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A belligerent springtide!  

Being the most powerful wizard in the world can be a challenge....  

After defending his fledgling realm against the undead lord Gaja Katar all winter long, Count Minalan of the Magelaw faces a new threat in the spring: the Nemovort Shakathet, favored of Korbal, leading the mighty hordes out of the Penumbra. This time, Minalan faces a real strategist; one who drives his armies with purpose and efficiency. The road to war leads through Megelin Castle and the vulnerable lands to the south of Vanado. Old enemies will become allies, and old friends will become valuable assets.   

War, however, is not what is preoccupying Minalan; the knowledge of the end of the world is. As he broods on existential issues and debates with various goddesses and Alka Alon about Calidore’s fate, he must overcome his own fears and anxieties and impose order on the situation before everything goes into the chamber pot.  

The solution? Hire an Arcanist, a specialist in the obscure and trivial, to organize and investigate the many matters Minalan has to manage and bring them to order.

©2020 Terry Mancour (P)2020 Podium Audio

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another great book

please evolve this into a space odyssey, that would be so dope.

also evil AI is soooo overdone, please don't do that.

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Another exceptional book

You are a truly gifted writer and narrator combination. I hope you never finish the story and we can all enjoy it for years to come.

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amazing

just another amazing addition to the series. I am always left wanting more of this story.

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The Series once started you won't stop

Great in depth story telling. T.M= LEGENDARY STORY WEAVER. J.L > >>= MASTER TELLER .

There isn't one book in this series that isn't spectacular. Each book is worth it's wieght in gold. I'm so glad i found this series and can't wait for the next books.

I'm an avid listener, I don't tend to write reviews. Enough said!

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Great book!

The only thing I found wrong with it was the length is shorter then most of the others and its quite depressing 😕

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  • 2021-01-14

Plot progression is crawling but still great

Like many epic fantasies the plot progression has slowed to a crawl in many ways as the world expands and threats are not fully resolved while new threats and plots get added to the pile. That said I'll happily read next story so as long as you can deal with that its another safe bet

performance as in all up to this point was again fantastic

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Good book

Another great addition to series, beginning felt slow but great set up for the next book

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love this series

Any story can have negative reviews of personal preference. This series has provided all that I expect from a fantasy series. Overall, 5*s all around but with a few tweeks. Equal parts long and short term plot to keep interest in the current scenario and wondering where its all leading. The humour, while predictable, is balanced for each of the characters are well defined. The unexpected heros arrive timely with unusual solutions. I VERY much enjoy the narrators choices in voice and can only imagine the facial expressions. Looking forward to more.

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love it but dear God... please end the story...

my only beef is that there are so many plot points it feels like it will never come to a end... I guess I'll find out how this end in book 32...

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Amazing book!

Overall one of my favorite series wish the over all plot continued faster. Despite this the series still captivates me every step of the way. Cant wait for the next addition.

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  • harlan pirrung
  • 2020-12-05

great but a few of the chapters are out of place

like the Rest of the series the story was great but around the hidden Castle chapter they bring in the Cat of night with out any contact then go in to finding the hidden cave at the iron hill castle. the book also talk about the cows that haven't been gifted to him yet. then the next chapter bring up the cow goddess so some need to edit the book a bit better.

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  • Kinnar
  • 2020-12-03

my first review

thank you for writing this ( I do mean all of this) it is truly beautiful.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-06

it was ok

i was expecting a little more story progress thatn a drawn out war and a couple meetings

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  • Ryan
  • 2020-12-02

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Another great book from the installment. Love the performance great story looking forward to the next installment👍🤗

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  • Danny Metzcalf
  • 2020-12-07

A season of war and cattle

This book is an in-depth telling of a single war. It is more narrowly focused and descriptive than previous but is definitely a Spellmonger book. (There's humor, goblin-squashing aplenty and even an F-bomb). This book has a darker tone and sense of foreboding. The computer Forseti, the Alka Alon, Prince Tavard, who is the more dangerous enemy and can anyone or anything be trusted? What of the only choice is to work with those who might betray you? The plot moves forward the world building and narrative, revealing secret histories that we have previously guessed at. Storylines that took several books to build up to are cleanly and sometimes hilariously wrapped up. Caswallen the Fox is back and vainglorious as ever, and a joy to behold as even more goblins are reduced to a fine, red mist.

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  • kyle saiki
  • 2020-12-03

fantastic book!

Terry Mancour has written another great book! The spellmonger series is a superb story line.

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  • Jason R Chambers
  • 2020-12-04

Another fantastic entry in this series!

The worst thing about this book, as with the previous ones, is that I'm left wanting to know what happens next. I can't wait for book 13!

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  • 2020-12-04

Great Cow March

This, honestly has to be the best book of the series. Terry Mancour has outdone himself with this one. Simply marvelous.

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  • Andrew J. Riemer
  • 2020-12-17

Just can't get enough!

I had forgotten I pre-ordered this one, so was delighted to receive the notification that it was available. Immediately I was drawn back into the Spellmonger's world, full of memorable characters and compelling storylines. As usual, the narration is excellent, with Lee's voice now as comforting as that of an old friend.

My only complaint at the time of writing this review is that I now need to again wait for the next installment!

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  • 2020-12-04

Amazing depth, occasionally long winded

One of the best series to be hooked into. Great depth of character, an understandable and gradual introduction to the world created produced many delightful tales. Arcanist is a great addition to the saga.
A reader may begin to wonder is there an end to this tale?

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