It’s no secret that I read a lot of fantasy. It is my favorite genre, with mystery coming in a close second. Since I know that I’m not alone in my love for swords and sorcery, I thought we would play “Who’s That Mage?” tonight.
- This guy learned he was a wizard on his eleventh birthday from an half-giant who had tracked him to a shack in the middle of the sea.
- He is the Sam Spade of the wizarding world. He solves magical mysteries and fights demons with a battle staff, a Colt .45, and a cat named Mister.
- He gave his heart to a fire demon, who helps keep his castle moving.
- She becomes her kingdom’s Green Witch when her aunt falls under the family curse.
- Even though everyone thinks he is a great and terrible wizard, he’s really just a humbug (until he comes back in book four and starts learning real magic).
- Most of her magic is just headology, but when she needs to, she really prods donkey.
- And on that note, who needs to put “Wizzard” on his hat?
- She is a musician and the youngest Wild Power in the Gale family.
- He is the aptly named seventh son of a seventh son, and apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard, Marcia Overstrand (who has a fondness for purple python boots).
- She is the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, but she’s also a thirteenth child. It takes some wise teachers and an infestation of magical beetles to convince her that she is not terminally unlucky.
- She is a hereditary witch who learns to deal with sorcerers with a little dime-store and industrial magic.
- She is in the hands of a goddess, but her Gift has little to do with earning her knighthood.
So, who did I miss? Who is your favorite literary magic user?