Название: The Book of Dragons / Книга драконов Год выпуска: 2020 Под редакцией: Strahan, Jonathan / Стрэн, Джонатан Издательство: Harper Voyager ISBN: 978-0-06-287717-8 Формат: EPUB Качество: Retail eBook Язык: английский
Описание: Новая антология современной фэнтези от Джонатана Стрэна, о драконах. Среди авторов - Peter S. Beagle, Aliette de Bodard, Kate Elliott, Ken Liu, Patricia A. McKillip, Garth Nix, Michael Swanwick ...
What Heroism Tells Us by Jane Yolen Matriculation by Elle Katharine White Hikaya Sri Bujang, or The Tale of the Naga Sage by Zen Cho Yuli by Daniel Abraham A Whisper of Blue by Ken Liu Nidhog by Jo Walton Where the River Turns to Concrete by Brooke Bolander Habitat by Tom Holt (as by K. J. Parker) Pox by Ellen Klages The Nine Curves River by R. F. Kuang Lucky's Dragon by Kelly Barnhill I Make Myself a Dragon by Beth Cato The Exile by JY Yang Except on Saturdays by Peter S. Beagle La Vitesse by Kelly Robson A Final Knight to her Love and Foe by Amal El-Mohtar The Long Walk by Kate Elliott Cut Me Another Quill, Mister Fitz by Garth Nix Hoard by Seanan McGuire The Worm of Lirr by C. S. E. Cooney The Last Hunt by Aliette de Bodard We Continue by Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky Small Bird's Plea by Todd McCaffrey The Dragons by Theodora Goss Dragon Slayer by Michael Swanwick Camouflage by Patricia A. McKillip We Don't Talk About the Dragon by Sarah Gailey Maybe Just Go Up There and Talk to It by Scott Lynch A Nice Cuppa by Jane Yolen
Every road and open doorway is a constant danger to a man of wandering disposition. Olav had stood on the threshold of his cottage one spring morning and the road had looked so fine that he couldn’t resist setting foot on it, and the next thing he knew, it had carried him to the sea. There he chanced upon a merchant ship in need of a new hand. He learned the sailoring trade, fought pirates, killed a kraken, grew a beard, pierced an ear, and one memorable night won a handful of rubies at a single turn of the cards and lost them all to a barmaid who doped his ale. Two years later, he was shipwrecked off Thule and briefly married to a witch-woman who had blackwork tattoos on her face and had filed her teeth to points. The marriage did not last, however. One day, Olav returned from the hunt with a red hart slung over his shoulders and found his wife coupling with a demon she had summoned up from one of the seven hells that lie at the center of the world. He slew them both, threw the fire pot onto the thatched roof of the witch’s hut, and left his memories burning to his back. So it was that, having nothing better to do, Olav set out on foot to see what lay to the south. Always there was something interesting just a little farther down the road. Always there was good reason not to stay. . . .