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The Gossamer Mage by Julie E. Czerneda
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Sep 29, 2020 | ISBN 9780756412340

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Praise for The Gossamer Mage

The Gossamer Mage is a wonderful book—rich language, strong world building, interesting characters, and a magic system that both pinches and soothes the heart. I loved this book, and I think it is Julie Czerneda’s finest work so far.” —Anne Bishop, New York Times bestselling author of Wild Country

“Czerneda is a fresh voice in fantasy—The Gossamer Mage is full of life and quirky, complex characters doing things that feel important… both because they’re described with deft skill, and because you care about the characters as people.” —S.M. Stirling, New York Times-bestselling author of the Change series and Theater of Spies

The Gossamer Mage is like eating chocolate—smooth, addictive, and fabulous. And deliciously dark.” —Kristen Britain, New York Times-bestselling author of the Green Rider series

“Every so often, a book comes along that is pure magic. The Gossamer Mage is such a book. Julie Czerneda’s spellbinding take on magic-with-a-price is enthralling and exhilarating—a joy to read! I absolutely loved it!” —Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of The Queens of Renthia series

“This book is magic. Beautifully written. Gripping. A rich, real world—and we’re right at the heart of things as it changes. And we learn the true price of magic. Magnificent. Oh, but this book is good! Grab it, take it home, and lose yourself in it!” —Ed Greenwood, award-winning creator of The Forgotten Realms

“Julie Czerneda is a true master. She has created a world rich and deeply textured, where magic and death are children of the same mother. Her characters jump off the page and walk beside you on your journey through Tananen. This story will stick with you long after you have devoured the last word.” —Gerald Brandt, author of The Courier

The Gossamer Mage enthralls with its original, brilliant take on magic and its vivid characters. I did not want this book to end!” —Beth Cato, author of Breath of Earth

“I wept at Czerneda’s breathtaking revelation of magic’s true purpose.” —Lawrence M. Schoen, author of Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard

The Gossamer Mage is a delightfully challenging book with luxuriously stark worldbuilding that never once condescends to or spoon-feeds the reader. The tale and the complex characters that inhabit it are enthralling, with no easy answers about the complicated morality and literal cost of magic. Don’t blink, don’t skip, and don’t skim. Every single word of this enrapturing work is vital—and like The Lady’s magic—filled with deliberate intent.” —J.M. Frey, author of The Accidental Turn series

“With lyrical, dreamlike prose and delightfully well-realized magic, Czerneda gives us a book that’s easy to get lost in.” —Marshall Ryan Maresca, author of the Maradaine novels

The Gossamer Mage is masterfully penned with pure magic, summoning a world as intricate and finespun as its name. Simply exquisite!” —Amanda Sun, author of Heir to the Sky 

“Julie E. Czerneda takes a sledgehammer to the dusty conventions of modern fantasy with The Gossamer Mage, clearing the way for a completely new kind of magic. There’s more invention and wonder here than in all the fantasy novels I read last year put together, and it’s all in the service of one of the most twisty, unpredictable, and downright thrilling plots I’ve read in years. This book has horrific monsters, brave and noble heroes, profound mysteries, breathtaking surprises, and a truly original take on magic. Do yourself a favor. Read it.” —Todd McAulty, author of The Robots of Gotham


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