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Lythande Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Back cover blurb:

Lythande (pronounced Lee THOND) was pledged by sword and spell to forever fight the forces of chaos...

A pilgrim Adept of the Blue Star, Lythande had mastered all the true magics of the world. But the power of an Adept was always bound to a Secret, and whoever discovered this sorcerer's Secret could steal away the Blue Star power, leaving the Adept defenceless, fit only for death...

And Lythande's Secret was the most dangerous of all, setting the mage apart from all humanity, forcing Lythande to war against spell beast, sorcerer, thief, swordsman, and the magic of the gods themselves...

As an added bonus, Lythande includes a special guest appearance by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Vonda N. McIntyre

Stories in this book include:

  • The Secret of the Blue Star
  • The Incompetent Magician
  • Someone Else's Magic
  • Sea Wrack
  • The Wandering Lute
  • Looking for Satan
        by Vonda N. McIntyre

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By Marion Zimmer Bradley:

  • The Secret of the Blue Star - Thieves’ World, ed. Robert Lynn Asprin, Ace, 1979 or Jamie and Other Stories: The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Marion Zimmer Bradley, 1985
  • The Incompetent Magician - Greyhaven, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1983
  • Somebody Else’s Magic - F&SF; Oct ’84
  • Sea Wrack - F&SF; Oct ’85 or Moonsinger's Friends, Ed Susan Shwartz, 1986
  • The Wandering Lute - F&SF; Feb ’86
  • Lythande - DAW 1986
  • The Walker Behind - A Magic Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic, ed. Magaret Weis 1987 or F&SF; Jul '87 Issue #36
  • Bitch (ss) - F&SF; Feb ’87
  • The Malice of the Demon - F&SF; Sep ’88
  • To Kill the Undead - Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Issue #23 Spring, 1994
  • Here There Be Dragons? - Excalibur, ed. Richard Gilliam, Martin H. Greenberg, and Edward E. Kramer 1995
  • The Gratitute of Kings - ROC Books, 1998
Moonsinger's Friends
F and FS #36

Moonsinger's Friends

F&SF; Jul '87 Issue #36

By Vonda N. McIntyre:

Lythande also appeared in the Magic of Ithkar series that Andre Norton co-edited for a few volumes.


Last Revised: April 2000.