A Knight in the Silk Purse, returns readers to the Free City of Taux, a fantasy port of cursed stones, dark plots, and a core of rich characters who share space inside the infamous Black Gate District.
The first volume, Tales of the Emerald Serpent, included my first ever published fiction, the short story Between. Now Torrent faces new dilemnas in the aftermath of her fight—what to do with the magic gem she holds, how to learn what it is, and most importantly, how to avoid the powerful cabal that wants it back. Her story will interweave with others from the first volume and with new characters.
Authors joining me in this effort are Lynn Flewelling, Dave Gross, Juliet McKenna, Martha Wells, Robert Mancebo, Julie Czerneda, Michael Tousignant, Elaine Cunningham, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler.
Reviews for Tales of the Emerald Serpent, Volume I, included the following:
Keith West of Adventure Fantastic writes: There’s not a bad story in the lot, and some of them, such as “Between” by Todd Lockwood and “Charlatan” by Scott Taylor tell of the same events from completely different points of view. The overall effect creates a book that is greater than the sum of its parts. Along with reading some good fiction by old favorites, I’ve discovered some more writers whose work I’ll be reading.
Lou Anders of Editor-In-Chief of Pyr Books writes: I’d highly recommend Tales of the Emerald Serpent. I like what it does and how it goes about it. It’s a smart, good looking package with some real gems of fiction inside. I have no knowledge of a sequel in the works, but I’d certainly fund another Tales of the Emerald.
Andy Goldman of Lithicbee writes: If you like dueling swordsmen (and -women), magic-filled action and adventure, love both true and enchanted, and stories that work on their own and as part of a shared whole, get thee hence and pick up a copy of Tales of the Emerald Serpent. What Scott and the involved writers have accomplished is not only a solid shared-world book, but stories and characters that call out for a sequel. Here’s to a new era of shared worlds!
And I will do the cover art again…
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