The Wizard Knight

by Gene Wolfe

0 avg rating
Book 54 of 56 in the Literary Fantasy Books
15 votes 0 comments
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.

Other books in series

Book Awards

Nominated 2 times in total

BSFA
World Fantasy

Readers Also Liked

by E. R. Eddision
by Robert Holdstock
by Neil Gaiman
by T. H. White
by George MacDonald

The Wizard Knight ranks on the following lists

leave a comment



0 comments
Popular Lists with The Wizard Knight
Top 100 Fantasy Books
Top 100 Fantasy Books Ranked 146 out of 151 151 Books 2612 Voters
Literary Fantasy Books
Literary Fantasy Books Ranked 54 out of 56 56 Books 367 Voters

Find Us on Facebook