Power. We all want it, they’ve got it—witches, warlocks, sorcerers, necromancers, those who peer beneath the veil of mundane reality and put their hands on the levers that move the universe. They see the future in a sheet of glass, summon fantastic beasts, and transform lead into gold . . . or you into a frog. From Gandalf to Harry Potter to the Last Airbender, wizardry has never been more exciting and popular.
Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams brings you thirty-two of the most spellbinding tales ever written, by some of today’s most magical talents, including Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, Robert Silverberg, Kelly Link, and many more.
Enter a world where anything is possible, where imagination becomes reality. Experience the thrill of power, the way of the wizard.read more
All of the stories in this anthology are about wizards but wizard can hold many definitions. Due to how broad the idea of a wizard can be and the number of authors, this anthology ended up rather uneven. The best stories stood out by truly playing with the genre but ones like Robert Silverberg's The Sorcerer's Apprentice started by trying to change a trope and ended up in a hole with another one. As a reader of fantasy, I found some authors that I wish to read books of but since there were few new authors featured and mainly the old guard of fantasy, I didn't find as many new reads. A decent anthology but not as good as I was hoping for.read more
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