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by Mary Rosenblum,C.L. Werner,Brian Ruckley,Andrew Offutt,Richard K. Lyon,Lois Tilton,John O'Neill,Mark Finn,Frederick Tor
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  • Author:
    Mary Rosenblum,C.L. Werner,Brian Ruckley,Andrew Offutt,Richard K. Lyon,Lois Tilton,John O'Neill,Mark Finn,Frederick Tor
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    Rogue Blades Entertainment (June 1, 2009)
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    356 pages
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Rage of the Behemoth has 21 quality tales from contemporary authors. The Rotten Bones Rattle by .

Rage of the Behemoth has 21 quality tales from contemporary authors. Many heroic fantasy anthologies feature the deceased masters, but RBE consistently focuses on showcasing today’s authors. Werner-I loved this oriental take on heroic fantasy-but then I am really into samurai stories too. Vasily and the Beast Gods by Daniel R. g the malevolent supernatural forces of a legendary Russia is always a winner. Thunder Canyon by Jeff Draper-revenge is always a good motivator for these stories and having the monster help you is always a plus.

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Savage Man vs. Ferocious Beast Deadly foes since the dawn of time, domination their prize. In the bitter battles of bared steel and fang it is the valor of one warrior, or a single powerful deed, that rallies the day. Yet only that day-for another monstrous foe rises across the next ridge or in the next dark night.

Heroic fantasy anthologies are a rare sight these dates. Rage of the Behemoth is an intriguing glimpse into a multitude of savage worlds. And those willing to to take a gamble on emerging authors – virtually non-existant. The anthology is a throwback to the glory days of Burroughs and Howard, with an icy, ominous edge. Contributors include Andrew Offutt & Richard K. Lyon, Lois Tilton, Mary Rosenblum, Sean T. M. Stiennon, Brian Ruckley, Bruce Durham, Jason Thummel, and many more. Pingback by Black Gate Blog Archive Sale at Rogue Blades Entertainment - October 20, 2011 9:46 pm.

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Savage Man and Ferocious Beast. Deadly foes since the dawn of time. Where Man dares to tread, Beast has gone before. Where Beast has made its lair, Man brazenly stakes his claim. Domination is the prize. Most often in the bitter battles of bared steel and fang it is the valor of one warrior or a single powerful deed that rallies the day. Yet only the day, for another monstrous foe rises across that next ridge or in that dark night. The Beasts adopt many forms and Man comes to each in different mien: on bended knee to worship some as gods - or fear as slavering demons; upon the back of mighty steeds and waging war most divine - or defiant; in cautious companionship befriending some few - or learning to let live. Walk again the primal worlds of Lovecraft's ancient behemoths and Burroughs' untamed jungles; of London's wild North and Howard's dangerous creations. Only the brave should delve within these tales, should dare to follow close behind each warrior, for it is solely in the facing of our most awesome fears that heroes are truly made.

Pedora
“There is a monster for each of us to face. Some we conquer; some we flee; some we negotiate with; some we suffer; some we… become.” So opens the preface by editor Jason M. Waltz.

And what would life be without behemoth challenges? And what would fantasy fiction be without monsters? Cripes… why are so few anthologies devoted to them? Rogue Blades Entertainment (RBE, publishers of the superb Return of the Sword) filled this much needed gap in literature.

Rage of the Behemoth has 21 quality tales from contemporary authors. Many heroic fantasy anthologies feature the deceased masters, but RBE consistently focuses on showcasing today’s authors. Few will disappoint. I highlight my personal favorites for each of the five environmentally-themed categories:
Depthless Seas: “Black Water” by Sean T.M. Steinnon
Frozen Wastes: “The Wolf of Winter” by Bill Ward (my favorite of the entire anthology)
Scalding Sands: “Black Diamond Sands” by Lois Tilton
Mysterious Jungles: “Yaggoth-Vor” Bruce Durham…and “Beyond the Reach of His Gods” by Brian Ruckley
Ageless Mountains: “The Rotten Bones Rattle” C.L. Werner

Some of the behemoths: The list below has names conjured by me (not the authors), and are not listed in order of appearance…to avoid spoiling the fun: Ursine God, Behemoth Boar, Cockatrice, Djinn Storm, Dragon, Eldritch horror, Griffin, Human Centipede, Ice Hydra, Loch Ness Leviathan, Lovecraftian Giant Crab, Lyncanthrope, Manitcore, Mineral Snake, Roc (Giant Bird), Rock Golem, Scaled Pachyderm, Serpent, Shape-shifting Demon, Skeleton Titan, Wolf God.

Given the number of tales, their quality, and their variety, this is a definite recommended read.
Nalaylewe
This is the second antho by Rogue Blades Entertainment, anyhow this has 21 short stories of heroic fantasy-some of them blew me away-edge of the seat awesomeness!

