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Unbound Kindle Edition
Like Unfettered before it, the contributing writers of Unbound were allowed to submit the tales they wished fans of genre to read—without the constraints of a shackling theme.
The result is magical. Twenty-three all-original stories are sure to captivate you—some will move you to tears while others will keep you turning the pages long into the night. The power of Unbound lies in its variety of tales and the voices behind them. If you are a fan of discovering new writers or reading the works of beloved authors, Unbound is for you.
Return to Landover with Terry Brooks. Go to trial with Harry Dresden and Jim Butcher. Enter the Citadel and become remade with Rachel Caine. Survive a plague with John Marco and his robot companion Echo. Be painted among the stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. These tales and the others that comprise the anthology are only bound by how enchanting and enthralling they are.
Here is the line-up:
- Small Kindnesses by Joe Abercrombie (Shev & Javre)
- An Unfortunate Influx of Filipians by Terry Brooks (Landover)
- Mr. Island by Kristen Britain
- Jury Duty by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files)
- Madwalls by Rachel Caine
- The Way Into Oblivion by Harry Connolly
- Uncharming by Delilah Dawson
- All In a Night’s Work by David Anthony Durham
- Son of Crimea by Jason M. Hough (Zero World)
- Dichotomy of Paradigms by Mary Robinette Kowal
- A Good Name by Mark Lawrence (Broken Empire)
- River and Echo by John Marco
- Seven Tongues by Tim Marquitz
- The Siege of Tilpur by Brian McClellan (Powder Mage)
- Fiber by Seanan McGuire
- Stories Are Gods by Peter Orullian (Vault of Heaven)
- Heart’s Desire by Kat Richardson
- The Hall of the Diamond Queen by Anthony Ryan (Raven's Shadow)
- The Dead’s Revenant by Shawn Speakman (Annwn Cycle)
- The Farmboy Prince by Brian Staveley
- The Game by Michael J. Sullivan
- The Ethical Heresy by Sam Sykes
- The Rat by Mazarkis Williams
Unbound is filled with spectacularly wonderful stories, each one as diverse as its creator.
You will be changed upon finishing it.
And that is the point.
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About the Author
As a Golden Voice (so honored by Audiofile Magazine), winner of 3 Audies and dozens of Earphone Awards, Dick Hill brings his own personal touch of vocal creativity to every project.
He brings stories to life with a wide variety of characterizations, dialects, and accents...reviewers have compared his work to a full cast recording. His rich baritone and insightful interpretations have also earned him praise for his many non-fiction titles.
James Patrick Cronin is an accomplished audiobook narrator with over 100 titles to his credit. A classically trained stage actor with an MFA from the University of Louisville, he has performed as an actor and a comedian on stages all over the world.
Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audio books, many of which have won prestigious awards. He is currently seeking to bolster his experience by recording voice overs in video games, movies, commercials, and alternative media while continuing to narrate audio books.
He is very passionate about and committed to his work, and truly finds joy in his work.
Nick graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Communication and a minor in Theatre.
He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan with his beautiful wife Erin and their cat Dreams.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B0167S4L5S
- Publisher : Grim Oak Press (December 1, 2015)
- Publication date : December 1, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 6366 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 458 pages
- Lending : Enabled
Best Sellers Rank:
#390,595 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #1,114 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories (Kindle Store)
- #1,416 in Fantasy Anthologies
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One of the problems with anthologies like Rogues or Crucified Dreams is that the stories are all of the same bent. After a while they tend to blur together and I can't remember what distinguishes one story from the next. The two collections edited by Shawn Speakman are not like that because no two stories are going to be alike.
I found this collection to be head and shoulders above the previous.
Madwalls by Rachel Caine – I am not familiar with this author. This story was a very strange. It was an interesting take on plugging the hole in the dike with one's finger.
Stories are Gods by Peter Orullian – This story started with a scene that strained my suspension of belief beyond what it could bear, so that soured the rest of it for me.
River and Echo by John Marco – A poignant tale. I was left wanting to know what happened next.
A Dichotomy of Paradigms by Mark Robinette Kowal – Very outside her usual norm, this story was an interesting look at vanity.
Son of Crimea by Jason Hough – I do not want to spoil this one for you. This story is a prelude to the events of his new novel Zero World, though a prelude by 250-ish years. Excellent story.
An Unfortunate Influx of Filipians by Terry Brooks – Set in the world of Landover, this was an amusing tale. I doubt the lesson was learned, but cannot criticize the participants being so slow of learning from my own mistakes.
The Way Into Oblivion by Harry Connolly – This has the look and feel of a zombie / werewolf / vampire story, but it isn't. The author's novel, The Way Into Chaos has been sitting on my kindle for a while. I think it is time I read it.
Uncharming by Delilah S. Dawson – A cautionary tale with a delightfully brutal resolution. Be careful what you wish for.
A Good Name by Mark Lawrence – I've enjoyed the Broken Empire stories, but this one tops the list of those I've read by far.
All in a Night's Work by David Anthony Durham – I liked this story. It is not set in the world of Acacia, but is set in an alternate version of Egypt. I found it to be a hilarious, rollicking adventure. I'd like another story about Babbel, please.
Seven Tongues by Tim Marquitz – This is the second story story I've read by this author featuring Gryl, a character from an upcoming novel. I've really enjoyed both of the stories and am looking forward to reading the novel. The story has a Guardians of the Flame feel to it, but is more meaty.
Fiber by Seanan McGuire – A super-human cheerleader squad has a real life horror movie adventure. Yeah, just let that sink in for a minute.
The Hall of the Diamond Queen by Anthony Ryan – I thought this story was a bit heavy handed and over played the plot. However, I really liked it. Anthony Ryan knows how to spin a tale, and the ending of the story was perfect.
The Farmboy Prince by Brian Staveley – This story did not go at all as I expected. I thought it was going to be a poke at a familiar fantasy trope, and it started out that way. It did not end that way at all.
Heart's Desire by Kat Richardson – I’m not entirely sure what I just read. A bit too esoteric for me, I think. All I can say is be careful what you wish for.
The Game by Michael J. Sullivan – This is a very interesting story. What would happen if an NPC in a MMORPG became self-aware?
The Ethical Heresy by Sam Sykes – An interesting look at the search for knowledge and the price for acquiring it.
Small Kindnesses by Joe Abercrombie – Everything I've read by this author has been enjoyable. This story has a fantasy-western feel and is well executed.
The Rat by Mazarkis Williams – I think this is my first exposure to this writer. I liked the story, it had a dark, ominous feel.
The Siege of Tilpur by Brian McClellan – This is a story of heroic fantasy set in McClellan's powder mage world. A fun read.
Mr. Island by Kristen Britain – This was a very interesting story. It is set in 1870 and has an alien, a shipping master, and a love story all wrapped up in one individual's efforts to return home.
Jury Duty by Jim Butcher – Harry Dresden gets chosen for jury duty in an open and shut case. Or is it?
The Dead's Revenant by Shawn Speakman – A complex tale of revenge.
My favorite in my wistful current mood was Mr. Island. The sadness and the hopeful optimism despite the situation touched me even more than many novels by master storytellers. Will be on the lookout for the author Kristen Britain.
The Dresden tale was fun and actiony so it didn't totally fit with the vibe of the anthology but it was a good story.
If you like Game of Thrones, Shannara, The Wheel of Time, or any other fantasy, then this collection of stories is for you! Some of the best established and emerging fantasy writers of our time. Read it!
Top reviews from other countries
In short I highly recommend this anthology, you're a big fan of fantasy writing? Then get yourself a copy I guarantee you'll like at least 60% of the stories within if not more.