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The Siege of Wonder

(1976)
(The third book in the Books of the Wars series)
A novel by

 
 
After centuries of fighting wizards, dedicated scientists have found the answer to winning the war: turn magic into science. Reduce it to its final empirical base, to be read and studied. But to gather such information, the Special Office decides a transmitter must be implanted in a legendary unicorn, the prize talisman of the most powerful magician. Then it can spy upon the highest councils of sorcery and the daily transmissions analyzed. Wearing this electronic eye, Aden enters the Holy City and carries out the mission. But it leaves him vulnerable to the wonders of enchantment, and he wanders the middle ground between two warring forces. Eventually he realizes the eye must be retrieved or the unicorn destroyed before science learns the innermost secrets of divine creation. As scientific rationality picks up momentum and the enchantment of the enemy crumbles away before it, Aden -- and those out to stop him -- races to find the unicorn.


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Hardback Editions

June 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Siege of Wonder
Author(s): Mark S Geston
ISBN: 0-385-11359-5 / 978-0-385-11359-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

September 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Siege of Wonder
Author(s): Mark S Geston
ISBN: 0-8095-3146-1 / 978-0-8095-3146-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Pr
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September 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Siege of Wonder
Author(s): Mark S Geston
ISBN: 0-87997-325-0 / 978-0-87997-325-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Siege of Wonder
Author(s): Mark S Geston
Publisher: Gateway
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Siege of Wonder
Author(s): Mark S Geston
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK