Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane

By Audrey Niffenegger, Gemma Files

This remarkable number of new fiction has an extrordinary checklist of members, it's the first actual advertisement assortment to add an unique brief tale from the overseas no.1 bestseller Audrey Niffenegger, writer of The Time Traveller's Wife; positive factors along the NYT Bestseller Dan Abnett and extra bestselling authors corresponding to Christopher Fowler, hurricane Constantine and plenty of extra.

Niffenegger says: "I'm extremely joyful to be fascinated with this undertaking. My tale is termed The unsuitable Fairie and is set Charles Altamont Doyle. He was once a Victorian artist who used to be institutionalized for alcoholism. He used to be additionally the daddy of Arthur Conan Doyle, and he believed in fairies."

They assemble in darkness, sharing old and arcane wisdom as they control the very topic of truth itself. Spells and conjuration; legerdemain and prestidigitation – those are the mistresses and masters of the esoteric arts. Magic comes alive of their fingers. British fable Award nominee, Jonathan Oliver, gathers jointly 16 tales of magic, that includes a few of today’s best practitioners, together with Audrey Niffenegger, Christopher Fowler, Gail Z. Martin, Gemma Files, Thana Niveau, Robert Shearman, Will Hill, Sarah Lotz, Storm Constantine, Dan Abnett, Sophia McDougall, Alison Littlewood and Lou Morgan. "This is a spellbinding assortment, and excellent analyzing for a season that lives and dies through its surprises." -- Tor.com

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