The Wizard Knight

Publisher : Tor Books
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ISBN : 1250791618
Pages : 912 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (25 users)

Download or read book The Wizard Knight written by Gene Wolfe and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2020-08-11 with total page 912 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Gene Wolfe is the smartest, subtlest, most dangerous writer alive today, in genre or out of it. This book [is] important and wonderful.” —Neil Gaiman on The Knight A novel in two volumes, The Wizard Knight is in the rare company of works of fantasy like The Once and Future King, or The Wizard of Earthsea, that drink directly from the wellspring of myth. Now it appears in a single-volume edition for the first time. A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm consisting of seven levels of reality. Transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Sir Able of the High Heart and sets out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him, the blade that will help him fulfill his ambition to become a true hero—a true knight. Inside, however, Sir Able remains a boy, and he must grow in every sense to survive what lies ahead... “[Wolfe] should enjoy the same rapt attention we afford to Thomas Pynchon, Toni Morrison, and Cormac McCarthy.” —The Washington Post on The Knight “Wolfe’s version of Faerie is both allusive and elusive, beautiful and fatally glamorous.” —Tad Williams on The Knight With a new introduction by Yves Meynard, acclaimed author of The Book of Knights. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Wizard

Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN : 0765312018
Pages : 478 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (765 users)

Download or read book The Wizard written by Gene Wolfe and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2004-11 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Young teen Able, previously transported to a magical world into the body of an adult hero, returns to Mythgarthr in possession of special powers that he has vowed he will not use in his service to the dragon king Anthor.

The Wizard Knight Companion

Publisher : Sirius Fiction
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ISBN : 0964279533
Pages : 132 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (964 users)

Download or read book The Wizard Knight Companion written by Michael Andre-Driussi and published by Sirius Fiction. This book was released on 2009-09-01 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE WIZARD KNIGHT COMPANION is a brief alphabetical dictionary for Gene Wolfe's two-volume THE WIZARD KNIGHT series. Its entries identify the characters in the novel, dive into the mysteries in the text, and explore the Norse, Celtic, and Arthurian sources for names and words in the novels. It includes a map of the region, a cosmology, and a synopsis of the narrative. Nominated for a World Fantasy Award, THE WIZARD KNIGHT has received high accolades from critics and fans. Many reviews highlight its rich use of European mythology; many also comment on its puzzles and mysteries. In a starred review, Booklist calls the series "a complex, even convoluted tale, with so many characters and subplots that a proper summary would far exceed the limits of a Booklist review. . . . There is hardly a piece of northern European heroic literature from which Wolfe doesn't borrow with his usual scholarly flair and in his exquisitely turned prose. . . . Arising from the same sources as Lord of the Rings, THE WIZARD KNIGHT is one of the few fantasies that can justly be compared with it." Kirkus Reviews mentions that "Wolfe likes to spin spiderwebs of plot and counterplot inside his impressively constructed universe." In The Washington Post, Bill Sheehan calls THE WIZARD "a satisfying, wide-ranging novel that contains enough marvels and mysteries (not all of which are resolved or explained) to populate an entire series." Marvels and mysteries, subplots and spiderwebs? If you love THE WIZARD KNIGHT and wish to enjoy it even more, THE WIZARD KNIGHT COMPANION is your perfect guidebook.

The Knight

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0575085991
Pages : 464 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

Download or read book The Knight written by Gene Wolfe and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-09-18 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE WIZARD KNIGHT springs from the myths, legends and literature of times past. A teenager passes from Earth to a magical realm of seven worlds, where he is given a hero's adult body and named Able. Though forced to act as a man, inside he is still a boy, even as he sets off to find his destined sword and become a knight. In his quest he battles giants, meets gods, heroes and a sorceress (who repeatedly tries to seduce him), and serves the mercurial dragon king Arnthor in a was that could end everything.

