Tamora Pierce Josepha Sherman Margaret Mahy Lesley McBain Mike Resnick Bruce Rogers Pamela F. Service Jan Stirling
- Title: Young Warriors: Stories of Strength
- Author: Tamora Pierce Josepha Sherman Margaret Mahy Lesley McBain Mike Resnick Bruce Rogers Pamela F. Service Jan Stirling
- ISBN: 9780375829635
- Page: 491
- Format: Paperback
What makes warrior This gutsy collection of fifteen original short stories offers a variety of answers to this question with thoughtfulness, heart, and the occasional wink Compiled by bestselling author Tamora Pierce and folklorist author Josepha Sherman, Young Warriors includes stories by some of today s most acclaimed and beloved fantasy and science fiction authors forWhat makes warrior This gutsy collection of fifteen original short stories offers a variety of answers to this question with thoughtfulness, heart, and the occasional wink Compiled by bestselling author Tamora Pierce and folklorist author Josepha Sherman, Young Warriors includes stories by some of today s most acclaimed and beloved fantasy and science fiction authors for both adults and young adults.
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I'm reviewing/making notes as I go along. WIP. (view spoiler)[The gift of rain mountain by Bruce Holland Rogers4/5 stars. It's a traditional 'be careful what you wish for' type story, but one that still keeps you guessing in the end as to the heroes eventual fate. A young boy carrying important messages to his king is tempted to stray from his path by a local spirit.Definite points to the author for stepping outside of the traditional European settings - I could see a Meso-American setting being [...]
I had a difficult time engaging with the characters before the stories ended. It was extremely frustrating.
Hang on, stop. This book isn't written by Tamora Pierce? It's a collection compiled by her? Well, hold onto your bookmarks, because you're going to want to read this beauty straight through. Turns out she's got damn good taste.Mactun is offered The Gift of Rain Mountain by its spirit when he cuts through delivering messages. In this story by Bruce Holland Rogers, Mactun's stuck running them because he's the lowest warrior on the totem pole so he takes the direct route through the spirit's territ [...]
I'll review each of the 15 stories separately (quickly) then my overall impression.The Gift of Rain Mountain (Bruce Holland Rogers)-- This story started off a little too slow for me. I wanted to punch the Main Character (Mactun) a few times because he irked me. The ending twist on what Mactun finally took from the Rain Mountain God as a boon made me grin with irony.The Magestone (S.M. and Jan Stirling)-- I liked this twist on the mermaid/sailor tales. Though after reading what humans did to the [...]
A collection of stories about warriors coming into their own. As is generally the case with collections, it's a mixed bag, though with more good than bad. The bad:"The Magestone" by SM and Jan Stirling. The writing isn't great, but the story (about a n00b sailor who tries to help free a mermaid shaman) makes no sense, either in terms of plot or character."The Boy Who Cried 'Dragon!'" by Mike Resnick. Tried too hard to be funny and utterly failed. "Hidden Warriors" by Margaret Mahy. The dialog is [...]
I am not usually a fan of short stories, but this anthology piqued my interest because 1) it contains a story by Tamora Pierce, 2) it is EDITED by Tamora Pierce (along with Josepha Sherman), and 3) it includes the short story that became the basis for Esther Friesner's Helen of Sparta books (which I just read).While those stories alone would have been worth the price of admission to me, I found plenty more to love in this collection. There are stories set in a very wide variety of times, locatio [...]
I originally reviewed this book on my blog - The Cosy Dragon. For more recent reviews by me, please hop over there.This is a book of short stories edited by Tamora Pierce and Josepha Sherman. It has a nice variety of authors. My usual policy of short stories is that I don't like them, except for finding new authors whose longer works I might enjoy.'The Gift of Rain Mountain' has a traditional tempter and a traditional ending in my opinion. Although the young warrior thinks he wanted what is best [...]
Content warnings: death, violence, blood, murderI'm going to try to remember all of the stories individually and give thoughts on them.The Gift of Rain Mountain (Bruce Holland Rogers)-- This was alright. Kind of slow and boring initially. Knew how it'd end (probably because I read too many stories about spirits/gods and trickery). Wasn't altogether impressed.The Magestone (S.M. and Jan Stirling)-- Nice kind of twist for a mermaid tale. Didn't care much for the characters though. Good idea not so [...]
