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Wings of Omen (Thieves' World #6)

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Welcome to Sanctuary, a city of outlaws and adventurers in a world of war and wizardry, peopled with colorful characters created by today's top fantasy adventure talents, including:

Robert W. Bailey
C. J. Cherryh
Diane Duane
Chris & Janet Morris
Andrew Offutt
Diana L. Paxson
Lynn Abbey
Robert Lynn Asprin

In this strange and provocative sixth volume, the Wizardwall War brings
Paperback, 277 pages
Published December 15th 1986 by Ace (first published 1984)
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Sep 11, 2011 Teri rated it liked it
another great Thieves World. the Stepsons are slowly making thier way back to Sanctuary. The Hand That feeds You, and Rebels Aren't Born in Palaces were great stories. You see a whole different side of Hanse here, it was amazing. I still wish Walegrin was a bigger charactor. I only give 3 stars tho, because I am sorry, i just still find myself lost alot of the time. There are so many characters, places, and Gods. Where many, i should say most, of the stories, people and events do eventually tie ...more
Brian Schwartz
Wings of Omen is significantly superior to Face of Chaos . The stories are more independent of each other and can be enjoyed on their own merits (with a couple exceptions). Authors do not appear to be laboring to advance a preconceived plot and are free to work with their characters and their own plots.

The best stories are front loaded and the book becomes a bit of a chore to read as it goes along. While none of the books that have followed have lived up to the expectations created by the first
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May 17, 2009 Aaron rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I have come to accept that any Thieves' World anthology will be very uneven, and this sixth volume is no exception. What was unexpected was that the stories I didn't like were all in the first two-thirds of the book, while the last third had all of the more enjoyable stories. Or, at least those were comprehensible. Some of the earlier stories jumped around so much that I couldn't figure out what was actually happening. I don't plan to continue this series any more.
Dec 29, 2015 Daniel rated it really liked it
Ok here we go! This one I remember bringing back the tense narrative and overarcing story that I love. It was kind of a response to the previous book, wherein the city of Sanctuary is raided and bad things began to happen. Where that book was a bit disappointing, this one kicks you in the teeth with each story. It demands your attention and I remember being so sad that I had to wait for the next anthology, over a year later, or maybe two. Ugh.....

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Nov 21, 2011 Helga Ganguly rated it liked it
I took longer than usual to read this because I squeezed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in over Christmas. It was a decent read. As usual,I prefer some authors over others. I Again,I was tempted to stop reading or finishing the first 12 but am really curious how some of the story lines will resolve. Gotcha!
Shannon Appelcline
Sep 21, 2012 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, shared-world
As is often the case, the overall anthology is uneven, but generally these stories are good fun to read, with the setup also good (if starting to get a little overly complex as *too* many groups converge on Sanctuary).
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In this strange and provocative sixth volume, the Wizardwall War brings undreamed-of horrors as the invaders invoke their powers to raise the very dead...

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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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Other Books in the Series

Thieves' World (1 - 10 of 16 books)
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  • Tales From the Vulgar Unicorn (Thieves' World, #2)
  • Shadows of Sanctuary (Thieves' World, #3)
  • Storm Season (Thieves' World, #4)
  • The Face of Chaos (Thieves' World, #5)
  • The Dead of Winter (Thieves' World, #7)
  • Soul of the City (Thieves' World, #8)
  • Blood Ties (Thieves' World, #9)
  • Aftermath (Thieves' World, #10)
  • Uneasy Alliances (Thieves' World, #11)

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