Magic in Ithkar 4

~ A Collection of Original Stories by Various Authors

Edited by Andre Norton & Robert Adams


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Contains ~

  • 01~ Prologue (pr) by Robert Adams
  • 09~ The Clockwork Woman (ss) by Ann R. Brown
  • 19~ First Do No Harm (ss) by Mildred Downey Broxon
  • 39~ Honeycomb (nv) by Esther M. Friesner
  • 61~ Demon Luck (ss) by Craig Shaw Gardner
  • 73~ A Quiet Day at the Fair (nv) by Sharon Green
  • 97~ Mandrake (nv) by Caralyn Inks
  • 119~ To Trap a Demon (ss) by Ardath Mayhar
  • 131~ Trave (ss) by Shirley Meier
  • 147~ The Book-Healer (ss) by Sandra Miesel
  • 167~ The Demon’s Gift (nv) by Kathleen O’Malley
  • 189~ The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (nv) by Claudia Peck
  • 215~ Day of Strange Fortune (ss) by Carol Severance
  • 235~ Cat and Muse (ss) by Rose Wolf
  • 253~ The Talisman (nv) by Timothy Zahn
  • 275~ Biographical Notes (bg) Misc. Material

 

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Synopsis ~

Write-up from back of paperback ~

In the centuries since the coming of the Three Lordly Ones, all manner of folk have gathered at Ithkar Fair to pay tribute and sell their wares. There, fortunes and dreams a realized – and sometimes destroyed. There, great loves and deadly hatreds ignite. And there, where dark magic is forbidden and deceitful magic punished, magic pervades the very air; A mysterious egg holds the key to an ailing boy’s health – and an evil wizard’s revenge…a lucky demon and a bushel of silver apples almost ruin an eager fruit merchant…A strange cloak with sea-blue eyes sets a comely young woman on the path to her dreams… A rogue shape-changing hyn created havoc for its “master”…A breathtaking witch and a eerie carving inspire a young man’s first passion…Dwarf artisans discover the beauty of the world-and of themselves…and the greatest magic of all lies in the tales and the tale-tellers if Ithkar Fair.

 

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Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • (1987) Published by TOR, PB, 0-812-54719-5, 978-0-812-54719-1, $3.50 US $4.50 Canadian, 278pg ~ cover by Steve Hickman

 

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