by Fritz Leiber
Cover Artist: Chris Mcgrath
Review by Judy Newton
Orb Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765324061
Date: 29 September 2009 List Price $14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Conjure Wife is a reprint of a novel originally published in 1943. It feels like it: the reader must accept the thesis that women run the world in secret, with men oblivious to the web of spells all around them. Further, if men knew that magic really works, one of them could (overnight!) systematize the hit-or-miss corpus of spells used by the women to defeat the best of them at her own game. From official release/information:
Product Description: Professor Norman Saylor considered magic nothing more than superstition. Then he learned that his own wife was a practicing sorceress. But he still refuses to accept the truth…that in the secret occult warfare that governs our lives, magic is a matter of life and death. And that unbeknownst to men, every woman knows it.
(Source: Orb Books)