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Knight : Book One Of The Wizard Knight

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A teenage boy passes from our world to a magical realm of seven worlds, where he is soon given the body of a mature man of heroic proportions. Forced to act as a man, inside he remains a boy - even as he sets off to find his destined sword and become a knight. His quest is filled with danger and adventure, giants, elves, dragons and a literally enchanted romance.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 30mm | 480.82g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765313480
  • 9780765313485
  • 725,276

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"Wolfe doesn't just rearrange the clicho?=s of sword and sorcery fiction; he recreates the genre. . . . this is a compelling, breathtaking achievement."[starred review] "[He is] among the most important American writers of our time. . . . But you don't need to know Wolfe's earlier work to be caught up in a novel that blends, imaginatively and briskly, Arthurian ideals, Celtic legends, and North mythology." "The Knight ranks among Wolfe's most enjoyable and accessible books, and it leaves the reader eager for the concluding volume. For anyone intimidated by the length and difficulty of some of his earlier books, it can serve as a welcoming entry point to the work of one of the most graceful stylists in the business." "�He is� among the most important American writers of our time. . . . But you don't need to know Wolfe's earlier work to be caught up in a novel that blends, imaginatively and briskly, Arthurian ideals, Celtic legends, and North mythology." "Wolfe doesn't just rearrange the clich?'s of sword and sorcery fiction; he recreates the genre. . . . this is a compelling, breathtaking achievement."�starred review� "Wolfe doesn't just rearrange the clich?????'s of sword and sorcery fiction; he recreates the genre. . . . this is a compelling, breathtaking achievement."�starred review� "Wolfe doesn't just rearrange the clich??'s of sword and sorcery fiction; he recreates the genre. . . . this is a compelling, breathtaking achievement."[starred review] "Wolfe doesn't just rearrange the cliches of sword and sorcery fiction; he recreates the genre. . . . this is a compelling, breathtaking achievement."[starred review] "The Knight ranks among Wolfe''s most enjoyable and accessible books, and it leaves the reader eager for the concluding volume. For anyone intimidated by the length and difficulty of some of his earlier books, it can serve as a welcoming entry point to the work of one of the most graceful stylists in the business." "Wolfe doesn't just rearrange the clichs of sword and sorcery fiction; he recreates the genre. . . . this is a compelling, breathtaking achievement."[starred review] "An absorbing meditation on honor and manhood that's not only Wolfe at his literate best, but romantic, charming, and exciting to boot."-Delia Sherman "[Gene Wolfe] was producing fiction of immense, Nabokovian rigor and complexity thirty years ago. "The Knight" proves he still is."-Peter Straub Sir Able of the High Heart is unlike any other hero, part Candide and part Conan the Barbarian, and the worlds in which he travels are also appropriately unique. Most writers of the fantastic do their best to create magical lands. Gene Wolfe actually knows how to cross over and -- luckily for us -- invites us to come along with him. Wolfe's version of Faerie is both allusive and elusive, beautiful and fatally glamorous.--Tad Williams "The Knight is astonishing: deep, involving, humane, and absolutely original. This is the start of something big." --Michael Swanwick"Great fiction flows from Gene Wolfe as from a fountain under high pressure. The Knight is his latest superb novel, non-stop action of a surreal majesty. By the time he's done, knights and wizards will never seem the same." --Kim Stanley Robinson"A grand adventure that combines classic elements with a fresh, highly imaginative approach. I can't wait to read the next book." --Brian Herbert"Sir Able of the High Heart is unlike any other hero, part Candide and part Conan the Barbarian, and the worlds in which he travels are also appropriately unique. Most writers of the fantastic do their best to create magical lands. Gene Wolfe actually knows how to cross over and -- luckily for us -- invites us to come along with him. Wolfe's version of Faerie is both allusive and elusive, beautiful and fatally glamorous." --Tad Williams"An absorbing meditation on honor and manhood that's not only Wolfe at his literate best, but romantic, charming, and exciting to boot." --Delia Sherman"It took me about a page and a quarter to completely enter the world Wolfe creates in The Knight. Having arrived, I believe I'll spend the rest of my life here." --Steven Brust"[Gene Wolfe] was producing fiction of immense, Nabokovian rigor and complexity thirty years ago. The Knight proves he still is." --Peter Straub"Gene Wolfe is the smartest, subtlest, most dangerous writer alive today, in genre or out of it. If you don't read this book you'll have missed out on something important and wonderful and all the cool people will laugh at you." --Neil Gaiman"Gene Wolfe's The Knight. . . breaks like a thunderclap over the safe suburban sprawl of hfranchise fantasy. This is the real thing, boys and girls. Are you ready? It will scare the daylights out of you, take your breath away, make you laugh aloud and give you honest-to-goodness tears. You will devour it and discover just how hungry you have been." --Patrick O'Leary, author of The Impossible Bird "The Knight" is astonishing: deep, involving, humane, and absolutely original. This is the start of something big. "Michael Swanwick" Great fiction flows from Gene Wolfe as from a fountain under high pressure. "The Knight" is his latest superb novel, non-stop action of a surreal majesty. By the time he's done, knights and wizards will never seem the same. "Kim Stanley Robinson" A grand adventure that combines classic elements with a fresh, highly imaginative approach. I can't wait to read the next book. "Brian Herbert" Sir Able of the High Heart is unlike