Sekenre: The Book of the Sorcerer
Cover of Sekenre: The Book of the Sorcerer
|Cover artist||Stephen Fabian|
|Genre||Fantasy short stories|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Mask of the Sorcerer|
Sekenre: The Book of the Sorcerer is a collection of fantasy short stories written by Darrell Schweitzer featuring his dark fantasy protagonist, the child sorcerer Sekenre, a sequel to the novel The Mask of the Sorcerer (1995). The book was illustrated by Stephen Fabian. It was first published as a trade paperback by Wildside Press in 2004.
The collection consists of twelve stories of Sekenre, originally published from 1994-2004 in a number of fantasy fiction magazines.
- "On the Last Night of the Festival of the Dead" (from Interzone no. 90, Dec. 1994)
- "The Sorcerer's Gift" (from Worlds of Fantasy & Horror, Win. 1996-7)
- "King Father Stone" (from Interzone no. 103, Jan. 1996)
- "The Giant Vorviades" (from Interzone no. 99, Sep. 1995)
- "The Silence of Kings" (from Weirdbook no. 30, Spr. 1997)
- "Vandibar Nasha in the College of Shadows" (from Adventures of Sword and Sorcery no. 7, Sep. 2000)
- "In the Street of the Witches" (from Weird Tales v. 56, no. 4, Sum. 2000)
- "The Lantern of the Supreme Moment" (from Space and Time no. 93, Spr. 2001)
- "From Out of the Crocodile's Mouth" (from Weird Tales v. 58, no. 1, Fall 2001)
- "Dreams of the Stone King's Daughter" (from Weird Tales v. 59, no. 2, Win. 2002)
- "Seeking the Gifts of the Queen of Vengeance" (from Odyssey, iss. 2, 1998)
- "Lord Abernaeven's Tale" (from Weird Tales v. 60, no. 2, Jan.-Feb. 2004)
The stories relate various episodes in the life of the immortal sorcerer Sekenre, who stopped aging physically when he first became a sorcerer when still a child, as he confronts various threats and challenges while attempting to maintain some semblance of humanity down the ages.