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The Mask of the Sorcerer

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  • Title: The Mask of the Sorcerer
  • Author: Darrell Schweitzer
  • ISBN: 9780739405819
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardcover

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About "Darrell Schweitzer"

  1. Darrell Schweitzer

    Darrell Schweitzer is an American writer, editor, and essayist in the field of speculative fiction Much of his focus has been on dark fantasy and horror, although he does also work in science fiction and fantasy Schweitzer is also a prolific writer of literary criticism and editor of collections of essays on various writers within his preferred genres.

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  1. This will appeal to weird fiction readers who are looking for Lovecraftian atmosphere in an adventure novel form This is not Sword Sorcery, but will appeal to that same crowd it is very dark all sorcery This will NOT appeal to readers looking for soap opera fantasy, young adult fantasy, or a light read The first three Chapters were amongst the most bizarre, inspiring fantasy bits I have ever read The pace slows after, but by then I was emotional connected to Sekenre s character Note, it is diffi [...]


  2. This is hands down my favorite book I ve read it multiple times I had the luxury to acquire mine through a mail order book club in the 90 s and the cover is much appealing than the current one This book clearly defines the difference between Sorcerer and Magician Both terms get bandied about in fantasy, but Schweitzer nails it on the head Sorcery is not magic Do not confuse the two Magic comes from the gods, The magician is merely the instrument Magic passes through him like breath through a re [...]


  3. The story defied my expectations at the very beginning, and continued to do so the entire way through It manages to be both intricate and fever dream delirious, and pummels the protagonist and the reader mercilessly This is not an easy book to enjoy but an easy one to admire I see myself rereading this in order to pull out meaning and connections not readily apparent now.It has a cosmic scale Senkenre s life transcends mere human experience but it is still about his real quest of preserving hi [...]


  4. The Mask of the Sorcerer is an underappreciated gem that tells the story of one boy s coming of age and his struggle to escape the shadow of his domineering father Sekenre is not out on a quest to save the world, but merely to preserve some remnant of his morality He finds himself besieged from within and from without for to slay a sorcerer is to take his soul within your own.The novel is based on Schweitzer s earlier World Fantasty Award nominated novella To Become a Sorcerer , and although the [...]


  5. At the point when I read this in my late teens the book was a standalone I remember putting it down and thinking it was the best standalone I had ever read in the genre Since then Mr Schweitzer has released a book with the same protagonist and I have read thousands of books it still stands up there, deservedly, as a powerhouse The first chapters give the rounded off impressions of a whole society, from the fisherman to the divine I think they are critical in what Schweitzer does at the end of th [...]


  6. I read the novella To Become A Sorcerer by Darrell Schweitzer for the first time when I was about 13 I remember liking the story a lot and finding its magic very authentic This year I finally tracked down the novel which grew out of the novella And even now 17 years later I was fascinated by the story, it has not lost a single part of its magic for me, probably it has become even refined because now I was able to notice profound details of the narrative I find it strange that this amazing book [...]


  7. Well written and even literary, but I m guessing hamstrung by a completely ridiculous title cover design Unfortunately not doing it for me right now in light of other stuff I want to read Perhaps finish later.


  8. The Mask of the Sorcerer is an underappreciated gem that tells the story of one boy s coming of age and his struggle to escape the shadow of his domineering father Sekenre is not out on a quest to save the world, but merely to preserve some remnant of his morality He finds himself besieged from within and from without for to slay a sorcerer is to take his soul within your own.The novel is based on Schweitzer s earlier World Fantasty Award nominated novella To Become a Sorcerer , and although the [...]


  9. There are a great many fantasy books that tread and re tread the same territory, some very well and some less well This is not one of those books This is a markedly original tale that creates a world of crocodile gods, river cities, labyrinthine palaces, cruelty, torment, terrible sorcery, and the art of illuminating manuscripts The story and its narrator wander through time as well as space, pausing for tales within tales, returning to earlier strands in the story The writing is often beautiful [...]


  10. Mask of the Sorcerer has been my favourite book ever since I stumbled upon it on a library bookshelf as a teen If you love fantasy, horror, and mythology, and you re up for a mystifying, dizzying adventure into the heart of darkness, get hold of this book The story follows Sekenre, a young boy growing up a land based loosely on Ancient Egypt His journey is incredible the magic is dark and terrifying, the language beautiful, and the mythology is epic It s the most vivid and creative world buildin [...]


  11. This is one of the WORST fantasy books I ve ever read The protagonist wound his way through a world and never did a single thing He just stood there and watched everything happen around him Sometimes it seemed like he might have done something, until you realized he d been possessed by the spirit of a dead sorcerer, and in fact, had still done nothing Hated it.


  12. Probably one of the most original and touching fantasy novels read in years.The world is magic and it captures the reader.The plot is complex and highly satisfactory.The characters are fascinating.And the writing is absolutely perfect.An excellent book, a novel that deserves thehighest praise.



  13. As far as I am aware, the finest weird fiction dark fantasy novel written in the past twenty years Simply unforgettable If you enjoy Clark Ashton Smith or HPL, read it.


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