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Das Schwert von Avalon
by Richard Gilliam, Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads Author), Diana L. Paxson, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Martin H. Greenberg, Edward E. Kramer
A collection of more than twenty-five stories of myth and magic includes the works of such notable authors as Marion Zimmer Bradley, Charles de Lint, Diana Gabaldon, Mercedes Lackey, and Eric Lustbader.
Mass Market Paperback, 558 pages
Published 2000 by Droemer Knaur
(first published May 1st 1995)
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Far and away the best story in this collection is “Goldie, Lox, and the Three Excalibearers,” about a young Jewish American women working in a deli in New York during the Cold War – which I think says right there how far away some of these stories wander from the theme.
There were some good stories here – but overall the collection could have had much more cohesion as the writers play very fast and loose with the theme of “Excalibur”.
Anthologies are usually hit and miss, but this one was mostly misses, and some of them unbelievably so. There were stories that had zero relevance to the theme, no matter what relevance the author may have thought they had, and others that were simply poorly written -- too cartoonish, making fun of Arthurian legends in a way that just didn't work, or too vague and grandiose without any true depth or real mysteries at their hearts. There was verse spread throughout; most of it just made me want t ...more