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Everybody loves a rogue, though sometimes we live to regret it. In this anthology, each of the contributors was asked for a story about a rogue, full of deft twists. George R R Martin & Gardner Dozois (ed) - Rogues (ARC) (epub) but Rogues is not meant to be a fantasy anthology,,, though it does have. Rogues Anthology Epub Download 11 > DOWNLOAD (Mirror #1) 99f0be7 The Coming of the Andals George r r martin the rogue prince.
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Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little. For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem.
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Martin and Gardner Dozois. Short stories, American. George R. Skoit na navigaci Skoit na. Tanec s draky, A Dance with Dragons, This tale was competently read by Conleth Hill. I couldn't tell if this was a good story or not. Roy Dotrice's terrible rendition completely ruined it for me. He read it like a bad Shakespearean actor declaiming from the stage, making all the male characters sound like histrionic elderly Brits.
At least he didn't read the one female character in this as a Scottish crone.
Anyway, it's a science fiction story. An older version of a man goes back to help his younger self. There are several alternate paths things can take. This was a fun historical fantasy story, a homage to Fritz Leiber's "Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser" tales. It's about the mis adventures and travels of a Roman boy and his Greek tutor in and around Tyre.
Gethen Anthony read it well. There's a mansion palace? This story had great narration by Ron Donachie. Plenty of action, involving drug lords, DEA agents, Mexican police, shootings, etc. David Greenley did a wonderful reading this tale. The meaning of the title isn't completely clear until the story's end. It's a fantasy story about a young minstrel with secret powers who signs on to travel through the desert with a caravan trading some mysterious merchandise.
It was read by W. Morgan Sheppard, who does a great job. I really liked this one. He is only slightly less unbearable here than in the other two. This time the young woman character is read as a crone with an undefined British accent East End? Who knows? There are various other characters read as Irish? Dotrice seems to be very found of crones, whether the story calls for them or not. It was entertaining, although nothing great.
I'm not sure if I liked actress Molly Quinn's overdone adolescent narration, although it was appropriate for the characters a bunch of college students. This was narrated by Rupert Degas, an excellent narrator for this material. This tale will mostly be of interest to people who are already Game of Thrones fans and have either watched the TV show or read the books.
I don't think it really works as a standalone story. His narration was pretty decent, although it seemed a trifle dull in spots. View all 6 comments. Jun 18, Gavin rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a much better anthology than Dangerous Women.
The majority of the novellas included in Rogues were entertaining.
A few were really good. Most of the big name authors stories lived up to my expectations. Here is some short thoughts on each novella: Everybody Loves a Rogue by George R. Martin I liked the intro. Martin explains that he has always preferred reading or watching characters who are more grey than black or white. He thinks they are more interesting. He then goes This was a much better anthology than Dangerous Women.
He then goes on to mention a bunch of his favorite rogues across many genres. It was good to know the characters who influenced Martin.
I also enjoyed hearing Martin's theory that genre boundaries have hardened over the years and that readers need to be more adventurous. There are no good and bad genres, he explains, only good and bad books! The story followed the progress of an item as it passed through the hands of multiple different characters.
Some of the characters were interesting and others were not. Unfortunately none of the characters were all that likable. Abercrombie has a strangely crude and distant writing style, which combined with the unlikable characters, makes it hard to love this. It's better than the dreadful Abercrombie novella in the Dangerous Women anthology, but that's not saying much.
It was well written and very engaging. I was a little shocked by the way the story started, but that's likely just the prude in me. For such a short story this really kept the reader guessing. I loved the twists and turns and the way the nature of the story was constantly changing.
Before I read this I had no real interest in reading any of Gillian Flynn's books. Now I'm highly anticipating reading Gone Girl. While traveling through a forest Raffalon, a roguish thief, stumbles across the belongings of a man who has been kidnapped by a clan of cannibals.
Among the possessions is a forgotten minor God who "convinces" Raffalon rescuing the the kidnap victim would be in his best interests. I enjoyed the bargaining and banter between Raffalon and the forgotten God. The story was short but fun. I may try more books in this series from Matthew Hughes in the future.
Bent Twig by Joe R. It's from Lansdale's Hap and Leonard series. It was a decent read, but not nearly as good as Wreslting Jesus. Hap and Leonard seemed like an interesting and funny duo and they pulled no punches while saving Hap's stepdaughter from a terrible fate at the hands of some drug dealers.
I may be tempted into trying the first book in the series one day as Lansdale does have a very readable writing style. They decide to add a female to the team to help them pull the "black money" scam on the leaders of an alternative future New Orleans.
