Trolls’ Eye View, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (Viking, 2009)

In this new collection of short stories from acclaimed anthologists Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, fifteen of the field’s best fantasy authors tackle the subject of fairy tales, retold from the viewpoint of the villain, and aimed at a younger … Continue reading

Dragon Precinct, by Keith R.A. DeCandido (Pocket, 2004)

Welcome to Cliff’s End. It’s the sort of city where sooner or later, everyone passes through and everything happens, and someone has to clean up the resulting mess. When legendary hero and adventurer Gan Brightblade is murdered in a seedy … Continue reading

The Decoy Princess, by Dawn Cook (Ace, 2005)

All her life, Princess Contessa of Costenopolie has been raised as a proper princess should, well-versed in fashion, diplomacy, politics, and shopping. However, she’s also been trained quite thoroughly in how to protect herself, by Chancellor Kravenlow, who has spent … Continue reading

His Majesty’s Dragon, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey, 2006)

As the Napoleonic Wars rage on, the captain of the British ship, HMS Reliant, one Will Laurence accidentally gets swept up in events far greater than his own everyday experiences could ever have anticipated. The capture of a French frigate … Continue reading

Empire of Ivory, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey, 2007)

After a near-epic journey halfway across the world to China and back, surviving adventures, treachery, and battles galore, Captain Will Laurence and his dragon companion Temeraire thought they could settle back into something resembling a normal life. Normal, that is, … Continue reading

The Battle For Azeroth, edited by Bill Fawcett (BenBella, 2006)

My name is Michael, and I am a World of Warcraft addict. I started playing the game in early 2005, a few months after it was officially released to the public. My main characters include a level 70 restoration-specced night … Continue reading