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Sword and Sorceress XVI (Sword and Sorceress #16)

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  272 ratings  ·  4 reviews

When a young woman gravely injures a powerful creature out of legend, can she find the courage to return to her victim and face redemption of death?

Can an itinerant witch restore the power of a dying god?

Will a woman's vow to become the best sword-smith in her land sever her from the person she loves most?

Can the bravery of a low-born lass chosen as a sa
Paperback, 306 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by DAW (first published 1999)
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Rating and reviewing an anthology collection is always difficult, and really, I think my talk about Sword and Sorceress kind of gets repetitive. It's an anthology of fantasy with women protagonists. It's edited by Mario Zimmer Bradley and by this volume the original focus of the series has shifted a bit as the things she was struggling against(for example her early objection to 'women proves she can cut it in a man's world' stories) fall before new norths she helped to set.

Ultimately I really li
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Notable stories include:

"Changed" by Lisa Deason | A desperate unicorn enters a trap; except that summary sounds more interesting than the story.

"City of No-Sleep" by Vera Nazarian | Where dreams are transmutable things.

"A Fool's Game" by Selina Rosen | Becoming a warrior.

"The Anvil of Her Pride" by Lawrence Schimel | Female bladesmith forges the blade that kills her husband, says screw this and leaves with son.

"Salt and Sorcery" by Elizabeth Waters and Michael Spence | The bigges
Jul 02, 2010 Dayle added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Contains my story "The Power to Change the Shape of the Land" (written as Dayle A. Dermatis)
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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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