Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy
On Sale: May 1, 2007
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Never-before-published stories by Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer,
Garth Nix, and a magical lineup of writers.
Throughout the ages, the wizard has claimed a spot in human
culture-from the shadowy spiritual leaders of early man to
precocious characters in blockbuster films. Gone are the
cartoon images of wizened gray-haired men in pointy caps
creating magic with a wave of their wands. Today's wizards
are more subtle in their powers, more discerning in their
ways, and-in the hands of modern fantasists-more likely than
ever to capture readers' imaginations.
Gaiman's "The Witch's Headstone," a piece taken from his
much-anticipated novel in progress, an eight-year-old boy
learns the power of kindness from a long-dead sorceress.
Only one woman possesses two kinds of magic-enough to unite
two kingdoms-in Garth Nix's "Holly and Iron." Patricia A.
McKillip's "Naming Day" gives a sorcery student a lesson in
breaking the rules. And a famished dove spins a tale worthy
of a meal, but perhaps not the truth, in "A Fowl Tale" by
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