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ISBN: 1934169919
Author: Catherine Asaro,Deborah J. Ross
Language: English
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust; 1st edition (February 14, 2008)
Pages: 308
Category: Action & Adventure
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 372
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Book 1 of 4 in the Lace and Blade Series. I got this for the Catherine Asaro story. But I did enjoy a few of the other ones as well. Especially The Beheaded Queen by Dave Smeds.

Book 1 of 4 in the Lace and Blade Series.

I got this for the Catherine Asaro story.

Deborah J. Ross began writing professionally in 1982 as Deborah Wheeler with her novels, JAYDIUM and NORTHLIGHT, and short stories in Asimov’s, F&SF, Realms of Fantasy and STAR WARS: TALES FROM JABBA’S PALACE. Now under her birth name, Ross, she is continuing the Darkover series of the late Marion Zimmer Bradley, as well as original work, including the fantasy trilogy THE SEVEN-PETALED SHIELD. She is a member of Book View Café.

Norilana Books proudly presents the debut title of our new romantic. yet subtle magic, by such stellar authors as Tanith Lee, Catherine Asaro, Diana L. Paxson, Madeleine E. Robins, Robin Wayne Bailey, Dave Smeds, Mary Rosenblum, Chaz Brenchley, and Sherwood Smith. step into a sophisticated other world where passion is a courtly mistress, mystery is moonlight on steel, and magic is the god of love.

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In the spirit of classic period swashbucklers brimming with romantic courtly intrigue and dangerous liaisons, with cloak and dagger and perfumed handkerchiefs, this anthology offers nine fantastic stories of adventure, derring-do, love, and glamorous yet subtle magic.

Lace and Blade 2 (2009), Norilana Books. Lace and Blade 4 (2018). Lace and Blade 5 (2019). Kirkland, Kathryn (10 June 2010). Portland State Portland State Magazine: News: Fanfare: Spring 2010". Retrieved 13 July 2010. Archived from the original on 16 November 2016. Retrieved August 2007.

exploring the underworld of a vast star empire. Book two in a new series set in the world of Catherine Asaro's Skolian Empire series. Major Bhaajan achieved the impossible. Born to the Undercity, the slums below the City of Cries on the planet Raylicon, she broke free from crushing poverty and crime to become a military officer with Imperial Space Command.

Her most recent books include Thunderlord (with Marion Zimmer Bradley); Lambda Literary Award Finalist/Tiptree Award recommended list Collaborators (as Deborah Wheeler); and The Seven-Petaled Shield, an epic fantasy trilogy. Her work has earned Honorable Mention in Year's Best SF, and nominations for Gaylactic Spectrum Award, the National Fantasy Federation Speculative Fiction Award for Best Author, and inclusion in the Locus Recommended Reading and Kirkus notable new release lists. En garde, mon amour! "LACE AND BLADE offers a banquet of adventure, intrigue and romance.

Norilana Books proudly presents the debut title of our new romantic fantasy imprint Leda...

Introducing LACE AND BLADE -- an original new anthology series of elegant romantic fantasy, edited by Deborah J. Ross, premiering on Valentine's Day 2008.

In the spirit of classic period swashbucklers, Zorro, the Scarlet Pimpernel, and D'Artagnan, brimming with romantic courtly intrigue and dangerous liaisons, with cloak and dagger and perfumed handkerchiefs, the language of the fan and stolen glances, with the manners of Jane Austen and the sparkling rapier wit of Oscar Wilde, here are nine fantastic stories of adventure, derring-do, love, and glamorous yet subtle magic, by such stellar authors as Tanith Lee, Catherine Asaro, Diana L. Paxson, Madeleine E. Robins, Robin Wayne Bailey, Dave Smeds, Mary Rosenblum, Chaz Brenchley, and Sherwood Smith.

Don't hesitate another moment... step into a sophisticated other world where passion is a courtly mistress, mystery is moonlight on steel, and magic is the god of love.

En garde, mon amour!

