Alodar was a mere journeyman thaumaturge learning the least of the five arts of magic. As such he had no right to aspire to the hand of the fair lady, Queen Vendora, but aspire he did.
"One of the most logical detailing of the laws of magic ever to appear in fantasy" - Lester del Rey
Out of print for over three decades and now returning to availability.
This edition includes new added chapters, a glossary and an author's afterward.
One of my favorite fantasy books of all time.
I read this when it came out, long ago. It’s one of the most brilliant fantasy books ever. The author was one of the first to put genuine thought into fantasy, and he produced an actual system of magic. And around this, he wrapped a terrific story. Everyone interested in fantasy should read this. Seriously, everyone.