Knaves: A Blackguards Anthology

Book Info

Editors: Alana Joli Abbott & Melanie R. Meadors
Authors: Mercedes Lackey, Dennis Lee, Anna Smith Spark, Cullen Bunn, Cat Rambo, Shanna Germain, Anton Strout, Walidah Imarisha, Linda Robertson, Clay Sanger, Maurice Broaddus, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Toiya Finley,  Lian Hearn, & Kenny Soward
Cover Illustrator: Dan Rempel
Cover & Interior Design: Shawn T. King
Formats Available: Trade Paperback · PDF/Epub/Mobi · Audio
Edition: First

about the book

A medieval swindler gets caught with his proverbial pants down; a foolproof plan to pick up some cash via AI, 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 this short story collection are not all anti-heroes telling their side of the story. They are also heroic people faced with hard decisions, forced to reckon with darker sides of themselves. They are villains surprised to find they have a noble side to themselves, and they are those trying to atone for past evils they have done.

The 14 brand new stories deal with the complex idea of morality and will make readers wonder what side is the right side. Featuring original stories from Mercedes Lackey, Cullen Bunn, Lian Hearn, Anton Strout, and many more!

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reviews for knaves

Another excellent anthology in the vein of Blackguards (a favourite of mine). There are a wide variety of stories included with different themes – something for everyone to enjoy. I don’t think there was a single story in this collection that I didn’t enjoy.

A bit of a mixed bag of short stories about rogues and scoundrels. Most were really pretty good though a couple fell a bit flat and some were just strange but I thought was an enjoyable read and worth the price of entry.

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