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Magelord

The Spellmonger Series, Book 3
Auteur(s): Terry Mancour
Narrateur(s): John Lee
Durée: 31 h et 39 min
5 out of 5 stars (85 évaluations)
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Minalan gets medieval!

When you defeat the invading goblin army, get knighted on the field of battle, gifted with lands and gold, usually your happily-ever-after is...happy. But now that Minalan the Spellmonger has been ennobled and enfiefed, Sire Minalan has a task cut out for him that makes defeating goblins seem like child's play: moving his very pregnant bride and a few thousand refugees from Boval Vale into the remote, sparsely peopled Domain of Sevendor. But when he arrives, he finds the land withered from neglect and filled with superstition and suspicion. A third of his domain has been conquered before he got there, and the castle he now owns hasn't been maintained in decades. As Minalan manages the challenges of being a noble, being a mage knight, being the lord of the manor, being a landlord, and fending off a belligerent (and well-armed) neighbor, he also has to learn how to be a husband, father, and a leader of the people.

Then the fateful night his son is finally born, Minalan learns the nature of fear, as he, his family, and his very realm are forever changed when the spell he casts to save their lives transforms the land. Minalan, his apprentices Sir Tyndal and Sir Rondal, his dour but efficacious castellan Sir Cei, and his moody wife struggle through the winter and defend their domain in his attempt to prove what a Magelord can do for his people when he puts magic in their service.

But in the distance, the threat of a renewed war with the goblins looms as they approach the Riverlands, the Gilmoran baronies that are the heart of the Duchies. The contentious High Magi convene to constitute the new Arcane Orders, while the fanatical Royal Censorate of Magic plots to defeat them, and the thousands of hedgemagi, witches, and footwizards they terrorized now see Minalan as a hero. The sinister family schemes to promote Duke Rard II to become King Rard I of the newly united Kingdom of Castalshar - over a pile of bodies, if necessary. And suddenly, out of the sky, fall dragons in the service of the Dead God to strike at the strength of the nascent Kingdom.

How can Sire Minalan fight goblins, plots, poverty, and politics, all from his remote and rustic vale, while keeping the peasants in line and the Warbird of West Fleria at bay? With wit, courage, determination, and a healthy dose of magic. And when the new king tasks him to find a way to slay a dragon, an ordinary knight might shy away from the quest. For Sire Minalan, it's just another day on the job as a magelord!

©2017 Terry Mancour (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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fantastic read

You have to read the this book. one the best, most favourite main character you could ask for.

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A great listen!

Well performed. Delves deeper into the lore. First time meeting a member of the reclusive stonefolk.

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Great change of pace in the series

This was a wonderful change in the series. I love the step back from the war and the focus on the new lands
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This will be my last book in the series

Great first book .. the second was, okay .. this is awful.

The book (series? author?) has forgotten what made it good .. I get the backstory and information about magic in this world is necessary .. but 28 of the 31 hours = boring. If it wasn't for John Lee making it engaging I would have asked for my money back.

Stopping now.

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Awesome change of pace

Ever played a video game that gives you you own estate to build up piece by piece and customize? Like the Witcher or Skyrim expansions. Well this is that in literary form. Less fighting and a lot more quality of life and day to day. But that isn’t to say there isn’t any suspense! Fav book in the series so far, by a large margin.

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  • R. K.
  • 2017-07-28

Great book, superb performance.

Love the series, this is a great book to listen to. Well worth the money and great for those long drives.

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  • Moni
  • 2017-07-30

Love

I love the Spellmonger. Just enough sass and humility with plenty of drama to endear anyone.

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  • Ben
  • 2017-10-09

continues to enthrall

this is a great series. I am thoroughly enjoying it. The narration has gotten better with every book. Look forward to the next one.

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  • Richard
  • 2017-07-30

Few epic fantasy writers do it this well.

This entry is mostly works building, and I was still enthralled. It's rare for me to not get a bit bored and start skimming.

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  • sign
  • 2017-10-11

The biggest Flaw in this epic

The one thing I would change in great series is the speed in which it is produced on Audio....for the love Ishi' s fragrant slit....speed it up

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  • Tom
  • 2017-10-05

Thoughts from a Dungeonmaster.

I love high fantasy books, so I'm rather biased.
But noteworthy points is that I enjoy the detail of politicsinterwoven in the story, combined with the narrators range of "noble" voices makes it a breeze to listen to.
I also find it instructive and plan to use ideas from this series to further enhance my own Pen & paper Roleplaying Campaign.

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  • Samuel S.
  • 2017-07-31

great series

A great series. it's like following your average Joe as he becomes awesome. can't wait for the next one!

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  • Kaleb
  • 2017-07-31

Excellent, can't wait for the next chapter!

I really enjoyed this installment of the Spellmonger series. There were many new characters to enjoy and a fleshing out of old ones. I got to see just what the Spellmonger had been fighting for in the previous books and how he had changed in the process. The noble life doesn't seem so perfect any more, as I saw just how much work goes into it and how it kept Minalan on his toes from start to finish. Cant wait to see what happens next to the simple Spellmonger.

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  • Pat k
  • 2017-09-01

magelord

excellent story, cannot wait for the next one.
The performance has improved from previous books.

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  • Keith M. Karabin
  • 2018-08-27

Fun Listen!

The story is enjoyable and the narrator as well. Whimsical, not deep or high fantasy.

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