The Naming of Kinzel

Three stories of power, innocence, and magic.

Kinzel the Foolish: Meet Kinzel, 'prentice to Mad Siljan the herb lady. Not quite the village fool. Not quite. And does it take a fool, or a wise child, to bargain with a unicorn?

Kinzel the Innocent: Against his master's—and his own!—expectation, Kinzel has won a wizard's staff, and, having done so, he can no longer stay in his master's house.  So, he sets to see the world, finding it as wondrous as the world seems to find him. It's a good life, but it may be a short one, for Kinzel has made powerful enemies.

Kinzel the Arbiter:  Two wealthy townsmen vie for the affections—and the gifts—of the grey crow.  But to whom does the crow belong?  That is the question the traveling wise man Kinzel is called upon to decide.

Kinzel a triple decker delight
Like other great 20th-century fantasies it is rooted in concepts and powers that are older than conscious memory…Lee and Miller have included int he pages of The Naming of Kinzel most elements of classic fantasy"—Morning Sentinel

Cover Art by Colleen Doran

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish originally appeared in Fantasy Book, June 1984
The Naming of Kinzel: The Innocent originally appeared in Fantasy Book, December 1984
The Naming of Kinzel: The Arbiter originally appeared in The Naming of Kinzel Midnight Edition, June 1987, General Avocations

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ISBN: 978-1-935224-15-0

Copyright 1984, 1987, 1990, 1998, 2011 by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Published April 2011 by Pinbeam Books

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