From the creation myths and quest sagas of ancient times to the megapopular fantasy novels of today, this quintessential anthology of epic fantasy is adventurous storytelling at its best. With rich and vibrant world building, readers are transported to antiquated realms to witness noble sacrifices and astonishing wonders. Gathering a comprehensive survey of beloved stories from the genre, this compilation includes stories by such luminaries as George R. R. Martin, Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robin Hobb, and Tad Williams. Inspiring and larger-than-life, these tales offer timeless values of courage and friendship in the face of ultimate evil and express mankind's greatest hopes and fears.
John Joseph Adams is the best-selling editor of Wastelands, The Living Dead, and The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination. Hailed as "the reigning king of the anthology world" by Barnes & Noble.com, he has been nominated for the World Fantasy and Hugo awards. Adams is also the editor and publisher of Lightspeed Magazine and is the co-host of The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast.