Legends of Australian Fantasy
From two of the best editors working today, these are the legends of Australian fantasy - eleven of Australia's best-loved and most widely read writers. Gathered together by equally legendary editors Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan to produce an entirely original compilation.
Celebrate the legends of Australian fantasy. Extraordinary voices… extraordinary worlds.
Come to Erith, to a faerie tale with a sting, or to Obernewtyn, long before the Seeker was born.
Revisit a dark pocket of history for the Magician's Guild or get caught up in the confusion of an endlessly repeating day in the Citadel.
Cross the wall, where Charter magic is all that lies between you and death.
A trip with a graverobber can be gruesome, and it's hard to share the fear of a woman who must kill her husband if her child is to rule…
A mysterious tale plays out in Sevenwaters.
Catch up with Ros and Adi as they prepare for the greatest change of all.
Other twists in these fabulous tales bring us to demonic destiny and an alternate WWII. these eleven short novels will take you on amazing new journeys with favourite characters from the worlds you know and love…
• Introduction: Homegrown Legends by Jonathan Strahan and Jack Dann
• To Hold the Bridge: An Old Kingdom Story by Garth Nix
• The Mad Apprentice: A Black Magician Story by Trudi Canavan
• ’Twixt Firelight and Water: A Tale of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier
• The Dark Road: An Obernewtyn Story by Isobelle Carmody
• Crown of Rowan: A Tale of Thyrsland by Kim Wilkins
• The Spark (A Romance in Four Acts): A Tale of the Change by Sean Williams
• The Corsers’ Hinge: A Lamplighter Tale by D. M. Cornish
• Tribute to Hell: A Tale of the Tainted Realm by Ian Irvine
• A Captain of the Gate by John Birmingham
• The Magic Word by Jennifer Fallon
• The Enchanted: A Tale of Erith by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
junior officers, and could not only give any cadet orders, but also subject them to a long list of punishments for any perceived infraction of courtesy or duties. He had not read about the status of the serjeants-at-arms, but it was clear they were to be obeyed. As for the Bridgemistress herself, she had already attained a status for Morghan as a figure of vast authority, who was not only to be obeyed, but worshipped. ‘Have you read the Orders?’ asked Nerrith. ‘Ah, some of it,’ said Morghan.
you know? Each Bridgemaster only takes on one new cadet each season, and only then if they’re short of Seconds. You were lucky the Bridgemistress only has two Seconds right now and she didn’t care for the cadet candidates we’ve had these past months. I thought she might have to borrow a Second from one of the other Shifts, which is what happened to me last year, but I suppose she always knew you’d turn up.’ ‘How?’ asked Morghan. Nerrith gave him a look that he supposed was one of kindly scorn.
eyes might have been blinded with a bribe but I can still see.’ Caspar baulked a little. ‘J-just that yesterday a fine chappie comes in looking for a body just as her. Not a-feared of any old body, that one, has the Enigmatic Mouth of Sucathës cribbed on neck an’ ‘ands, clear as a bum in a bath-‘ouse.’ Sprawle caught an involuntary draw of breath. Wells simply blinked. The Enigma of Sucathës was the allegory—the cult-sign—of a particular group of falsegod worshippers. Emboldened by even
welcome to join us.’ She was too weary to be haughty, and besides she felt foolish having been caught talking to his goats. The young herder did not press her to accept his offer, which would have put her back up and made her wary. He just nodded and went on in his slow quiet way, walking heavy and gentle at the same time like one of those greathorses they bred in Murmroth. She’d had no intention of stopping. She was still angry-hearted at the way Evander had ordered her away, and sorrowful at
Australia, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Sean Williams has been described as ‘the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age’ and dubbed the ‘King of Chameleons’ for the diversity of his output. He writes for young readers and adults, and is best-known internationally for his award-winning space opera series, such as Astropolis, Evergence and Geodesica, and his work for the Star Wars franchise. 2004’s The Crooked Letter was the first fantasy novel to win both the Aurealis and