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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Infamously, Creator/GlenCook did this for the Foreword. He opened the book by praising BlackAndBlackMorality VillainProtagonist types, even citing ''Literature/TheIronDream.'' This, despite the book being mostly LighterAndSofter fair about heroes on the wrong side of the law. It becomes MoodWhiplash when the second Foreword by the editor, J.M. Martin, following immediately after Glenn Cook's, talks about how his favorite rogue was ''Bilbo Baggins''

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Infamously, Creator/GlenCook did this for the Foreword. He opened the book by praising BlackAndBlackMorality EvilVersusEvil VillainProtagonist types, even citing ''Literature/TheIronDream.'' This, despite the book being mostly LighterAndSofter fair about heroes on the wrong side of the law. It becomes MoodWhiplash when the second Foreword by the editor, J.M. Martin, following immediately after Glenn Cook's, talks about how his favorite rogue was ''Bilbo Baggins''


Featuring tales set in the worlds of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria, David Dalglish's Dezrel, Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire, Lian Hearn's Literature/TalesOfTheOtori, Mark Smylie's Sword and Barrow, Anthony Ryan's Raven's Shadow, Shawn Speakman's Chronicles of Annwn, Creator/CarolBerg's Sanctuary, James A. Moore's [[Literature/TheBlastedLandsSeries Seven Forges]], Django Wexler's Shadow Campaigns, Laura Resnick's Silerian Trilogy, Peter Orullian's Vault of Heaven, Kenny Soward's ''Literature/GnomeSaga'', Paul S. Kemp's Egil and Nix, and more.

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Featuring tales set in the worlds of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria, David Dalglish's Dezrel, Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire, Lian Hearn's Literature/TalesOfTheOtori, Mark Smylie's Sword and Barrow, Anthony Ryan's Raven's Shadow, Shawn Speakman's Chronicles of Annwn, Creator/CarolBerg's Sanctuary, James A. Moore's [[Literature/TheBlastedLandsSeries Seven Forges]], Django Wexler's Shadow Campaigns, Laura Resnick's Silerian Trilogy, Creator/LauraResnick's ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'', Peter Orullian's Vault of Heaven, Kenny Soward's ''Literature/GnomeSaga'', Paul S. Kemp's Egil and Nix, and more.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Infamously, Creator/GlenCook did this for the Foreword. He opened the book by praising BlackAndBlackMorality VillainProtagonist types, even citing ''Literature/TheIronDream.'' This, despite the book being mostly LighterAndSofter fair about heroes on the wrong side of the law.
** It becomes MoodWhiplash when the second Foreword by the editor, J.M. Martin, following immediately after Glenn Cook's, talks about how his favorite rogue was ''Bilbo Baggins''

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Infamously, Creator/GlenCook did this for the Foreword. He opened the book by praising BlackAndBlackMorality VillainProtagonist types, even citing ''Literature/TheIronDream.'' This, despite the book being mostly LighterAndSofter fair about heroes on the wrong side of the law.
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law. It becomes MoodWhiplash when the second Foreword by the editor, J.M. Martin, following immediately after Glenn Cook's, talks about how his favorite rogue was ''Bilbo Baggins''



* DepravedHomosexual: Rümayesh is an example of this, being a lesbian drug dealer in fantasy Arabia who keeps enraptured slaves.

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* DepravedHomosexual: DepravedHomosexual:
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Rümayesh is an example of this, being a lesbian drug dealer in fantasy Arabia who keeps enraptured slaves.



* HitmanWithAHeart: Mainon is one of these, being a woman who only kills those who have it coming.

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* HitmanWithAHeart: HitmanWithAHeart:
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Mainon is one of these, being a woman who only kills those who have it coming.



* VillainProtagonist: Averted, surprisingly, for the majority of stories. Most of the heroes fall into the LovableRogue category.

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* VillainProtagonist: VillainProtagonist:
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Averted, surprisingly, for the majority of stories. Most of the heroes fall into the LovableRogue category.



*** Also played straight in ''The Secret.''

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*** ** Also played straight in ''The Secret.''


Featuring tales set in the worlds of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria, David Dalglish's Dezrel, Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire, Lian Hearn's Literature/TalesOfTheOtori, Mark Smylie's Sword and Barrow, Anthony Ryan's Raven's Shadow, Shawn Speakman's Chronicles of Annwn, Creator/CarolBerg's Sanctuary, James A. Moore's Literature/SevenForges, Django Wexler's Shadow Campaigns, Laura Resnick's Silerian Trilogy, Peter Orullian's Vault of Heaven, Kenny Soward's ''Literature/GnomeSaga'', Paul S. Kemp's Egil and Nix, and more.

