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Publisher Comments:

A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality. Very quickly transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Abel and sets out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him, a sword he will get from a dragon, the one very special blade that will help him fulfill his life ambition to become a knight and a true hero.

Inside, however, Abel remains a boy, and he must grow in every sense to survive the dangers and delights that lie ahead in encounters with giants, elves, wizards, and dragons. His adventure will conclude in the second volume of The Wizard Knight, The Wizard.

With this new series, Wolfe not only surpasses all the most popular genre writers of the last three decades, he takes on the legends of the past century, in a work that will be favorably compared with the best of J. R. R. Tolkien, E. R. Eddison, Mervyn Peake, and T. H. White. This is a book — and a series — for the ages, from perhaps the greatest living writer in (or outside) the fantasy genre.

Review:

"Wolfe not only entertains, he invests his work with a complexity and trickiness that place him among the most important American novelists of our time....[A] novel that blends, imaginatively and briskly, Arthurian ideals, Celtic legends, and North mythology." Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

Review:

"[B]eautifully told....[T]his is a compelling, breathtaking achievement." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"[R]anks among Wolfe's most enjoyable and accessible books....For anyone intimidated by the length and difficulty of some of his earlier books, it can serve as a welcoming entry point to the work of one of the most graceful stylists in the business." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"[Wolfe is a] national treasure....[R]eaders may occasionally wonder...where the story is going. But they will forgive Wolfe, for his wit, erudition, narrative technique, and consummate mastery of the language sweep all before them." Roland Green, Booklist

Review:

"[O]ne of sf's most elegant stylists and literary philosophers....Here he presents an artless and perceptive hero whose adventures are rites of passage. Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Wolfe's erudite and playful use of language accentuates the tender eroticism that suffuses this often heartbreaking and always profoundly mysterious saga....Ineffable wonders and riches abound within these pages." The Montreal Gazette

Synopsis:

A modern-day teenager is spirited away from Earth to a magical realm where an elf queen gives him the body of a muscled hero. Now calling himself Sir Able of the High Heart, the young man journeys to a dragon's lair in search of both the sword and the self-knowledge that will complete his transformation into a true knight. Wolfe's dense, richly imagined prose transcends cliché and makes fresh what might, in other hands, be a traditional quest novel.

Synopsis:

A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality. Very quickly transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Able and sets out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him, a sword he will get from a dragon, the one very special blade that will help him fulfill his life ambition to become a knight and a true hero.

Inside, however, Able remains a boy, and he must grow in every sense to survive the dangers and delights that lie ahead in encounters with giants, elves, wizards, and dragons. His adventure will conclude in the second volume of The Wizard Knight, The Wizard.

With this new series, Wolfe not only surpasses all the most popular genre writers of the last three decades, he takes on the legends of the past century, in a work that will be favorably compared with the best of J. R. R. Tolkien, E. R. Eddison, Mervyn Peake, and  T. H. White. This is a book---and a series---for the ages, from perhaps the greatest living writer in (or outside) the fantasy genre.

About the Author

Gene Wolfe has been called "the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced" by the Washington Post. A former engineer, he has become one of the most widely praised masters of SF and fantasy. He is the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Nebula Award, twice, the World Fantasy Award, twice, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the British Fantasy Award, and France's Prix Apollo. His popular successes include the four-volume classic The Book of the New Sun. He and his wife, Rosemary, make their home in Barrington, IL.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765313485
Author:
Wolfe, Gene
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Wizard Knight
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
January 1, 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.43 x 5.81 x 1.15 in

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Product details 432 pages Tor Books - English 9780765313485 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Wolfe not only entertains, he invests his work with a complexity and trickiness that place him among the most important American novelists of our time....[A] novel that blends, imaginatively and briskly, Arthurian ideals, Celtic legends, and North mythology."
"Review" by , "[B]eautifully told....[T]his is a compelling, breathtaking achievement."
"Review" by , "[R]anks among Wolfe's most enjoyable and accessible books....For anyone intimidated by the length and difficulty of some of his earlier books, it can serve as a welcoming entry point to the work of one of the most graceful stylists in the business."
"Review" by , "[Wolfe is a] national treasure....[R]eaders may occasionally wonder...where the story is going. But they will forgive Wolfe, for his wit, erudition, narrative technique, and consummate mastery of the language sweep all before them."
"Review" by , "[O]ne of sf's most elegant stylists and literary philosophers....Here he presents an artless and perceptive hero whose adventures are rites of passage. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Wolfe's erudite and playful use of language accentuates the tender eroticism that suffuses this often heartbreaking and always profoundly mysterious saga....Ineffable wonders and riches abound within these pages."
"Synopsis" by , A modern-day teenager is spirited away from Earth to a magical realm where an elf queen gives him the body of a muscled hero. Now calling himself Sir Able of the High Heart, the young man journeys to a dragon's lair in search of both the sword and the self-knowledge that will complete his transformation into a true knight. Wolfe's dense, richly imagined prose transcends cliché and makes fresh what might, in other hands, be a traditional quest novel.
"Synopsis" by ,
A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality. Very quickly transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Able and sets out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him, a sword he will get from a dragon, the one very special blade that will help him fulfill his life ambition to become a knight and a true hero.

Inside, however, Able remains a boy, and he must grow in every sense to survive the dangers and delights that lie ahead in encounters with giants, elves, wizards, and dragons. His adventure will conclude in the second volume of The Wizard Knight, The Wizard.

With this new series, Wolfe not only surpasses all the most popular genre writers of the last three decades, he takes on the legends of the past century, in a work that will be favorably compared with the best of J. R. R. Tolkien, E. R. Eddison, Mervyn Peake, and  T. H. White. This is a book---and a series---for the ages, from perhaps the greatest living writer in (or outside) the fantasy genre.

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