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Storm Season (Thieves' World #4)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,011 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Storm Season Paperback
by Robert Asprin - 1982 - First Edition - First Printing
Mass Market Paperback, 305 pages
Published October 1st 1982 by Ace
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Series suffers from power inflation
Feb 05, 2012 Ensiform rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, stories
The fourth Thieves' World volume seems to have a surer editorial hand. Albeit that the stories could not be placed in perfect chronological order, this time around there’s an overarching theme to the book: the imminent invasion of Sanctuary by sea and the how the townsfolk prepare. The stories are a good lot overall.

Asprin’s “Exercise In Pain” brings Jubal back from being crippled at the hands of Tempus, but with a price; Lalo, the painter who can see souls, returns to fight for his life in Paxs
Dec 29, 2015 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I recall in these books, this is where things got real and really weird, in conjunction with magic overall getting funky all day! This anthology and its continuing characters and their heroic deeds or awful misadventures get a kick in the arse for this book, which made it even more interesting. Great read but alas, the end of the essays. Oh woe is me.... hehehehe

Jul 06, 2016 Matt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It somehow escaped my notice until this volume that all of the stories in Sanctuary were tying together into a single, convoluted, but unified plotline. Gods pick champions, however unlikely, wizards face regrets, and a drunken storyteller proves that he has never lied when saying the tale is all that matters.
In a world where only the wicked propser, somehow the wickedest find a kind of nobility. I can't wait to see what else happens in the Thieves' World.
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Timothy Boyd
Good shared world book series. The variety of writers keeps the stories fresh. Recommended
All good things come to an end... Still good though, but not like 2 and 3 - too many cooks in the kitchen?
Brian Schwartz
Storm Season was incredibly uneven. It appears that editor, Robert Asprin, is trying to drive a narrative through short stories. In doing so, he’s asking his writers to contort their narrative in ways that don’t work in the short story form.

There are a couple gems in the book. Asprin’s introduction and Godson are wonderful fantasy. Steel was a serviceable story. But the rest just tried too hard to drive a unified story and that was not the original, stated purpose of Thieves’ World.
Feb 06, 2011 Toby rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This fourth volume of the low-fantasy series is the best so far. Stories in this anthology/mosaic by Asprin, Cherryh, Paxson, Abbey, and Offut cruise along nicely; only Janet Morris's entry stumbles along. For the first time the anthology of stories seem to point toward a central theme or conflict, rather than the disjoint and loosely-related tales from the first three volumes. Even so, "Storm Season" seems so much an Act I for a greater tale yet to come.
Apr 14, 2011 Teri rated it really liked it
I have to give it a 4 star just for the last story in the book, Godson, by Andrew J. Offutt. While alot of the book was either hard to follow or just boring, Godson brought alot together with the Gods, and Hanse is just a good char to read about. Steel was also another pretty good story in the book. Fav Char...Walegrin and Hanse. By the end of the series i want to either Like or Dislike Tempus, i just can not figure him out yet.
May 08, 2012 Ron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shadows of Sanctuary...focused on the meanest, seediest town in all of fantasy, and was even more popular than the first two volumes!

And now, Storm Season. In which the clouds of war gather on the horizon, and the motley assortment of thieves and swordsmen and small-time sorcerers who make up the town of Sanctuary must decide once and for all which side they are on.

Helga Ganguly
OK-this is the fourth book in a series of 12 and so fave ,it's my least favorite. I think,or rather I'm afraid,I've identified which individual authors I llke the least. Janet Morris is on that list. Aspirin and Offutt and Abbey are always good solid stories. But taste is individual so I look forward to finishing the series.
Stuart Parr
OK, quality of short stories beginning to deteriorate as the series progresses - particularly the last story, Godson, which is poorly written - but, overall, still good: good characters, interesting setting.
Rich Brown
Increasingly dull as series continues. Only 2 more to go before my current stash runs out.
Tome Addiction
Jan 26, 2016 Tome Addiction rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
More fantasy stories written by multiple authors.
Shannon Appelcline
A bit of an in-between book, but generally worth reading.
Arlene Allen
Jun 16, 2010 Arlene Allen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I miss some of the authors from those days.
Peregrine 12
Dec 13, 2010 Peregrine 12 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Did not like.
Jun 07, 2009 Charles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Good stuff.
Kurt Vosper
see book 1
Mar 19, 2014 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946. While he wrote some stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu and The Bug Wars and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated stories, Bob is best known for his series fantasy, such as the Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve, the Phule’s Company novels and the Time Scout novels written with Linda Evans. He also edited the groundbreaking Thieves’ World antho ...more
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