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Sword and Sorceress XIII (Sword and Sorceress #13)

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Even at the risk of losing her one true love, a young mage must put aside all she holds dear to achieve a higher goal...

A benevolent shape-changer is all that stands between her village and the bloody ravages of a werewolf...

With a gift granted by the birds themselves, an unhappy young woman may find the means to escape her life of
Paperback, 350 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by DAW
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Lindsey Duncan
Mar 21, 2014 rated it liked it
A solid anthology of stories featuring female protagonists who conquer the odds, this volume didn't strike me as being as strong as some of the others ... it had some weaker stories, and fewer "wow" moments. That said, there were some strong tales, in particular Leslie Ann Miller's "Sun Dancer" - and both Marella Sand's "Tortoise Weeps" and Diana L. Paxson's "Twilight" came to life with their well-researched, deftly incorporated historical settings.

I think what struck me about this anthology is
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Notable stories include:

"Patience" by Jo Clayton.
"Spider's Offer" by Charles M. Saplak
"More than One Way" by Heather Rose Jones
"Jewel-Bright" by Stephanie D. Shaver

"Tortoise Weeps" by Marella Sands
"Personal Need" by Lynn Michals
Alison Pilorz
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rereading
This was the first edition of Sword and Sorceress that I'd ever read, and it didn't have a single story in it that I didn't like. It started me on the series, and I've read every one since. This one also contains two of my favorite short stories.
Aug 21, 2007 rated it really liked it
My mom has a story published in here. I loved some of the stories and didn't like others.
Jun 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Some stories were great and some were too short. I personally like a fleshed out story but these were great. Now I want to read the whole series. Marion Zimmer-Bradley is my favorite author.
Dec 22, 2010 rated it liked it
No my favorite of the series. Most of the stories were just average even by some of my favorite old and new writers.
Pam Bales
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, sorceress
Sword and sorcery for females. This was an awesome series. It introduced many authors of this genre that I might not have found otherwise. If you can find them, give them a try.
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Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook.

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