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Myriad Lands: Volume 1: Around the World

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Beyond the familiar tropes of kings and castles, elves and dragons, there is a whole world of possibilities for fantasy literature. This anthology collects fantasy stories whose inspiration lies beyond the traditional medieval European basis. It brings exciting new stories and overlooked voices into the fantasy genre.

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Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 29th 2016 by Guardbridge Books
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Raj
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I found this collection of fantasy short stories at a convention, and was intrigued at its premise of a diverse set of authors telling stories not necessarily inspired by traditional Western history, and not limited to the traditional faux-medieval setting. The book had a high hit rate for me, and with Firestarter a story that really felt like it could be expanded into a full novel - I want to know more about both these characters and the world they inhabit. Other stories that really clicked wit ...more
Sara Norja
Jul 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Like pretty much all anthologies, this was a mixed bunch for me. Some excellent stories, and some I didn't care for. My favourite stories, in the order they appear in the antho:

- "Household Gods" by Tade Thompson
- "Keeper of the Bones" by Daniel Heath Justice
- "The Beauty of the Dance" by Kirstie Olley
- "A Pebble in the Mountains" by Ariel Bolton
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In the spirit of full disclosure my story 'The Beauty Of The Dance' is contained within these pages, however this review is based on my thoughts and feelings on the other stories not letting my inclusion affect the review.

The theme of Myriad Lands v1 is fantasy set in wolds where the background is not a carbon copy of medieval Europe. In this first volume of the Myriad Lands series the worlds are based on other historic countries from ancient Anatolia, India, Africa, and Japan to some more conte
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Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 As always with story collections, some I can connect to more than others, but here I enjoyed most of them and there were several I really liked. Some of my favorites were "Through the Woods", "Keeper of the Bones", "Rite of Passage", and "A Pebble in the Mountains."
Kim Cowie
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
A collection of well-written fantasy short stories, set in various exotic cultural settings from around the world. Recommended, especially if you want a change from the medieval-Europe stereotype.
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