I think it was a comedic fantasy short story. The mage grows up and heads off to challenge a more powerful mage, who turns out to be his mother. After the battle, she reverses his age until he is a baby, then sets about raising him again.

He may have been a necromancer.

  • Off to a good start, but if you haven't already, can you take a look at this guide and see if you can edit in any more details? – Edlothiad Jul 25 '18 at 10:21
  • Welcome to SFF! Can you take a look at this guide and edit in anymore details you may remember. For example, when did you read this? – TheLethalCarrot Jul 25 '18 at 10:21

I think this is one of the stories in 'Third Time Lucky; and other Stories of the Most Powerful Wizard in the World' by Tanya Huff. Possibly the title story, as it is mentioned that she has reverted and re-raised him before.The wizard, Magdalene, is also very lazy, and likes spending most of her time sunbathing. It makes a change to have a wizard who doesn't want to rule the world!https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24965354-third-time-lucky

  • Yes this sounds very like the story. I have the anthology and the story is a close match. I can edit in supporting quotes if you like. – John Rennie Jul 26 '18 at 10:27

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