Sequels

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838909671
Pages : 782 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book Sequels written by Janet Husband and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 782 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

The Shadow of the Torturer

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0575114150
Pages : 301 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

Download or read book The Shadow of the Torturer written by Gene Wolfe and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-29 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Severian is a torturer, born to the guild and with an exceptionally promising career ahead of him . . . until he falls in love with one of his victims, a beautiful young noblewoman. Her excruciations are delayed for some months and, out of love, Severian helps her commit suicide and escape her fate. For a torturer, there is no more unforgivable act. In punishment he is exiled from the guild and his home city to the distant metropolis of Thrax with little more than Terminus Est, a fabled sword, to his name. Along the way he has to learn to survive in a wider world without the guild - a world in which he has already made both allies and enemies. And a strange gem is about to fall into his possession, which will only make his enemies pursue him with ever-more determination . . . Winner of the World Fantasy Award for best novel, 1981 Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1982

The Fifth Head of Cerberus

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0575114142
Pages : 222 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

Download or read book The Fifth Head of Cerberus written by Gene Wolfe and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-11-14 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Far from Earth two sister planets, Sainte Anne and Sainte Croix, circle each other. It is said that a race of shapeshifting aliens once lived here, only to become extinct when human colonists arrived. But one man believes they still exist, somewhere out in the wilderness. In THE FIFTH HEAD OF CERBERUS, Gene Wolfe brilliantly interweaves three tales: a scientist's son gradual discovery of the bizarre secret of his heritage; a young man's mythic dreamquest for his darker half; the mystifying chronicle of an anthropologist's seemingly-arbitrary imprisonment. Gradually, a mesmerising pattern emerges.

The Citadel of the Autarch

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0575114185
Pages : 611 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

Download or read book The Citadel of the Autarch written by Gene Wolfe and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-29 with total page 611 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Severian the Torturer continues his epic journey across the lands of Urth, carrying with him the Claw of the Conciliator and the great sword, Terminus Est. All his travels are leading towards a destiny that he dare not refuse . . . Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best novel, 1984

The Adventures of the Elves 1: The Knight of the Red Rosehips

Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
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ISBN : 8711742232
Pages : 8 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (711 users)

Download or read book The Adventures of the Elves 1: The Knight of the Red Rosehips written by Peter Gotthardt and published by Lindhardt og Ringhof. This book was released on 2019-09-27 with total page 8 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the Land of Elves lies a castle. Here live the elf king and queen with their knights, who shall fight against the many enemies of the elves. One day, the young knight, Acorn, meets a mysterious stranger in red armour. The strange knight tricks Acorn and takes him away. Acorn‘s girlfriend, Rosehip, will do anything to save him. About the author Peter Gotthardt was born in Denmark close to Copenhagen in 1946. As a child he loved to read, and spent much of his time reading his was through his local libraries collections of history and adventure books. Gotthardt has written more than 60 books for children of which many are set within the realm of the Elves. About the author Peter Gotthardt was born in Denmark close to Copenhagen in 1946. As a child he loved to read, and spent much of his time reading his was through his local libraries collections of history and adventure books. Gotthardt has written more than 60 books for children of which many are set within the realm of the Elves.

The Wizard

Publisher : Tor Books
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ISBN : 9781429915540
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (915 users)

