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14 November 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #17

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Dani over @Pen to Paper and is a great way of showing off the books that we are dying to get our hands on :)

Epic: Legends of Fantasy - edited by John Joseph Adams

There is a sickness in the land. Prophets tell of the fall of empires, the rise of champions. Great beasts stir in vaults beneath the hills, beneath the waves. Armies mass. Gods walk. The world will be torn asunder.

Epic fantasy is storytelling at its biggest and best. From the creation myths and quest sagas of ancient times to the mega-popular fantasy novels of today, these are the stories that express our greatest hopes and fears, that create worlds so rich we long to return to them again and again, and that inspire us with their timeless values of courage and friendship in the face of ultimate evil—tales that transport us to the most ancient realms, and show us the most noble sacrifices, the most astonishing wonders.

Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams (Wastelands, The Living Dead) brings you seventeen tales by today's leading authors of epic fantasy, including George R. R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire), Ursula K. Le Guin (Earthsea), Robin Hobb (Realms of Elderlings), Kate Elliott (Crown of Stars), Tad Williams (Of Memory, Sorrow & Thorn), Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle), and more.

Return again to lands you’ve loved, or visit magical new worlds. Victory against the coming darkness is never certain, but one thing’s for sure—your adventure will be epic.
This book looks...wait for it...EPIC! (Sorry I couldn't help it :P). I love epic fantasy, it is my favourite genre and just looking at the names on the cover of this amazing looking book just makes me want to pick up my favourite fantasy books and get back to the genre that I really love. Look at those names! George R. R Martin, Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson...the list just goes on and on full of amazing-ness! I love the cover for this book too! This book would look amazing on my bookshelf and despite it being a little pricey I might treat myself to it when it becomes available as a paperback on amazon. I need this book!


  1. Yes, this book DOES sound very epic. :) I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I can get it as a NookBook! All over this! You know how much I love fantasy lol

  3. WOW! Love the cover! And the promise of epic fantasy? I'm sold! Have to add it to my TBR pile ASAP!

    Great choice, hope you get it soon :)

    My WW.

  4. Oooh, what a great list of authors! I'll be looking for this one as well. :)

    My WW

  5. I haven't heard of this book before. But it sounds pretty interesting :D Great choice!

    My WW!

  6. I've never heard of this book before, but it sounds amazing! Fantasy is my favourite genre so I'll definitely have to check it out, thank you for sharing :) xxx

  7. It does look epic ;)

    My WW: http://blueskyshelf.blogspot.com/2012/11/wishlist-wednesday-4.html

  8. That indeed is a very impressive list of authors. The cover is very pretty too. Hope you will be able to buy it soon.

    My WW

  9. This book sounds AMAZING! I'm adding this to my TBR list right now!!
    I absolutely love this cover!
    Thanks for checking out My WW
    New follower :)
    Samantha @ The Secret Life of a Bookworm

  10. Interesting. Somehow this one flew under my radar. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    My WW: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2012/11/wishlist-wednesday-16.html

  11. I haven't heard of this one before, but I like the cover. I hope you get it!

  12. Oh, I haven't heard of it before, but it sounds really good!


  13. This sounds interesting but I hope you get your hands on it soon :D

    Here is my Wishlist Wednesday post.
    Lauren from Northern Plunder


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