The Wizard

The Wizard

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Here is a work to rival the greatest fantasy of the last century; one truly in Tolkien's tradition. A novel in two volumes which began earlier this year with The Knight and now ends with The Wizard. The Wizard Knight is in the rare company of those works that spring from the myth and literature of past ages, not last year's genre fantasy. A teenager passed from Earth to a magical realm of seven worlds, where he was soon given a hero's adult body and the name Able. Forced to act as a man, inside he remained a boy, even as he set off to find his destined sword and become a knight. In The Wizard, Sir Able returns to the world of Mythgarthr from Skye following his fight with the dragon Grengarm, twenty years older, with a unicorn steed named Cloud, and special magical powers he has sworn not to use, in return for the hope of meeting his beloved Aelf queen again. He battles the giants, meets gods, heroes, and a sorceress who tries repeatedly to seduce him, and serves the mercurial dragon king Arthur in a final war with the Osterlings.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 477 pages
  • 164 x 236 x 40mm | 762.05g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • First.
  • 0765312018
  • 9780765312013
  • 2,261,530

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"The Wizard is a brilliant Celtic knot of a book. It demands a great deal from the reader, but it repays that investment many times over."---David Drake "There is a treasure in your hand, O Reader. Open these leaves. Great things await."--John C. Wright
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About Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe is the author of two dozen novels and hundreds of short stories. Possibly the most critically acclaimed SF/Fantasy author of our time, he is thewinner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, as well as the Nebula Award (2), the World Fantasy Award (2), the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Prix Apollo. He lives with his wife, Rosemary, in Barrington, IL.
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2,682 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (1,017)
3 24% (645)
2 7% (185)
1 2% (55)
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