Top positive review
Nice high fantasy collection
Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2014
"Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress number
28," is a well-edited collection of short stories featuring strong
heroines in magical fantasy settings. Elisabeth Waters has done a
great job of anthologizing tales by both former contributors and
writers new to the field of high fantasy. My favorite story was Pauline J. Alama's "The Damsel
in the Garden," which recites a medieval-style tale of a knight in shining
armor braving magical perils to save three brothers. But this knight
is a girl, who not only prevails in this exciting quest but finds true
love. Another standout was Jonathan Shipley's "Dead Salt," in which sorceress Jenna works with army
buddy Trayn to keep the peace, but she doesn't get much respect.
When they lay their lives on the line, we again appreciate how public
servants sacrifice on our behalf, even when we don't deserve it.