by Martin H. Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes (Editors)
Review by Drew Bittner
DAW Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756404659
Date: 02 January 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Heroic fiction, and especially fantasy, often have at their heart a strong, enduring friendship between two or more lead characters. Sometimes these are small teams of heroes, other times it's a simple partnership. Frequently it's the strength of that friendship--and whether it fails--that gives stories their dramatic weight. From official release/information:
From back of book: The true strength of a story lies in its characters and in both the ties that bind them together and the events that drive them apart. Perhaps the most famous example of this in fantasy is The Fellowship of the Ring. But such fellowships are key to many fantasy and science fiction stories.
Now thirteen top tale-spinners offer their own unique looks at fellowships from: a girl who finds her best friend through a portal to another world...to four special families linked by blood and magical talent...to two youths ripped away from all they know and faced with a terrifying fate that they can only survive together...to a man who must pay the price for leaving his childhood comrade to face death alone...to a group of urban mages playing the "True Game" for high stakes indeed....