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blackguardsSoon, Ragnarok will publish Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues edited by J.M. Martin, with cover art by Arman Akopian and interior art by Oksana Dmitrienko & Orion Zangara. You can view more of the art from the collection HERE. You can also view the Kickstarter that funded the project HERE.

Here’s the synopsis:

A FANTASY ANTHOLOGY featuring the deadly, the worldly, and the sneaky. Blackguards consists mainly of stories in established series, and the authors range from wildly successful indie authors to New York Times bestsellers. If you enjoy roguish tales of scoundrels and ne’er-do-wells, this one’s for you.

Here’s the table of contents (and a bigger cover below):

  1. FOREWORD by GLEN COOK (Black Company)
  2. CAROL BERG, “Seeds”
  3. RICHARD LEE BYERS, “Troll Trouble”
  4. DAVID DALGLISH, “Take You Home”
  5. JAMES ENGE, “Thieves at the Gate”
  6. JOHN GWYNNE, “Better to Live than to Die”
  7. LIAN HEARN, “His Kikuta Hands”
  8. SNORRI KRISTJANSSON, “A Kingdom and a Horse”
  9. JOSEPH LALLO, “Seeking the Shadow”
  10. MARK LAWRENCE, “The Secret”
  11. TIM MARQUITZ, “A Taste of Agony”
  12. PETER ORULLIAN, “A Length of Cherrywood”
  13. CAT RAMBO, “The Subtler Art”
  14. LAURA RESNICK, “Friendship”
  15. MARK SMYLIE, “Manhunt”
  16. KENNY SOWARD, “Jancy’s Justice”
  17. SHAWN SPEAKMAN, “The White Rose Thief”
  18. JON SPRUNK, “Sun and Steel”
  19. ANTON STROUT, “Scream”
  20. MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN, “Professional Integrity”
  21. DJANGO WEXLER, “The First Kill”
  22. ANTHONY RYAN, “The Lord Collector”
  23. PAUL S. KEMP, “A Better Man”
  24. JAMES A. MOORE, “What Gods Demand”
  25. JEAN RABE, “Mainon”
  26. BRADLEY P. BEAULIEU, “Irindai”
  27. S.R. CAMBRIDGE, “”The Magus and the Betyar”
  28. CLAY SANGER, “The Long Kiss”

Book info as per Ragnarok Publications:

  • Publisher: Ragnarok (April 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1771483598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1771483599


About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).

1 Comment on Table of Contents: BLACKGUARDS: TALES OF ASSASSINS, MERCENARIES, AND ROGUES edited by J.M. Martin

  1. David Greybeard // April 14, 2015 at 7:01 am //

    I ordered this book some time ago and it’s as if my order fell into a black hole, never to be heard from again. Don’t think this outfit is all that together. Looks like a great collection, though.

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