Shattered Shields

Shattered Shields Swords and Shields Faith and Magic Grab your weapons and prepare for the enemy is on the move High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand in hand In great wars armies rise to fight evil hordes and her

  • Title: Shattered Shields
  • Author: Jennifer Brozek Bryan Thomas Schmidt Larry Correia Elizabeth Moon Sarah A. Hoyt Glen Cook David Farland Robin Wayne Bailey
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  • Page: 118
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  • Swords and Shields Faith and Magic.Grab your weapons and prepare, for the enemy is on the move.High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand in hand In great wars, armies rise to fight evil hordes and heroes struggle to push beyond their imperfections to save the day These stories include than just epic landscapes and characters they also feature epic battles.Imagine aSwords and Shields Faith and Magic.Grab your weapons and prepare, for the enemy is on the move.High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand in hand In great wars, armies rise to fight evil hordes and heroes struggle to push beyond their imperfections to save the day These stories include than just epic landscapes and characters they also feature epic battles.Imagine a doctor struggling to identify the spy who has infiltrated his company s ranks and poisoned his colleagues or a boy suspected of murder by a king yet protected by a princess as he helps her father against his own people Imagine a butcher discovering that he s called to lead an uprising, or a First Born knowing that she must betray her own in order to save humanity.The possibilities are endless, but at the heart they have this in common soldiers ordinary and otherwise struggling against extraordinary odds to survive the day They must withstand dark magic, dodge enemy blades, and defy the odds to survive SHATTERED SHIELDS.Contributors Larry CorreiaSarah A HoytGray RinehartDavid FarlandGlen CookSeanan McGuireJohn HelfersAnnie BelletJoseph ZiejaWendy N WagnerDavid FarlandCat RamboRobin Wayne BaileyNancy FuldaJohn R FultzDave GrossJames L SutterElizabeth MoonAt the publisher s request, this title is sold without DRM Digital Rights Management.About Shattered Shields An inventive and thought provoking set of tales that capture the bravery and terrors of battle Carries the banner of military fantasy proudly John Marco, author of The Bronze Knight SeriesAbout The Raygun Chronicles edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt Fans of sf should enjoy this stylistically varied homage to a genre as old as the fiction Library JournalAbout Beyond the Sun edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt Beyond the Sun mixes courage, redemption, and stark terror in tales of distant worlds Buckle in Jack McDevitt, author of FirebirdBryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and editor of adult and children s speculative fiction His debut science fiction novel was The Worker Prince, followed by sequels The Returning and The Exodus His childrens books include 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Jokes For Kids and Abraham Lincoln Dinosaur Hunter Land Of Legends Schmidt has edited edited anthologies Space Battles Full Throttle Space Tales 6, Beyond The Sun, Raygun Chronicles Space Opera For a New Age and, with Jennifer Brozek, coedited military high fantasy original anthology, Shattered Shields Schmidt hosts sffwrtcht Science Fiction Fantasy Writer s Chat Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on Twitter.Jennifer Brozek is an award winning editor, game designer, and author Winner of the Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication, Jennifer has edited ten anthologies Author of In a Gilded Light, The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting, Industry Talk, and the Karen Wilson Chronicles, she has than fifty published short stories, and is the Creative Director o

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    • Jennifer Brozek Bryan Thomas Schmidt Larry Correia Elizabeth Moon Sarah A. Hoyt Glen Cook David Farland Robin Wayne Bailey

      Jennifer Brozek is an award winning author, editor, and tie in author Two of her works, Never Let Me Sleep and The Last Days of Salton Academy were nominated for the Bram Stoker Award She was awarded the Scribe Award for best tie in Young Adult novel for BattletTech The Nellus Academy Incident Anthology Grants Pass won an Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication In between cuddling her cats, writing, and editing, Jennifer is an active member of SFWA, HWA, and IAMTW She keeps a tight writing and editing schedule and credits her husband Jeff with being the best sounding board ever Visit Jennifer s worlds at jenniferbrozek.

    323 thoughts on “Shattered Shields

    • Please note: this review will be updated as I read more stories from the anthology.So as I mentioned this is an anthology of short fantasy stories. The collection consists of the following:The Keeper of Names by Larry Correia.In an oppressive medieval society a rebellion is brewing among its lowest cast (slaves). Suddenly a guy shows up among rebels who seems to have overall cynical (or realistic, depending on the point of view) attitude toward the whole revolution thingy. Can he convince others [...]


    • Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews Shattered Shields edited by Brozek and Schmidt is an anthology focused on military fantasy, specifically heroic struggles and epic combat. Here seventeen short stories and novellas explore the vast expanse of military fantasy in all its varied forms from adventures in hither unexplored worlds to new tales from established worlds such as David Farland’s Runelords, Elizabeth Moon’s Paksenarrion, and Glen Cook’s Black Company. But no matter the setti [...]


