Blackguards Book 03: Knaves Anthology


A medieval swindler gets caught with his proverbial pants down…but does ANYONE deserve what's coming to him?


Choose Your Version: Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback

Creator: Edited by Melanie R. Meadors & Alana Joli Abbott
Category: Anthology
Age Range: 16+
Vibes: Assassins, Treachery, Danger, Thief, Fantasy

In Short: Dive once more into the world of cutthroats and knaves with another anthology of brigands, bad guys, and bodyguards that collide in this dark fantasy setting.

What's It About: Discover the morally complex world of Knaves, where medieval swindlers, AI schemes, and legendary bodyguards collide. Award-winning authors, including Mercedes Lackey, Cullen Bunn, Lian Hearn, and Anton Strout, deliver fourteen brand new stories exploring morality in shades of gray. From antiheroes to noble villains, these tales force characters to reckon with their darker selves and confront past evils.


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.