People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang of the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world.
Our contributors make up an all-star lineup of award-winning and best-selling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing: a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they’re best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find warriors of every shape, size, and color here, warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Every story in this volume appears here for the first time. Included are: a long novella from the world of his Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of “Lord John” by Diana Gabaldon, an “Emberverse” story by S. M. Stirling, a “Forever Peace” story by Joe Haldeman, and a long tale of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original stories by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams.
Many of these writers are best sellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable listening.
©2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2011 George R.R. Martin
This was not a good grouping of stories. I love Diana's writings so it was somewhat worth it for that but honestly I tried to give the other authors a shot in an effort to find more authors I would enjoy. There are maybe 2 others that are decent but no-one else is a Wow.
Traveler and writer of strange tales. AKA The Editor's Gadfly
Several of these stories will make you laugh out loud, and many of them will make you clinch your butt cheeks together and say, "Damn, that hurt!"
Avid reader.... er listener.
the two narrators were bland and moat of the stories were ok. But many were as bland as the narrators.
Sooner or later, it all gets real!
A good collection of talented authors. I had difficulty acertaining a common theme due to Diversity of thought.
You would expect action packed tales of glory and conquest with a title like Warriors but that was not the case with this collection. Even the good stories had disappointing endings. Most of the warriors held very little power and showed more restraint than warrior spirit. A hedge knight tale and riviting story about dog fighting could not redeem the overall collection. Dangerous Women and Iron Kingdoms Excursions are good collections to listen to for better warriors.
Great variety of different stories in different styles. Cool way to discover new writers one might want to read more of.
I definitely would recommend this to my friends, especially the ones who love fantasy and science fiction.
I liked to take a break between stories. There is hardly a break between the end of one story and the beginning of the next, though. That I found somewhat annoying because you want the previous story to fade out in your mind before the next one is sprung on you.
I really only bought this for G. R. R. Martin's story, but there are some good listens among the others as well.
Yes. To review some of the Authors I was introduced to in this collection
Variety with a common theme
Ease of listing. Could have been more animated with the charters
This is a nice collection of short stories by a variety of authors. Made good for short listening
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