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…
- “Ashes and Starlight” (Runelords) by David Farland
- “The Fixed Stars” (October Daye) by Seanan McGuire
- “The Keeper of Names” by Larry Correia
- “The Smaller We Are” by John Helfers
- “Invictus” by Annie Bellett
- “Rising Above” by Sarah A. Hoyt
- “A Cup of Wisdom” by Joseph Zieja
- “Words of Power” by Wendy N. Wagner
- “Lightweaver in Shadow” by Gray Rinehart
- “Hoofsore and Weary” by Cat Rambo
- “Vengeance” (Frost) by Robin Wayne Bailey
- “Deadfall” by Nancy Fulda
- “Yael of the Strings” by John R. Fultz
- “The Gleaners” by Dave Gross
- “Bonded Men” by James L. Sutter
- “Bone Candy” (Black Company) by Glen Cook
- “First Blood” (Paksenarrion) by Elizabeth Moon