A medieval swindler gets caught with his proverbial pants down…but does ANYONE deserve what's coming to him?
A plan to pick up some cash via AI is foolproof…until things take an unexpected and deadly turn.
A legendary bodyguard is hired to protect precious cargo…but who will protect the cargo from him?
The protagonists of Knaves are not all anti-heroes telling their side of the story. They are also heroic people faced with hard decisions, forced to reckon with their darker selves. They are villains surprised to find they have a noble side, and they are those trying to atone for past evils. The fourteen brand new stories in Knaves, by award-winning authors including Mercedes Lackey, Cullen Bunn, Lian Hearn, Anton Strout, and many more, deal with the complex idea of morality and will make readers wonder...
What is the "right side" anyway?
Don't miss more stories of assassins, mercenaries, and thieves in the other Blackguards anthologies, Brigands and Scoundrels.
Melanie R. Meadors - Editor
Melanie R. Meadors (she/they) is the author of fantasy stories where heroes don't always carry swords and bad guys often lose to nerds who study their weaknesses. She’s been known to befriend wandering garden gnomes, do battle with metal-eating squirrels, and has been called a superhero on more than one occasion. Her fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, and she has edited multiple anthologies. She's co-owner of Mechanical Muse where she writes and edits content for roleplaying games.
Alana Joli Abbott - Editor
Editor, proofreader, author, and game designer with 20+ years of experience in science fiction, fantasy, and children's nonfiction.