The setting was quite interesting and the world building by Swanwick was good. It was easy to imagine this world where labor zombies were common place and the USA had broken up into small city states. I really liked Swanwick's take on zombies. The story itself was interesting enough, but probably perfectly sized. Provenance by David Ball This is the tale of a Caravaggian painting from it's origins in Italy to the hands of a shifty art dealer in New York. It's not my usual sort of read but I did enjoy the flashbacks to the paintings history in Italy and Nazi Germany.
The ending was also quite good. It followed two women who were trying to convince a nightclub owner to hire them to protect the nightclub from natural and supernatural intruders. The characters were likable enough and so was the story.
Carrie Vaughn has an engaging writing style. It follows a group of famous thieves as they are forced out of retirement to do one last job. The world building was very good. I loved the mix of magic and technology in this world. The characters were a likable and witty bunch.
The dialogue provided much entertainment. The story itself was fast paced and fun. It was always interesting following the gangs latest attempt to complete their job before the year and a day deadline expired.
It had a few flaws. Unfortunately while this novella did have the excellent world building, interesting plot, likable characters, and humor to match the Gentlemen Bastards series it lacked the same level of drama or emotional appeal. On the whole I was happy with this story and would be delighted to read more novellas featuring Amarelle and the rest of the gang. Bad Brass by Bradley Denton This story tells the tale of a substitute teacher who indulges in a secondary job of robbing other thieves.
In this story the thieves he plans to rob are high school students who are trying to sell musical instruments they have stolen from their school. This was quite an easygoing read and Denton has an engaging writing style. It was easy to like the main character, despite his light fingered ways, because he was averse to violence and ended up doing more harm than good. This was one of the longer novellas in the collection and it took advantage of this by giving us a larger cast of well drawn secondary characters.
We followed a ghost-buster of sorts as he tried to rid a lake of a supernatural creature. The pace was too plodding. Priest spent too much time describing meaningless items like coffee mugs and not enough time fleshing out the world or characters.
As a result I had a hard time picturing the setting and an even more difficult time caring about any of the characters. The story was set in an outlaw city and follows Asa, a fixer of sorts, who's current assignment is to keep a prince who is in political exile safe. The arrival of some Bounty Hunters marks the start of some interesting times for Asa. Despite being far more grey of character than white the resourceful and quick witted Asa was a likable character.
This was my first taste of Daniel Abraham, but it will not be the last. I'll also be quite happy if we see more of Asa at some point in the future. Which sounds awesome. Unfortunately it was not. What we got instead was a very confusing sci-fi world and characters that lacked any humor or charm. It was a bit boring. This is apparently the fourth Jonathan Hamilton short story Cornell has written.
Perhaps if a reader has read the previous short story the weird sci-fi terms like "the balance" will have made sense to them. This definitely did not work as a standalone novella. I found Saylor's writing quite engaging. Unfortunately I was not all that enamored by his heroes and I found the story a bit juvenile. This felt like a wasted opportunity for a good story. Mister Fitz is an enchanted puppet sorcerer. This could have been good, as the story was mildly intriguing.
Sadly, I never clicked with Nix's writing style and I found the characters a little distant. Also it's a total fail, in my eyes, if any story including an enchanted puppet fails to make that puppet either terrifyingly creepy or totally hilarious. In this novella Sean is filming a movie in Mexico when he gets caught up in a whirlwind of intrigue which includes a dead actress, Mexican drug lords, and an some weird applications for 3D printing technology.
I liked this. Sean was egotistical and self centered, but still strangely likable. The first person narrative was very engaging.
I'll try the Dagmar series at some point in the future. It was a slow paced, but entertaining story. Alaric joins a trade caravan which is crossing a dessert. The merchant leader of the caravan trades in addictive drugs. It's a dangerous trade in more ways than one. Alaric was a likable character and his ability to teleport was fun. Tuttle has an engaging writing style and the story was quite interesting. The mystery had a few twists and turns and even had a hint of the paranormal about it.
The characters were likable enough. I think at this point I'm just going to have to admit that I'm not a Neil Gaiman fan. I find his fantasy worlds more ridiculous than surreal, and his characters distant and impossible to care about. Now Showing by Connie Willis I really enjoyed this cynical near future sci-fi tale. The story had plenty of humor, intrigue, and romance. This was a trip to the movies that turned out to be more, or less, than a trip to the movies. To begin with I feared the constant movie references would get annoying, but thankfully Willis avoided this pitfall by using them to inject a little humor to the story.
