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Wizard Paperback – 31 December 2005

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  • Publisher : St. Martins Press-3PL; Reprint edition (31 December 2005)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 477 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0765314703
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0765314703
  • Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.7 x 22.86 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

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"Wolfe's words wash over the reader with transparent grace and charming playfulness as he spins his profoundly imaginative, metaphysically complex, yet ever-entertaining tale with astonishing naturalness.. . . Wolfe proves one can tell an epic, myth-based story of honor, loyalty, courage and faith relevant to our own dark times. This is fantasy at its best: revelatory and inspirational." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"There is hardly a piece of northern European heroic literature from which Wolfe doesn't borrow with his usual scholarly flare and in his exquisitely turned prose (in Wolfe's hands, even dialect works). Arising from the same sources as I, The Wizard Knight is one of the few fantasies that can justly be compared with it." --Booklist

"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

"Wolfe excels at developing a standard fantasy coming-of-age story into something fresh and exciting, a must read for every fan of the genre." --Romantic Times on The Wizard

"I...emerged from the reading of this book ready to acknowledge Wolfe's immense skills, passion and ambition. Taken together, these two books are a magnificent achievement in the annals of fantasy literature." --SciFi Weekly on The Wizard Knight

"The grand conclusion to a fantasy two-parter about a knight with the soul of a teenaged boy...Wolfe likes to spin spiderwebs of plot and counterplot inside his impressively constructed universes, and fortunately his innate sense of humor keeps matters from getting impossibly dense. Even as he trots out the fantasy tropes he both undercuts expectations and fulfills them in each and every page...Mordant, thrilling, all tangled up in heavy knots of double-crossing and magic." --Kirkus

About the Author

Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) was the Nebula Award-winning author of The Book of the New Sun tetralogy in the Solar Cycle, as well as the World Fantasy Award winners The Shadow of the Torturer and Soldier of Sidon. He was also a prolific writer of distinguished short fiction, which has been collected in such award-winning volumes as Storeys from the Old Hotel and The Best of Gene Wolfe.

A recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, and six Locus Awards, among many other honors, Wolfe was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2007, and named Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2012.

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