My Son, the Wizard

My Son, the Wizard

by Christopher Stasheff

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Matt Mantrell - Her Majesty's Wizard - conjured himself from magical Merovence to Jersey City for a long-delayed visit to his parents. Back in his hometown vicious, drug-dealing gangs had reduced Matt's old neighborhood to a wasteland, driven his father out of business, and forced his parents to the brink of destitution and homelessness. The only answer was for Matt to transport them - permanently - to Merovence.

But once back in that realm with his parents in tow, Matt found that Merovence and the neighboring Kingdom of Ibile faced imminent subjugation by the conquest-hungry Moors. As Queen Alisande led her army to engage the enemy head-on, Matt launched his own campaign - with the aid of his fledgling wizard father, the faithful dragon Stegoman, and a hapless tag-along thief. Grappling with djinnis, matching wits with a Moorish military genius, and trading spells with sinister sorcerers, they sought to root out the real enemy behind the mayhem: a cunning and deadly wizard who served the most evil master of all...

The ebook includes and a new introduction by the author and new cover art by Ashley Cser!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150712508
Publisher: Stasheff Literary Enterprises
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Series: A Wizard in Rhyme , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 106,338
File size: 1 MB

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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My Son, the Wizard 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
helver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Matthew Mantrell, the Lord High Wizard of Merovance is a bad son. He hasn't seen or talked to his parents in a very, very long time and his wife, the queen, is most upset. So she sends him home. Unfortunately for Matt, this means a trans-universal portal spell that takes him from the universe of Merovance to the universe of New Jersey. While his parents seem well and put up a good front, Matt finds out that all is not well - the druggies have forced them to foreclose on their mortgage and move out. Matt finds out and comes to their rescue inviting them to come live with him. But how do you explain to your parents that magic exists if you just believe?I think the plot in this book was better developed than the other volumes in this series. There were some twists and turns and a couple of surprises. I enjoyed that. I even thought that the addition of Mama and Papa Mantrell was done better than I feared it would be. The whole scenario seemed a little too greased, though. I would have expected a couple of mature adults to have a little more problems adapting to the new universe than they apparently did. The little thief was a solid addition to the cast, though. I think he's got some solid potential.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago