After the King: Stories in Honor of J.R.R. Tolkien by Jane Yolen, Poul Anderson, Peter S. Beagle, Judith Tarr, Andre Norton, John Brunner, Harry Turtledove, Terry Pratchett, Karen Anderson, Gregory Benford, Mike Resnick, Patricia A. McKillip, Charles de Lint, Dennis L. McKiernan, Robert Silverberg, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Stephen R. Donaldson, Karen Haber, Barry N. Malzberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Emma Bull

438 pages first pub 1991 (editions)

fiction fantasy short stories adventurous mysterious medium-paced


After the King presents an outstanding collection of new fantasy stories by an extraordinary assemblage of some of the very best writers to ever continue the tradition Tolkien began with The Lord of the Rings.Stephen R. Donaldson, Peter S. Beagle,...

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adventurous 100%
reflective 100%
dark 75%
funny 50%
inspiring 50%
lighthearted 50%
relaxing 50%
sad 50%
emotional 25%
hopeful 25%
mysterious 25%
tense 25%


fast 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

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