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Download Epub Format ✓ Shadows of Sanctuary PDF by ↠´ Robert Lynn Asprin As with its predecessors in the Thieves World shared world collections, some of the stories here are pretty good and some are not Some of the writing is downright bad Offut s The Vivisectionist, e. g By this third book in the series, we are getting of a continued story feel and there is less of the new to take our interest. The stories feel heavy handed, as well, and even plodding Still reasonably entertaining, especially if one is already invested in the the saga of Sanctuary, but otherwise somewhat take it or leave it. This collection improved with age its and mine I still think the first story is the weakest tale in the first three anthologies, and find the C J Cherryh story overlong and dull, but the book improves tremendously with Aspirin s Hemingway knockoff A Gift in Parting Andrew Offutt and Janet Morris were absolutely crucial to the structure and quality of the Thieves World series as a whole, and both of them made high quality contributions to this volume My favorite story, though, has to be Diana Paxson s peculiarly touching and moral The Rhinoceros and the Unicorn , which would ve improved any anthology in which it appeared it s as good as a well translated fable from Aesop. Sanctuary, the anus of the empire Where life is short and the points don t matter. It s yet another collection of short stories about the Thieves World, but unlike many other similar anthologies practically everything here is awesome. Too dark, and too much angst, for my taste I liked the character development, though.
Another excellent entry in the series Definately not PG rated and a dark setting, but I find the tales of the dark underbelly of the world very interesting I like that even the heros of the story are flawed, often deeply. Most fantasy literature is pure escapism light, easy, black and white Thieves World instead features surprisingly complex characters for a fantasy tale with uncertain motivations It s low, gritty, and not concerned with the matters of elves and men As a mosaic novel or linear anthology, or what have you , a TW book is a grab bag of authors and stories In this, the third volume of the 12 book series, there s a novella length opener that seems to subvert the low fantasy setting by introducing non humans and intelligent monsters It felt out of place even in a fantasy world where, yes, there are sorcerers who cast spells, an erudite troll s sudden appearance can, ahem, break the spell Worse, the climax of that story a large carnival tha The third anthology in the THIEVES WORLD cycle goes a bit off the rails I like Vonda McIntyre s work in general, but her touchy feely opening piece barely feels congruent with the setting established in the previous two books Andrew Offutt has the best dialogue and description in the anthology, but he doesn t seem to know when to stop encounters that should take paragraphs take pages, and conversations trudge on endlessly long after the reader has been given the point Janet Morris closing piece is frustratingly over written and puzzling As for the rest, they range from mediocre to competent, with C. J Cherryh s Ischade probably taking the prize for being the least pat and self indulgent of the bunch One of the most interesting aspects of the first two THIEVES WORLD collections was a deli Each One Of Them Has A Tale To Tell Thieves, Harlots, Godlings, And Sorcerous Beings Living In The Shadows of Sanctuary Following On From Thieves World And Tales From The Vulgar Unicorn, Seven Top Fantasy Writers Have Written The Stories Of Those Who Live And Die In This Infamous Place Join Lynn Abbey, Andrew Offutt, Vonda N McIntyre And Janet Morris But Be Warned The World Of Sanctuary Is A Dangerous One IntroductionAuthor Robert Asprin IschadeAuthor CJ Cherryh A Gift In PartingAuthor Robert Asprin The VivisectionistAuthor Andrew Offutt The Rhinoceros And The UnicornAuthor Diana L Paxson Then Azyuna DancedAuthor Lynn Abbey A Man And His GodAuthor Janet Morris Essay Things The Editor Never Told MeAuthor Lynn Abbey
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