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I m going to be adding comments as I read each story And I may not read them in the order of the book I m going to skip around a bit First and foremost I wanted to comment on the really amazing quality of the book the layout and images for each story are fabulous, great job to Ragnarok for this fine book that I m proud to have a story in.Foreword by Glenn Cook I liked it, he has a tendency to ramble a bit and get off topic but I do agree with him about what makes rogues and grey characters inter [...]
Great anthology Very focused on the sword sorcery, dark, epic and historical fantasy subgenres, most of the stories are pacy and feature interesting characters There is drama and comedy, there are shorter and longer tales, there are different degrees of world building and magic, and there is focus on action and psychology Some authors truly have a gift for fitting compelling narrative and characterization in the short story format, and there are both stories which are like an introduction to th [...]
Blackguards Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues is Highly Recommended Dark FantasyBlackguard Theme This collection is largely Dark Fantasy As the subtitle says, this not just about Assassins there are plenty similar lawbreakers featured Thieves, Smugglers, and Mercenaries As J.M Martin clarifies in his introduction Blackguard, by the way, is actually pronounced blaggard, as in haggard The term seemingly originated from scullions and kitchen knaves, in particular those in courtly caravans [...]
Full disclosure If you flip through the Roll Credits section at the back, eventually you ll find my name I backed this on Kickstarter back in 2014 or so.Having said that, I am of questionable virtue when it comes to Kickstarter I tend to back lots of anthologies and magazines c which I may or may not subsequently read or even actually have any intention of reading But this was a remarkably strong anthology, and I would ve felt that way even if I hadn t pitched in up front.As you d expect from th [...]
This is an excellent collection of short stories from an impressive group of authors All of the stories involve anti heroes so if you reading preference is Grimdark, you will love this book and it is a great way to be introduced to authors you have not read I was not familiar with several of the authors but their short stories have peaked my interest in reading their major works.
I m still eagerly awaiting my hardcover and goodies, but the ebook shipped early and that gave me a chance to scope this out ahead of time Other than a few spelling grammar errors that slid through misuses of your you re, etc it was a nicely polished package.I will admit that, for now, I only read in their entirety the stories from authors series I m already reading familiar with I did skim some of the others, but I did not really understand what was happening Authors such as Tim Marquitz, Bradl [...]
Rogues are the best.This is my personal opinion on the subject Some people prefer paladins and shining knights but just about everyone I know likes Han Solo than Luke Skywalker Now, I like Luke Skywalker just as much as anyone else but there s just something about antiheroes which speaks to me.A friend of mine said it was no coincidence that the nobility tended to favor stories of ard heroes fighting for noble causes while peasants liked clever people who used their wits to become rich Blackgua [...]
I m going to be doing a rolling review of this anthology, updating after I read each tale give potential readers a clear view The stars will come when I m done them all.Mainon Jean RabeI ve never read a Rabe book before, so this was a nice taste of her writing I liked this, and it was a lovely and simple way to open the anthology Straight to the point with a likeable protagonist and a simple story that will ease you into the book Enjoyed Irindai Bradley P BeaulieuThis was absolutely stunning I w [...]
Loved it There were a few tales that, to me, weren t quite as good as the rest, but that comes down to personal taste and concept of anthologies.Recommended.
With anthologies one has the opportunity to sample the works of authors without the commitment of reading full books This one encouraged me to try a couple of new to me authors 2.5 stars.
One line review as it is an anthology there will be 1 word per story Sneaky, moths, pretension, run, stabby, bromance, TROLLS , twist, stabby, darkness, twang, stabby, world building, STBY, origin, stick, ow , stabby, hero, origin, origin, bang, viking, Gods, pointless, ummm, aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh Now that s out of the way we ll get to the real review Some good stories and some not so good A few that I intend to follow up on and pick up some of the author s books, and a few that I intend to forget ab [...]
Blackguards is pretty damn awesome I ve always felt that most anthologies are only as good as their foreword and this one was written by GLEN COOK Nuff said I also enjoyed the introduction by J.M Martin Mr Martin really makes grimdark fans feel included, like were a family of sorts or maybe like a band of outlaws Speaking of grimdark fans, Blackguards is the must have anthology if grimdark is your genre of choice As with the any well done anthology, the reader should finish it with a few autho [...]
Like every anthology a mixed bag, but overall some great stuff Some of the stories I like best Cat Rambo s story takes place in a Planescape like setting I enjoyed very much for a story set in the same universe check Beneath Ceaseless Skies The Egil Nix story by Paul S Kemp delivers some old school swords sorcery.Jon Sprunk s Sun and Steel had a nice Black Company feel too it.Mark Samyle s Manhunt made me want to visit his world again.Of course, like with every anthology there were some stories [...]
Blackguards is what I expected the G.R.R.M edited Rogues anthology to be a collection of fantasy stories centered around roguish characters Right off the bat, that may be enough for some to go check this out Other pluses on a pure structural aspect It s also a collection of entirely new stories, a nice bonus as most anthologies are collections of previous works, and not new tales I ll also say that unlike some anthologies, the introductions to the stories are nice and brief, never outstaying the [...]
