Just from the few pages we’re previewing here, you’ve got to admit, Charles Vess’ Book of Ballads & Sagas is an amazing book to behold. Vess, without any shadow of a doubt, is one of the leading modern masters of fantasy art, and I’ll lap up anything he works on. This is most definitely a book I will be including in my letter to Santa this year. It’s coming out on the 27th of November from Titan Comics, so you may want to ask your LCBS to save you one.
Beautifully illustrated by Charles Vess and featuring adaptations by Neil Gaiman – Vess’ collaborator on the hugely successful Stardust – and a host of famous fantasy writers, this new edition also boasts never-before-seen art and an amazing gallery of sketches.
Other contributing writers include World Fantasy Award winner Charles de Lint (Moonheart; The Cats of Tanglewood Forest); acclaimed fantasy writer Emma Bull (War for the Oaks; Bone Dance) and New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb (The Ballad of Frankie Silver; St. Dale; She Walks These Hills) and comes in at a whopping 246 pages for $29.99/£26.99