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Terrifying barbarians, cunning mages, and daring heroes run rampant through these exceptional examples of the exciting sword and sorcery genre. In a Tower of the Elephant, Conan takes up jewel thievery but proves to be far better with his sword. The Flame Bringers finds antihero Elric infiltrating a band of bloodthirsty mercenaries and outwitting a powerful sorcerer. Become a Warrior is the unexpected tale of a child who loses all she holds dear, only to gain unforeseen power and unlikely revenge. Further entries come from early legends such as Jack Vance and Catherine Louise Moore, the next wave of talents including Fritz Leiber and Michael Moorcock, and modern trendsetters like George R.R. Martin, Karl Edward Wagner, and David Drake. This essential, fast-paced anthology is a chronological gathering of influential, inventive, and entertaining fantasy sure to appeal to action-oriented fans.
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