Legends, Volume 3: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (Legends, Volume 3)

The nice anthology of brief novels by way of the masters of contemporary fantasy.

Robert Jordan relates the most important occasions within the years top as much as The Wheel of Time in "New Spring."

Ursula ok. Le Guin provides a sequel to her well-known books of Earthsea, portraying a girl who desires to study magic, in "Dragonfly."

Tad Williams tells a dismal and captivating tale of a haunted fortress within the age prior to reminiscence, Sorrow, and Thorn, in "The Burning Man."

Terry Pratchett relates an fun incident in Discworld, of a paranormal contest and the witch Granny Weatherwax, in "The Sea and Little Fishes."

Introduction by way of Robert Silverberg
The Wheel of Time: New Spring via Robert Jordan
Earthsea: Dragonfly by way of Ursula ok. Le Guin
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn: The Burning Man by means of Tad Williams
Discworld: the ocean and Little Fishes by way of Terry Pratchett

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You inform ’er, Mr. Hampicker! ” the fellow subsequent to Poorchick took off his hat speedy and held it respectfully in entrance of him within the ai-señor-the-banditos-have-raided-our-villages place. “Well, ma’am, my lad and that i have been digging for a good after which she come past—” “Granny Weatherwax? ” “Yes’m, and she or he said—” Hampicker gulped. “‘You won’t locate any water there, my stable guy. You’d be taking a look within the hole via the chestnut tree’! An’ we dug on down besides and we by no means discovered no water! ” Nanny lit her pipe. She didn’t smoke round the nonetheless given that that point whilst a clumsy spark had despatched the barrel she was once sitting on 100 yards into the air. She’d been fortunate fir tree had damaged her fall. “So … then you definitely dug within the hole by way of the chestnut tree? ” she stated mildly. Hampicker seemed stunned. “No’m! There’s no telling what she sought after us to discover there! ” “And she cursed my cow! ” acknowledged Poorchick. “Really? What did she say? ” “She stated, could she supply loads of milk! ” Poorchick stopped. once more, now that he got here to claim it … “Well, it was once the way in which she stated it,” he further, weakly. “And what sort of method used to be that? ” “Nicely! ” “Nicely? ” “Smilin’ and every thing! I don’t dare drink the stuff now! ” Nanny was once mystified. “Can’t particularly see the problem—” “You inform that to Mr. Hopcroft’s dog,” acknowledged Poorchick. “Hopcroft daren’t depart the negative factor because of her! the complete family’s going mad! There’s him shearing, his spouse sprucing the scissors, and the 2 lads out forever searching for clean locations to offload the hair! ” sufferer wondering on Nanny’s half elucidated the function the Haire Reftorer had performed during this. “And he gave it—? ” “Half the bottle, Mrs. Ogg. ” “Even notwithstanding Esme writes ‘A correct small spoonful as soon as per week’ at the label? or even then you definitely have to put on roomy trousers. ” “He acknowledged he was once so fearful, Mrs. Ogg! I suggest, what’s she enjoying at? Our better halves are keepin’ the youngsters interior. I suggest, s’posin’ she smiled at them? ” “Well? ” “She’s a witch! ” “So’m I, an’ I smiles at ’em,” stated Nanny Ogg. “They’re continually runnin’ after me for candies. ” “Yes, but … you’re … I mean … she … I mean … you don’t … I suggest, well—” “And she’s a great woman,” stated Nanny. logic brought on her so as to add, “In her personal method. I anticipate there's water down within the hole, and Poorchick’s cow’ll provide solid milk, and if Hopcroft won’t learn the labels on bottles then he merits a head you'll find your face in, and should you imagine Esme Weatherwax’d curse teenagers you’ve obtained the experience of a earthworm. She’d cuss ’em, convinced, all day lengthy. yet now not curse ’em. She don’t target that low. ” “Yes, yes,” Poorchick virtually moaned, “but it don’t consider correct, that’s what we’re asserting. Her going around being great, a guy don’t recognize if he’s received a leg to face on. ” “Or hop on,” acknowledged Hampicker darkly. “All correct, very well, I’ll see approximately it,” acknowledged Nanny. “People shouldn’t cross round now not doin’ what you expect,” stated Poorchick weakly. “It will get humans on part. ” “And we’ll regulate your sti—” Hampicker, after which staggered backward greedy his abdominal and wheezing.

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