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Hugh Cook

Hugh Cook’s work blends fantasy with science fiction. Mr. Cook died of brain cancer in August 2008. You can read about his battle at his blog.

The Wizards and the Warriors: I would normally have steered clear of this book

The Wizards and the Warriors by Hugh Cook

With a title like The Wizards and the Warriors, I would normally have steered clear of this book for the foreseeable future. I don’t think I’m overly snobbish, but it just brings to mind so many B-movies of the fantasy genre from the late 70’s and early 80’s starring has-beens or never-will-bes that I wouldn’t have expected much of it, and would certainly not have desired to plow through 500+ pages of what I would have at most expected to be mildly entertaining, and perhaps moderately wince-inducing, fluff. Other reviewers I trust, however, conspired against me and assured me that there was much more to The Wizards and the Warriors than that. Turns out they were right.

I vaguely recall seeing some of HUGH COOK’s books in the CHRONICLES OF AN AGE OF DARKNESS series on ... Read More