Anthony is best known for The Last Rune series, which he developed to explore the idea that reason and wonder need not exist in conflict. Recently[when?] he has written a trilogy under the pseudonym Galen Beckett, beginning with a novel The Magicians and Mrs. Quent, whose blurb, similarly to The Last Rune, claims that the book was written to given an answer to the question "what if there was a fantastical cause underlying the social constraints and limited choices confronting a heroine in a novel by Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte?". While the dust jacket also heralds The Magicians and Mrs. Quent as an "enchanting debut novel", it is not in fact the author's debut novel as he has published several works previously.
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