From of the simplest editors operating this day, those are the legends of Australian fable - 11 of Australia's best-loved and most generally learn writers. accrued jointly through both mythical editors Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan to supply a wholly unique compilation.
Celebrate the legends of Australian fable. impressive voices… impressive worlds.
Come to Erith, to a faerie story with a sting, or to Obernewtyn, lengthy prior to the Seeker was once born.
Revisit a gloomy pocket of historical past for the Magician's Guild or get stuck up within the confusion of an eternally repeating day within the Citadel.
Cross the wall, the place constitution magic is all that lies among you and death.
A journey with a graverobber will be ugly, and it's tough to proportion the terror of a lady who needs to kill her husband if her baby is to rule…
A mysterious story performs out in Sevenwaters.
Catch up with Ros and Adi as they arrange for the best swap of all.
Other twists in those superb stories carry us to demonic future and another WWII. those 11 brief novels will take you on notable new trips with favorite characters from the worlds you recognize and love…
• Introduction: Homegrown Legends through Jonathan Strahan and Jack Dann
• To carry the Bridge: An outdated country Story by way of Garth Nix
• The Mad Apprentice: A Black Magician Story by means of Trudi Canavan
• ’Twixt Firelight and Water: A story of Sevenwaters by means of Juliet Marillier
• The darkish street: An Obernewtyn Story by way of Isobelle Carmody
• Crown of Rowan: A story of Thyrsland via Kim Wilkins
• The Spark (A Romance in 4 Acts): A story of the Change via Sean Williams
• The Corsers’ Hinge: A Lamplighter Tale by way of D. M. Cornish
• Tribute to Hell: A story of the contaminated Realm by way of Ian Irvine
• A Captain of the Gate by way of John Birmingham
• The Magic Word via Jennifer Fallon
• The Enchanted: A story of Erith by means of Cecilia Dart-Thornton
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