Emilie Dequenne Fanboy
I'm fiddling with a short story with a D&D style illusionist co-protagonist and it got me wondering if there were any books along those lines. None come to mind - help me, if you can!
Yeah, they do lots of divination and some warding too. Really they're generalists, but it's a setting where high power damage and environmental control are actually *high power*, and the Black Company is good at trickery even in mundane ways, so the mid-rank wizards they have use illusions and cleverness a lot.The only thing I can think of off the top of my head are the first few Black Company books. The mercenary company's wizards Goblin and One-Eye are not exclusively illusionists, but they use a lot of such spells, to intimidate, to conceal, and for playful sparring. It helps that they can concure nastily real effects as well, so their enemies never know what to expect.