A Young Man Without Magic

The Fall of the Sorcerers (Volume 1)

Lawrence Watt-Evans

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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 brand-new fantasy series.

Anrel Murau 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 a dear friend, Anrel finds that although he’s not a sorcerer, he is not without other means to demand justice.

If he can survive life on the run, that is.


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. Nothing will ever be simple for Anrel again, as his personal quest may provide more peril for those he holds dear.

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In Which Anrel Murau Returns Home to an Uncertain Reception
The rain had finally stopped, and the public coach’s sole occupant was able to roll up the blinds and look out the unglazed windows without getting soaked. The countryside was still green, even this late in the sum­mer and in the gloom of a heavy overcast; the passenger wondered how that could be, when so much of the talk in Lume for the past few seasons had been of crop failures and famine.
The coach jolted over some unevenness in the road, and Anrel Murau braced himself against the window frame as he gazed out

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Lawrence Watt-Evans

Lawrence Watt-Evans has been a full-time writer and editor for more than twenty years. The author of more than thirty novels, over one hundred short stories, and more than one hundred and fifty published articles, Watt-Evans writes primarily in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic books. His short fiction has won the Hugo Award as well as twice winning the Asimov’s Readers Award. He currently lives in Maryland with his wife.

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A Young Man Without Magic
Lawrence Watt-Evans

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
November 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765322791
ISBN10: 076532279X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$27.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
December 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765337993
ISBN10: 0765337991
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 352 pages, Includes one black-and-white map
$15.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
November 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429973526
ISBN10: 1429973528
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 352 pages
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