A Young Man Without Magic

A Young Man Without Magic

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Lawrence Watt-Evans, author of the acclaimed Legends of Ethshar and Worlds of Shadows novels, invites readers to embark on a rollicking journey in A Young Man Without Magic.

Anrel Murneau is a scholar, a young man with no magical ability, even though he is the son of two powerful sorcerers. Anrel's lack of talent bars him from the ruling classes, but he is content to be a simple clerk.

Upon returning to his childhood home after years of study in the capital, Anrel finds his friends and family held under the thumb of the corrupt local lord. When this lord murders Anrel's dear friend, Anrel discovers that even though he's not a sorcerer, he is not without other means to demand justice.

If he can survive life on the run.

Carrying only his sword, a few coins, and his wit, Anrel must leave behind everything he has ever known, trust himself to unexpected allies, and outmaneuver leagues of enemies who will stop at nothing to keep his dangerous ideas from ever being heard. Magic and intrigue collide in a swashbuckling tale of daring escapes, beautiful witches, and one quiet young man's rise to hero--or traitor.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 28mm | 379.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps
  • 0765337991
  • 9780765337993
  • 1,325,029

Review quote

"Easily accessible and agreeable prose."--Publishers Weekly
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About Lawrence Watt-Evans

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Lawrence Watt-Evans has been a full-time writer and editor for more than twenty years. The author of more than thirty novels, over one hundred short stories, and more than one hundred and fifty published articles, Watt-Evans writes primarily in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic books. His fantasy series with Tor Books include the Obsidian Chronicles, The Fall of the Sorcerers, Ethshar, and The Annals of the Chosen. His short fiction has won the Hugo Award as well as twice winning the Asimov's Readers Award. He served as president of the Horror Writers Association from 1994 to 1996 and, after leaving that office, was the recipient of HWA's first service award ever. He is also a member of Novelists Inc., and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Married with two children, he and his wife Julie live in Maryland.
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187 ratings
3.19 out of 5 stars
5 10% (19)
4 26% (49)
3 41% (77)
2 18% (33)
1 5% (9)
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