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The Knight - Gene Wolfe
The Knight
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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... show more
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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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780765347015 (0765347016)
ASIN: 765347016
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
Series: The Wizard Knight (#1)
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Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
4.0 The Knight
Told in the form of a letter from a younger brother to his older brother. The boy has been transported from America to a mysterious land, similar to that of the Norse myths.He explains all the things that have happened, travelling between the different worlds of Mithgartr and Aelfrice, meeting elves...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
3.5 The Knight (The Wizard Knight #1)
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D3's Booklog
D3's Booklog rated it
5.0
This review covers both volumes of the Wizard Knight duology.Gene Wolfe and I have an interesting relationship. Of course we have no actual relationship at all aside that which belongs to any reader/writer pair, but since I'm reviewing a book that's fair enough. Here's the thing: I really want to be...
In laywoman's terms
In laywoman's terms rated it
1.0
I gave up. I tried twice. This is book is so... infuriating for me. First persona narration, the whole book is a letter, huge unhelpful glossary at the beginning of the story. I could keep on enumerating the flaws of 'The Knight', but I'll focus on the biggest one for me: the main character. Lord, w...
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The Knight - Gene WolfeThe Wizard - Gene WolfeOne story, two books.I expected to LOVE these - I'd really been anticipating reading them.But - I didn't love them. I tried, but I just didn't.For one thing, this story uses the exact same gimmick as Wolfe's The Book of the Short Sun trilogy (you are rea...
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