Wizards: From Merlin to Faust

Wizards: From Merlin to Faust

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by David McIntee, Lesley McIntee, Mark Stacey
     
 

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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

Overview

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 from history, including such legendary figures as Merlin, Simon Magus, Hermes Trismegistus, Koschei the Deathless, Nicholas Flamel, Dr John Dee, and Johann Georg Faust. Written to appeal to the modern reader, each tale captures the drama, the tragedy, and the wonderment that has ensured that these stories have survived the passing centuries. Each story is also examined in its historical, mythological, and thaumaturgical contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472803399
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/20/2014
Series:
Osprey Publishing Myths and Legends Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
648,683
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

David A. McIntee has written many tie-in novels in such franchises as Dr Who, Star Trek, Final Destination and Space 1999. He has also written comics adapting the work of Ray Harryhausen, William Shatner and John Saul. He has been a regular features contributor to many genre media magazines, and has written academic studies about the Aliens and Predator series, Blakes 7, and others. He has also run re-enactment demos of Ancient Egyptian events.

Lesley McIntee graduated from the University of Manchester in 2011 with an MPhil on the figure of the Magus and the creative artist in German Romanticism. She has a lifelong interest in history of the occult, alchemy, myth and folklore and is currently writing a study of the historical Brothers Grimm, NBC/Universal's Grimm, and popular culture. When not writing, she is Chair of one of the UK's long-running scifi cons, Redemption, organises womens' well-being events, is a Belly and Burlesque dancer, and somehow finds time for a day job in Retail. The housework is starting to back up, though - applications from familiar spirits or apprentices with own broom welcome. Lesley lives in Yorkshire with David and the four cats. The author lives in West Yorkshire, UK.

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Wizards: From Merlin to Faust 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Wizards From Merlin To Faust - Myths and Legends Author: David McIntee Illustrator: Mark Stacey Publisher: Osprey Publishing Published: 5-20-2014 ISBN: 9781472803399 E-Book: B00IQQUVZ4 Pages: 83 Genre: Myths & Legends Tags: Magic Overall Rating: Very Good Reviewed For: NetGalley Reviewer: DelAnne Wizards is a book that tells a brief story about different Wizards through the ages. From Dedi of the time of the Egyptian Pharaohs to 1400's Faust of Europe. The contemporary wizards today are more of the theater variety such as Harry Potter, Dumbledore or even Obi Wan of Star Wars fame, because we no longer believe them to be true. Instead we call ancient wizards myths and modern ones entertainment. Wizards From Merlin To Faust - Myths and Legends is a great a source of information on some of the more known wizards through the ages. Written for ages around 10 and up, Wizards From Merlin To Faust - Myths and Legends is a book to be enjoyed by young and old alike. There are some very well done illustrations to be found depicting some of the great wizards and the times they lived in. These are beautifully done and reflect each excerpt of the lives as told by David A McIntee. Informative and of interest to all. Pick up a copy of Wizards From Merlin To Faust - Myths and Legends to share with your family
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Wizards: From Merlin to Faust (Myths and Legends #9) by David McIntee Wizards are an interesting topic in our day and age. With popular movies like the Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter bringing Wizards into the main stream wizards are getting popular. This book looks at the history, the legends and the truth behind the most hidden of professions. The book looks at the stories of Merlin, Faust, and other historical figures who are known to be wizards. First presenting the legend, the lyrical poetry of the history of these men, then piecing together the truth and facts, explaining all of their lives and why they may have been exposed as wizards. The best line is the end when he refers to the literature and the popularity of modern wizards, and their sage advice to the youth of the world. The art alone would make this book a collector’s item.