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A Knight in the Silk Purse by Scott Taylor

A Knight in the Silk Purse

by Scott Taylor (Editor)

Other authors: Elaine Cunningham (Contributor), Julie Czerneda (Contributor), Lynn Flewelling (Contributor), Dave Gross (Contributor), Todd Lockwood (Contributor)4 more, Juliet McKenna (Contributor), Howard Tayler (Contributor), Dan Wells (Contributor), Martha Wells (Contributor)

Series: Tales of the Emerald Serpent (book 2)

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In Taux, the city of cursed stone, a new dark power stalks the dreams of the population with bloody footprints. Even among the celebrations of the Festival of a Thousand Blossoms, the hardy folk of the Black Gate must find a way to defeat this lurking menace before it consumes them all. A Knight in the Silk Purse blends the shared tales of twelve of fantasy's greatest modern storytellers into an epic weave of intrigue, murder, sorcery, death, and retribution like nothing else found on the shelves today.… (more)



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A Knight in the Silk Purse is unlike any other fantasy anthology I've read so far. It is more like a single story told by different authors.

A Knight in the Silk Purse takes place during the Festival of Flowers, a seven day celebration in the city of Taux. The different stories are told from the viewpoint of different characters and they are not told in chronological order, so that you would meet characters again and learn what they had been doing before or after the last time you encountered them.

The different authors managed to find a distinct voice which is present in all the stories and so it feels like a well rounded work.

In addition, the story that is told is full of adventure, daring, drama and even a bit of humor.

I can highly recommend this book to anyone interested in fantastic books. ( )
  pratchettfan | Oct 4, 2014 |
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Taylor, ScottEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cunningham, ElaineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Czerneda, JulieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Flewelling, LynnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gross, DaveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lockwood, ToddContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKenna, JulietContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tayler, HowardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wells, DanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wells, MarthaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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