I really enjoyed this anthology, and I m proud no, damn humbled to be part of it It was a beast of a read and many of the stories left me feeling reflective and awed Not only was being part of this exciting for me but also a great learning experience as I search for ways to improve my work.Some of my favorite stories in no particular order include Lian Hearn s His Kikuta HandsMark Lawrence s The SecretPeter Orullian s A Length of CherrywoodPaul S Kemp s A Better ManAnton Strout s ScreamJust real [...]
Savoured my way through this one, taking my time but its really such a high standard I have gone on to order two of the writers I hadn t read before books on the weight of the stories.Special shout outs to Mark Lawrence, Bradley P Beaulieu , Snorri Krisjannson and Lian Hearn as ones that have stood out but they are all fantastic
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A very solid and impressive Anthology, on the same level with the Rogues Anthology by George R.R Martin, with a lot of great stories and new authors to search for.Now, the stories 1 Mainon by Jean Rabe Good one An assassin is trying to protect a nobleman 2 Irindai by Bradley P Beaulieu Kind of a long one 3 The Subtler Art by Cat Rambo Interesting, about how to kill dictators or villains in their reacreation zone 4 Seeds by Carol Berg Mixed feeling about this one A renegade wizard addicted to dru [...]
Finally starting this one because I realized there is a John Gwynne short story in here.
orginally posted at thebookplank 2015Fantasy is a very broad genre and when I truly think about it, my heart has always had that special place reserved for those EPic Fantasy stories featuring well rogues, assassins and the like It s with these characatures or elements whatever you want to call them that you can write such a good story They feature well in funny, humorous stories as well as those that have a much darker and grimmer undertone, or what is often seen is the combination of both I am [...]
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I love rogues.This is a factor which needs to be considered before I discuss this book in any further length I am a fan of scoundrels, ne er do wells, thieves, assassins, courtesans, cat burglars, and con men As long as they re possessed of some degree of personal integrity and faced against people worse then themselves, I m all for books about these sorts of ant [...]
A truly great omnibus of some of the most questionable characters in literature to date A must have for fans of rogues, bastards, liars, cheats, assassins and general ne er do wells Fantastic, I can t recommend it highly enough.
A great collection of dark and twisted tales featuring some wonderful characterisation and gritty action I didn t connect with a couple of the stories, but overall this is a great tome well worth buying for your shelves.
Blackguards Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues is Highly Recommended Dark Fantasy Blackguards Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues by J.M MartinS.E Lindberg rating 5 of 5 starsBlackguards Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues is Highly Recommended Dark Fantasy This collection is largely Dark Fantasy As the subtitle says, this not just about Assassins there are plenty similar lawbreakers featured Thieves, Smugglers, and Mercenaries As J.M Martin clarifies in his introduction [...]
I ll admit I read this collection for one story out of the twenty seven in it That one story, while on my list of favorites, is not at the top of that list That made it all the satisfying to read I think it was the prologue to Rogues where George R.R Martin said that while Luke Skywalker is arguably the hero of Star Wars, most folks prefer Han Solo because he s a rogue There is something compelling about characters that live and operate outside the boundaries of polite society I m not sure why [...]
These installments are amazing I love how you learn of a couple of authors you haven t known and I have to say I absolutely loved Rob J Hayes story I loved his books so much and he just is so witty and comical and a terrific author I also loved the foreword by Glen Cook like Shawn s last collection the foreword being from Rothfuss then they are just awesome These stories are such a refreshing change of pace I look forward to many many .
As with all Anthologies I do, I will rate each story individually, and then give the average score.Average Score 2.4 5 StarsSPOILERS BELOW Mainon by Jean RabeExpected that from the beginning.I ve read too many fantasy Stories like these always ends in betrayal, although I expected the groom to be the back stabber.2 5 Stars Irindai by Bradley P BeaulieuMeh I would have liked focus to be placed on the Gods themselves, than a mortal pawn.2.5 5 Stars The Subtler Art by Cat RamboIf the Author s name [...]
Stories have power And shared stories grow with the telling A self referential collection of twenty seven short stories promoting the various authors greater corpus of works an infomercial in text That admitted, this is a better than average anthology of stories about nearly famous in their reality lowlifes, many of whom aren t so black as grey A few only slightly tarnished A bit of humor here and there leavens the batch There isn t much in life that counts for less than fair and should Skip the [...]
When I read an anthology I m looking to find some authors I like without investing a lot of time The better known authors in the book Anthony Ryan, Mark Lawrence, Michael J Sullivan, Bradley P Beaulieu do an excellent job but most of the lesser known ones didn t inspire me to check out their other works Many of the stories seem as though they might have been enjoyable if I had a strong connection to the authors works from which the characters came from The only author I was unfamiliar with that [...]