Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Fantasy

Most fantasy relies on the creation of new and fantastic worlds to explore, and in this collection eleven of the most successful fantasy authors have written shorter stories set in worlds they’ve fleshed out with multiple novels. Is this a good place to start reading any of them? I’ll be evaluating that and the merits of these stories in the following posts.

Little Sisters of Eluria (Stephen King’s The Dark Tower)

The Sea and Little Fishes (Terry Pratchett’s Discworld)

Debt of Bones (Terry Goodkind’s The Sword of Truth)

Grinning Man (Orson Scott Card’s Tales of Alvin Maker)

The Seventh Shrine (Robert Silverberg’s Majipoor)

Dragonfly (Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea)

The Burning Man (Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn)

The Hedge Knight (George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire)

Runner of Pern (Anne McCaffrey’s Pern)

The Wood Boy (Raymond E. Feist’s The Riftwar Saga)

New Spring (Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time)

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