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Court Wizard

Spellmonger, Book 8
Auteur(s): Terry Mancour
Narrateur(s): John Lee
Durée: 35 h et 56 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (79 évaluations)

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Description

When Pentandra got married and took a new job, she knew it would be tough.

Ducal Court Wizard is supposed to be the cushiest of assignments for a mage, full of stipends, laboratories, and expense funds. But when you join the Orphan Duke’s expedition to reclaim, recapture, and restore his shattered realm to health, you have to expect things to be...less cushy.

With the south in full rebellion, the goblins stirring on the northern frontier, and the summer capital being run by a corrupt baron and a gang of thugs, things could be better. But those aren’t the worst of her problems: Pentandra is learning how to live with her new husband, Arborn, while the town is driven to distraction by an incarnate sex goddess who is organizing all of the whores, a mopey spellmonger, a nun addicted to gambling, a prude sent by the queen, undead skulking through the shadows, and a mysterious blind girl shows up in her office claiming to be her new apprentice!

It’s enough to drive any woman mad, but Pentandra is not just any woman...she’s the hope of the Alshari Wilderlands, the woman everyone knows as the Court Wizard!

©2018 Terry Mancour (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Au global

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  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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The majesty continues to build

"Mostly harmless?" Or "Just evil enough to be interesting"

What to say about Court Wizard? Should I mention that this book runs concurrently with Enchanter and provides a wealth of character development expanding an already impressive stable of unstable personalities? Would it be apropos to gush over the richness in the world building or exploration of magical physics? Perhaps a nod in passing to the new crew of adversaries and the fully fleshed form they take? Or should the review be more simply a double thumbs up to the excellent story telling conducted by a very skilled and talented narrator?

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
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Enjoying the series

I have enjoyed the series so far. While I find that the story would have been much better if it had been more then one narrator.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous storyline

We absolutely love this series. great writing and a great performance. I highly recommend it.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant Fantastic

If you like detail and depth this is the best book ever for you Keep it up Terry Mancour/John Lee can't wait to hear more.

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars

Not happy with Terry!

Well this book is a serious letdown for me, I thought I was getting the next book in the Spellmonger series, well I was sorely mistaken.

This is by far one of my most favourite book series on Audible, but this book will not be included, I doubt I will even finish this book. In fact im more than likely going to have my credit refunded.

If you want a book that basically goes nowhere and focuses on Pentandra and the Eeshey God of love or lust or whatever then this book is for you. For the first few hours of this book I was asking myself is the whole book going to be about this crap, then I got curious and jumped to a few later chapters and realized yes.....yes indeed its about Pentandra and Eeshey. Whats worse is there seems to be 35 hours focusing on one bloody festival including Characters I don’t and will never care about. Are you serious Terry??? 35+ hours of shite content that adds no substance to the spellmonger series??? This book should be a standalone side story, or possibly 2-3 hours in a proper Spellmonger book, you know like some basic tying backstorys together, but an entire book dedicated to a crapy and I mean Crapy story. Wow im so disappointed that an Author like Terry would release this.

Maybe you the reader of this review will like this book, good luck.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

yoooo!!!!!

I loved it I am heavily invested in the series love them all more of a look into Alshar

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Scott
  • 2019-04-22

Boring.

Not sure what is going on with this series, but the last two books have been a bugger to get through. Narrator did a fantastic job as always, but could not make up for the lack of direction this book had . Not sure I'll be buying the next one. The first books in the series are great. And it seems as if the story ended 2 books so.

12 personnes sur 14 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Philip Wright
  • 2019-06-10

a great addition if slightly weaker

Performance was solid once again. The more I listen to John Lee the more I realize how impressive his narrative skills are compared to several other narrators I've listened to.

The story itself is hard to pin down. Overall, I enjoyed the different perspective and what went down in the book. I especially enjoyed the many foresights Mancour added towards the end of this book about events far ahead into the series. I have to say I'm pumped to follow the series.

Despite that, the plotline felt odd and decentralized. Mancour doubles down on his unnecessary explanations of things the reader should have hammered into one's head at this point; don't get me wrong, I understand the need to re-explain parts of a story for each new addition to a series, but there were several of these where I wondered where the editor was vacationing for so long. And I swear that I had maybe 5+ occasions where I asked myself, "wait a second. shouldn't [character] already know this?". I actually saw that some readers decided to skip this one.

Though I sort of understand where they're coming from, I would still recommend this to any avid fan of the Spellmonger series. It provides a really neat overlapping of some previous events as well as adding to the main plotline. The character development is fantastic and deserved. And while I couldn't be certain how well Mancour did at developing the thoughts and feelings from a female perspective, I do applaud his attempt at diversifying his narrative.

3 personnes sur 3 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Ruki
  • 2019-04-18

A whole lot of nothing...

When i saw the length, i could barely control my excitement. 35 hours of Minalan, sign me up and throw away the key.
Unfortunately, this book is actually only about 14 hours long.

Let me explain:
The first three hours, set the stage for the book. The next important event doesn't happen until 21 (mind numbing) hours later, at hour around 24. During this time there are countless political meetings and combating insurgents using misdirection. A whole lot of talking, zero to little doing.

When my wife read the book, (shes a skipper), we found that she had 95% of the story, and enjoyed herself, using the above timings. If this was not a book related to Minalan, i would have given up around hour 5-8.

Minalan is not involved.
This book's 14 hours of actual story does advance the spellmonger series, but there are quite a few hoops to jump through.

13 personnes sur 16 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Brian D. Hall
  • 2019-06-10

Thought it might be a waste but still enjoyed it.

The story was advanced in a way I didn't expect and it was entertaining. Much better than I expected based on the synopsis.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Neptune1994
  • 2019-06-09

another great installment for a wonderful seriea.

series. was another great volume of the apellmonger series. I enjoy the narrator and it was great to see the story advance from penny's view.

2 personnes sur 2 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • TheToal
  • 2019-06-06

another great one!

I really like how this book is written from the viewpoint of Another character ... so refreshing and well done. I also like how the books are not all strictly one timeline but mesh into each other and are complimentary. great series.
narrator is number one A grade super.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Robyn Green
  • 2019-05-27

Spellbinding

Love this series. Desperate for the last two books to be available. You cannot predict where the story will lead you. So many twists, the characters always evolving.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Daniel Francis
  • 2019-03-27

Worst of the best

I love this series it’s a great one full of good characters and compelling plot. But most of this book is just the last book told from Penny’s perspective. Which would have been more interesting if it wasn’t most of the same material. The end did move the plot forward, a little. But there is not a lot of set up groundwork done for the last book.

8 personnes sur 10 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan J Robertson
  • 2019-03-26

Sometimes alternative views make for a good story

while most of this book is a recount or the last from another point of view it was not long until I was enjoying the story even though I knew parts of it.

2 personnes sur 2 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-29

Story is not as good as the first few books

I thought the earlier books in the series were better. The story kind of dragged for me.

7 personnes sur 9 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente