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The Knight, the first installment in Gene Wolfe's epic Wizard Knight duology, is a storytelling tour de force narrated by a teenage boy who has been mysteriously transported from modern-day America to a magical realm of interconnected worlds inhabited by elves, giants, and dragons.
After meeting a beautiful elf queen named Disiri and being transformed into a powerful knight, Sir Able of the High Heart (that's the name an old crone gave him) sets out -- armed only with his honor, intelligence, and newfound strength -- on a quest to find a mythical sword guarded by a ferocious dragon.
In a reality saturated with enchantment, the heroic Able is still just a frightened boy inside, struggling to understand the strange world around him. As he learns more about the machinations of the magical realms, he begins to grow into the role of a heroic knight. His code of honor leads him into many adventures -- wrestling an ogre, storming a giant fortress, climbing into the Mountain of Fire to save a friend, etc. -- but his ultimate quest to find the mythical sword and defeat the dragon is never forgotten. Reminiscent of Alan Dean Foster's Journeys of the Catechist saga as well as classics like Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Wolfe's newest is fantastical fiction at its very best. The Knight is an absolute masterpiece of imagination -- a compelling read for fantasy fans of all ages. Paul Goat Allen