Straightforward stories of heroism in a variety of eras and cultures. I found this collection more middle-grade than YA in both tone and content, but there's nothing wrong with that. Stand-outs for me were Esther Friesner's "Thunderbolt" (I really should read the associated novels) and Tamora "Pierce's Student of Ostriches" (which I've read before, but no matter).I do wish the commitment to diversity of characters had perhaps been matched by any attempt at diversity of authors. Oh well.
Like most short story anthologies, this was a mixed bag.Here are some I liked:Eli and the Dybbuk (cute love story)Heartless (Holly Black: how could I not love this one?)Lioness (I loved this character! I wanted more of her)Thunderbolt (Happy to see this character has her own series: plan to read it)Devil Wind (great non-western story that offers insight, especially historically)Boy who Cried Dragon (cute. although they never went to the end of the "boy who cried" story: people don't stop believi [...]
I enjoy reading short story collections every now and then, so when I came across this collection I thought I would give it a go. I thought the question of what makes a warrior was an interesting one and I couldn’t wait to dive in.Young Warriors has a collection of 15 unique short stories which cover a wide spectrum of ideas. Some fo the stories were in India, some in South America, whilst others were set in fantasy worlds. All 15 stories have something interesting to add to the idea of what a [...]
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy AnthologyThis was a very solid anthology; there was only one story I found disappointing - all the rest of them I liked very much. None of them have made me run out and buy one of the author's novels, although I'm now seriously considering picking up _Nobody's Princess_ by Esther Friesner. Her short story, "Thunderbolt" is about a young Helen of Troy when she was a princess of Sparta. This Helen is the least wimpy and superficial Helen I've ever run across. She's spoil [...]
I was so excited for a collection of short stories that revolved around myths from Africa, India, Austrailia, and all over the world. One more story about Middle Earth or a quest through Dark Age Europe and I would crack. And even hough there were original tales from some European legends like Chulchun, I even those were refreshing takes on familiar tales. Also, these are not fairy tales with morals to the stories, these are mini epics. I think all ages can appreciate a tale filled with high sta [...]
Pretty good! Obviously there are some winners and not winners in any collection of short stories, but this one was more good than bad. There weren't any that were totally unreadable, and only a few that I didn't particularly like. I found several authors I'd never read before whom I definitely want to seek out at the library based on what they wrote for Young Warriors, which is great.While the intended audience is more teen than youth, I was able to recommend a couple of the stories to my 10 yea [...]
I really loved this book and it makes me really sad that I lent it to someone who never gave it back. I, unfortunately, can't remember many of these stories, but I do remember only not liking a couple of them (which, for me, is unusual in short story anthologies). Some, though, I absolutely adored over others - I remember loving Pierce's piece, at least.I would read this again (and probably will as soon as I get my hands on my copy) and would recommend it for anyone who likes fantasy, short stor [...]
Young Warriors is a strong anthology about what it means not only to be a warrior but also an adult. The fifteen stories follow young people all making choices about what's important to them whether that's a girl who learns to fight from the animals she sees in her chores to others who learn fighting isn't where strength comes from. I found this a good collection of stories with a diverse mix of characters and stories. I would recommend it to a young adult reader with the warning that it does co [...]
Some really good stories but also some that weren't so good as always in short story collections.I didn't enjoy the tribal, native stories so much as the pure fantasy ones.All in all i don't think fantasy converts and condenses well into short stories as the genre is so sweeping and vast it needs the attention of a full length novel.Worth collecting though as i am a huge fan of Tamora Pierce and one of her short stories were included though as with some of the other stories it would have been be [...]
There were a variety of good and okay stories in this anthology. A couple I really liked because they were haunting and made me think about bigger issues, or they came from a culture of which I was unfamiliar. At least one of them was from a longer work, which I really frown on because you just don't get the depth or clarity when you try to mash together a bunch of stuff that originally takes more time to get. It's like thinking you understand the movie when you watch the preview. Uh, nope.Other [...]
Young Warriors is an excellent collection of fifteen original short stories by some of the best authors in the young adult genre. I've read more than a few books by Tamora Pierce who both edited and contributed to this volume. The theme of the book deals with children and teens who have to find their inner warrior. The stories are set in a wide variety of countries, cultures and time periods. No two are alike. The skill and originality displayed by these writers took my breath away. I will be lo [...]
Heartless by Holly Black: a darker story than I was expecting, and well done. 3 starsLioness by Pamela F. Service: an excellent story that shows a great deal of research. I wrote an essay on the queen who expelled the Romans from Kush, and I recognized a great deal. 5 starsStudent of Ostriches by Tamora Pierce: exactly what I've come to love and expect from Pierce. I love reading about the Shang Warriors! 5 starsAn Axe for Men by Rosemary Edghill: really neat story about a society forced to chan [...]
