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The Sorcerers' Plague: Book One of Blood of the Southlands

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  • Posted May 27, 2011


    Alittle slow but good build up @ the end! Worth reading 4 sure

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  • Posted September 7, 2010

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    Coe did it again. Coe wrote another awesome fantasy series which delivers promising evil magic and evil doers.

    Coe hits big with this latest series. A great read that plays off the same characters form his second series he wrote Winds of the Forelands. Coe brings the main character back and illustrated a epic picture of a true hero of mankind or qirsi another magical race Coe created. This book is jam packed with amazing melee action as well as deadly curses. Coe is a great at showing you both sides of the character, the way the world portrays them and the way the character portrays himself. A great book with fantastic adventure and action.. of course you cant expect anything less from Coe. Great read.

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  • Posted September 7, 2009

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    Sorcerers Plague:Little by slowly

    This book in my opinion does not start out, nor in the middle does it grab you, like the previous series. The small interlude in the beginning set the tone for the whole book! The plot was easily figured. Enter Grinsa and Cressene, with a suddenly very whiny and unusually girlie Cressene. What changed in basically a few days? To be honest though, by the end I was ready for the second book! So, where is it?

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A fine fantasy

    The Southlands are populated by three groups who distrust one another. The Oirsi practice a life stealing magic the Mettai use blood mixed with the earth to cast spells and the Eandi do not use any form of magic. Over six decades ago a deadly enigmatic plague destroyed the Mettai village of Sentaya killing everyone except a child Lici. No one seemed to know the cause, but because the disease was mysterious and life stealing the Mettai assume the Oirsi wielded a magical epidemic.------------------- Sixty-four years later the same plague strikes again at Kirayde, the village where Lici resides. Meanwhile Lici vows vengeance against those who caused the endemic disaster years before using blood earth magic to attack the Oirsi even as she vanishes. However, elder Besh from her adopted village begins to fathom a pattern that every place Lici visits the disease follows. He fears she is abusing blood earth magic, but wonders who she is to be able to do this.------------- Book one of the Blood of the Southlands trilogy is set in the same captivating world as the Winds of the Forelands saga takes place. In fact some characters from the latter appear in the former. Readers will enjoy the cast as David B. Coe examines racism caused by ignorance of the other tribes as much as by the acceptable form and use of magic. Fans of the author will rejoice at this strong return to the Coe realm.------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2007

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    The Sorcerers' Plague is one of Coe's best to date! The characters and settings are crafted so vivedly they seem to jump out of the pages. Grinsa jal Arriet continues to capture the hearts and minds of his readers and I found myself just as captivated with this character as when I first read the Winds of the Forelands novels. A new side is given to the Weaver, and he is full of new surprises. New cultures and a new race of people are two of the many exciting surprises awaiting those who have yet to read this masterpiece! I highly recommend it to ALL readers!

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