Download or read book The Wizard written by Gene Wolfe and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A novel in two volumes, The Wizard Knight is in the rare company of those works which move past the surface of fantasy and drink from the wellspring of myth. Magic swords, dragons, giants, quests, love, honor, nobility-all the familiar features of fantasy come to fresh life in this masterful work. The first half of the journey, The Knight -- which you are advised to read first, to let the whole story engulf you from the beginning -- took a teenage boy from America into Mythgarthr, the middle realm of seven fantastic worlds. Above are the gods of Skai; below are the capricious Aelf, and more dangerous things still. Journeying throughout Mythgarthr, Able gains a new brother, an Aelf queen lover, a supernatural hound, and the desire to prove his honor and become the noble knight he always knew he would be. Coming into Jotunland, home of the Frost Giants, Able -- now Sir Able of the High Heart --claims the great sword Eterne from the dragon who has it. In reward, he is ushered into the castle of the Valfather, king of all the Gods of Skai. Thus begins the second part of his quest. The Wizard begins with Able's return to Mythgathr on his steed Cloud, a great mare the color of her name. Able is filled with new knowledge of the ways of the seven-fold world and possessed of great magical secrets. His knighthood now beyond question, Able works to fulfill his vows to his king, his lover, his friends, his gods, and even his enemies. Able must set his world right, restoring the proper order among the denizens of all the seven worlds. The Wizard is a charming, riveting, emotionally charged tale of wonders, written with all the beauty one would expect from a writer whom Damon Knight called "a national treasure." If you've never sampled the works of the man Michael Swanwick described as "the greatest writer in the English language alive today," the two volumes of The Wizard Knight are the perfect place to start. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Antigua the Land of Fairies Wizards and Heroes (Part 1)

Publisher : AuthorHouse
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ISBN : 1434314006
Pages : 302 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (434 users)

Download or read book Antigua the Land of Fairies Wizards and Heroes (Part 1) written by Denise Brown Ellis and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2007-09 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Suddenly, there were black clouds in the sky. Everyone heard a loud noise coming from the sky and they all knew that Vorltrarr the Dragon was coming. King Aurthorr yelled out, "Daughters, Vorltrarr comes! Get ready your weapons! The time has come for you to fulfill the prophecy!" Princess Sasha, Princess Trina, Princess Alexandra and Rebecca walked up ahead of the army and lined up together in a row. They looked like warriors! Rebecca was not afraid! She took a deep breath and got her weapon ready for the task that lay ahead. She understood the prophecy now and had faith in herself and the Princesses. She was determined not to let them or the Land of Antigua down. They each pulled out their bows and prepared to kill the dragon. The Dragon Vorltrarr got nearer to the heroes! Fire came out of his nostrils and his mouth. Princess Alexandra handed each of the other girls one of the special arrows that they had gotten from the Head Centaur of the Unicorns. All four of the girls pointed their bows up into the air and waited for Vorltrarr to come nearer. Vorltrarr let out such a loud noise that the ground shook! Then fire came right out of his nostrils. The Wizard Thandorfur held his mighty wand up toward the sky and yelled, "Mighty clouds of the sky, I call upon you to bring forth lightening to destroy the Dragon Vorltrarr!" Suddenly the black clouds over the Dragon Vorltrarr began to roar like a freight train. Large lightening bolts came out of the clouds toward Vorltrarr. One lightening bolt struck Vorltrarr and wounded him but it didn't kill him!

Return of the Wizard King: The Wizard King Trilogy Book One

Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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ISBN : 1506716318
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (56 users)

Download or read book Return of the Wizard King: The Wizard King Trilogy Book One written by Chad Corrie and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2020-09-15 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Get in. Get out. Get paid. That was the plan. Instead, these reluctant mercenaries uncover some hidden agendas and ancient power struggles centuries in the making. The last wizard king seeks a return to Tralodren after nearly eight centuries of exile. But doing so requires the manipulation of a band of mercenaries oblivious to his goals. The gladiator sold his soul for revenge. The knight's a bigot. The dwarf only cares about regaining his honor. Even the wizardess seems too bookish for anyone's good. But they've all been hired by a blind seer and his assistant to retrieve some forgotten knowledge long hidden away in a jungle-strangled ruin. Betrayal, madness, adventure, and magic fill this first volume of the Wizard King Trilogy, introducing readers to a world rich in history, faith, and tales of adventure--of which this story is but one of many. ". . . this promising series opener will leave many readers curious to know what comes next."--Publishers Weekly "Here be roaring monsters to be fought, characters who come vividly to life, and fell magic . . . A wild ride. Highly recommended."--Ed Greenwood, New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Forgotten Realms "With Return of the Wizard King, Chad Corrie delivers a very promising start to an exciting epic fantasy saga filled with intriguing characters and unexpected twists."--Richard Knaak, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author "Corrie uses his diverse cast . . . to guide the reader through the narrative, winding through dark paths and brutal action scenes . . . effectively mak[ing] the reader feel like a participant."--Rogues Portal

