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A Blight of Mages

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  • Posted July 14, 2011

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    This is a well written super fantasy

    In Dorana, centuries before the Mage War, Barl Linden has incredible talent but is refused advanced training as a student mage by the Council of Mages. She knows her social status prevents her from proper instruction as the Council of Mages limits who is acceptable based on family.

    Due to his powerful autocratic father, Morgan Danfey is the youngest mage ever appointed to sit on the Council. He feels a horrific danger will assault Dorana, but since he lacks specificity his warnings are ignored as youthful inanity. Mages like his father insist they can handle any threat. Fearful and desperate he begins to study the forbidden magic that he concludes is the only hope against what he vaguely foresees coming.

    When Morgan and Barl meet, each recognizes much in common with the other. They share great magical skill; a belief the rules are too restrictive; and a forbidden attraction.

    This is a well written super fantasy that focuses predominantly on the initial meetings between Morgan and Barl prior to their heroics in the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker duology. The story line is fast-paced and loaded with action, but driven by the lead couple though there is much more. However, for fans of the saga, A Blight of Mages lacks some of the levels of suspense of the other Mages thrillers because we know what is to come after the events of this prequel. Still in spite of knowing the future, readers will appreciate the salad days of the dynamic duo as Karen Miller affirms her incredible fantasist writing skills with an exciting tale.

    Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    Must read

    This is the book that starts it all...must read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    Great read.

    starts out a bit slower than the rest of the series, but it doesn't disappoint, great prequel to the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Absolutly Great

    I loved this book. It answered so many questions from the mage duology. I would say that if you want to read the mage books then read this one first and then you will understand everything faster and not have any unaswered questions when you finish the duology.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

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    good for late teen and adults alike.

    Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye. for Readers Favorite

    This is a great book on tape that is not only entertaining, but also a well-done audiotape. The voice is pleasant to the ears, well-defined and enjoyable. This is a sequel to the 'Innocent Mages' series, which already has two books in it. I don’t know anything about them, except that the reviews are good.

    Barl is a special mage whose extraordinary powers are ready to burst out, yet no one pays attention to her because she is of lesser birth. She finds that her work as a clockmaker is a waste of her superior powers and insists on proving the university of mages wrong. Morgan Danfey, the youngest mage ever appointed to sit on the Council of the first blood, feels that a horrific danger will assault Dorana, his homeland. These warnings are strong enough to make him study the forbidden magic, even against his father and the council’s will. When Morgan and Barl meet, each recognizes many things in common with the other. Both their magical skill and their belief that the rules are too restrictive unite them. Then there is the forbidden attraction they have for each other.

    The story portrays lovable characters and an easy to follow story. The authors did a good job developing the characters in this book to make them the deep and strong characters used in the rest of this series. The plot isn’t the strongest I have seen. But it is just enough to whet your appetite for the other books in the series. It is good for late teen and adults alike.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    I have really enjoyed Karen Miller's other books, including Inno

    I have really enjoyed Karen Miller's other books, including Innocent Mage and the Awakened Mage; however, A Blight of Mages was just plain terrible. The dialog was drawn out, tedious and just boring. I skipped page after page and didn't miss a thing. It seemed like she was just trying to plump things up to make a fatter book. That was bad enough, but at least there was a good story going along.. until the last 150 pages or so. At that point the entire story shifted, went completely off track. She resorted to multiple pages of text in italics to yank the storyline away from the rest of the book, inserted it into a new place with a wholly new set of characters, introduced virtual superpowers to the heroine, and then ended it not with a conclusion, but with a period. Extremely disappointing. A waste of good reading time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Flame

    Dont reply to this. And if you do, I wont see it. Ever.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Emberheart to gemfire

    result 5

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