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Description

From the wise and mysterious soothsayer with his long grey beard to the deathless necromancer practicing his dark magics in a forgotten dungeon, wizards have captured our imaginations since the earliest days of human storytelling, presenting us with some of our greatest heroes and villains. This book collects the tales of the most interesting, popular, and important spell-casters, including such legendary figures as Merlin, Simon Magus, Zhang Guo Lao, Nicolas Flamel, Dr John Dee, and Johann Georg Faust, and examines their place in history and legend. Written in modern language, each tale captures the drama, the tragedy, and the wonderment that has ensured that these stories have survived the passing centuries.

Product details

Published May 20 2014
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472809094
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 27 col
Series Myths and Legends
Short code MYTH
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Stacey

Mark Stacey was born in Manchester, UK, in 1964 an…

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