    • Review only for The Fixed Stars . The Fixed Stars is a short story set in October Daye's world about a 1500 years before the events in the series. It's told from the point of view of my favourite side character the Luidaeg. Back then she was still going by the name given to her by her parents - Antigone but she was already bound by her sister's geas. In this story she betrays Faerie to ensure the future of all mixed-bloods and in thus making sure that our favourite changeling will be born and le [...]


    • ** Ashes and Starlight (Runelords) by David Farland Number of 'Runelords' books read by me before reading this story: 0. Number I'll read after having read this story: yeah, still likely 0.'Classic' fantasy with a very 80's feel, mixed with 'alien-invasion.' Almost felt like a tie-in to a D&D-style game. The story is action-oriented, with a captive warrior-prince, a buffoonish king, and a winsome young princess. It felt like an episode from a longer story, not a self-contained piece. The wri [...]


    • If you're on my Christmas gift list and you read fantasy, I'm sending you a copy of Shattered Shields. It's just that good of a collection.One of the most surprising and enjoyable selections on my reading list this year, Shattered Shields has something for everyone. In addition to providing hours of enjoyable reading, the collection of stories from authors like Larry Correia, David Farland, Glen Cook, and Seanan McGuire is full of bite-sized portions of fantastical adventure. If commitment is a [...]


    • Only read The Fixed Stars by Seanan McGuireWhile this was a nice glimpse into the Luidaeg's past I really didn't understand the significance of it, but hopefully I found that out soon. In this story there's a battle between Faerie and The Merlin's, and the Luidaeg betrays her own kind, because she knows what will happen if she doesn't. As of right now all these short stories involve either Tybalt or The Luidaeg. I don't why that is, but I do enjoy a look into their pasts. We always get hints of [...]


    • I received an early copy of this book through NetGalley.Epic fantasy was my preferred genre through my teen years and feels like a cozy read for me. As with most anthologies, this was hit and miss for me, in part because I was not familiar with all of the existing settings that were used and that did make it difficult to follow along sometimes. It was nice to see diversity reflected through the stories, from varied skin colors to bonded pairs of warrior lovers. It definitely felt like a collecti [...]


    • Review of The Fixed Stars2.5 starsI'm sorry to say it, but even though this short story was told from my favorite character's perspective, I didn't enjoy it very much. It's not because the story was bad - it wasn't. Wars, fights and betrayals are just not my cup of tea.


    • I picked this up for the Seanan McGuire piece, but found myself plunged into many different worlds in the other stories as well. I enjoyed nearly all of them, and was particularly happy with the diversity in the pieces.


    • Shattered Shields is an anthology of military fantasy edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Jennifer Brozek. Included are seventeen new stories from such well-known authors as Glen Cook, Elizabeth Moon and David Farland. Some are set in established worlds, others in new universes. It’s a wide selection of tales dark, light, serious and humorous. Swords and sorcery, hack and slash. About half-way through the anthology, I did have to put it aside for a couple of days. I found it hard to consider ea [...]


    • For all the fantasy and short fiction I read, I rarely read fantasy short fiction. The Shattered Shields anthology aptly filled this void in my reading, bringing together both familiar and unfamiliar authors. Like any collection of short fiction, not all of the story worked for me. The ones that did resonate, though, were especially astounding. Even considering myself well read, I was surprised at how many of the authors and worlds on display were new to me.I can’t give a rundown of every stor [...]


    • (Just in case this short story gets merged with the anthology it was originally published in and this review ends up over there: This review is for the Seanan McGuire story, "The Fixed Stars.")I LOVE THE LUIDAEG SO MUCH.I want to see more of Old Faerie SO BAD.Merlins!Spoilers (through A Red-Rose Chain) and speculation: (view spoiler)[So in this story we find out that merlins have only one magical scent, because their magic is less complex than fae magic. I'm 100% certain this is going to turn ou [...]


    • I really cannot laud Seanan McGuire's talent enough. Her October Daye series appears on the surface to the casual reader as yet another in a multitude of fluffy urban fantasy series.One would be dead-wrong in going with that assumption, as this dark and richly crafted tale affirms. I have only read through Book 4 of the series, and I really would not recommend reading this short story, found in the compilation "Shattered Shields" any sooner than that. This is the story of the Luideag, here refer [...]


    • Quite a good collection of stories. Some heavy hitters in here, and all are very high quality. Given a chance, I'd definitely read more collections by this editor. All the stories were entertaining, and I can honestly say every one was an easy read, and despite the wide assortment of stories in this collection, only one story from the whole bunch failed to interest me, so I consider that a win by all involved. The fact that I blew through it in little more than an afternoon just speaks volumes f [...]


