Book of Magic
Edited by Gardner Dozois, Read by Mark Deakins, Susan Denaker, Stephen Mendel, Lincoln Hoppe and Holly Palance, Illustrated by Nicholas Guy Smith, Maxwell Caulfield and Kristen Ariza, Edited by Tonya Cornelisse and Bruce Mann, Translated by Sile Birmingham

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Narrated By: Mark Deakins, Susan Denaker, Stephen Mendel, Lincoln Hoppe, Holly Palance

Duration: 1 day and 38 minutes

What to expect

An anthology celebrating the witches and sorcerers of epic fantasy – featuring stories by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Megan Lindholm, and many more!

Hot on the heels of Gardner Dozois’s (Rogues, Old Venus) acclaimed anthology The Book of Swords comes this companion volume devoted to magic. How could it be otherwise? For every Frodo, there is a Gandalf…and a Saruman. For every Dorothy, a Glinda…and a Wicked Witch of the West. What would Harry Potter be without Albus Dumbledore…and Severus Snape?

Figures of wisdom and power, possessing arcane, often forbidden knowledge, wizards and sorcerers are shaped – or misshaped – by the potent magic they seek to wield. Yet though their abilities may be godlike, these men and women remain human…some might say all too human. Such is their curse. And their glory.

In these pages, seventeen of today’s top fantasy writers – including award-winners K. J. Parker (The Two of Swords), Megan Lindholm (The Windsingers), John Crowley (The Deep), Tim Powers (Last Call), Liz Williams (Snake Agent), Elizabeth Bear (Eternal Sky Trilogy), George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire), Kate Elliott (The Court of Fives Trilogy), Scott Lynch (The Republic of Thieves), and more – cast wondrous spells that thrillingly evoke the mysterious, awesome, and at times downright terrifying worlds where magic reigns supreme: worlds as far away as forever…and as near as next door.

Narrated by Mark Deakins, Susan Denaker, Stephen Mendel, Lincoln Hoppe, Holly Palance, Nicholas Guy Smith, Maxwell Caulfield, Kristen Ariza, Tonya Cornelisse, Bruce Mann, Sile Birmingham, John Lee, Almarie Guerra, Steve West, Elliot Hill, Kimberly Farr, Scott Brick and Karissa Vacker.


Fantasy, Short stories

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‘This meaty collection delivers something for nearly every reader’s taste as it explores the heights that brave women can reach and the depths that depraved ones can plumb’
Publisher’s Weekly