They are seldom seen, but their deeds are often marveled at. They live in legend to serve the land. They are the mysterious runechildren, favored by some greater power to receive a distinctive runic tattoo—and magical gifts to work great wonders. Runechildren blaze a brilliant path in a world where good and evil are never clear, guiding it to a destiny not even they always understand.
The thirteen thrilling and imaginative short stories in this anthology explore the magical runechildren: heroes mystically granted a special tattoo and supernatural powers they can use to benefit the realm. The stories also explore the concepts of honor over personal desire, individual choice over destiny, the value of ritual, and the power of one’s sworn word. And for game fans, they provide a wealth of new source material for players of Monte Cook’s Arcana Unearthed campaigns.
Children of the Rune features the fiction of Monte Cook, Ed Greenwood, and Jeff Grubb, plus Wolfgang Baur, Richard Lee Byers, Bruce R. Cordell, Miranda Horner, Will McDermott, Mike Mearls, Thomas M. Reid, Lucien Soulban, Stan!, and Keith Francis Strohm.
Let the Lands of the Diamond Throne come alive!
Children of the Rune
Edited by Sue Weinlein Cook
A Diamond Throne Fiction Anthology
Story teasers http://www.montecook.com/mpress_COTR_TOC.html
Author bios http://www.montecook.com/mpress_COTR_bios.html
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