From Merlin to Faust


Authors: David McIntee Lesley McIntee
Mark Stacey

This 80 page paperback book is number 9 in the Myths and Legends Series of books that are available from Osprey Publishing.

From the wise and mysterious soothsayer with his long grey beard to the deathless necromancer practicing his dark magic’s in a forgotten dungeon, wizards have captured our imaginations since the earliest days of human storytelling, presenting us with some of our greatest heroes and villains.
This book collects the tales of the most interesting, popular, and important spell-casters, including such legendary figures as Merlin, Simon Magus, Zhang Guo Lao, Nicolas Flamel, Dr John Dee, and Johann Georg Faust, and examines their place in history and legend. Written in modern language, each tale captures the drama, the tragedy, and the wonderment that has ensured that these stories have survived the passing centuries.

The contents of this book are;

  • Introduction
  • The Original Wizards
  • Wizards of the First Millennium
  • The Wizard of Camelot
  • Wizards of the East
  • Wizards of the Renaissance
  • The Golden Age Wizards
  • Wizards Today
  • Bibliography

Myths and Legends 9, Wizards, provides readers with an enjoyable tour through the centuries looking at the most important Wizards and the stories that surround them. This book will attract Fantasy gamers or Role Playing gamers looking to research historical Wizards to add a degree of history into their games.

This book is available from Osprey Publications.

This book is available in three different formats, which are;



ePub eBook


PDF eBook