Alodar was a mere journeyman thaumaturge learning the least of the five arts of magic. As such, he had no right to aspire to the hand of the fair lady, Queen Vendora, but aspire he did.
Alodar's quest is not only a stirring tale of adventure, but also one of the most logical detailings of the laws of magic ever to appear in fantasy.
"One of the most logical detailing of the laws of magic ever to appear in fantsay" -- Lester del Rey
Out of print for over three decades, and now returning to availability.
This edition includes new chapters, a glossary and an author's afterward
About the Author
He became interested in fantasy while wandering through the fringes of fandom when he was at Caltech. In addition to reading and writing, he has sporadic bursts of enthusiasm for collecting stamps and playing cards. As of yet, he has not figured out a plot line for a stamp collector who saves the world.
While at CalTech, in 1960 he organized and led what has been called the best college prank ever pulled - The Rose Bowl Card Stunt Caper.
He lives with his wife, Joan, in Torrance, California. Together they have two daughters and four living grandchildren.
Lyndon Hardy was born in Los Angeles, and except for a few years spent in Texas while growing up, has lived in California all his life. He received a BS in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1962 and a PhD in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966. For 30 years he worked at TRW helping to build ground station software for satellites. After retiring from aerospace, he cofounded a software consulting firm, Alodar Systems, specializing in business processes, ERP solutions, and application integration. In 2016, he retired the company and began a new full time career of writing.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of my favorite science fiction / fantasy novels of all time; it would be on my personal Appendix N list. Magic has never felt more real than what is fleshed out in this book.