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Sorcery is all around us. From a child's struggles to control magical powers for the first time, to the epic clashes of forces of good and evil on a titanic scale, here are more than twenty of the finest in contemporary and classic wizardry tales. Ranging from Michael Moorcock's "Master of Chaos," the story of a knight traveling to a castle on the edge of the world to face Sorcery is all around us. From a child's struggles to control magical powers for the first time, to the epic clashes of forces of good and evil on a titanic scale, here are more than twenty of the finest in contemporary and classic wizardry tales. Ranging from Michael Moorcock's "Master of Chaos," the story of a knight traveling to a castle on the edge of the world to face the ultimate sorcerer, to Peter Crowther's "The Eternal Altercation," in which a man is forced into the eternal battle between hope and despair on a sorcerer-controlled train, The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales also includes stories from Ursula Le Guin, Steve Rasnic Tem, James Bibby, Robert Weinberg, A. C. Benson, Michael Kurland, and Louise Cooper. Contains: Ten Things I Know About the Wizard by Steve Rasnic Tem Villaggio Sogno by Richard A. Lupoff The Game of Magical Death by Doug Hornig The Infestation by Tom Holt The Witch's Bicycle by Timm Pratt The Sage of Theare by Diana Wynne Jones Timekeeper by John Morressy The Double Shadow by Clark Ashton Smith The Rite Stuff by Michael Kurland Master of Chaos by Michael Moorcock Seven Drops of Blood by Robert Weinberg To Become a Sorcerer by Darrell Schweitzer No. 252 Rue M. le Prince by Ralph Adams Cram The Bones of the Earth by Ursula K. Le Guin The Closed Window by A.C. Benson Disillusioned by Lawrence Schimel and Mike Resnick In the Realm of Dragons by Esther M. Friesner Forever by Tim Lebbon The Wizard of Ashes and Rain by David Sandner The Walker Behind by Marion Zimmer Bradley The Last Witch by James Bibby Last Rites by Louise Cooper The Eternal Altercation by Peter Crowther


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Sorcery is all around us. From a child's struggles to control magical powers for the first time, to the epic clashes of forces of good and evil on a titanic scale, here are more than twenty of the finest in contemporary and classic wizardry tales. Ranging from Michael Moorcock's "Master of Chaos," the story of a knight traveling to a castle on the edge of the world to face Sorcery is all around us. From a child's struggles to control magical powers for the first time, to the epic clashes of forces of good and evil on a titanic scale, here are more than twenty of the finest in contemporary and classic wizardry tales. Ranging from Michael Moorcock's "Master of Chaos," the story of a knight traveling to a castle on the edge of the world to face the ultimate sorcerer, to Peter Crowther's "The Eternal Altercation," in which a man is forced into the eternal battle between hope and despair on a sorcerer-controlled train, The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales also includes stories from Ursula Le Guin, Steve Rasnic Tem, James Bibby, Robert Weinberg, A. C. Benson, Michael Kurland, and Louise Cooper. Contains: Ten Things I Know About the Wizard by Steve Rasnic Tem Villaggio Sogno by Richard A. Lupoff The Game of Magical Death by Doug Hornig The Infestation by Tom Holt The Witch's Bicycle by Timm Pratt The Sage of Theare by Diana Wynne Jones Timekeeper by John Morressy The Double Shadow by Clark Ashton Smith The Rite Stuff by Michael Kurland Master of Chaos by Michael Moorcock Seven Drops of Blood by Robert Weinberg To Become a Sorcerer by Darrell Schweitzer No. 252 Rue M. le Prince by Ralph Adams Cram The Bones of the Earth by Ursula K. Le Guin The Closed Window by A.C. Benson Disillusioned by Lawrence Schimel and Mike Resnick In the Realm of Dragons by Esther M. Friesner Forever by Tim Lebbon The Wizard of Ashes and Rain by David Sandner The Walker Behind by Marion Zimmer Bradley The Last Witch by James Bibby Last Rites by Louise Cooper The Eternal Altercation by Peter Crowther

30 review for The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales : The Ultimate Collection of Magical Fantasy from Tom Holt, Ursula K. LeGuin, Michael Moorcock, Peter Crowther, Louise Cooper, and many more

  1. 4 out of 5

    Elentarri

    Mixed bag of short stories including sorcerers.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cassidy