"This book is a collection of short stories focusing on strong characters around the are of the its targeted audience (young adults). The main characters were mainly female as is to be expected of a compilation done by Tamora Pierce. [return][return]Though fiction and often fantastical, the stories are inspiring and motivating glimpses into the world of women who can stand tall on their own. The writing style varies from author to author, but all are well worth the read."
To start, this was my first Anthology and I must admit, I was very skeptical at first. However, it turned out to be great. Of course, out of the 15 stories, there were some I didn't like. Serpent's Rock and An Axe For Men to name a few, but overall the good outweighed the bad. A lot of the stories were very uplifting and enjoyable in their own senses. Some even managed to be funny at times, which I feel added a lot.There are certainly some stories I would love to read again.
This collection of short stories includes one by Tamora Pierce in the Tortall universe. The stories are all about young people, some who choose to fight, others who see the sense in not fighting in certain situations. The introduction is a great essay (by Tamora Pierce) in and of itself. It would be neat to compare several of the stories to see how the warrior was portrayed in each. The authors are mostly science fiction authors, so the settings vary across continents and time periods.
Most of the stories are good, while a few make little-to-no sense. My favorite is the one actually written by Tamora Pierce, because it does delve a little into the life of a Shang warrior and their training (which I wished she'd write about after having read Alanna, Daine and Kel's stories). The stories tend to focus on young women/men who have to be strong in some form or another - that is physical strength, mental strength, or survival instincts.
Books of short stories is not what I usually gravitate to but since I was on my yearly Tamora Pierce kick I tried "Young Warriors". Each story was a complete book in a chapter that left me thinking more about each world they were set in. I was happy to discover new writers who I felt a connection with their writing style. There was maybe one story that I didn't like but that is pretty good percentage for a book filled with stories. Woot for warriors represented in all shapes and sizes!
Well you can definitely expect many of these writers to show up here again at some point. I won’t go story by story but there were some I liked more than others. You might look at it and expect heroes and heroines who are all beautiful and powerful, but the majority of them are real heroes, ordinary people overcoming extraordinary circumstances. The worlds range from the historical to the fantastic.
I have mixed feelings about this book--mainly bad ones. Honestly expected to like it quite a bit more than I actually did. There was definitely some objectionable content going on here in the forms of racism and sexism-- and not in the way that's supposed to point out the ludicrousness of it all either. It made me feel disgusted. There were some good moments from some of the other authors, but overall, I was very disappointed with this book.
Mike Resnicks "The Boy Who Cried Dragon" was an awesome find, as he is extremely hilarious, and Lesley Bain's "Acts of Faith" was a perfect historical fiction with a little bit of Celtic magic thrown in. A really interesting span of many cultures, time periods, types of stories and types of magic, though some seemed too simple and some seemed incomplete. I'm gonna pass this on to a young girl who would be inspired by it, as I think I was a little too old for it.
A wonderfully inventive collection of empowering short stories. Normally, I'll like a few stories in any given collection, and the rest will fall somewhere along the spectrum between "okay" and "I just wasted my time reading that?!" Young Warriors was full of well-chosen shorts, though, each consistently imaginative and downright fun.Yes, it's a YA book, but unlike some, it doesn't have a condescending tone or shy away from "troubling" subject matter. Delightful to read!
This book is an anthology of short stories about young warriors. I thought the stories were good and there are a number of authors who are new for me. And most of them wrote stories where I wanted to read more from them!This is definitely a good book for the pre-teen/teen reading group. And the stories have a mix of boys and girls so I think it would appeal to both!I read it on a flight home and I was disappointed when the book ended! I want MORE!!!
✓ Young Warriors: Stories of Strength || ☆ PDF Download by ì Tamora Pierce Josepha Sherman Margaret Mahy Lesley McBain Mike Resnick Bruce Rogers Pamela F. Service Jan Stirling 491 Tamora Pierce Josepha Sherman Margaret Mahy Lesley McBain Mike Resnick Bruce Rogers Pamela F. Service Jan Stirling
Title: ✓ Young Warriors: Stories of Strength || ☆ PDF Download by ì Tamora Pierce Josepha Sherman Margaret Mahy Lesley McBain Mike Resnick Bruce Rogers Pamela F. Service Jan Stirling