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The Book of Elementals, Vol. 1 and 2 (v. 1 & 2) Hardcover – August, 2003

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THE BOOK OF ELEMENTALS VOL. I AND II is a reprint of Phyllis Eisenstein's classic novels "Sorcerer's Son" and "The Crystal Palace."

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"Sorcerer’s Son was inspired by a talk that fantasy author and editor Lin Carter gave on talismanic rings. It started me thinking about how I might use gems and metal for magic and then, inevitably, what the opposite of that kind of magic might be. From there grew the people who used those kinds of magic, and then the creatures whom they controlled. That was the background. For the story, all the fairy tales I had ever read (a very large number) came into play, plus all the subjects that fascinate me, especially love and loss and yearning, and a young person’s search for his place in the world. Those are themes I use over and over again in my fiction, though sometimes I don’t realize it consciously till after the story is finished. They are, after all, the stuff of the human condition, whether they occur in a fantasy context or a realistic one. And they’re what fairy tales are about, too. The Crystal Palace and The City in Stone grew out of the same material, after I did a lot of mulling. My husband offered some valuable suggestions, too; sometimes I think he understands what I’m trying to do better than I do."
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. (August 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892065940
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892065940
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,796,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 19, 2013
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I first found the Sorcerers Son fifteen years ago in my grandpa's garage. I have held it as my favorite book since childhood. Can you believe I NEVER checked to see if there was a sequel until now?!

I loved this book. Greeted by all my favorite friends, and loving the continuity.

The seller delivered on time and well packaged.
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By Nazareth on August 11, 2013
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This is one of my favorite books. I read it years ago and loaned it to a friend who lost it. I finally replaced it.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Angel E. Perez Jr. on June 27, 2005
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Good all around, I don't like fantasy much, but this book is worth the read. Give it a shot, especially if you are into fantasy
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