The Book of Magic by Gardner Dozois

553 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction fantasy short stories adventurous mysterious slow-paced


Hot on the heels of award-winning editor Gardner Dozois's acclaimed anthology The Book of Swords comes this companion volume devoted to magic. How could it be otherwise? For every Frodo, there is a Gandalf ... and a Saruman. For every Dorothy, a G...

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Community Reviews Summary of 58 reviews


adventurous 100%
challenging 25%
dark 25%
emotional 25%
funny 25%
hopeful 25%
inspiring 25%
lighthearted 25%
mysterious 25%
reflective 25%
relaxing 25%
tense 25%


medium 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

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