Want Books: The Way of the Wizard

Hey, so why don’t I give this meme a try?

Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now.

Okay, this should be fun.

One of the books on my wishlist is The Way of the Wizard anthology edited by John Joseph Adams. If I see this in a book store, I’ll probably have to perform some very strong restraining magic on myself if I want to stick to my book budget.

Power. We all want it, they’ve got it – witches, warlocks, sorcerers, necromancers, those who peer beneath the veil of mundane reality and put their hands on the levers that move the universe. They see the future in a sheet of glass, summon fantastic beasts, and transform lead into gold… or you into a frog. From Gandalf to Harry Potter to the Last Airbender, wizardry has never been more exciting and popular. Enter a world where anything is possible, where imagination becomes reality. Experience the thrill of power, the way of the wizard.

Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams (The Living Dead) brings you thirty-two of the most spellbinding tales ever written, by some of today’s most magical talents, including Neil Gaiman, Simon R. Green, and George R. R. Martin.

I have a certain fondness for wizards. In the Dragonlance saga, for example, I’ve always favored Raistlin. When I play video games, I tend to create a mage or sorceress character. In almost every book or movie I watch, I’m always drawn to the character who wields magic. And of course, there’s Harry Potter. Despite the weird things that happen to them and around them, wizards are fascinating to me, and it’s one of the reasons why I keep being drawn to Fantasy over and over again.


4 thoughts on “Want Books: The Way of the Wizard

  1. Chachic says:

    Hey, this looks like a pretty interesting anthology. I’m usually not a fan of short stories though. I have several anthologies in my bookshelf but I haven’t finished reading them because I only read a couple of stories in each book. Hope you find a copy of this one! 🙂 It’s not available in Fully Booked?

    • Meann says:

      I’m putting off looking for it at FB because my wallet is in agony. LOL

      I don’t have many anthologies in my collection, actually. They can be difficult, especially if you come across a story you don’t like and it makes you want to stop reading. :S Like you, sometimes I only read two or three stories. But I hope this one’s worth it! 😀

      • Chachic says:

        Maybe you can grab a copy with your next paycheck? 😛 Looks like this one’s really good with that amazing author lineup.

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