Can't Wait Wednesday - Art of War edited by Petros Triantafyllou (@booknest_eu)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, originally hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Since Jill is no longer hosting it, I'm joining Can’t Wait Wednesday movement over at Wishful Endings.

Art of War: Anthology for Charity edited by by Petros Triantafyllou 
Expected publication: February 13, 2018

"War, my friend, is a thing of beauty."

How do you get forty fantasy authors to contribute short stories for a war-themed anthology without paying them? It sounds as if there should be a good punchline to that, but all Petros Triantafyllou did was twist the moral thumbscrews and tell them all the profits would go to Doctors Without Borders, a charity that works tirelessly across the world to alleviate the effects of conflict, sickness and poverty.

So, with clear consciences, several busloads of excellent and acclaimed fantasy authors have applied themselves to the task of penning a veritable mountain of words on the subject of The Art of War, expect bloodshed, gore, pathos, insight, passion, and laughs. Maybe even a wombat. Who knows. Anyway, as the original blurb said: "It's good. Buy it."
-Mark Lawrence

Featuring: Mark Lawrence, Ed Greenwood, Brian Staveley, Miles Cameron, John Gwynne, Sebastien De Castell, Mitchell Hogan, Stan Nicholls, Andrew Rowe, C.T. Phipps, Rob J. Hayes, Nicholas Eames, Mazarkis Williams, Ben Galley, Michael R. Fletcher, Graham Austin-King, Ed McDonald, Anna Stephens, Anna Smith Spark, RJ Barker, Michael R. Miller, Benedict Patrick, Sue Tingey, Dyrk Ashton, Steven Kelliher, Timandra Whitecastle, Laura M Hughes, J.P. Ashman, M.L. Spencer, Steven Poore, Brandon Draga, D. Thourson Palmer, D.M. Murray, Anne Nicholls, R.B. Watkinson, Charles F Bond, Ulff Lehmann, Thomas R. Gaskin, Zachary Barnes & Nathan Boyce. With a Foreword by Brian D. Anderson.

Print version includes 40 black & white interior art pieces.

That list of authors is a serious who's who of modern fantasy, with at least a dozen absolute must-reads for me, and twice as many more new authors to discover . . . PLUS it's for charity. To paraphrase Mark Lawrence, It sounds good. Buy it.


  1. Wow, a war-themed anthology. That would be new to me. Thanks for sharing. Plus I love the charity aspect.

  2. This sounds fantastic, and Doctors Without Borders is such a great cause. Thanks for sharing, Bob!

  3. Not only does this sound fantastic but it's also a great cause. Thanks for sharing!

    Bogdana @ Bogdana The Booknerd

  4. That is am impressive is of fantasy authors! I tend to prefer magic filled fantasy to the war stories, but this does sound good. The great thing about short stories is they can be taken in small doses. I will definitely be on the look out for this one, and it's for a great cause!

  5. This sounds great and proceeds to go to Doctors Without Bordersorders? Fantastic!

    Renee ~ My CWW

  6. What a good cause and to have it be stories you're going to enjoy - double bonus!

  7. Wow, that's some author line up! And it's for a good cause too. Adding this!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  8. I've see a few charity anthologies about but never a war one. Hope you enjoy it!


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