"LACE AND BLADE offers a banquet of adventure, intrigue and romance. There's something here to delight the palate of every reader's inner swashbuckler!" -- Jacqueline Carey

"A fun ride from beginning to end, with engaging characters and an interesting setting." -- S. M. Stirling

Comments:

Frosha
I got this for the Catherine Asaro story. But I did enjoy a few of the other ones as well. Especially The Beheaded Queen by Dave Smeds. I really enjoyed that one. That was one that I wished continued into a book. I wanted to know more and how things went on from where it left off. I felt the same with The Topaz Desert by Catherine Asaro. I love her work. This is a short story based in the same world as her Lost Continent series. Ive read them all and have re read a few of them. I love the whole series. It's fantastic. The short story in this book though ends very abruptly for obvious reason. It's a short story, not a novel. But it could be one, it has the potential. I liked the set up and what it was getting to. I wanted to know what happened to them in the end and where things ended up.
Skillet
It's diverse, fun, frightening in places and often sexy. What a good literary party this is! The stories are all well done, though a couple of them didn't appeal to me personally. That's the advantage of anthologies, though: you get to pick and choose.

I hope Norilana keeps on doing these.
Anayanis
Every time I begin to write this review I start with silly gushes like "couldn't put it down." I'll try to be a little more coherent.
This is a diverse collection of skilled authors who bring their unique voices to a common theme. The stories fit very well together without being uniform. The fantasy elements aren't overbearing. In each story, the magic has a natural, sometimes subtle, sometimes strong but integrated feeling. I always had a sense that I was in a real place and time, even though there's no way for a head to be able to do that on our world. There are some fascinating, inventive ideas in this collection that kept me thinking long after I'd reached the end.
The cover art transmits the feeling of these stories very well. There's swashbuckling, romance, and a strong sense of culture (but not uniform culture--there's a wide variety of settings.) It's not entirely set in a given century or region, and one of the stories occurs at sea. It's a lush, dangerous, bejeweled group of tales and fans of lace and blade type stories will not be disappointed.
The authors are (in order of appearance): Madeleine E. Robins, Diana L. Paxson, Robin Wayne Bailey, Tanith Lee, Dave Smeds, Catherine Asaro, Mary Rosenblum, Chaz Brenchley, and Sherwood Smith.
I liked some better than others, but there weren't any stories I would skip on reread.
I'm keeping this one, and plan on rereading it many times.
Quinthy
Highwaymen, court intrigue, romance, derring-do, swash-buckling adventure--along with other worlds and magic; it's a potent mix. And a more varied and interesting mix of tales and settings than one would think. There are swordswomen and unwise ingenues, Brazilian magic, werewolves, duels, demons, horrific spells, obsession, betrayal, jewels, unexpected love, dastardly lords, slavery, eunuchs, and royal intrigue; nine tales crafted by Tanith Lee, Catherine Asaro, Sherwood Smith, Diana L. Paxon, Chaz Benchley, Mary Rosenblum, Dave Smeds, Robin Wayne Bailey and Madeleine E. Robins.

I am usually not a huge fan of story anthologies, but I found the theme intriguing and well represented by these stories. I found this collection well worth the read and will definitely look for the second collection of LACE AND BLADE.
Butius
This is a fun anthology. A collection of very sexy stories wherein daring and dashing heros and heroines resolve their problems with wit and the threat of a blade.

The publisher, Norilana, is new and the book and anthology collections coming from it are, without erring in the books I've read so far, great! Support a new publisher (flesh blood) and get yourself some great reads with this book, Warrior Wisewoman and A Posse Of Princesses.
Zovaithug
I really enjoyed almost every story in this anthology, most of which have a charming swashbuckling quality to them. These are very mannered fantasy/romance stories, reminiscent of the writings of Tanith Lee, Jack Vance, Alexei Panshin or Ellen Kushner's "Swordspoint." Looking forward to reading Volume 2, which is just out.
lubov
I was so excited to get this book, but after I read it I found myself disliking it enormously. I am a huge fan of court politics, Scarlet Pimpernelesque adventures, and sweeping romance and the stories themselves were all well-written. But I cringed every single time that out of the characters that these fabulous writers created almost all seemed to be after loose sex. That's the impression that I got when I walked away from the book. Are these things truly necessary? I really don't think so. I think that people who write about trash like that don't show their true talent as a writer.
The ideas behind the stories were good and they were well-written but the sex in the book was too huge of a turn-off to positively recommend this book of anthologies.

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