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Tales of the Emerald Serpent by Scott   Taylor
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Jun 25, 2012

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3 1/2 stars from me.
Very entertaining anthology of stories set in the fictional city of Taux. The Emerald Serpent in a bar where a number of the characters have a drink from time to time. Taux is fascinating--based very much on the ancient cities of the Maya & Aztec peoples. But the original inhabitants of the city have vanished--sucked into the walls and trapped there by some terrible sorcery. The abandoned city stood vacant for a number of years but is now being resettled and it is the new-comers who are the center of our stories.
I wanted more! I was prepared to keep on reading. The final story ends in such a way that there can easily be more to come. While each story was complete in and of itself, there were several that left me wanting to know more--which is a good sign.
The interior illustrations are fantastic and show well in the ebook format.

This was a Kickstarter project that I am happy to have supported.
Some big names contributed stories--Julie Czerneda, Harry Connolly, Martha Wells, Lynn Flewelling, Juliet McKenna and others. I especially want to know what else happens to the two young men introduced in Flewelling's story.
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Miriam Is this anthology related to or based on something I need to be familiar with to read it?

Barb in Maryland Miriam--
No, you can read this cold and enjoy it just fine. Don't need to read anything else or have played any game, etc. I got it because several of my favorite authors were contributing stories.

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Miriam Yes, I saw it because Martha Wells contributed. Thanks!

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