Sekenre: The Book of the Sorcerer

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Sekenre: The Book of the Sorcerer
Cover of Sekenre: The Book of the Sorcerer
Author Darrell Schweitzer
Illustrator Stephen Fabian
Cover artist Stephen Fabian
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy short stories
Publisher Wildside Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 239 pp
ISBN 978-0-8095-1078-8
OCLC 60348078
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.[1]

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.