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Table of Contents: SHATTERED SHIELDS Edited by Jennifer Brozek & Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Here’s the book description and table of contents for the upcoming anthology Shattered Shields edited by Jennifer Brozek & Bryan Thomas Schmidt, releasing November 4, 2014 in trade paperback from Baen Books:

Swords and Shields. Faith and Magic.

Grab yours and get ready, for the enemy is on the move.

High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand-in-hand. In great wars, armies rise to fight evil hordes and heroes struggle to push beyond their imperfections and save the day. These stories include more than just epic landscapes and characters…but also epic battles.

Imagine a doctor struggling to identify the spy who has infiltrated his company’s ranks and poisoned his colleagues or a boy suspected of murder by a king yet protected by a princess as he helps her father against his own people. Imagine a butcher discovering that he’s called to lead an uprising, or a First Born knowing that she must betray her own in order to save humanity.

The possibilities are endless, but at the heart they have this in common: soldiers—ordinary and otherwise–struggling against extraordinary odds to survive the day. They must withstand dark magic, dodge enemy blades, and defy the odds to survive SHATTERED SHIELDS.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Ashes and Starlight” (Runelords) by David Farland
  2. “The Fixed Stars” (October Daye) by Seanan McGuire
  3. “The Keeper of Names” by Larry Correia
  4. “The Smaller We Are” by John Helfers
  5. “Invictus” by Annie Bellett
  6. “Rising Above” by Sarah A. Hoyt
  7. “A Cup of Wisdom” by Joseph Zieja
  8. “Words of Power” by Wendy N. Wagner
  9. “Lightweaver in Shadow” by Gray Rinehart
  10. “Hoofsore and Weary” by Cat Rambo
  11. “Vengeance” (Frost) by Robin Wayne Bailey
  12. “Deadfall” by Nancy Fulda
  13. “Yael of the Strings” by John R. Fultz
  14. “The Gleaners” by Dave Gross
  15. “Bonded Men” by James L. Sutter
  16. “Bone Candy” (Black Company) by Glen Cook
  17. “First Blood” (Paksenarrion) by Elizabeth Moon
About Bryan Thomas Schmidt (68 Articles)
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and Hugo-nominated editor of adult and children's speculative fiction. His debut novel, THE WORKER PRINCE received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club's Year's Best Science Fiction Releases. His short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and online. As book editor he is the main editor for Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta's WordFire Press where he has edited books by such luminaries as Alan Dean Foster, Tracy Hickman, Frank Herbert, Mike Resnick, Jean Rabe and more. He was also the first editor on Andy Weir's bestseller THE MARTIAN. His anthologies as editor include SHATTERED SHIELDS with co-editor Jennifer Brozek and MISSION: TOMORROW, GALACTIC GAMES (forthcoming) and LITTLE GREEN MEN--ATTACK! (forthcoming) all for Baen, SPACE BATTLES: FULL THROTTLE SPACE TALES #6, BEYOND THE SUN and RAYGUN CHRONICLES: SPACE OPERA FOR A NEW AGE. He is also coediting anthologies with Larry Correia and Jonathan Maberry set in their New York Times Bestselling Monster Hunter and Joe Ledger universes. From December 2010 to June 2015, he hosted #sffwrtcht (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer's Chat) Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on Twitter as @SFFWRTCHT.

5 Comments on Table of Contents: SHATTERED SHIELDS Edited by Jennifer Brozek & Bryan Thomas Schmidt

  1. This releases November 4, 2014 in trade paperback from Baen Books.

  2. Linda Pierce // December 10, 2013 at 4:37 pm //

    I really want this book! Let me know when the kickstarter starts!

  3. Sounds like another exciting anthology.

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