisSteven Saylor s Eagle and the Rabbit is a tale of honor and betrayal when Carthaginians in hiding are captured by slavers Their captain plays psychological games with them but honor wins outJames Rollins Pit is the most depressing tale of two puppies kidnapped for a brutal dog fighting fate Rollins tells this tale from the perspective of the dog and while the ending is good the bits in between will make you feel murderousDavid Weber s Out of the Dark has a strong flavor of John Ringo s Posleen invasion as dog like beings decide that Earth is ideal for their purposes Their low level of development makes them an easy conuest with their emperor able to benefit from the humans obvious ingenuity Hah I m wondering if Weber is a Karen Chance fan with his incorporation of Mircea Basarab as the Romanian soldier Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky encounters after he and his team are stranded after the invaders initial attack Great endingCarrie Vaughan s Girls from Avenger tells of the dreams and frustrations of the WASPs who ferried warplanes for the military during World War II The focus here is on the death of one of their own and its military coverup Very goodS M Stirling s Ancient Ways is an excellent little adventure for Sergey Ivanovitch when he encounters a lone Kalmyk Dorzha racing from pursuing Tartars Turns out Dorzha bodyguard to the Princess has lost his charge to Tartars and is attempting to rescue her Anxious to escape the harangue he faces at home Sergey joins Dorzha only to go further than he had planned Nice little surprises at the end Stirling s going on my reading listHoward Waldrop s Ninieslando is an odd little twist when a dying soldier knowing Esperanto gets rescued by an unsuspected group of revolutionaries hiding beneath the trenches of World War IGardner Dozois Recidivist is a post apocalyptic tale of men subjugated by machines While the AI are planning a little earth shattering entertainment for themselves a small group of humans are plotting an assassination Interestinganother new author to exploreDavid Morrell s My Name is Legion is a sad look at how the French Foreign Legion operates and how their honor clashes in World War II as seen through the eyes of one of the legionRobert Silverberg s Defenders of the Frontier is another sad tale This one of abandonment as we eavesdrop on the conflict between 11 remaining soldiers out of thousands still protecting a fort despite 20 years of no communication from their superiorsDavid Ball s Scrolls is well written and absolutely disgustingly depressing story of an engineer is forced to take lives by Moulay Ismail in order to save many others Enslaved tortured and tormented until Ismail pushes too farGeorge R R Martin s Mystery Knight A Tale of the Seven Kingdoms is a tale of stumbling good luck by Ser Duncan the Tall and his suire Egg On their way to Winterfell Ser Duncan decides to try his luck at a tourney being held for the wedding of Lord Butterwell only to discover a plot to overthrow King AerysThe Cover and TitleThe cover is fairly plain with a central gradient of yellows fading out to golden browns with a sword athwart the front Nice job on the sword the way it fades in the center to allow the text to show throughThe title is extremely apt as every tale is of Warriors whatever their sex

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review Warriors Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Llers All of them are storytellers of the highest uality Together they make a volume of unforgettable readingContents Introduction Stories from the Spinner Rack by George RR Martin The King of Norway by Cecelia Holland Forever Bound by Joe Haldeman The Triumph by Robin Hobb Clean Slate by Lawrence Block And Ministers of Grace by Tad Williams Soldierin' by Joe R Lansdale Dirae by Peter S Beagle The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon Seven Years from Home by Naomi Novik The Eagle and the Rabbit by Steven Saylor The Pit by James Rollins Out of the Dark by David Weber The Girls from Avenger by Carrie Vaughn Ancient Ways by SM Stirling Ninieslando by Howard Waldrop Recidivist by Gardner Dozois My Name is Legion by David Morrell Defenders of the Frontier by Robert Silverberg The Scroll by David Ball The Mystery Knight A Tale of the Seven Kingdoms by George RR Martin. In his Introduction George R R Martin describes Warriors as a spinner rack which is an apt description for an anthology that includes stories of every ilk from historical fiction fantasy and sci fi to a Western mysteries some mainstream and a couple of pieces that I won t even begin to try and label Besides diversity Warriors is also rich in uality with every story in the anthology well written and deserving of inclusion even if I enjoyed certain pieces than others For me George R R Martin s The Mystery Knight was easily the highlight of the anthology but there were several other stories that I loved including contributions by Tad Williams Robert Silverberg David Weber Joe Haldeman James Rollins David Ball and Steven Saylor while there were only a few pieces that I felt were forgettable Negatively for all of its variety the anthology is nevertheless dominated by historical fiction pieces and stories on soldiers and war and if there is ever a second Warriors anthology I hope the editors will shoot for even greater diversity Despite this one complaint Warriors lived up to expectations delivering a diverse entertaining and rewarding reading experience that I will not soon forget

