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Bursting with an identical magic that has introduced an entire new following to fable, this anthology combines the thrill of the Harry Potter phenomenon with the allure of Lord of the earrings, the ingenuity of the Discworld sequence and the journey of the Conan tales. It encompasses a diversity of sunshine and darkish fantasies - from quests, video games and monsters, to wizards, witches, darkish spells or even darker secrets and techniques - all enthusiastic about using magic during this international or the subsequent.

Mike Ashley's masterly choice contains such precursors of the Potter sequence as 'The Sleuth-Worm' via Edith Nesbit, 'The Wall around the globe' by means of Theodore Cogswell, 'Ged's Apprenticeship' through Ursula okay. Le Guin and others that take care of the invention of magic or apprenticeship into magic by means of traditional folks. With lots of in particular commissioned new tales, all of it provides as much as a spellbinding bumper quantity during which individuals comprise: Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, John Morressy, Theodore Sturgeon, John Jakes, Patricia McKillip, Esther Friesner, Louise Cooper, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Tom Holt and Charles de Lint.

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