Help me identify this fantasy novel
June 8, 2008 11:58 PM   Subscribe

About six years ago, a friend lent me a fantasy book, I'm trying to figure out what it was called. The main character was raised (and possibly summoned) by a wizard deep in the forest, near the beginning of the book the wizard's power starts to flag and the young boy has to leave. He ends up in a castle and when he hears certain words it triggers memories from his past life.
posted by atrazine to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is really vague. Wizard, forest, castle, fantasy....not much to go on in the way of narrowing it down. If you could recall anything else at all - more plot, someone's name, the cover art - it might help.
posted by iconomy at 5:12 AM on June 9, 2008

It doesn't sound exactly right but could it be Wizard's First Rule, by Terry Goodkind?
posted by gaspode at 6:01 AM on June 9, 2008

I could be way off course, and my memory is kind of fuzzy, but could it be Elminster - The Making of A Mage by Ed Greenwood?
posted by tomcochrane at 6:48 AM on June 9, 2008

Best answer: You might be looking for the Fortress series by C. J. Cherryh. The character is brought forth by a wizard, the wizard's power is failing and he has to go out into the world and discover his true identity.
posted by mmkhd at 7:54 AM on June 9, 2008

Response by poster: Amazing!

And from such vague clues too (a fantasy book with a wizard, well I never...)
posted by atrazine at 9:54 AM on June 9, 2008

Not too vague, I knew exactly what you were talking about but could not remember the name. The Foreigner series by the same author is also excellent but has a totally different feel - focus on the sociology or maybe anthropology of world inhabited by two intelligent species (one human, one native) with very different emotional and logical wiring.
posted by metahawk at 4:09 PM on June 9, 2008

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