A Wizard in Midgard

A Wizard in Midgard

by Christopher Stasheff

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Overview

IF YOU'RE TOO TALL OR TOO SHORT, YOU'RE A SLAVE.

Gar Pike, a.k.a. renegade psychic wizard Magnus D'Armand, finds himself on the distant planet Siegfried amid a lost colongy modeled after medieval Scandinavia from Old Earth, complete with the Norse pantheon, dwarves, and even giants.

But the three human races have hated each other since the dawn of time, and the planet is beleaguered by racism and prejudice, even slavery. Giants, dwarves, and humans have waged constant war with each other for as long as anyone can remember.

It's a tough nut to crack, even for an experienced psychic liberator. Can Gar unify the peoples of Siegfried, teach them to tolerate and live with one another in peace? And, most importantly, can he teach the lonely girl Alea to live with and - dare he hope - love him?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156770366
Publisher: Stasheff Literary Enterprises
Publication date: 07/28/2016
Series: Chronicles of the Rogue Wizard , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 255
Sales rank: 319,741
File size: 618 KB

About the Author

Christopher Stasheff is a teacher, thespian, techie, and author of science fiction & fantasy novels. One of the pioneers of "science fantasy," his career spans four decades, 44 novels (including translations into Czech, German, Italian, Russian, and Japanese), 29 short stories, and seven 7 anthologies. His novels are famous for their humor (and bad puns), exploration of comparative political systems, and philosophical undertones.

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A Wizard in Midgard 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
helver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After losing Dirk to his lady love in the previous book in the series, Magnus takes on his next planet alone. He drops down to the planet and immediately gets jumped, knocked on the head and enslaved. It's kind of interesting because that bump on the noggin robs Magnus of his psi powers - rendering him simply human. To his credit, Stasheff doesn't do this often - but it certainly makes for a more interesting story when he drops Magnus back to simply normal form.After Magnus regains his powers, he escapes (of course) and heads out to find other escaped slaves. Along the way he meets another escaped slave, Alea. Now, because I've already read the Warlock's Last Ride, I know what ends up happening, and I already know what will happen between this book and that one - nothing. She's scared of men. He's scared of love. If not for the constant whining about "does he or doesn't he" and "will she or won't she" the dynamic is kind of interesting.As for the main plot - Magnus joins together a couple of different groups against their oppressive overlords then leaves the planet for the natives to finish things off...
Arcmyst More than 1 year ago
The wizard series is a spin off of Stasheff''s popular Warlock series involving a revolutionary named Magnus. The reason this book is critical to the series is its where he meets his companion for his adventures Alea. Meeting her in a very Dr Who style he saves her and takes her traveling with him as they attempt to free planets from oppressive rule. A good tale in and of itself it is probably the most important book in the series before he returns home in The Warlocks Last Ride.