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
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps
  • 0765337991
  • 9780765337993
  • 999,840

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

LAWRENCE WATT-EVANS has written more than a dozen fantasy novels, including the Annals of the Chosen trilogy and The Obsidian Chronicles. He lives in Maryland.
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184 ratings
3.19 out of 5 stars
5 10% (18)
4 27% (49)
3 41% (76)
2 17% (32)
1 5% (9)
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