The Phoenix and the Mirror by Avram Davidson
(Prologue Fantasy)

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A Landmark Fantasy Adventure

Inspired by the legends of the Dark Ages, The Phoenix and the Mirror is the story of the mighty Vergil—not quit the Vergil of our history books (the poet who penned The Aeneid), but the Vergil conjured by by the medieval imagination: hero, alchemist, and sorcerer extroaordinaire

Hugo Award winner Avram Davidson has mingled fact with fantasy, turned history askew, and come up with a powerful fantasy adventure that is an acknowledged classic of the field.


About Avram Davidson

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Avram Davidson was a Hugo Award-winning novelist, short story writer, and essayist. With nineteen novels and hundreds of short stories and essays to his name, he won the World Fantasy Award three times. His science fiction and fantasy works are considered a cornerstone of their genres.
Published August 1, 2012 by Prologue Books. 275 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And greatly was the power of Vergil the Magus when, after many adventures gathering the ore of tin and ore of copper, he cast the virgin mirror for Lady Cornelia (no mean sorceress herself).

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The book begins with Vergil being chased by manticores through the sewers of Naples, and it ends with a surprise and a twist, but the middle of the book bogs down with too many details about Vergil’s travels and the construction of the mirror.

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