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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 (62 Articles)
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is the author of the space opera novels <b>The Worker Prince</b>, a Barnes & Noble Book Clubs Year’s Best SF Releases of 2011 Honorable Mention, and <b>The Returning</b>, the collection <b>The North Star Serial, Part 1</b>, and <b>102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Jokes For Kids</b> from Delabarre Publishing. He edited the anthology <b>Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6</b> for Flying Pen Press, headlined by Mike Resnick. His stories have appeared in anthologies and magazines. He’s also the host of <i>Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat (SFFWRTCHT)</i> every Wednesday at 9 pm EST on Twitter, where he interviews people like Mike Resnick, AC Crispin, Kevin J. Anderson and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. A frequent contributor to Adventures In SF Publishing, Grasping For The Wind and SF Signal, he can be found online as @BryanThomasS on Twitter or via his website. Bryan is an affiliate member of the SFWA.
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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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