Title: Daughter of Regals and Other Tales
Author: Stephen R. Donaldson
Genre: Fantasy / Science Fiction / Horror
Publisher: Del Rey, 1984
Series: Stand Alone
Synopsis: In his first collection of short fiction, the bestselling author of White Gold Wielder presents eight superb stories, including "Gilden-Fire," the famous "outtake" from Illearth War, and two brand new novellas written especially for this edition. Enter a world of mystics and unicorns, angels and kings -- all realized with the same dazzling style and imagination that has made Stephen R. Donaldson a modern master of the fantasy genre.
Review: There are eight stories in this book, including 5 fantasies, 2 science fiction and 1 horror. I liked them all, but I think Unworthy of the Angel was my favorite, closely followed by Lady in White, Daughter of Regals and Ser Visal's Tale.
I had already read Gilden-Fire several times as it is part of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series, but I read it again and still enjoyed it.
Mythological Beast and Animal Lover both were dystopian science fiction and horrific in their own ways. The Conqueror Worm was a very short psychological horror story.
It's been quite a while since I read anything new by this author and I'm happy to say that he remains one of my all-time favorite authors.
Rating: 8.5 / 10