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The Resource Spellwright, Blake Charlton

Spellwright, Blake Charlton

Label
Spellwright
Title
Spellwright
Statement of responsibility
Blake Charlton
Title variation
Spell wright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nicodemus Weal has trained at the wizardly stronghold of Starhaven since he was a boy. His mentor, the famous wizard Agwu Shannon, taught him how to cast spells made from luminescent magical runes, how to peel written words off a page and make them physically real, how to protect himself with defensive paragraphs, and how to thrust sharply worded sentences at an enemy. Initially, Nicodemus showed great promise. Able to forge magical runes with great speed, he was once thought to be the Halcyon--a powerful spellwright prophesied to prevent the apocalypse known as the Disjunction. There was only one problem: Nicodemus couldn't spell. Every time he touched a magical text, he unintentionally corrupted it, turning a useful spell into a dangerous, potentially deadly misspell. Even now, at twenty-five, Nicodemus's problem remains so bad that he is allowed to use his magic only for janitorial tasks. While his peers advance as wizards, he is still an apprentice, living with other disabled spellwrights and reading knightly romances that fuel his dreams of escape and adventure. When a powerful wizard is murdered with a misspell, Nicodemus and Shannon both are suspected. Worse, Nicodemus dreams of a foreign city under attack from an ancient, godlike spell...and wakes to find Starhaven abuzz with news of that city's actual destruction. A second nightmare makes Nicodemus begin to question his own sanity. When there are more mysterious deaths, the authorities hunt him as a murderer. Tormented and desperate, Nicodemus has no choice but to flee his pursuers so that he can discover the truth about the murders, the nature of magic...and himself."--Dust cover flap
Member of
Summary
Hampered by his inability to spell in a world where magic must be written in order to work, gifted young wizard Nicodemus experiences disturbing dreams in the wake of an ancient demon's murderous campaign that suggests that Nicodemus's spelling problem may be related to a curse
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
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343808
Cataloging source
QBCL
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Charlton, Blake
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Spellwright trilogy
Series volume
0001
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  • Wizards
  • Murder
  • Magic
Target audience
adult
Label
Spellwright, Blake Charlton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Tor, 2010
Control code
000045554941
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
350 p.
Isbn
9780007332755
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)540108900
Label
Spellwright, Blake Charlton
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Tor, 2010
Control code
000045554941
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
350 p.
Isbn
9780007332755
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)540108900

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