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The Long Look

The Long Look

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by Richard Parks
     
 

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Everything you know about evil magicians is wrong.

Tymon the Black is the latest in a long succession of magicians to suffer under a curse called “The Long Look.” He gets glimpses of future horrors, horrors that will almost certainly come to pass unless he acts. When one such glimpse prods him to arrange for the murder of a headstrong young

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Everything you know about evil magicians is wrong.

Tymon the Black is the latest in a long succession of magicians to suffer under a curse called “The Long Look.” He gets glimpses of future horrors, horrors that will almost certainly come to pass unless he acts. When one such glimpse prods him to arrange for the murder of a headstrong young prince, he sets a cascading chain of events in motion that could lead to a future even more terrible than the one he tried to prevent.

Now all he has to do is hang on to a friend, train an apprentice, prevent a prince obsessed with revenge from destroying himself and his entire kingdom, help a princess come to terms with guilt and grief, make sure a wedding happens, make sure a war doesn't, and send a creature of ultimate darkness back to the void from whence it came.

All in a day's work for the world's most evil wizard? Not quite. There's also a goddess to contend with, and there's nothing like attracting the interest of a goddess to upset the balance of any evil scheme. No matter. No one ever said that the life of a fiend was an easy one.

The Long Look is a fantasy novel with a unique blend of action, introspection, speculation and humor that should keep any reader both involved and confused, but don't worry. It all makes sense. Eventually.

Editorial Reviews

Sally Estes
"[The Long Look] is a tale of multidimensional characterizations that is long on action, often-hilarious humor, introspection on the nature of good and evil, and the relation between cause and effect."
Faren Miller
"...And for all this book's wonderful, often perilous and magic-haunted adventures—definitely not the stuff of mimetic fiction told in unassuming prose—its archetypes keep giving way to individuals, familiar tropes to something unexpected.

A "dissident fairy tale" indeed!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012975676
Publisher:
Canemill Publishing
Publication date:
06/10/2011
Series:
The Laws of Power , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
297
Sales rank:
690,937
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

"Richard Parks' short fiction has appeared in such places as Asimov's SF, Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales and Fantasy Magazine, among others. His work has been nominated for both the World Fantasy Award and the Mythopoeic Award. He's a native of Mississippi, USA, where groupies are too busy chasing the shades of Eudora Welty and William Faulkner to bother him much."

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