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Somewhere between epic historical fantasy, sword and sorcery and Tolkien-esque fantasy exists a thick vein of storytelling that would make Robert E Howard and H.G. Wells proud. Following the great success of our Gothic Fantasy, deluxe edition short story compilations, Ghosts, Horror, Science Fiction, Murder Mayhem and Crime & Mystery we present a compilation of savage swordplay, and high magic, of daring deeds and gaudy battles, in a blazing mix of classic and brand new writing, with authors from the US, Canada, and the UK.
About the Author
Philippa Semper (foreword) is a medievalist at the University of Birmingham, where she lectures on Old and Middle English Literature and modern fantasy. She has published on texts from the Anglo-Saxon period to the twenty-first century, and is currently writing about Neil Gaiman and Lord Dunsany. She has been a speaker at Hay Festival and given papers and keynote lectures at a range of conferences on fantasy. She particularly enjoys introducing students to Beowulf, chivalric romance, and J.R.R. Tolkien.