- Categories:Gender, Short Story
- Title "The Impression of Power", In "Sword and Sorceress XIV,"
edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. ", (C) 1997, Magic, Shapeshifter,
A young enchantress applies for the position of king's enchanter,
but is told by the guard captain that the king wouldn't accept her
-- the king is actually seeking a man, preferably an old man, who
gives the appearance of power. Later that night, the enchantress
transforms herself into an old man who looks the part of a wise and
powerful wizard; long white beard, robes with astrological symbols,
the whole bit. There's also an effective twist implying that our
sorceress turned sorcerer may be someone we've heard of, but I
won't spoil that one.
originally posted by Aralu on 2001-01-14, no edits, entryid=4995