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Featuring tales set in the worlds of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria, David Dalglish's Dezrel, Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire, Lian Hearn's Literature/TalesOfTheOtori, Mark Smylie's Sword and Barrow, Anthony Ryan's Raven's Shadow, Shawn Speakman's Chronicles of Annwn, Creator/CarolBerg's Sanctuary, James A. Moore's Literature/SevenForges, [[Literature/TheBlastedLandsSeries Seven Forges]], Django Wexler's Shadow Campaigns, Laura Resnick's Silerian Trilogy, Peter Orullian's Vault of Heaven, Kenny Soward's ''Literature/GnomeSaga'', Paul S. Kemp's Egil and Nix, and more.


Featuring tales set in the worlds of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria, David Dalglish's Dezrel, Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire, Lian Hearn's Literature/TalesOfTheOtori, Mark Smylie's Sword and Barrow, Anthony Ryan's Raven's Shadow, Shawn Speakman's Chronicles of Annwn, Creator/CarolBerg's Sanctuary, James A. Moore's Literatue/SevenForges, Django Wexler's Shadow Campaigns, Laura Resnick's Silerian Trilogy, Peter Orullian's Vault of Heaven, Kenny Soward's ''Literature/GnomeSaga'', Paul S. Kemp's Egil and Nix, and more.

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Featuring tales set in the worlds of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria, David Dalglish's Dezrel, Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire, Lian Hearn's Literature/TalesOfTheOtori, Mark Smylie's Sword and Barrow, Anthony Ryan's Raven's Shadow, Shawn Speakman's Chronicles of Annwn, Creator/CarolBerg's Sanctuary, James A. Moore's Literatue/SevenForges, Literature/SevenForges, Django Wexler's Shadow Campaigns, Laura Resnick's Silerian Trilogy, Peter Orullian's Vault of Heaven, Kenny Soward's ''Literature/GnomeSaga'', Paul S. Kemp's Egil and Nix, and more.


Featuring tales set in the worlds of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria, David Dalglish's Dezrel, Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire, Lian Hearn's Tales of the Otori, Mark Smylie's Sword and Barrow, Anthony Ryan's Raven's Shadow, Shawn Speakman's Chronicles of Annwn, Carol Berg's Sanctuary, James A. Moore's Seven Forges, Django Wexler's Shadow Campaigns, Laura Resnick's Silerian Trilogy, Peter Orullian's Vault of Heaven, Kenny Soward's ''Literature/GnomeSaga'', Paul S. Kemp's Egil and Nix, and more.

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Featuring tales set in the worlds of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria, David Dalglish's Dezrel, Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire, Lian Hearn's Tales of the Otori, Literature/TalesOfTheOtori, Mark Smylie's Sword and Barrow, Anthony Ryan's Raven's Shadow, Shawn Speakman's Chronicles of Annwn, Carol Berg's Creator/CarolBerg's Sanctuary, James A. Moore's Seven Forges, Literatue/SevenForges, Django Wexler's Shadow Campaigns, Laura Resnick's Silerian Trilogy, Peter Orullian's Vault of Heaven, Kenny Soward's ''Literature/GnomeSaga'', Paul S. Kemp's Egil and Nix, and more.


* MoodWhiplash: Quite a few of the stories suffer from this but the stand-out is ''A Length of Cherrywood'' which is a horrific story of a CompleteMonster slaver in a book of DeadpanSnarker LighterAndSofter GuileHero types.

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* MoodWhiplash: Quite a few of the stories suffer from this but the stand-out is ''A Length of Cherrywood'' which is a horrific story of a CompleteMonster slaver in a book of DeadpanSnarker LighterAndSofter GuileHero types.



* PayEvilUntoEvil: The assassin in ''The Long Kiss.'' [[spoiler: She cuts the face off the CompleteMonster bandit of the story after his confession and turns it into a mask--apparently what her order does.]]

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* PayEvilUntoEvil: The assassin in ''The Long Kiss.'' [[spoiler: She cuts the face off the CompleteMonster bandit of the story after his confession and turns it into a mask--apparently what her order does.]]


** It becomes MoodWhiplash when the second Foreword by the editor, following immediately after, talks about how his favorite rogue was ''Bilbo Baggins''

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** It becomes MoodWhiplash when the second Foreword by the editor, J.M. Martin, following immediately after, after Glenn Cook's, talks about how his favorite rogue was ''Bilbo Baggins''


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Najdan is a figure who believes in following his religious order's commands no matter what.



