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Savage Realms Monthly: January 2021: A collection of dark fantasy sword and sorcery short adventure stories (Savage Realms Monthly Dark Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Adventure Magazine Book 1) Kindle Edition
Quench Your Thirst for Savage Sword and Sorcery Action Adventure!
The masters of sword and sorcery fiction might be dead but just because Robert E. Howard is no longer penning Conan tales doesn't mean you have to go without your fix of axe wielding barbarians, lusty wenches and evil wizards! Literary Rebel is proud to bring you a whole new crop of monthly fantasy fiction by talented new authors. In this first issue: savages kidnap virgins for sacrifice, a slave escapes his bonds only to fall victim to royal machinations, treasure seekers find more than they bargained for, and a sword wielding maiden does battle with a serpent lord.
"The first issue does not disappoint!"
"Hack and slash goodness."
"Harkens back to the days of the pulp masters..."
Fans of Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter, Clark Ashton Smith, and Karl Edward Wagner will love this new fantasy fiction adventure magazine.
- ASIN : B08V11YSKJ
- Publisher : Literary Rebel, LLC; 1st edition (January 25, 2021)
- Publication date : January 25, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1465 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 112 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #127,148 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Festival of the Bull by Steve Dilks is top notch amazing and I am going to have to read more by him. It has classic set-up and premise like a very good Conan pastiche but this barbarian Bohun is his own man with his own mission and honor bound duty to abide by. Great tale!
The Tomb of Orthun-Rah by David Sims is excellent as well, lots of surprise twists and fun. This is a great new addition to the premise of a barbarian vs a sorcerer.
Serpent Lord of Bryson Metals is the weakest tale for me, but that is my own bias as it didn't particularly seem like a S&S tale to me - it is fantasy, it is action packed with strange magics etc and terrible monsters, but maybe it was a little off the mark for me - not bad by any stretch, its good, but just seemed a little out of place beside the others. I heartily recommend this collection to everyone who likes S&S.
Welcome to SAVAGE REALMS MONTHLY. Presumably derived from Willard Black's 2018 book SAVAGE REALMS, a LitRPG Adventure that drops players into virtual reality world with all the fun and excitement that entails, the monthly title "appears" to be a collection of tales of Sword & Sorcery. I say presumably because, after all, these adventures COULD be set in various virtual worlds.
Having said that, the stories come off as straight S&S with different flavors...different tropes...and a lot of the fun for the readers.
This first entry contains 4 stories:
GOD OF THE MOUNTAIN by Willard Black - A barbarian mercenary takes gold to retrieve a captured daughter. But nothing is as it appears. The first of the Redgar and Natali continuing series if stories.
THE FESTIVAL OF THE BULL by Steve Dilks - An escaped "slave" saves a life...a life that threatens to destroy what freedom he has.
THE TOMB OF ORTHUN-RAH by David Sims - A search for hidden treasure brings deadly creatures and an evil betrayal.
SERPENT LORD OF BRYSON METALS by Kell Myers - A war in a future time compels a soldier to protect an ancient artifact and its keeper.
A nice collection of stories and a fun launch for this new magazine.
Top reviews from other countries
I recently got into Robert E Howard’s Conan and Kull stories and this magazine is filled with more of that Sword and Sorcery magic!
All the authors were handpicked for the quality of their storytelling and I thoroughly enjoyed each one!
Stand out for me in this issue is Steve Dilks story The Festival Of The Bull
The short stories are just long enough to give an idea of what to expect, without potentially getting boring. I know I was interested in learning more about the worlds two of the authors had crafted.