An omnibus edition. Edited by Robert Lynn Asprin and Lynn Abbey.
- Storm Season
- The Face of Chaos
- Wings of
Welcome back to Sanctuary, the dangerous, degenerate, and
engrossing city that serves as the background for stories by
fantasy's most outstanding writers: C. J. Cherryh, Andrew J.
Diane Duane, Janet Morris and others.
that seediest town in the Rankan Empire, where, if you haven't
made their acquaintance, you'll meet the fascinating
live and die by murder, mayhem and magic. Enter the world of:
the unsavory owner of and bartender at the Vulgar Unicorn;
Yorl, a wizard cursed with eternal shape-changing (he
lost a fight
with another wizard);
Kadakithis, the well-meaning but often ineffectual
a Hell-Hound (one of the elite royal guard), who is a
servant of a
particularly bloodthirsty god;
one of the gypsy-like S'danzo, a fortune-teller whose
a dreadful secret;
a witch whose love is fatal;
an artist whose portraits are of souls;
other thieves, harlots, magicians and victims of the decadence
these characters through the twisty, perilous alleys of
20 exciting stories including:
in Pain", by Robert Lynn Asprin, in which Jubal the
crippled in battle, pins his hopes on a curious
Fugitive Art", by Diana L. Paxson, in which Lalo,
whose portraits reveal true souls, battles an assassin from
by Andrew J. Offutt, in which the thief Shadowspawn learns
to help one god vanquish another.
As these tales unfold, mutterings of war come
Wizardwall to the north, strange, fish-eyed invaders arrive from
the west, and the gods battle each other for dominance over the
fates of all.