- Categories:Animal, Book
- Title "ALL THE SHATTERED WORLDS", (C) 1979, Magic, Action, Fantasy,
pub Manor Books, ISBN 0-532-23154-6
This novel is really a collection of three interrelated tales, with
only the first one -- set in a post-Apocalyptic time in which
roving magicians menace the remainder of society -- involving any
transformations. In this story of "NeoZitek", a wandering "good"
sorcerer, we find a large black mule which is kept in a village
stable and which is rumored to have once been a man. NeoZitek
proves this to be true when he probes the beast's psyche to
discover that a human mind still resides in the animal body.
Surprisingly, he doesn't restore the victim to his human form,
dooming him to remain in his four-legged, braying condition
forever. There are a few other minor transformations of humans to
animals included in the story, especially when the good guys
confront the logal Magicical Terror in his own den. The rest of the
book is entertaining, too, though there're no other magicians . . .
unless you count "M*A*S*H"-styled psychic healers as magicians.
originally posted by Macaroni on 2000-12-31, no edits, entryid=5008