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Warriors Hardcover – March 16, 2010
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“An eclectic mix…. Highly recommended.” ―Library Journal, starred review
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- Publisher : Tor Books; First edition (March 16, 2010)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 736 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0765320487
- ISBN-13 : 978-0765320483
- Item Weight : 2.06 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.65 x 2.33 x 9.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,626,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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At 736 pages, Warriors is practically a tome. It contains twenty tales, without a bad one in the bunch. I'm not going to summarize each individual story, since that information is already easily available from the publisher and from harder working reviewers than me, but the list of authors is the most impressive I've ever seen for similar books. These are great stories from most all the genres, with more than a few of them being fantasy and science fiction, but also historical fiction, a western, a war story, paranormal, and even a dog story.
My experience reading Warriors was a re-acquaintance with some favorite authors that I haven't read in way too long: George R. R. Martin, David Morrell, Tad Williams, Robert Silverberg, and Lawrence Block. It was also an introduction to many authors I've had an interest in but haven't yet given a read: David Weber, Naomi Novik, and Diana Gabaldon, to name only a few.
I'm one of the rare odd-balls who didn't care for Robin Hobb's FARSEER trilogy, but her story about a Roman prisoner of war, "The Triumph," was one of my favorites in the book. James Rollin's story about a pit-bull dog actually produced a lump in my throat. David Morrell's "My Name is Legion", about two comrades in the French Foreign Legion during WWII, pulled at my heart strings. George R. R. Martin returns to Westeros some centuries before A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE for another adventure of his Hedge Knight -- for fans of the series, that's all that needs saying.
Warriors is an excellent sampler of genre fiction by the some of the very best. Readers won't find a better way to try new genres, revisit past favorites, and still enjoy tales the likes of which are currently on their reading lists.
The range of styles went from very realistic (historically based or not), through alt-history, into sf and fantasy. One of the sf ones had a twist in it which was unexpected, but also seemed rather a deus-ex-machina ending; in my opinion, the twist was not foreshadowed enough previously, though it was pretty clever in its way. I did enjoy almost all of them to some extent- almost no duds!
This hardcover book, though, was physically hard to read because of its sheer size and weight.