A Wizard of the Sorcery by Rich Matrunick
One small slip of POV ("In front of Saint Michael were the black sedans that had dogged their footsteps across city after city," when everything else is first person), but overall I liked this. Got a real Shadowrun kind of vibe from it. I take it the boy is lost?
Abyss Above Elves by Michael Aaron
For being joined in media res, you sure did a great job making it feel like we knew these characters. Maybe it's the fact that their fitting into the classic fantasy tropes made it easy for us to fill the blanks. The best thing I can say is that I want to read the rest of this.
A King Above the Truth by Victoria A. Rogers
It's well done, but it feels like there's something missing to it. It doesn't feel like the argument is resolved, or that anything really changes from the beginning to the end. It reveals a bit of history, but it all feels like prelude to me.
Prophecy Above Might by SallyC
The ending is pretty telegraphed, and reminds me of the joke about the man who has faith God will save him from a flood, and refuses rescue by a car, a boat, and helicopter, only to drown and have God tell him, "I sent you a car, a boat and a helicopter, what were you waiting for?" But it's a clever way to deal with the hand you were dealt with that title. I do think you could drop or modify the first sentence in the second-to-last paragraph -- it's a litte too on-the-nose.
Sword of Knowledge by Hereford Eye
Here's another story where the end feels more like a beginning. I want to see this lad put that sword to use and find out women are far too unfathomable even for all-knowing swords.
A King Above Secrets by Mike Hazelwood
Not sure who we're really supposed to place our sympathies with here. It seems like the Whisperer is a shady (no pun intended) character, yet it feels like we're meant to think the king is being duped by the book as well. Maybe that's the intent?
Princess Above Blood by Christopher Alen
Wonderfully poetic myth here. And kudos for working in all the other words from the list!