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The Book of Magic by Gardner Dozois
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy

*** Possible Spoilers ***

Magic, sorcerers and a fine collection of well-written stories. I liked every one - some quite a bit more than others but I can't say there was a single story in this book that I actively disliked. There was one that I thought might have been improved with a bit more editing but I still enjoyed it.

All of the stories were well written and I was a little surprised to see that all the copyrights were 2018 so these aren't merely an amalgamation of past publications but appear to have been commissioned just for this book. Some of the sorcerers are masters of their craft and some less so. One of the stories involves a dual with the devil - the sort of thing that has been undertaken by any number of authors which makes it more difficult to some up with something original; however, the author accomplished that.

If you like magic and sorcery then by all means, give this one a try.

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Reading Progress

November 5, 2018 – Started Reading
November 5, 2018 – Shelved
November 22, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
November 22, 2018 – Finished Reading

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