A Forthcoming Wizard

A Forthcoming Wizard

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Halfling Tildi Summerbee led a typical, unexciting life, tending the house for her brothers while they managed the family farm...until she was forced to assume the identity of her recently deceased brother and accept his position as apprentice to a great wizard. Now she is on an important quest where the lessons of her apprenticeship pale in comparison to those learned in life-or-death situations. She has become the guardian of a very special book that can alter everything in existence...a race of centaurs gone with an editor's pen, a mountain range flattened with a revised rune, and life as Tildi has known it changed in the blink of an eye. Gone are her preconceptions of society and order. Gone are her trusting ways and belief in the superiors' honesty. But also gone is the shrinking violet small folk who masqueraded as a boy to secure an apprenticeship. Tildi has changed too, and she realizes that the fate of the world rests in her hands.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 612.35g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765314347
  • 9780765314345
  • 1,797,398

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Praise for "An Unexpected Apprentice: " "A rousing tale of smallfolk and large enchantment from one of our most talented and reliable fantasy storytellers. A grand adventure."--Terry Brooks "I thoroughly enjoyed it, the plot, the settlement, the whole nine yards, and especially the twitch of humor at odd moments...a book I can thoroughly recommend."--Anne McCaffrey ""An Unexpected Apprentice" is a fast-paced fantasy adventure full of warm, engaging characters and gentle humor. I had a lot of fun with it, and you will, too."--Harry Turtledove "I've always wondered what "The Hobbit "might have been like if Bilbo had been a girl ... now I know."--Ed Greenwood "If you enjoyed hobbits and their stories, but you wondered if there could be a female perspective of such tales, you will definitely enjoy this book."--SFrevu.com on "A Forthcoming Wizard"show more

About Jody Lynn Nye

JODY LYNN NYE lives in Illinois.show more

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66 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 20% (13)
4 53% (35)
3 21% (14)
2 5% (3)
1 2% (1)
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