* {{Expy}}: Royce and Hadrian have quite a few similarities to Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, though they're more inspired by them than direct take offs.



* GentlemanThief: Quite a few of the rogues.

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* GentlemanThief: Quite a few of the rogues.



* PayEvilUntoEvil: The assassin in ''The Long Kiss.'' [[spoiler: She cuts the face off the CompleteMonster bandit of the story after his confession and turns it into a mask--apparently what her order does.]]



* ASimplePlan: Impersonating a diplomat, a priest, and a marriage counselor for a Troll chieftain in ''Troll Trouble.''




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* ZanyScheme: Impersonating a diplomat, a priest, and a marriage counselor for a Troll chieftain in ''Troll Trouble.''


* ActionGirl: Mainon, Jancy, Irindai, and Swech Tothis Durwrae.

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* ActionGirl: Mainon, Jancy, Irindai, Ceda, and Swech Tothis Durwrae.



* DeadpanSnarker: Prevalent.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Prevalent. Royce and Hadrian, probably, are the two biggest ones in the book.
* DepravedHomosexual: Rümayesh is an example of this, being a lesbian drug dealer in fantasy Arabia who keeps enraptured slaves.
** Averted in ''Friendship'' which is built around a nobleman who is trying to call off the murder on his lover.



* FantasticDrug: The villainess in Irindai sells literal dreams.
* GuileHero: A good half of the protagonists.
* DepravedHomosexual: The villainess of Irindai is an example of this, being a lesbian drug dealer in fantasy Arabia who keeps enraptured slaves.
** Averted in ''Friendship'' which is built around a nobleman who is trying to call off the murder on his lover.

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* FantasticDrug: The villainess in Irindai Rümayesh sells literal dreams.
dreams to her customers. It's what gives her the godlike control over her followers she has.
* GuileHero: A good half of the protagonists.
* DepravedHomosexual: The villainess of Irindai is an example of this, being a lesbian drug dealer in fantasy Arabia
protagonists. Perhaps best displayed by Selden who keeps enraptured slaves.
** Averted
comes up with a bizarre XanatosGambit to trick an incubus out of a Troll chieftain in ''Friendship'' which is built around a nobleman who is trying to call off the murder on his lover.''Troll Trouble.''


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* HitmanWithAHeart: Mainon is one of these, being a woman who only kills those who have it coming.
** Subverted in ''Friends'' and ''The Secret'' where the assassins are considerably less sympathetic.


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* MuggingTheMonster: ''The Betyar and the Magus'' is a story about how a nobleman turned bandit screws up by robbing a powerful wizard on the road.
* TheReveal: Done brilliantly with a BaitAndSwitch in ''Professional Integrity.'' [[spoiler: The obvious twist the daughter is a werewolf being locked up on the full moon turns out to have been a double-blind to distract her nobleman father from the fact they're smuggling goods through his basement. The girl actually doesn't suffer from lycanthropy at all but is being drugged and substituted with a wolf through stage magic.]]
* ASimplePlan: Impersonating a diplomat, a priest, and a marriage counselor for a Troll chieftain in ''Troll Trouble.''


* AllStarCast: A fairly prestigious number of fantasy authors were involved despite the indie nature of the book.


* XanatosGambit: Quite a few of these are in the story. For example, Mainon is about a complicated plan to assassinate a Duke [[spoiler: by hiring a famed assassin to protect him]] while ''Professional Integrity'' is about a poor woman [[spoiler: who has been framed for]] suffering a werewolf curse.

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* XanatosGambit: Quite a few of these are in the story. For example, Mainon ''Mainon'' is about a complicated plan to assassinate a Duke [[spoiler: by hiring a famed assassin to protect him]] while ''Professional Integrity'' is about a poor woman [[spoiler: who has been framed for]] suffering a werewolf curse.


* FantasyDrug: The villainess in Irindai sells literal dreams.

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* FantasyDrug: FantasticDrug: The villainess in Irindai sells literal dreams.

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* FantasyDrug: The villainess in Irindai sells literal dreams.

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* {{Doorstopper}}: The Kindle version is over seven hundred pages long.


* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Infamously, Creator/GlenCook did this for the Foreword. He did his without reading the book and praised BlackAndBlackMorality VillainProtagonist types, even citing ''Literature/TheIronDream.'' This, despite the book being mostly LighterAndSofter fair about heroes on the wrong side of the law.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Infamously, Creator/GlenCook did this for the Foreword. He did his without reading opened the book and praised by praising BlackAndBlackMorality VillainProtagonist types, even citing ''Literature/TheIronDream.'' This, despite the book being mostly LighterAndSofter fair about heroes on the wrong side of the law.

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