The Feline Wizard

A Wizard in Rhyme

Book 8
Stasheff Literary Enterprises
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 A CAT-NAPPED PRINCESS

The feline magician Balkis has returned to Maracanda to reclaim her royal title. But a vengeful foe sprouts a diabolical scheme to spirit away the Princess of the Eastern Gate and send her tumbling forever through unknown worlds. Now an unprecedented search is begun, led by Balkis's mentor, Royal Wizard Matthew Mantrell.

But the hardship of finding his apprentice cannot compare to Balkis's own struggle to escape the strange world in which she has landed. With the aid of a soul-weary young boy named Anthony, Balkis mounts a magnificent, though treacherous, journey. Together they must rely on each other and their powers--both mortal and magic--to defy the forces of darkness as they travel through a strange and magical land, ultimately to embrace the destiny they are fated to share...
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Christopher Stasheff teacher, thespian, techie, and author of science fiction & fantasy novels. One of the pioneers of "science fantasy," his career spans four decades, 44 novels (including translations into Czech, German, Italian, Russian, and Japanese), 29 short stories, and seven 7 anthologies. His novels are famous for their humor (and bad puns), exploration of comparative political systems, and philosophical undertones.

He has always had difficulty distinguishing fantasy from reality and has tried to compensate by teaching college. When teaching proved too real, he gave it up in favor of writing full time. He tends to pre-script his life, but can't understand why other people never get their lines right. This causes a fair amount of misunderstanding with his wife and four children. He writes novels because it's the only way he can be the director, the designer, and all the actors too.

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Stasheff Literary Enterprises
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Published on
Dec 25, 2016
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Pages
376
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ISBN
9780997158397
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Christian / Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
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Matt Mandrell, unsuspecting graduate student, never imagined his
research would lead him to a strange scrap of parchment that would
change his life forever. . . .





Crossing the void of time and space, Matt is whisked away to an
enchanted world where speaking in rhymes works the most dazzling magic.
There he wins not only fame and power as the Lord High Wizard, but the
heart of the beautiful Queen Alisande. His dreams are shattered, though,
when he learns that he can’t marry his true love; wizard or not, Matt
is just a commoner in this bizarre land.





So Matt makes a foolish vow: to conquer a kingdom, any kingdom, if
that’s what it takes to claim his bride. But, as Matt discovers, in this
world of enchantment, such an oath cannot be broken. He has truly
committed himself to win a crown or die trying.





In search of lands to conquer, Matt sets his sights on neighboring
Ibile, where the evil Gordorgrosso rules with an iron fist and sinister
magic. Matt marches off against the tyrant, gathering a small band of
unlikely allies, including a surly dracogriff, a well-spoken cyclop, and
a damsel in distress. But against Gordogrosso’s foul genius, Matt is
going to need much more than a few stout-hearted companions and some
clever rhymes. . . .





Oathbound Wizard is the newest addition to the Del Rey Imagine program,
which offers the best in fantasy and science fiction for readers twelve
and up.





For all the fans of the classic Her Majesty's Wizard, here at last is
the eagerly awaited sequel--an action-packed, laugh-laden new medieval
fantasy. Matt Mantrell's talent for poetry had won him fame, power, and
the heart of a beautiful queen. But to win her hand, he would have to
conquer a kingdom.
Matt Mandrell, unsuspecting graduate student, never imagined his
research would lead him to a strange scrap of parchment that would
change his life forever. . . .





Crossing the void of time and space, Matt is whisked away to an
enchanted world where speaking in rhymes works the most dazzling magic.
There he wins not only fame and power as the Lord High Wizard, but the
heart of the beautiful Queen Alisande. His dreams are shattered, though,
when he learns that he can’t marry his true love; wizard or not, Matt
is just a commoner in this bizarre land.





So Matt makes a foolish vow: to conquer a kingdom, any kingdom, if
that’s what it takes to claim his bride. But, as Matt discovers, in this
world of enchantment, such an oath cannot be broken. He has truly
committed himself to win a crown or die trying.





In search of lands to conquer, Matt sets his sights on neighboring
Ibile, where the evil Gordorgrosso rules with an iron fist and sinister
magic. Matt marches off against the tyrant, gathering a small band of
unlikely allies, including a surly dracogriff, a well-spoken cyclop, and
a damsel in distress. But against Gordogrosso’s foul genius, Matt is
going to need much more than a few stout-hearted companions and some
clever rhymes. . . .





Oathbound Wizard is the newest addition to the Del Rey Imagine program,
which offers the best in fantasy and science fiction for readers twelve
and up.





For all the fans of the classic Her Majesty's Wizard, here at last is
the eagerly awaited sequel--an action-packed, laugh-laden new medieval
fantasy. Matt Mantrell's talent for poetry had won him fame, power, and
the heart of a beautiful queen. But to win her hand, he would have to
conquer a kingdom.
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 next year in the second volume of The Wizard Knight, The Wizard.
Gene Wolfe is one of the most widely praised masters of SF and fantasy. He is the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Nebula Award, twice, the World Fantasy Award, twice, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the British Fantasy Award, and France's Prix Apollo. His popular successes include the four-volume classic The Book of the New Sun.
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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One of the most honored authors in the field of fantasy and science fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold transports us once more to a dark and troubled land and embroils us in a desperate struggle to preserve the endangered souls of a realm.

Three years have passed since the widowed Dowager Royina Ista found release from the curse of madness that kept her imprisoned in her family's castle of Valenda. Her newfound freedom is costly, bittersweet with memories, regrets, and guilty secrets -- for she knows the truth of what brought her land to the brink of destruction. And now the road -- escape -- beckons. . . . A simple pilgrimage, perhaps. Quite fitting for the Dowager Royina of all Chalion.

Yet something else is free, too -- something beyond deadly. To the north lies the vital border fortress of Porifors. Memories linger there as well, of wars and invasions and the mighty Golden General of Jokona. And someone, something, watches from across that border -- humans, demons, gods.

Ista thinks her little party of pilgrims wanders at will. But whose? When Ista's retinue is unexpectedly set upon not long into its travels, a mysterious ally appears -- a warrior nobleman who fights like a berserker. The temporary safety of her enigmatic champion's castle cannot ease Ista's mounting dread, however, when she finds his dark secrets are entangled with hers in a net of the gods' own weaving.

In her dreams the threads are already drawing her to unforeseen chances, fateful meetings, fearsome choices. What the inscrutable gods commanded of her in the past brought her land to the brink of devastation. Now, once again, they have chosen Ista as their instrument. And again, for good or for ill, she must comply.

In 2005, Brandon Sanderson debuted with Elantris, an epic fantasy unlike any other then on the market. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Tor is reissuing Elantris in a special edition, a fresh chance to introduce it to the myriad readers who have since become Sanderson fans.

This new edition begins with a preface by author Dan Wells, the first person to read the completed novel, and a new afterword by Sanderson explaining how he came to write the book and its place in the Cosmere, the unified universe of all his Tor novels.

Also included is an expanded version of the "Ars Arcanum" appendix, with more of the technical details of the book's magic that fans can never get enough of.

Elantris was truly a milestone both for Sanderson and for the genre of epic fantasy. It deserves this special treatment, something Tor has done only once before, with Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. Sanderson fans old and new will be excited to discover it.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)
Oathbringer (forthcoming)

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Collection
Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels
Elantris
Warbreaker

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners
Steelheart
Firefight
Calamity

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