Everyone of these tales deals with some kind of big monster, a behemoth hence the title. Divided into 5 sections-Depthless Seas, Frozen Wastes, Scalding Sands, Mysterious Jungles, and Ageless Mountains; this only changes location for the reader and none of these are cookie cutter tales. I was delighted by how different and ingenious these storytellers weaved their monster ballads. Because there are 21 of them and they are short stories I am not going to go into depth about each one and will briefly discuss the ones that have stuck with me the strongest.

Portrait of a Behemoth by Richard K. Lyon and Andrew J. Offutt-initially I did not like their narrative style (so purple and rambling-and I lOVE Purple prose), but as this tale of the female pirate Tiana Highrider went on I did like it-very satisfying conclusion.

Blackwater by Sean T.M. Stiennon-loved his hero/protagonist Shabak the Kabrisk-I wasn't expecting a lovecraftian type creature to be the hero, plus a great new monster-very well done.

Passion of the Stormlord by Robert A. Mancebo, this one really hit me-such a powerful take on genies and vengeance.

Nothing Left of the Man by Jeff Stewart-brought a lot of resonance for Beowulf and such.

Blood Ice by Mary Rosenblum-a very epic tale that I could have seen being stretched out to be a full novel.

Black Diamond Sands by Lois Tilton-like Blood Ice this was a tale that almost felt like it should have been part of a novel-it was also the story that took me the longest to get through-I did wish the end was more fulfilling.

Yaggoth-Voor by Bruce Durham-excellent tale with twists and turns-I read this one first. It can be tough when the gods play games with men.

Beyond the Reach of his Gods by Brian Ruckley-love this concept, northerners deep in the jungle with doom on all sides-that and the revenge and triumph over the monster.

The Rotten Bones Rattle by C.L.Werner-I loved this oriental take on heroic fantasy-but then I am really into samurai stories too.

Vasily and the Beast Gods by Daniel R. Robichaud-outsmarting the malevolent supernatural forces of a legendary Russia is always a winner.

Thunder Canyon by Jeff Draper-revenge is always a good motivator for these stories and having the monster help you is always a plus.

Where the Shadow Falls by T.W. Williams-Vivid motivations and action set William's protagonist John Humble among the most memorable of the characters in ROTB, I am going to have to find more tales of his.

Overall a great collection, I highly recommend to readers of fantasy.
Ramsey`s
It's with more than a little glee that I got to read Rage of the Behemoth, a collection of 21 Sword and Sorcery short stories featuring gigantic monsters. I like Sword and Sorcery. I like big monsters. And most importantly, I like the editor, Jason M. Waltz of Rogue Blades Entertainment, who I've had the pleasure to work with a few times, including when he published my story "Deep in the Land of the Ice and Snow" in the Return of the Sword anthology in 2008. Another nice thing about short story collections is I don't feel the need to read the whole thing all at once; I can read a story or two, then go read a novel or something else, then get back to the collection.

Not only is Rage of the Behemoth about big monsters, but it's also about the terrain and territories these monsters find themselves in. This anthology is broken up into five sections, Depthless Seas, Frozen Wastes, Scalding Sands, Mysterious Jungles and Ageless Mountains. In each section you will find tales of heroes and the beasts they must face.

Of the 21 stories found within Rage of the Behemoth, I had some favorites. Below are three that stood out for me.

Beyond the Reach of his Gods, by Brian Ruckley

This was my favorite of all the stories found here, but that's not surprising considering Brian Ruckley is also author of "The Godless World" trilogy of epic fantasy novels. This tale was of my liking because it seemed the most like old Sword and Sorcery tales by such writers as Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber and the like. This story is of Rhuan the Exile and his ship's crew he leads into the depths of a very foreign and deadly jungle. Dangers along the way include dart-tossing and arrow-shooting natives, and also black magic that produces ... something big. I won't give away what the particular behemoth is in this tale, but I will say that poor Rhuan is tested to his limits.

The Rotten Bones Rattle, by C. L. Werner

This story stood out for me because it's beastie is quite a bit different from that of any other found in this collection and because the protagonist, samurai Shintaro Oba, is much different from any other in this collection. The tale felt as if it could come right out of the legends of ancient Japan, with samurai, ninja, katanas and ... another big, nasty monster, perhaps the most frightening one of all to be found in Rage of the Behemoth. If you like fantasy with an Asian theme, this story should be right for you.

Nothing Left of the Man, by Jeff Stewart

This is a tale of Sigurd Grimbrow. Of course there's a monster to be found here, but eventually this tale is more about the monsters within each of us must face than it is about the monsters without in the rest of the world. Here, Sigurd and his companions come upon a village under attack by a great beast. What else would mighty warriors do but attempt to hunt down the monster? Has a sad, but surprising end to it.

Final Words

One other thing I wanted to mention about this anthology of short stories is that there are six different covers available. You can buy your favorite or you can purchase all six for collecting. Below is the basic cover, one that includes a snapshot from each of the other five covers. Of the other five covers, each one represents one of the five terrains found within the collection, though each book contains all 21 stories regardless of which cover it has.

If you love stories of sword-slinging action with a little magic and big creatures tossed in, this collection will get you cheering.