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Storm Season (Thieves' World #4)

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by Robert Asprin - 1982 - First Edition - First Printing
Paperback, 305 pages
Published August 15th 1985 by Ace (first published October 1982)
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Series suffers from power inflation
Isaac Clarke
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
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კარგი მიმართულება არის აღებული განვითარებისთვის <3
Jun 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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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 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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.
Feb 06, 2011 rated it liked it
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.
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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

May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 21, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Feb 03, 2014 rated it liked it
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.
Mar 07, 2014 rated it liked it
All good things come to an end... Still good though, but not like 2 and 3 - too many cooks in the kitchen?
Jul 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jun 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Good stuff.
Kurt Vosper
Apr 26, 2013 rated it liked it
see book 1
Tome Addiction
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
More fantasy stories written by multiple authors.
Arlene Allen
Jun 16, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I miss some of the authors from those days.
Peregrine 12
Dec 13, 2010 rated it did not like it
Did not like.
Timothy Boyd
May 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Good shared world book series. The variety of writers keeps the stories fresh. Recommended
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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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