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The Sorcerer's House: The Old Testament and Series Conclusion

Last post, if you made it through, thanks again.

Overall, I found writing this blog series much less satisfying than “Knight Notes.”  I felt  (rightly or wrongly) that I solved just about every major question in the WK.   599 more words

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The Sorcerer's House: WK Connections

In my “Knight Notes” blog series, I proposed that the SH was a “companion” novel or unofficial sequel to the WK.  The following are connections or similarities between the two works: 561 more words

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The Sorcerer's House: Compiler's Note and Character Fates

Letter 44 is followed by a “Compiler’s Note”

The unidentified Compiler explains that he has obtained the letters that make up the SH from Millie, Madame Orizia and Tina Hawes Kojac, Sheldon’s daughter. 859 more words

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The Sorcerer's House: Ambrosius

In this post I will try to solve the mystery of Ambrosius.

The name Ambrosius is of course associated with the Merlin figure of the King Arthur legend.  823 more words

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The Sorcerer's House: Letters 41-44

Letters 41-44: The Riverman, A Terrible Mistake, Final Report, Home!

Letter Summaries

Letter 41 is the climax of the SH, and is from Bax to George. 1,069 more words

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The Sorcerer's House, Letters 38-40

Letters 38-40: Manjushri, Be Cool, Dear John

Letter Summaries

Letter 38 is from Bax to Millie. He describes his longest visit to Faerie in the company of Winker. 331 more words

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The Sorcerer's House: Letters 34-37

Letters 34-47:  Fox and Wolf, The Duelist, Wherever You Are, The Challenge

Letter Summaries

Letter 34 is from Bax to Millie.  He reveals his guess that Martha Murrey was at the funeral for Alexander Skotos, which Doris confirms. 510 more words

Gene Wolfe