    Anthologies like this remind me why I don't read much high fantasy anymore--much of it is an old boy's club full of pretentious writing. I skipped over most of the stories in this book, to be honest, but I'd like to give a shoutout here to the ones I did like: The Sage of Theare by Diana Wynne Jones: I love Jones's work, and and while this story is part of a larger collective I haven't ventured into yet, it still stood alone to show the power that comes with a simple question: why? Timekeeper by J Anthologies like this remind me why I don't read much high fantasy anymore--much of it is an old boy's club full of pretentious writing. I skipped over most of the stories in this book, to be honest, but I'd like to give a shoutout here to the ones I did like: The Sage of Theare by Diana Wynne Jones: I love Jones's work, and and while this story is part of a larger collective I haven't ventured into yet, it still stood alone to show the power that comes with a simple question: why? Timekeeper by John Moressey: This story was writ on a smaller scale than many of the others, and that was a good decision. Novels and sagas can be about the fate of a whole country or world, but a short story should focus on something smaller to really flesh it out. This short is beautifully wrought. The Bones of the Earth by Ursula K. le Guin: This story is the reason I picked this book up this week (January of 2018). Le Guin has just passed away and I wanted to see her off. This story is a fitting one, as it's about home, and mentors, and legacies, and when and where to say goodbye.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ian Jordaan

    I loved this book. So many great stories, especially "The Infestation" by Tom Holt, The Double Shadow" by Clarke Ashton Smith, and "The Witche's Bicycle" by Tim Pratt. I have read and reread this anthology a couple of times. I would highly recommend it! I loved this book. So many great stories, especially "The Infestation" by Tom Holt, The Double Shadow" by Clarke Ashton Smith, and "The Witche's Bicycle" by Tim Pratt. I have read and reread this anthology a couple of times. I would highly recommend it!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    Рассказы очень неравнозначны, известных мне имен всего три-четыре, но с некоторыми авторами я бы продолжила знакомство - Мэрион Зиммер Брэдли, Роберт Вейнберг (похоже, не переводили его у нас, а я подобные детективы люблю), Джон Морресси, ну и еще парочку. ;)

  5. 4 out of 5

    CONNIE BALTHROP

    If your a SF or Fantasy lover, there's plenty of stories to enjoy. If your a SF or Fantasy lover, there's plenty of stories to enjoy.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Nieve

    They say don't judge a book by its cover...don't judge it by its title either. Dark and sticks to the myth of magic is bad. Barring a handful of stories, this book is fit for Muggles. Can imagine Vernon Dursley coming up with something like this. Thank God, we have Rowling and Potter They say don't judge a book by its cover...don't judge it by its title either. Dark and sticks to the myth of magic is bad. Barring a handful of stories, this book is fit for Muggles. Can imagine Vernon Dursley coming up with something like this. Thank God, we have Rowling and Potter

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tanvir Muntasim

    An excellent collection of stories that demonstrates the wide range of fantasty stories on wizards and most of them are very enjoyable. Serves as a good introduction to little known, but excellent quality fantasy authors.

  8. 4 out of 5

    N

    Another terrific "mammoth" collection edited by Mike Ashley. Dude has great taste. Another terrific "mammoth" collection edited by Mike Ashley. Dude has great taste.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    Some of the stories are very dark and others are deeply weird. So if you like your Fantasy dark and weird, you will like this book.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Susanne Winterhawk

    As with most anthologies, the stories vary in interest and readability. Most of them are dark and some seem to be parts of larger books.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tamara

    As most collections do, this one had its good and bad. But for the most part, they were good.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Chele

    A bit uneven in content quality - but a fun assortment.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ingrid Hardy

    I've put this book down for now... The tales are just not gripping me, unfortunately. To be fair, my mind is elsewhere, so I will give it the chance it deserves later. I've put this book down for now... The tales are just not gripping me, unfortunately. To be fair, my mind is elsewhere, so I will give it the chance it deserves later.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Miriam

    I just found this on the bargin shelf for $2.99. Why not give it a try...

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kendra

    Glad this was a cheap find. Not a bad book, but rather dark and odd for my tastes, so I wasn't as impressed. Glad this was a cheap find. Not a bad book, but rather dark and odd for my tastes, so I wasn't as impressed.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jermaine

  18. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

  19. 4 out of 5

    Joanna Winfield

  20. 5 out of 5

    Amy

  21. 5 out of 5

    Danesh

  22. 4 out of 5

    Elliot

  23. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Williamson

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tanja

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jesse Walker

  27. 4 out of 5

    Michael Shea

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sylvain

  29. 4 out of 5

    Brett

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sharbel

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