From Merlin to Gandalf, from medicine men to witch doctors, there have always been those who look beyond the everyday world, seeking out secrets far beyond mortal ken. They have held the power of life and death over their followers, have been advisers to the mightiest of rulers. Some have grown proud beyond their abilities and finally met their bane. Others have fulfilled their destiny and gone on to realms beyond our own. And all of them, whether they have followed the paths of good or evil, have captured the imagination of fantasy lovers everywhere.So let yourself be caught up in the magical enchantments of such word sorcerers as Dennis McKiernan, Josepha Sherman, Jane Lindskold, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Michelle West, Andre Norton, Diana Paxson, Jody Lynn Nye, John DeChancie, Jane Yolen, and Tanya Huff as they conjure up spellbinding visions of worlds--and wizards--previously undreamed of!