The Knight

Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN : 0765309890
Pages : 546 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (765 users)

Download or read book The Knight written by Gene Wolfe and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2004-01-03 with total page 546 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teenager Able is transported to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality where he is transformed into a grown man and faces both the dangers and pleasures of encounters with giants, wizards, elves, and dragons.

LEGO NEXO Knights The Forbidden Power: LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: Knights Academy #1

Publisher : Scholastic UK
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ISBN : 1407177915
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (47 users)

Download or read book LEGO NEXO Knights The Forbidden Power: LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: Knights Academy #1 written by Max Brallier and published by Scholastic UK. This book was released on 2017-03-06 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An all-new, original series from the mind of 'Galactic Hot Dogs' and 'The Last Kids on Earth' author Max Brallier! Life is tough for Fletcher Bowman. He's an orphan from the countryside who's just arrived at the prestigious NEXO KNIGHTS' Academy, where he doesn't know anyone or anything about being a knight. Lucky for Fletcher he quickly makes one friend - the excitable Izzy Richmond. But when Fletcher and Izzy venture off-campus, they awaken a long-sleeping threat to Knighton that threatens to destroy the kingdom. They'll have to work together to defeat the threat - and avoid their headteacher's wrath - in the start of an action-packed, epic series that will delight both seasoned fans and readers new to the world of LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS.

Destiny Signature Series Strategy Guide

Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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ISBN : 0241185599
Pages : 401 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

Download or read book Destiny Signature Series Strategy Guide written by BradyGames and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2014-09-09 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Destiny, you play as a Guardian--one of the only heroes left from the last city on Earth. You must explore the ancient ruins of the solar system to reclaim what was lost and fight back against the alien races that have destroyed the realms of humanity. Destiny is a shared-world first person shooter game with many RPG (Role Playing Game) like elements. Players must explore areas and participate in public events to gain new items and weapons that they can use against foes of increasing difficulty.

Basics of Game Design

Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 1439867763
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (439 users)

Download or read book Basics of Game Design written by Michael Moore and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2016-04-19 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Basics of Game Design is for anyone wanting to become a professional game designer. Focusing on creating the game mechanics for data-driven games, it covers role-playing, real-time strategy, first-person shooter, simulation, and other games. Written by a 25-year veteran of the game industry, the guide offers detailed explanations of how to design t

Time Machine 1: Secret of the Knights (App)

Publisher : ibooks
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ISBN : 1596875186
Pages : 130 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (596 users)

Download or read book Time Machine 1: Secret of the Knights (App) written by Jim Gasperini and published by ibooks. This book was released on 2012-02-10 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For six hundred years, the highest honor in England has been to be made a knight of the Order of the Garter. King Edward III began this order sometime in the 1340s. Members wear a blue garter of cloth around their sleeves, on which is written “Honi soit qui mal y pense.” This is the motto of the Order of the Garter. Why did the best knights in England choose a garter as their symbol—and what does the motto mean? The secret of the knights is hidden back in time. You must travel back six centuries to find it, but to do so you will first have to become a knight yourself! The year is 1340. You have traveled back to the age of the knights. A squire has just accused you of being a sorcerer. You must prove yourself in a duel with quarter-staves, but you’ve never used them before. You can try to defend yourself or escape through the angry crowd. Your decision can lead you to safety or leave you stranded in time! ARE YOU READY TO FACE THE DANGER? Based on historical events, the app leads the user through many twists and turns. Secret of the Knights is the first of a 25-title series.