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Sword and Sorceress XII (Sword and Sorceress #12)

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Two sisters, one a mercenary, one a practitioner of earth magic, learn that the irony of love knows no justice...

A sorceress must come to the aid of a creature out of legend...

A seeress has her life forever changed by a "voice" she never dreamed she would hear...

A spell-gifted swords-woman learns that even an ancient magical inheritance can change in nature..
Paperback, 347 pages
Published July 1st 1995 by DAW (first published 1995)
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Mar 04, 2013 Werner rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of swords-and-sorcery fantasy
Another reliable winner from Bradley's long-running anthology series, with a good mix of genre stalwarts and talented newcomers. For once, I read this volume without interspersing it between other books, and read the stories almost entirely in order. In this case, the really outstanding stories tend to be clustered closer to the back; but most of the earlier ones are also solid, competently-told tales of their type.

The one worthless clunker in the collection, IMO, is Carolyn J. Bahr's "Does the
Jan 29, 2014 Ippino rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Antologia decisamente scadente: su ventidue racconti, ne ho trovati solo una manciata godibili; gli altri mi hanno fatto sbadigliare.

Demone sotto vetro: insipido e raccontato maluccio.
Ti va ancora bene la scarpetta, adesso?: spassoso, molto spassoso. Però il finale arriva inaspettato, proprio quando la storia si fa interessante.
Una lince e un bastardo: la trama non sarebbe neanche da buttare, ma è scritto incredibilmente male.
Stivali di pelle di drago: molto originale ed ironico. Una bella sorpr
Feb 11, 2012 Knight rated it it was amazing
Demon in Glass/ John P. Buentello. Does the Shoe Fit You Now?/ Carolyn J. Bahr. A Lynx and a Bastard/ Karen Luk. Dragonskin Boots/ L.S. Silverthorne. Truth/ Lynne Armstrong-Jones. Skins/ Heather Rose Jones (Skins). Though the World is Darkness/ Lisa Deason. Hemparius the Trader/ Valerie Atkinson Gawthorp. Chance/ Tom Gallier. Touched by the Gods/ Deborah Millitello. Promise to Angel/ Stephanie Shaver. Shadow Harper/ Cynthia McQuillin. The Stone Face,the Giant,and the Paradox/ Vera Nazarian. Worm ...more
Better than S&S XI, but not by a whole lot. A couple really trite stories that I'm surprised made it past MZB, a couple very poignant ones, and a really silly Tarma & Kethry crossover story that I'm not surprised wasn't ever included anywhere else. There's one that I think I would have liked a lot if it hadn't been done better as a major subplot in The Oathbound (Hemparius the Trader, Valerie Atkinson Gawthrop). One Bera, no Cynthia.

Worth a reread:

Truth, Lynne Armstrong-Jones
Skins, Heath
/review to come
Notable stories include:

"Skins" by Heather Rose Jones | Another in her set of stories about shapeshifters.

"Winter Roses" by Patricia Sayre McCoy | How many died in the search for blue roses?
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Some powerful women: some sisters, a sorceress, a seeress, and a spell-gifted swords-woman are only some of them in this series of short stories!
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What's The Name o...: girl with a face like stone SOLVED [s] 15 165 Mar 13, 2012 09:23PM  
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Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook.

Bradley's first published novel-length work was Falcons of Narabedla, first published in the May 1957 issue of Other Worlds. When she was a child, Bradley stated that she enjoyed reading adventure fantasy authors such as Henry Kuttner, Edmond Ham
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