The Knight

Book One of The Wizard Knight

The Wizard Knight (Volume 1 of 2)

Gene Wolfe

Tor Fantasy

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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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The Knight
CHAPTER 1DEAR BENYou must have stopped wondering what happened to me a long time ago; I know it has been many years. I have the time to write here, and what looks like a good chance to get what I write to where you are, so I am going to try. If I just told everything on a couple of sheets, you would not believe most of it. Hardly any of it, because there are many things that I have trouble with myself. So what I am going to do instead is tell everything. When I have finished, you still may not believe me; but you will know all that I do.

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"Gene Wolfe not only entertains, he invests his work with a complexity and trickiness that place him among the most important American writers of our time. . . . But you don't need to know Wolfe's earlier work to be caught up in a novel that blends, imaginatively and briskly, Arthurian ideals, Celtic legends, and Norse mythology."-The Washington Post

"Wolfe's new novel - the first half of a massive epic - is a reminder that no one gets called a great writer without being first a great storyteller. [In] this wonderful story . . .Wolfe doesn't just rearrange the clichés of sword and sorcery fiction; he recreates the genre. . . . this is a compelling, breathtaking achievement."-Publishers Weekly [starred review]

"That national treasure, Gene Wolfe, returns with the first of two novels about a teenage boy who wanders into what may be called Faerie. . . . [Wolfe's] wit, erudition, narrative technique, and consummate mastery of the language sweep all before them . . . in this extraordinary book."-Booklist

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Gene Wolfe

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.

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The Knight
Book One of The Wizard Knight
Gene Wolfe

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Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
August 2005
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765347015
ISBN10: 0765347016
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 544 pages
$7.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
January 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765313485
ISBN10: 0765313480
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 432 pages
$19.99

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e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429915519
ISBN10: 142991551X
432 pages
$7.99
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