Audio Note: The audio was narrated by actress Molly Quinn. She did a decent job and only occasionally lapsed into the annoying over dramatization that plagued her Castle co star Stana Katic when she narrated a few of the novellas in the Dangerous Women anthology. It features a day in the life of Kvothe's mysterious apprentice Bast.
It was an engaging and entertaining tale. Bast is an intriguing character and was more likable than I expected him to be. That said, he definitely retains his aura of danger and mystery. Martin This was a prequel to Martin's novella in the Dangerous Women anthology and is written in the same style. We get another history lesson from Archmaester Gyldayn of the Citadel of Oldtown.
This was the tale of Prince Daemon Targaryen and his ambition to one day be crowned King of Westeros. In this story we also learn of the events and tensions that lead to the bloody happenings in The Princess and the Queen.
I really enjoyed the story. Martin excels at writing these sort of in depth stories filled with political intrigue and a large cast of characters.
Overall rating for Rogues: This was a worthwhile anthology. The audiobook was narrated by multiple different narrators. I like this approach when it comes to anthologies as I feel it gives each story a bit of separation from the previous one. The narrators that most impressed me were: Mar 19, Hudson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Please use your imagination. I rated this five stars for a couple of reasons. I mean seriously, I got about new authors I need to check out and I can most certainly thank Rogues for the introduction.
I also stayed up late reading because I could not put it down, always a good reason for a five star rating. I also loved the theme. Bad men and evil women?
Sign me up! Lastly, this is a behemoth of a book, a fantasy juggernaut somewhere around pages and it will keep you busy for awhile.
A quick review of the best new authors who are new to me includes: I was wrong. Some of my favorite tales from authors I know in this book are: And last but most certainly not least….. Patrick Rothfuss. This is a tale all about Bast who is a central character in the Kingkiller Chronicles.
What a fantastic goddamned tale, this reminded me why Rothfuss is one of favorite fantasy authors today if not THE favorite. Sorry guys and Cherie …. This book is most definitely collection worthy and I need to posses it!! Quick note to fantasy fans: I would say roughly 3 or 4 of them are not fantasy, there are 23 stories in all.
The introduction: I'm mainly a reader of new-century fantasy with a penchant for the grim, the dark and warfare, so it's good to broaden the horizons. A courier gets tangled in a duck, duck, bloody goose kind of race in Sipani, the Venice of Styria.
Probabl The introduction: Probably previous knowledge of the setting helps to fully appreciate this story, but it is an ironic, gritty and fast-paced standalone -and real fun! But drawing a line between past and present jobs may not be that easy I work in IT, I can emphasize probably?
Very real-life dirty, lightly humored but still a punch in the stomach. Liked it. A superb pair of swindlers and a shrewd heroine. Oh, and zombies, fun alternate-New Orleans leaders. About a purloined painting, very interesting main character, murky Nazi stuff, lots of mystery. Nice but I felt I was missing something about the background of the protagonists.
I love Locke Lamora. And a short story about thieves by Scott Lynch is a superb treat. Fun, witty, unforgettable characters and great world-building, wizards and street lamps. And music students. Light read. Started strong but felt unfinished, couldn't really get what was going on, characters got thrown in and forgotten.
Abraham's "The Dagger and the Coin" books are on my to-read list and definitely shuffled forward. Solid world-building, a prince and a problem-solver in a no-conventional-law city, a story about friendship and love with a twist.
Deliberately predictable, very entertaining. A cheeseparing wizard, a thief, a basilisk, an albino mammoth A Hollywood actor is shooting a movie in Mexico and gets entangled with 3D printing. Little happens but the description of the desert is masterful. A bit slow, but pleasant. Pretty disturbing for the kind of women cast.
A purloined coat, mushrooms, a heavy predicament and absolutely fantastic and brilliant characters. Going to the movies may not be as easy as it seems. It is very very good story about a typical Bast's day in the village. Prior knowledge of the setting is preferable.
What a trickster! There's after all a full genealogy to delve into. How cool is that? Mar 24, Giovanna rated it it was amazing. I actually reviewed this as part of "Rogues" but the whole anthology isn't that good while this novella is. This novella is crazy and awesome and even crazier than expected. If you're a fan of fantasy you have to read Scott Lynch. It's required guys. Impossible heists! Have I said thieves? Surprisingly I enj I actually reviewed this as part of "Rogues" but the whole anthology isn't that good while this novella is.
Surprisingly I enjoyed this short story, it was fun and quick. I still don't like Abercrombie's writing at all, it's way too flat, but the story as a whole was fun. It's quite simple: I just don't see how this short story fit into this anthology. Not that bad, but not good either. Really cute, and so much fun. Hands down the best short story, nothing compares to this one. Clever, funny and a gang of thieves that made me think of my beloved Gentlemen Bastards: We put ourselves in prison to stay out of prison.
