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Neverland's Library

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Dragons, magic, princesses of mighty kingdoms: elements of fantasy which have carried on throughout the many ages, and yet, may one day be forgotten. Enter, and delve into the roots of fantasy, rediscovering the fantastic, and exploring lost worlds. This is storytelling at its best. This collection of original works will take readers back to the moment when they first fell ...more
Paperback, First, 300 pages
Published May 2014 by Ragnarok Publications (first published April 20th 2014)
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Roger Bellini
Jun 05, 2013 Roger Bellini rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I have absolutely no reason to be bias in this review. The fact that I am editing this book in no way compromises my ability to objectively rate the material included within these pages...

Ahh, who am I kidding.... I love the stories, and I believe you will as well. :)
Mia
May 05, 2014 Mia added it
The collection seems to have particular interest in chance encounters that ultimately shape lives. These stories are about questioning the status quo, exercising the inquisitive mind rather than simply accepting common practice or knowledge. Neverland's Library is concerned with vision, about seeing with more than just our limited eyes but with open, unlimited minds.

It celebrates human imagination and its power of inclusion, the capacity to perceive and conceive of all manner of people and works
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Dusty Wallace
Jan 12, 2015 Dusty Wallace rated it it was amazing
This is a truly epic anthology line up. Most anthologies would be happy to have one of these guys. Tad Williams, Miles Cameron, and Mark Lawrence are best-selling fantasy authors and they alone would make the book worth a purchase. But then add in the value of writers like RS Belcher and Marie Brennan and this book becomes a must-have. Those are just the authors I'm familiar with but I'm sure the rest are top-notch if they're included among such esteemed company.
Melissa J. Katano
Sep 16, 2014 Melissa J. Katano rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, anthologies
You know how you buy an anthology because there's one, maybe two, authors you like and you just hope that maybe you'll find one or two more stories you like? And you know the great feeling you get when you buy an anthology because of one or two authors, and then find that you like EVERY story in the anthology?

I got this anthology because I love Marsheila Rockwell's stories. She sometimes writes with Jeff Mariotte, and I loved the story they have in this anthology "A Soul in the Hand." Then, I b
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Caidyn
Feb 22, 2015 Caidyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deception: 5/5 - I really liked this one. Great opener. Very Biblical, yet it never was said to be. Honestly, I wanted more. I want to know more about the world they're in, what laws they had. There was an amazing amount of worldbuilding in just a few pages.

Shadow Dust: 4.5/5 - Another one where I just wanted to know more about the world. Hints were given, hints that kept me reading to find out more. I liked the whole thing with witches and the folklore of Salem. Definitely unique and interestin
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Dawn
Jun 15, 2015 Dawn rated it really liked it
Just finished 'Neverland's Library': an anthology... I really liked this book. Lots of stories with magic, folklore, and dragons that set the imagination on fire and the artwork inside by Tom Brown is amazing. There isn't a story I didn't like so picking just a few was hard but here you go... 'Charlotte and the Demon Who Swam Through the Grass' by Mercedes M. Yardley, 'On the Far Side of the Apocalypse' by Peter Rawlik, 'The Stump and the Spire' by Joseph Lallo, 'Love, Crystal, and Stone' by ...more
Katherine Hetzel
Sep 22, 2014 Katherine Hetzel rated it really liked it
An anthology that immerses you in fantasy so pure, you won't want the stories to end...

What it made me realise, as a reader, is that I prefer stories with a definite ending - not happy, necessarily, but more definite than some of these short stories gave me. But that says more about me as a reader than the stories themselves. There's a wide enough range of themes to satisfy even the most hardened of fantasy fans, and so many different worlds/world orders.

Definitely worth getting - I kept dipping
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Alissa
Aug 22, 2015 Alissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-ebooks
This collection is difficult to review. I didn't dislike it, but on the whole, I found entertaining just half of the stories, and it took me really longer than usual to finish reading. I usually like anthologies because I can discover new authors, or read short stories by authors I know, in this case, Mark Lawrence. The introduction is both intriguing and ambitious and raises up your expectations, but the stories themselves are very different and of various lenght, this is a bit disorienting. ...more
Rachel
Dec 29, 2015 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy-adult
A brilliant collection of nontraditional Fantasy tales. Among the highlights are tales about: a father and his son who has become a monster; the reintroduction of magical creatures to our world; the reversal of Genesis; and, the rebellion happening against creatures known as the Beloved in a post-apocalyptic hive world. No two are alike in any way, and frankly most have no comparison with any other Fantasy work. Rarely, do you find an anthology of such caliber, every single tale is worth ...more
Danielle Wood
May 20, 2016 Danielle Wood rated it it was amazing
I am a very avid reader of fantasy novels, but my friend, however, was not. I simply purchased this for her to introduce her to the fantasy genre, and she seemed to gain a new appreciation for it. It is very easy to read and has been edited well. I would recommend it to anyone who either loves fantasy or isn't sure if they do. There is a story for everyone.
Bonnie
Apr 02, 2015 Bonnie rated it liked it
Fairly uneven stories in this anthology. Many of them felt like I had been dropped into the middle of action, and there was no true beginning or ending. These glimpses were sometimes intriguing, but more often frustrating as a reader. I did really like about a half dozen of these stories though. Top three were 'Charlotte and the demon who swam through the grass', 'Love, crystal, and stone', and 'Century of Kings', all interestingly enough written by women.
Ira
У меня плохо со сборниками, а этот ещё начинался так медленно и неудачно, что в какой-то момент я бы его дропнула, если бы не заманчиво маячащий в самом конце тома Кэмерон. Но к середине рассказы пошли значительно лучше. Из особенно понравившихся:

Season of the Soulless – Betsy Dornbusch
Redfern’s Slipper – Stephen McQuiggan
Fire Walker – Keith Gouveia
The Last Magician – William Meikle Прям мимими!
Restoring the Magic – Ian Creasey Я бы почитала такую книжку!
Charlotte and the Demon Who Swam Thr
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“Her hair had fallen out of its ribbons and her knee was scraped. She was exactly everything a little girl should be.” 2 likes
“Fantasy, though, is a literature of things beyond explanation. It calls us back to childhood, either the childhood of our species, before we knew those map-dragons were imaginary, or our own individual childhoods, when shadows held scary stuff, when things lived under our beds and in our closets or in that one part of our journey home where we had to walk through the dark woods.” 0 likes
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