any other hero, part Candide and part Conan the Barbarian, and the worlds in which he travels are also appropriately unique. Most writers of the fantastic do their best to create magical lands. Gene Wolfe actually knows how to cross over and -- luckily for us -- invites us to come along with him. Wolfe's version of Faerie is both allusive and elusive, beautiful and fatally glamorous. Tad Williams An absorbing meditation on honor and manhood that's not only Wolfe at his literate best, but romantic, charming, and exciting to boot. "Delia Sherman" It took me about a page and a quarter to completely enter the world Wolfe creates in "The Knight." Having arrived, I believe I'll spend the rest of my life here. "Steven Brust" [Gene Wolfe] was producing fiction of immense, Nabokovian rigor and complexity thirty years ago. "The Knight" proves he still is. "Peter Straub" Gene Wolfe is the smartest, subtlest, most dangerous writer alive today, in genre or out of it. If you don't read this book you'll have missed out on something important and wonderful and all the cool people will laugh at you. "Neil Gaiman" Gene Wolfe's "The Knight." . . breaks like a thunderclap over the safe suburban sprawl of hfranchise fantasy. This is the real thing, boys and girls. Are you ready? It will scare the daylights out of you, take your breath away, make you laugh aloud and give you honest-to-goodness tears. You will devour it and discover just how hungry you have been. "Patrick O'Leary, author of The Impossible Bird"" ""The Knight" is astonishing: deep, involving, humane, and absolutely original. This is the start of something big."--Michael Swanwick "Great fiction flows from Gene Wolfe as from a fountain under high pressure. "The Knight" is his latest superb novel, non-stop action of a surreal majesty. By the time he's done, knights and wizards will never seem the same."--Kim Stanley Robinson "A grand adventure that combines classic elements with a fresh, highly imaginative approach. I can't wait to read the next book."--Brian Herbert "Sir Able of the High Heart is unlike any other hero, part Candide and part Conan the Barbarian, and the worlds in which he travels are also appropriately unique. Most writers of the fantastic do their best to create magical lands. Gene Wolfe actually knows how to cross over and -- luckily for us -- invites us to come along with him. Wolfe's version of Faerie is both allusive and elusive, beautiful and fatally glamorous."-Tad Williams "An absorbing meditation on honor and manhood that's not only Wolfe at his literate best, but romantic, charming, and exciting to boot."-Delia Sherman "It took me about a page and a quarter to completely enter the world Wolfe creates in "The Knight." Having arrived, I believe I'll spend the rest of my life here." --Steven Brust "[Gene Wolfe] was producing fiction of immense, Nabokovian rigor and complexity thirty years ago. "The Knight" proves he still is."-Peter Straub "Gene Wolfe is the smartest, subtlest, most dangerous writer alive today, in genre or out of it. If you don't read this book you'll have missed out on something important and wonderful and all the cool people will laugh at you."--Neil Gaiman "Gene Wolfe's "The Knight." . . breaks like a thunderclap over the safe suburban sprawl of hfranchise fantasy. This is the real thing, boys and girls. Are you ready? It will scare the daylights out of you, take your breath away, make you laugh aloud and give y ""The Knight is astonishing: deep, involving, humane, and absolutely original. This is the start of something big."--Michael Swanwick "Great fiction flows from Gene Wolfe as from a fountain under high pressure. "The Knight is his latest superb novel, non-stop action of a surreal majesty. By the time he's done, knights and wizards will never seem the same."--Kim Stanley Robinson "A grand adventure that combines classic elements with a fresh, highly imaginative approach. I can't wait to read the next book."--Brian Herbert "Sir Able of the High Heart is unlike any other hero, part Candide and part Conan the Barbarian, and the worlds in which he travels are also appropriately unique. Most writers of the fantastic do their best to create magical lands. Gene Wolfe actually knows how to cross over and -- luckily for us -- invites us to come along with him. Wolfe's version of Faerie is both allusive and elusive, beautiful and fatally glamorous."-Tad Williams "An absorbing meditation on honor and manhood that's not only Wolfe at his literate best, but romantic, charming, and exciting to boot."-Delia Sherman "It took me about a page and a quarter to completely enter the world Wolfe creates in "The Knight. Having arrived, I believe I'll spend the rest of my life here." --Steven Brust "[Gene Wolfe] was producing fiction of immense, Nabokovian rigor and complexity thirty years ago. "The Knight proves he still is."-Peter Straub "Gene Wolfe is the smartest, subtlest, most dangerous writer alive today, in genre or out of it. If you don't read this book you'll have missed out on something important and wonderful and all the cool people will laugh at you."--Neil Gaiman"Gene Wolfe's "The Knight. . . breaks like a thunderclap over the safe suburban sprawl of hfranchise fantasy. This is the real thing, boys and girls. Are you ready? It will scare the daylights out of you, take your breath away, make you laugh aloud and give you honest-to-goodness tears. You will devour it and discover just how hungry you have been."--Patrick O'Leary, author of "The Impossible Birdshow more

About Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe has been called "the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced" by The Washington Post. A former engineer, he has become one of the most widely praised masters of SF and fantasy. He is the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Nebula Award, twice, the World Fantasy Award, twice, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the British Fantasy Award, and France's Prix Apollo. His popular successes include the four-volume classic The Book of the New Sun. He and his wife, Rosemary, make their home in Barrington, IL.show more

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