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What's with the name?

Allow us to explain.

This is just like magic!

The Rules of Magic, According to… Well, Everything, Ever

If you have ever wanted to figure out how magic works, go could do more wrong than to peruse this exhaustive compilation of magic systems in fantasy fiction, complied and displayed by io9. We’re going to post the biggest snippet of it we can behind the jump, but it leaves out several columns and a significant portion of the bottom of the chart. Here we go:

Well, that’s as much as we are physically capable of showing you. The list is alphabetical, so at Mists of Avalon, there’s still plenty of stuff to read over at io9, and they’re taking suggestions of things they left out. Go check it out!

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  • Kate Karlson

    This is a beautiful, beautiful thing. It warms my geeky heart.

  • Carmen Sandiego

    I want one for Tamora Pierce, both Tortall and Emelan realms.

  • Anonymous

    I really appreciate that Hocus Pocus is on this list.  Win.

  • Ellen Scott

    I see Robin Hobb’s Farseer trilogy! /love

  • Frodo Baggins

    Sweet cuppin’ cakes. This is both exhaustive, and exhausting!