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Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy Kindle Edition
Lacking health insurance when he was diagnosed with cancer, Shawn Speakman asked friends in the science fiction and fantasy writing community to donate short stories he could use to counter mounting medical debt. The result was Unfettered, an anthology offering tales from some of the best authors working today.
Now, in Unfettered III, Speakman continues to pay forward the aid he received, raising money to combat medical debt for SF&F artists and authors. He has gathered together a great mix of new and favorite writers―free to write what they like―the result a powerful new anthology perfect for all readers.
Be haunted by the chilling ghost story of Megan Lindholm. Revisit the Magicians world with Lev Grossman. Return to Osten Ard in an epic first look at Tad Williams’s Empire of Grass. Share a heartfelt story of loss and gain with Callie Bates. Cross the sands of the desert planet Dune with Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Travel the Ways in a new Wheel of Time novella with Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson. Enter the amazing potter city of Seven with Naomi Novik. And many more stories, all wondrous alongside beautiful art by Todd Lockwood!
- Callie Bates
- Terry Brooks
- Delilah S. Dawson
- Jason Denzel
- David Anthony Durham
- Lev Grossman
- John Gwynne
- Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
- Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
- Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb)
- Mark Lawrence
- Todd Lockwood
- Seanan McGuire
- Naomi Novik
- Peter Orullian
- Cat Rambo
- Robert V.S. Redick
- Ken Scholes
- Scott Sigler
- Anna Smith Spark
- Shawn Speakman
- Anna Stephens
- Patrick Swenson
- Ramon Terrell
- Marc Turner
- Carrie Vaughn
- Tad Williams
- Deborah A. Wolf
Unfettered III is sure to astound with the magic bound within its pages. All the while raising money for a charitable cause.
Because protecting our artists and authors is as important as the stories they tell.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Todd Lockwood's art has appeared on New York Times-bestselling novels, industry magazines, and fantasy/science fiction games, such as Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. He has won more than 15 Chesley Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and two World Fantasy Art Show Awards. He currently lives in Washington with his wife and three children. The Summer Dragon is his debut novel. He can be found at toddlockwood.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B07FXTG9Q6
- Publisher : Grim Oak Press (March 19, 2019)
- Publication date : March 19, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2520 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 640 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #86,674 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #197 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories (Kindle Store)
- #209 in Fantasy Anthologies
- #28,896 in Literature & Fiction (Kindle Store)
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First, let's get out of the way the simple fact that every narrator involved with the project is amazing! I couldn't have asked for better.
Now, as with previous volumes of Unfettered, I read it primarily for Brandon Sanderson's entry as I'm A Wheel of Time junkie.
That being said, I'm not normally a fan of short stories, but there were several noteworthy gems here.
First, since reading 2/3 of the Sword of Shannara some years ago I have actively avoided Terry Brooks. Nothing about it really interested me.
So imagine my surprise when I find a prequel story to it here about Alenon and discover that I actually really enjoyed not only the story but also the writing itself and the voice. I'll definitely be giving Brooks another chance in the near future!
Tad Williams has been on my radar for a long time, but after reading this story I'll definitely be moving him up on my tbr.
Naomi Novik is another one whose books have been on my agenda for a while. The fantasy element of this story is quite subtle, but having lost my own mother to cancer, it deals with a subject that is very close to my heart and does so in such a touchingly beautiful and poignant way, I couldn't help but love the story. Her books are definitely being moved up on my tbr as well.
Ramon Terrell is an author I had never heard of before, and after this sampling of his writing I can't understand why!
The story was a little strange, with a multi dimensional sword and travel as well as some pretty unusual creatures, but it all came together nicely and he writes in an incredibly compelling voice and style!
It's unfortunate that he doesn't have audio versions of his books, but I've already picked up his latest novel.
Jason Denzel is another that I had never heard of but will definitely be looking into his other work.
And finally, of course the bonus Dune story by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson was fantastic. Some really great back story there about the Sardakar and Selucia Secunda.
In the end, I would say that this anthology has something to offer every fantasy fan, and you never know, you just might discover your new favorite author herein.
After that we have a nice mix of styles from writers I know and love and many from those I haven't read before which is great. One of the reasons I like anthologies to introduce authors is the low investment in time and money to get a taste of whether you like their works or not.
Shawn's tale provides a strong finish to the book like the peaty aftertaste of good dram of single malt scotch with Fire-Risen Ash and a return to the Knightly Mage and his friend Snedeker from Unfettered II.
The tale has a Dr. Strange meets Lloyd Alexander in the Stardust movie vibe from this series which is full of good heart but real danger. Like Mr Rogers ran an Ars Magica/Mage game for adults with a ton of hope (sans the troll-fack of course). These days we need that heart and optimism or at least I do as it is too easy to let the ashterbach win but with the gift of each other's care and love we can triumph. Very much a worthwhile reading experience from the 'Masters of Fantasy'.
I read 2 shorts in this anthology for a pallet cleanser and they were awesome. One by Mark Lawrence the other by Anna Smith Spark. Both authors I love for their immersive prose.