Rogues

Rogues

Book - 2014
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A thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors--including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! The latest story collection from author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire Ice and Fire saga. Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand in this rogues' gallery of stories that will plunder your heart and yet leave you all the richer for it.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345537263
0345537262
Characteristics: xvi, 810 p. ; 25 cm

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oliviajane29
Feb 06, 2018

I am shocked at the amount of people that only read a few of the stories. These are all excellent, and I actually found G.R.R.Ms one a little lacking, just because it was confusing with all the names. Read them all, better yet, listen to the audio book. Very enjoyable! I will definitely be looking up some of these authors.

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csrestall
Jan 31, 2017

I rated this book based only on the GRR Martin novella, The Rogue Prince.

It was a good novella but short! Lots of dragons and a really fun read! It was written from a historical standpoint less of a narrative. It was great and detailed the lead up to the Dance of Dragons. My one recommendation if you are planning on reading both novellas from the Dance. Read this one first even though it was published second! This one discusses the lead up to the dance; while the one in Dangerous Women collection The Princess and the Queen, occurs during the Dance and details the death of the majority of the dragons.

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andreareads
Jul 14, 2016

Some of these stories were excellent, others I skipped over after reading a few pages - hit and miss for me.

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red_ant_7163
May 05, 2016

great book!

Tough Times All Over, Joe Abercrombie. Hard times in a stinking city, where each thief is sneakier, slyer, or stronger than the last, and the precious packet slips from one pair of cunning hands to another, onerous debts incurred and almost forgiven. The packet is never opened, for the game is the thing.
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ChristchurchLib Feb 16, 2016

An all-star lineup of storytellers distinguishes this collection of 21 original tales of "scoundrels, con men, and scalawags, ne'er-do-wells, thieves, cheats, and rascals." With contributions from fantasy stalwarts such as George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, and Neil Gaiman as well as acclaimed writers in other genres, including thriller author Gillian Flynn, mystery writer Steven Saylor, and science fiction master Connie Willis, each story introduces the not-so-good guys and gals we all secretly root for.

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2monkeyreaders
Dec 08, 2015

I only read Patrick Rothfuss' "The Lightning Tree." This is a great insight into Bast's character (from The Kingkiller Series). There is something about Rothfuss' prose that is refreshing, and this is no exception.

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jescar82
Nov 30, 2015

I only read this book because of Gillian Flynn's short story "What would you do", which has just been published as a stand-alone novel called "The Grownup". The library had around 300 hold requests and it was so much faster just to check out this book than wait a long time for the stand-alone.

qwert123 Feb 10, 2015

I can't wait to read the story by Patrick Rothfuss.

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Kyanite
Oct 29, 2014

I only read two stories from this book. The Rothfuss story, The Lightening Tree, was brilliant. I recommend it highly for anyone reading The Kingkiller Chronicles. It might be a tad spolerish for those who have not. Martin's story, The Rogue Prince, is as dry as his previous Song of Ice and Fire "historical" shorts. If you didn't like the previous ones, you probably won't like this one, either.

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csrestall
Jan 31, 2017

csrestall thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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csrestall
Jan 31, 2017

This summary only details the GRR Martin novella the Rogue Prince.

At the beginning of this story we learn that Viserys has chosen Rhayenra to be his successor because he has no sons. He soon remarries to Lady Allicent (who is the dowager queen in the Princess and the Queen). He then has true born sons and the debate is begun. Half of the kingdom is loyal to the Princess and half of the kingdom is loyal to the sons of Queen Allicent. Rhayenra's sons have debatable parentage, however she eventually remarries her uncle Prince Daemon. Lady Allicent proves fertile and has many children as well. The divide only gets worse and worse until the Dance of Dragons which begins with the death of the king at the end of the novella.

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csrestall
Jan 31, 2017

Other: Incest in the novella the Rogue Prince.

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