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That Way Lies Camelot

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  239 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
In this superb collection of unforgettable stories, muti-talented artist/writer Janny Wurts, one of today's bestselling fantasy authors, takes the reader to a very special Camelot that is both deeply familiar and delightfully foreign. Here are myriad tales of wonder and fantasy, all rendered with an artist's eye and a writer's voice.
Hardcover, 275 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by HarperPrism (first published 1994)
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This was a sheer pleasure to read, a collection of short stories, both SF & fantasy, by a woman who normally writes long, detailed fantasy novels. I wish she'd write more. They fit into my busy schedule better. On top of that, she did the cover art. Maybe someday when I'm rich & famous I'll be able to afford to buy one of her paintings.

The SF stories were space operas featuring a couple of the same, excellent characters. I'm glad they were done as short stories interspersed with others.
Dec 19, 2013 Ron rated it liked it
Janny Wurts certainly know hoe to paint a picture--whether she uses pigment or words. Each short story is studded with images which leap off the page and into the reader's mind: fully realized, gripping images.

This book contains short stories--of which several are chapter tales of the same plot line. The stories range from high fantasy to space opera. They're good stories, well conceived and executed. One element that stood out was the character's motivations. Often skewed from the expected of
Kelsey S. Hock
Why to read That Way Lies Camelot:
- There are two storylines that have several short stories associated with them, which was unique (at least in my limited reading of short stories)
- You get to see how Janny Wurts is such an awesome writer and add her other books to your to-read shelf

Things that made this NOT a five star read:
- The first Spaceman story was good, but I didn't feel like it needed more short stories added to it and the subsequent ones I either skim read or skipped completely.
- Alth
Katharina Gerlach
I read an acclaimed novel by the same author and didn't much like it, so I was loath to read these shorts. But a friend of mine insisted they'd be worth my time... and boy, was she right. There wasn't a single story in this that I didn't like.

My favorite is the story about the boy who loves knights and all things medieval. But the one about the tree that's been harmed is lovely too. What I like about this collection is the great diversity. If the author had written more short stories, I'd probab
Dec 30, 2008 Sara rated it it was ok
A volume of short stories. Some repeat characters. Some of the stories were enjoyable but the series about Jensen I thought grew a little tiresome after awhile.

You may enjoy it. I, personally, am not the biggest fan of short stories. I know I should get over it but, hey, look, I read these.
May 18, 2016 Gonçalo rated it it was ok
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Nov 14, 2013 Elentarri rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthologies
Some really nice stories that entertain and make you think.
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Feb 21, 2016 N.A. Fedorak rated it it was ok
There isn't an actual plotline and half of it is set in space. It seems more like a collection of short stories than a proper book.
Jun 09, 2009 Diana rated it it was amazing
This lady is a wonderful author!!!!!!!!
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good but short stories, so no momentum
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Janny Wurts is the author of War of Light and Shadow series, and To Ride Hell's Chasm. Her eighteen published titles include a trilogy in audio, a short story collection, as well as the internationally best selling Empire trilogy, co authored with Raymond E. Feist, with works translated into fifteen languages worldwide. Her latest title in the Wars of Light and Shadow series, Initiate's Trial, cul ...more
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