Ever notice that things seldom work out the way you plan? After a brief spell of shore leave, Jean and I were planning a new Blue Kingdoms anthology—the fourth in the series following Pirates of the Blue Kingdoms, Blue Kingdoms: Shades & Specters, and Blue Kingdoms: Buxom Buccaneers. We contacted our usual crew of suspects to write stories for the book on the premise of swords and sorcery.
What we got back was sorcery. And more sorcery. And yet more sorcery.
Not being one to fight an obvious trend, Jean and I revised our plans to fit in with our authors’ desires, and thus Blue Kingdoms: Mages & Magic was born.
In this book you’ll find awesome spells, unreliable narrators, and more than a fair bit of swashbuckling and derring-do.
We’ve added some new free mariners to our crew of authors this time—and more than a few of your old favorites are back as well. Each writer hopes to tingle your spines, stimulate your brains, and fill your world with just a little bit of magic.