Award-winning Jonathan Strahan brings together some of the most exciting and popular writers working in fantasy today to dig into that contradiction, and present you with the strange, the daunting, the mathematical, the unpredictable, the deceptive and above all the fearsome world of magic.
In “The Rite,” Half-Drow martial artist Jaeger faces the greatest ordeal of his young life when he is forced to battle his two closest friends in the arena of the Five Animals Monastery. Unbeknownst to him, however, that will not be the toughest or most lethal challenge he will face when his past comes back to haunt him and the bonds of blood and friendship are put to the ultimate test.... [click here for more]
“The Dinner Party” is a self-standing short story set in Skirmisher Publishing LLC’s Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting that takes place shortly after the events described in the bestselling swords-and-sorcery novel Swords of Kos: Necropolis and in the same location as the adventure "Into the Mines of Moira." ... [click here for more]
From sorcerous bridges that link worlds to the simple traditions of country folk; from the mysterious natures of twins to the dangerous powers of obligation and contract. Laden with perils for both the adventurous and the unsuspecting, magic is ultimately a contradiction: endlessly powerful but never without consequence, and rigidly defined by rules of its own making.
Award-winning Jonathan Strahan... [click here for more]
When fellowship draws the line between life and death, trust must be proven.
Two men, both strangers, hardened by blood and steel. Both are poised to kill. Neither knows whom to trust. Only one thing is certain: any mistake will result in death.
This book is rated T! according to the AO3 content rating system. ... [click here for more]
“Bloodsuckers” follows a party of intrepid adventurers as they stumble across a band of undead monsters and resolve to track them across the wine-dark sea to their nest on a small, disease-ridden island situated off a marshy coast. As they overcome their fears and push on with their mission, however, they are met with one surprise after another and have revealed to them horrors that go... [click here for more]