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The Book of Kings

edited by

Richard Gilliam and Martin Greenberg


[Book of Kings]
20 all original stories of kings and kingdoms, both traditional and fantastical, recounted by such noble tale tellers as:
  • Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Jane Yolen
  • Alan Dean Foster
  • Esther M. Friesner
  • Diana L. Paxson
  • Judith Tarr
  • Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald
  • And 13 other chroniclers of the Blood Royal

Born to rule or chosen by fate or magic, they are the lords of all they survey or can seize -- kings and princes, lords and nobles. These original and fascinating stories about kings and royalty, as seen through the eyes of queens, stable hands, mythical creatures, and lowly peasants, are written by some of today's finest fantasy writers. From the kingdom of faery to the courts of Spain, France, and England, to lands far more exotic, peopled by both the living and the dead, from ancient times to a future that hopefully will never come, here are tales of wars fought, magic wielded for good or ill, and rulers both just and cruel.


The Book Of Kings

HEAVY LIES THE CROWN . . .

"The Kings of Tarshish Shall Bring Gifts" by Stephen R. Donaldson—The Caliph's only heir, Prince Akhmet, had been "gifted" with dreams since childhood, but whether they would prove to be a curse or blessing for the Caliph and his kingdom remained to be seen. . . .

"Journey into the Dark" by Jane Yolen—The prince was far too young for the journey he must take, but with his family's love and magic, he would dare all the perils that barred his way. . . .

"The Kiss" by Alan Dean Foster—Sometimes even the most highborn of men may be enchanted into a frog for a very good reason . . . .

These are just a few of the twenty enchantment- filled, original tales in

The Book of Kings

Please To See the King e-text

Our story, "Please to See the King," is included in this collection for your favorite e-reader.



Roc Books
July, 1995
ISBN 0-451-45473-1
$5.50

The Book of Kings

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