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review Warriors Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB From George RR Martin’s Introduction to Warriors“People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh warriors soldiers and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture every literary tradition every genre All uiet on the Western Front From Here to Eternity and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon taught in classrooms all around the country and the worldOur contributors make up an all star lineup of award winning and bestselling writers representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres We asked each of them for the same thing a story about a warrior Some chose to write in the genre they’re best known for Some decided to try something different You will find. SOME excellent stories in here and some authors I ll definitely be reading again But as with Dangerous Women I found it a little underwhelming overall Individual ratings belowThe King of Norway by Cecelia Holland 255A heroic Viking story The combat was fun but I found the characters uite lacking which was a real bummerForever Bound by Joe Haldeman 355Futuristic enhanced soldiers form team units with a mental bond Interesting clever concept that packs an emotional punchTriumph by Robin Hobb 455An escaped slave watches the death of a childhood friend military leader and reflects on their lives together Brilliantly told I was so invested in this story and surprisingly sad at the endClean Slate by Lawrence Block 15WARNING for rapeAs with his story in Dangerous Women this probably deserves a zero It s probably his style to write fucked up characters but I just find them disturbing This story follows a woman who is strong because of assault in her past bleugh and it fits with the warrior theme because her father used to call her his little warrior when he raped her BLEUGH She kills men she sleeps with now and honestly just whyyyyAnd Ministers of Grace by Tad Williams 35Religious war and an intriguing main character Solid endingSoldierin by Joe R Lansdale 25Some soldiers caught in an Apache attack A little forgettable amongst the other stories but not really poorly written just mehDirae by Peter s Beagle 55Bizarre in the beginning but ended up becoming one of my favourites in the book Interested to read by this authorCustom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon DNFTried to give it a go but just couldn t get into itSeven Years From Home by Naomi Novik 455Loved it A government that wants to colonise a new planet is doing some political maneuvering Really entertaining story in a clever well developed worldThe Eagle and the Rabbit by Steven Saylor 355A captain plays cruel mental games with a group of slaves Liked the concept and the ending was good if a little predictableThe Pit by James Rollins DNFA story about pit fighting dogs told from the perspective of one of the dogs Not for meOut of the Dark by David Weber 35Aliens expect an easy time invading earth but are surprised by the tenacity of humans This was on its way to being one of my favourites but the ending is a bizarre twist that I did not enjoy some will because I felt it was a genre shift from the rest of the story and kind of undermined things It was an interesting choiceThe Girls from Avenger by Carrie Vaughan 35A female WASP pilot during WWI is investigating the crash of one of her fellow pilots I liked the characters and the conspiracy it was very entertaining Ancient Ways by SM Stirling 255I only remember bits and pieces of this story It s an adventure story and I had fun while reading it but I feel like I forgot it the second I finishedNinieslando by Howard Waldrop 35A bunch of secret soldiers revolutionaries hiding beneath the trenches in WWI waiting for the right moment This was a cool enough story but I feel like it didn t do enoughRecidivist by Gardner Dozois 255Post apocalyptic world run by robots a small group of people plot to take them out I enjoyed the world in this story but everything else characters ending writing was lackingMy Name is Legion by David Morrell 355The Foreign Legion clashes in a sad WWII story I enjoyed the narration a lot it was uite introspective and elevated the story from a regular military oneDefenders of the Frontier by Robert Silverberg 255A small force of military men are left defending a fort long after communication from higher ups stops They have to make the decision to leave or stay This was an okay story that I think would ve benefited from depth to some of the characters Scrolls by David Ball 55Another favourite in the collection An engineer is enslaved and forced to kill each day in order to save lives he kills one person or three people will be killed in a brutal game played by the Emperor wait was he Emperor It s a depressing story but it was written wonderfully The pacing was excellent the characters were great and that endingThe Mystery Knight by George RR Martin 45 I feel I would ve enjoyed this a little if it wasn t my first Dunk Egg story I think there is one before this I always like GRRM stories though there s politicking food fights and friendship All the good stuff in a world I loveThis will probably be the last of the GRRM Gardner Dozois collections I read and review I think Rogues was the best of the three I ve read and it was the first one There s some authors I ve found through these books I ll be sure to check out and there s others I ll be staying away from but overall it s been good fun


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