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Author: Robert Silverberg Narrator: Pete Bradbury, Michael Emerson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN: 9780739310878
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Fantasty fans, rejoice! Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, the acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy finction, the long-awaited second volume is here.

Each of the bestselling writers represented in these selections from Legends II returns to the fantasy universe he or she made famous throughout the world. Whether set before or after events already recounted elsewhere, whether featuring beloved characters or compelling new creations, these masterful short novels are both mesmerizing standalones – perfect introductions to the work of their authors – and indispensable additions to the epics on which they are based.


Robert Silverberg spins an enthralling tale of Majipoor's early history – and remote future – as seen through the eyes of a dilettantish poet who discovrs an unexpected destiny in "The Book of Changes."

Neil Gaiman gives us a glimpse into what befalls the man called Shadow after the events of his Hugo Award-winning novel American Gods in "The Monarch of Glen."

Orson Scott Card tells a tale of Alvin Maker and the mighty Mississippi, featuring a couple of ne'er-do-wells named Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in "The Yazoo Queen." Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A book that a fantasy reader would be proud to own. USA Today
  • A superb Baedeker to the fantasy worlds of eleven of the field’s finest writers. The Dallas Morning News
  • “An enjoyable sampler of the best high fantasy available today. San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
  • A stellar compilation. Booklist
  • “There’s enough color, vitality and bravura displays of mythmaking in this rich sampler . . . to sate faithful fans and nurture new readers on the stuff of legends still being created. Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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About the Author

Robert Silverberg’s first published story appeared in 1954 when he was a sophomore at Columbia University. Since then, he has won the prestigious Nebula Award five times and the Hugo Award five times. He has been nominated for both awards more times than any other writer. In 1999 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and in 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America gave him their Grand Master Award for career achievement. He remains one of the most imaginative and versatile writers in science fiction.

About the Narrators

Pete Bradbury has appeared both on and off-Broadway and at many of the leading regional theaters across the country in plays ranging from Shakespeare and Molière to Edward Albee and David Mamet. He has also been seen on the CBS miniseries Sally Hemings. A former company member of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Bradbury received his training in their three-year advanced program. He lives in New York City with his family.

Michael Emerson is an American actor who has starred in some of television’s most popular shows, including Lost, Person of Interest, and The Practice. He is known for his distinctive voice. A graduate of the prestigious Professional Actor Training MFA program run by both the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the University of Alabama Department of Theater and Dance, his passion is acting on stage.