To absent friends, gone where no words nor treasure of ours can restore amends. We did it and lived. To the chains we refused and the ones that snared us anyway. I mean, I enjoyed reading the first pages but then I stopped caring. Because, really, what was this? I mean this kind of joke is a classic that never gets old. Such a disappointment. DNF I just didn't care enough to finish it. If in the end I save this anthology it will only be thanks to short stories. I mean, it doesn't really fit into the anthology in my opinion, but it was quite cute and enjoyable.
I really liked this short story.
He's such an interesting character that I want to know more about him. He's wicked and funny, clever and so loyal to Kvothe I want more. Overall, the anthology itself is a huge disappointment. There are a few stories that are worth a read: There are some cute stories, but I don't think they stand out.
Nov 27, Shannon rated it liked it Shelves: I read this for the George Martin tale. Mar 19, Rob rated it really liked it Shelves: I didn't read the entire anthology, just the stories listed at the bottom. My rating is simply the average of those stories I did read and may not be reflective to the entire thing. Review After my disappointment with Dangerous Women , I decided I wouldn't be downloading this or likely any other anthologies any time soon.
So I borrowed it from the library instead and didn't feel obligated to read all the stories. It's quite possible I would have enjoyed other stories, but there is always so much to read, and so little time, so I pretty much just focused on the authors I already really like. The Rothfuss story about Bast definitely lived up to expectations, but I wonder how enjoyable it would be to anyone not already familiar to the series.
If you're a fan of that series however, I definitely think it's worth borrowing this just to read that. The Scott Lynch Story was initially disappointing simply because in an anthology entitled "Rogues" I couldn't imagine it being anything but a Gentleman Bastards story.
However as I read it I came to love the characters and the world Mr. Lynch introduced in this story, and I hope he revisits it at some point in the future, just not until he's finished his Gentleman Bastard series.
This was my favorite story in the book though, slightly edging out Mr. The rest of the stories I read were pretty good, but none really stand out as must reads for me. I love James S. Corey but this was my first time reading either author by themselves. Daniel Abraham's story was enjoyable enough that I'll definitely try to get to some of his fantasy novels sooner rather than later. I'm not sure if there are other cameos since I haven't read all of his novels yet, but I was annoyed at the pulp fiction-esque lack of payoff.
Still, it was a fun story. I read the story by Gillian Flynn based on several recommendations, and it was enjoyable. The biggest disappointment was the George R.
Martin story. Like his story in Dangerous Women, it's not so much a story as a historical account, and it reads very dry. I don't really remember The Marquis, but the short story here makes me want to pick up that book at some point.
View all 13 comments. I love GOOD short story collections, they make me happy. This collection was wonderful. I just flipped right past it and only grumbled a little.
Come to think of it, either I was rocking my big girl panties or I was mildly sedated, because that is not a normal me reaction to that kind of situation. I will bellyache and complain to anyone that will listen and piss and moan when they w I love GOOD short story collections, they make me happy.
Definite happy vibes book sedation going on there. Do I have a favorite story? I sure do, but going back to determine the title so I can post it here is not my thing. Well, I think that about covers it. Onward ho and shit. Mar 19, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: Rogues was my second George R. I will pick up Warriors eventually.
Maybe next year. It was notably less violent and full of profanity than his usual fare. I guess all the fun he was having took some of the vulgar out of him? The story can stand on its own, but I recognized several faces from our visit to Sipani from Best Served Cold , although my memory had to strain a bit to place them all. And then she throws all that over with the ambiguous ending. Ambiguous endings drive me up the wall. But it was well-written, and I liked her first person narrator.
And I love fairy-tales. Lansdale — I do not understand the appeal of this author. At all. Doubtless readers of that series will enjoy this more than I did, but the story should be able to work on its own as well. Reading it felt like an excuse to wallow in filth and drudgery. But it was a fun weird. The plot was nice and interesting, but it was lacking in character, and ended up reading more like a history lesson than a story although I did like the end, which sort of made up for that, but only sort of.
All in all, great premise, awkward but still enjoyable execution. At the tail end, most likely, right before the start of the Great Depression. The ending to this story just kind of fizzled out. I recall being underwhelmed by the ending to her otherwise enjoyable story in Dangerous Women as well. You get four or five awesome things—complicated and fun plots, great characters, hilarious dialogue, fucking top notch swearing, an unbelievable amounts of sass—all bundled up into one mondo jumbo amazing super-thing.