    • Shattered Shields (October Daye #8.1), Jennifer Brozek (Editor), Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Editor), Seanan McGuire (Contributor), Larry Correia (Contributor), Elizabeth Moon (Contributor), Sarah A. Hoyt (Contributor), Glen Cook (Contributor), David Farland(Contributor) , Robin Wayne Bailey (Contributor), John R. Fultz (Contributor), Dave Gross (Contributor), Wendy N. Wagner (Contributor), James L. Sutter (Contributoe), Annie Bellet (Contributor), Joe Zieja (Contributor), Cat Rambo (Contributor), Gra [...]


    • Jennifer Brozek and Bryan Thomas Schmidt bring together a nice compilation of fantasy military stories. There are several known names here (Glen Cook, Elizabeth Moon, and Larry Correia among them). My favorite stories are Glen Cook's "Bone Candy" and Elizabeth Moon's "First Blood." That is not to say I did not enjoy the other tales, but these are the ones I enjoyed the most. Read and see which you like.


    • A short story set very far into the backstory of the October Daye stories. This is the turning point of the war between Faerie and man and is a look at how the Luidaeg set up events to force Oberon's hand. It's a touching piece of history and gives a lot of insight into one of the oldest and more mysterious characters in the setting.


    • An enjoyable collection of short stories. I've definitely found a couple of new authors to follow! My particular favourite is 'Yael Of The Strings' about a bard forced to fight against giant spiders! Most of the stories aren't very long but still manage to entertain.




    • Only read Fixed Stars. Love the sea witch not yet sure how this or if this will play into the story line but it was great to get more insight into her,


    • I usually prefer to read every story in an anthology, especially one like this that has a number of authors who are unfamiliar to me. That's one of the best ways to find new authors. But this isn't a theme that I love, I just reserved it so I could read the story by Seanan McGuire set in the October Daye world and Cat Rambo's story. Seanan's story, The Fixed Stars, was a little bit of insight into the Luidaeg's past when her parents still walked the world, and Merlin Emrys as well. I don't think [...]



    • There are some excellent stories in this book. And some I'd rather not have read. Still, totally worth it for the October Daye story! ;-)


    • Overall:I don't read a lot of anthologies. With one author I can usually tell if the book is something I'll like; with 10+ there are bound to be a few stories that rub me the wrong way. Plus, the constant need to re-immerse makes the reading experience feel choppy and disconnected.Having said all that, this anthology is a pretty good one. Having a strong theme ties the works together. There's no cure for "mixed-bag" syndrome, though, and this work is no exception; it also suffers from the unfort [...]


    • A really good anthology, enjoyed the most of the stories. This really show the wide and broad wiev you can get on the subject in a "Military Fantasy"-themed anthology. Not only following the amount of diffirent settings and characters where a lot wern't human witch was a big plus. A lot from the underdogs point of wiev but also from some unexpected points of wievs; people just happening to be there or got draged into happenings that they would not want to nor know how to handle.A lot of gore and [...]


    • (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)A collection of 17 military fantasy stories edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Jennifer Brozek.Some of the better stories in this collection were by established authors, writing in the worlds they had already created: David Farland (Runelords), Glen Cook (Black Company) and Seanan McGuire (October Daye). These were all familiar stories, characters and universes and I appreciated visiting them once again, even [...]


    • Enjoyable anthology of fantasy stories focusing on warriors, some set in established fantasy worlds developed by writers such as Glen Cook (The Black Company novels) and Elizabeth Moon (the Paksennarion novels), others stand alones, and all quite readable. Standouts for me were: Bonded Men by James L. Sutter, a story based on the legends of the Theban Band of warriors who were also lovers; Hoofsore and Weary by Cat Rambo, about a small group of warriors - all but one of them female centaurs - cu [...]


    • I reviewed this for NetGalley.This is a very nice anthology that has a different perspective on the usual sword and sorcery stories about conflict and war. This collection is the antithesis of the stereotypical sword and sorcery story - the many different shades of gray of the human condition that involves war and conflict play out here, not the usual black and white of villain and hero.Conflict is not a positive aspect of human existence, but it seem to be an Irrevocable part of life. This anth [...]


    • 2.5 stars. There's nothing wrong with any of the individual stories, but I'm not wild about it as a collection.I've been reading this off and on for a couple of weeks. I picked it up because of the Seanan McGuire short story in they Toby Daye universe.Here's the thing, most of the stories are pretty good, but there really are only so many ways you can go with a fantasy war short story. I mean, obviously you can write the details an infinite number of ways, but the stories in this start feeling v [...]


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