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Enemies of Fortune


Enemies of FortuneEditor: Lynn Abbey
December 2004

A wrecked ship has delivered a wonderful fortune to the most dangerous city on Thieves' World ... or has it?

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This is the second, after Turning Points (2002), in another series of collections of new stories about the city of Sanctuary, originally the creation of editor Abbey and Robert Asprin in their Thieves' World, now long a setting exploited by a variety of authors. Sanctuary was founded by runaway slaves, hence the name, and remains a refuge for those able to call no other place home--a deadly fate, indeed, for there is no one there to guard one's back. Weapons, wizardry, music--any of these can start something in Sanctuary that only the boldest can finish. Editor Abbey unifies this book with the device of a shipwreck off the coast of Sanctuary, with the stuff looted from it cranking up the levels of menace and chaos in the city. She has gotten high-quality contributions from mostly well-known fantasy hands, and she interweaves them so deftly that the book reads like a novel. Although it will help to be previously acquainted with Thieves' World, it isn't necessary to appreciate this book.

Roland Green
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

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CONTENTS

Introduction
Author:
Lynn Abbey

Widowmaker
Author: CJ Cherryh & Jane Fancher

Deadly Ritual
Author: Mickey Zucker Reichert

Pricks and Afflictions
Author: Dennis L McKiernan

Consequences
Author: Jody Lynn Nye

Good Neighbors
Author: Lynn Abbey

Gathering Strength
Author: Selina Rosen

Dark of the Moon
Author: Andrew Offutt

Protection
Author: Robin Wayne Bailey

Legacies
Author: Jane Fancher & CJ Cherryh

Malediction
Author: Jeff Grubb

The Ghost in the Phoenix
Author: Diana L Paxson & Ian Grey

The Ballad of Shemhaza
Author: Steven Brust


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Last Revised: November 2005.