Edited by Jennifer Brozek and Bryan Thomas Schmidt.
Swords and Shields. Faith and Magic.
Grab yours and get ready, for the enemy is on the move.
High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand-in-hand. In great wars, armies rise to fight evil hordes and heroes struggle to push beyond their imperfections and save the day. These stories include more than just epic landscapes and characters... but also epic battles.
Imagine a doctor struggling to identify the spy who has infiltrated his company's ranks and poisoned his colleagues or a boy suspected of murder by a king yet protected by a princess as he helps her father against his own people. Imagine a butcher discovering that he's called to lead an uprising, or a First Born knowing that she must betray her own in order to save humanity.
The possibilities are endless, but at the heart they have this in common: soldiers - ordinary and otherwise-struggling against extraordinary odds to survive the day. They must withstand dark magic, dodge enemy blades, and defy the odds to survive SHATTERED SHIELDS.
- Ashes and Starlight (Runelords) by David Farland
- The Fixed Stars (October Daye) by Seanan McGuire
- The Keeper of Names by Larry Correia
- The Smaller We Are by John Helfers
- Invictus by Annie Bellet
- Rising Above by Sarah A. Hoyt
- A Cup of Wisdom by Joseph Zieja
- Words of Power by Wendy N. Wagner
- Lightweaver in Shadow by Gray Rinehart
- Hoofsore and Weary by Cat Rambo
- Vengeance (Frost) by Robin Wayne Bailey
- Deadfall by Nancy Fulda
- Yael of the Strings by John R. Fultz
- The Gleaners by Dave Gross
- Bonded Men by James L. Sutter
- Bone Candy (Black Company) by Glen Cook
- First Blood (Paksenarrion) by Elizabeth Moon
Jennifer Brozek is a Hugo Award-nominated editor and an award-winning author. Winner of the Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication, Jennifer has edited fifteen anthologies with more on the way, including the acclaimed Chicks Dig Gaming and Shattered Shields anthologies. Author of Apocalypse Girl Dreaming, Industry Talk, the Karen Wilson Chronicles, and the Melissa Allen series, she has more than sixty published short stories, and is the Creative Director of Apocalypse Ink Productions.
Jennifer is a freelance author for numerous RPG companies. Winner of the Scribe, Origins, and ENnie awards, her contributions to RPG sourcebooks include Dragonlance, Colonial Gothic, Shadowrun, Serenity, Savage