REVIEW: Starred Review from Publishers Weekly!

Here’s a snippet of the review: “Anthologist extraordinaire Adams once again strikes gold with 33 original and reprinted tales of wizardry in a wide variety of settings, from the medieval (Mike Resnick’s “Winter Solstice”) to the modern (Jeremiah Tolbert’s “One-Click Banishment”). … Adams just keeps getting better and this anthology is no exception.”


“I’d recommend picking up this book because it has a variety of authors, topics, and views on wizardry—you’re bound to enjoy at least a few of the tales in its 450+ pages. (Final grade: B+.)”

The reviewer, Brit Mandelo, singles out the following stories as favorites:

  • “The Secret of the Blue Star” by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Jonathan Howard’s “The Ereshkigal Working”
  • “One-Click Banishment” by Jeremiah Tolbert
  • Lev Grossman’s “Endgame”
  • Kelly Link’s “The Wizards of Perfil”
  • “Card Sharp” by Rajan Khanna
  • Delia Sherman’s story “Wizard’s Apprentice”
  • Susanna Clarke’s “John Uskglass and the Cumbrian Charcoal Burner”