Vergil Magus

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

The Phoenix and the Mirror Publisher's Summary

A Landmark Fantasy Adventure

Inspired by the legends of the Dark Ages, The Phoenix and the Mirror is the story of the mighty Vergil - not quite the Vergil of our history books (the poet who penned The Aeneid), but the Vergil conjured by the medieval imagination: hero, alchemist, and sorcerer extroaordinaire. Hugo Award winner Avram Davidson has mingled fact with fantasy, turned history askew, and come up with a powerful fantasy adventure that is an acknowledged classic of the field.

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  • Book 1

    • The Phoenix and the Mirror

    • Vergil Magus, Book 1
    • By: Avram Davidson
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Inspired by the legends of the Dark Ages, The Phoenix and the Mirror is the story of the mighty Vergil - not quite the Vergil of our history books (the poet who penned The Aeneid), but the Vergil conjured by the medieval imagination: hero, alchemist, and sorcerer extroaordinaire. Hugo Award winner Avram Davidson has mingled fact with fantasy, turned history askew, and come up with a powerful fantasy adventure that is an acknowledged classic of the field.

    Regular price: $17.96

  • Book 2

    • Vergil in Averno

    • Vergil Magus, Book 2
    • By: Avram Davidson
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    He was a master in arts magical, but not yet Incantor et Magus. Now Vergil Magus, the powerful sorcerer-poet, returns in the long-awaited prequel to Avram Davidson’s best-selling novel of fable and magic, The Phoenix and the Mirror. Here, Vergil’s extraordinary adventures begin as he journeys into the hideous heart of evil and darkness….

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Read Avram Davidson, but don't start here.

    • By Katherine on 03-20-15

    Regular price: $17.96

  • Book 3

    • The Scarlet Fig or, Slowly Through a Land of Stone

    • Vergil Magus, Book 3
    • By: Avram Davidson
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    The Last Manuscript of a Masterlt began with an accident, as if Fate had a plan for Vergil Magus.... After his trials in the Very Rich City of Averno but before his crowning achievement of a certain magic mirror, the great sorcerer and alchemist finds himself on a journey nothing short of epic. Sure he is slated for death in Rome, Vergil seeks safety in the far reaches of the Empire - and finds a world teeming with wonders and magical oddities.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Will have limited appeal

    • By Katherine on 03-20-15

    Regular price: $17.96