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The Sentinel Mage
     

The Sentinel Mage

4.8 11
by Emily Gee
 

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"Dark and compelling. Emily Gee is a storyteller to watch." -- Nalini Singh, New York Times best-selling author

In a distant corner of the Seven Kingdoms, an ancient curse festers and grows, consuming everything in its path. Only one man can break it: Harkeld of Osgaard, a prince with mage's blood in his veins. But Prince Harkeld has a bounty on his

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The Sentinel Mage 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
LG1488 More than 1 year ago
Typical plot of a hero's quest to right a ancient wrong and save the world. The main characters are well rounded and have enough emotion to be interesting but not too much to be annoying. The other characters are also fleshed out enough to keep the story moving along. The plot moves fairly quickly and usually sticks to one story line. There is a second story line but it doesn't even begin to make its place in the novel until the very end of the book-kind of confusing as to why it is there at first. The plot is complex enough not to be boring but simple enough to follow with out difficulty. Look forward to the next book-hope it comes out soon.
VickieFL More than 1 year ago
Loved the book.....waiting on the sequel.....haven't heard anything about when it would be coming out though and was wondering if anyone knew.......
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People were easy to fall into and kept it suspencful through it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next one.
DLJ16 More than 1 year ago
A compelling story that won't let you put the book down.
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I highly recommend reading! I look forward to reading more....
ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
Great Start to a New Epic Fantasy Series Goodreads Blurb: <blockquote><strong>Her magic may be the only thing that can save a prince&mdash;and the Seven Kingdoms.</strong> In a distant corner of the Seven Kingdoms, an ancient curse festers and grows, consuming everything in its path. Only one man can break it: Harkeld of Osgaard, a prince with mage&rsquo;s blood in his veins. But Prince Harkeld has a bounty on his head&mdash;and assassins at his heels. Innis is a gifted shapeshifter. Now she must do the forbidden: become a man. She must stand at Prince Harkeld&rsquo;s side as his armsman, protecting and deceiving him. But the deserts of Masse are more dangerous than the assassins hunting the prince. The curse has woken deadly creatures, and the magic Prince Harkeld loathes may be the only thing standing between him and death.</blockquote> A stunning saga has begun with this book. Sweeping scenery, compelling characters, plots and conspiracies, all twisted between those taught to abhor magic and those trying to save them all, with the help of their magic. Into a land peopled by those who eradicated all traces of magic long ago come people who are magic, and together they must find a way to stop an ancient curse before it destroys all the people of the land. Of course the land is broken up into kingdoms, and the one person who can stop the curse comes from one of the most ruthlessly held kingdoms. He is a prince whose father is a hard man, anxious to maintain the family legacy of expanding their territory, and he'll stop at nothing to redeem his name. Not even if it means he must use his own flesh and blood to get what he wants. Prince Harkeld is a great protagonist, albeit a very reluctant one. For the only reason he is the savior is due to his tainted blood. It turns out he has been bred for this very purpose, and though he may become the savior everyone needs, he will lose everything he's ever known before that can happen. His fear and frustration are palpable, making for unpleasant travel companions. Especially when he loses his last hope, or so he thinks at the time. But is it really? Of the mages that have come to help him stop the curse, Innis is the central figure. The youngest Sentinel in history, she is also stronger than any of her companions. Yet she is the least experienced, and struggles with feelings and situations she's never faced before. One of those problems she faces are her changing feelings for the Prince. In the midst of this epic tale stands the brave young Princess Brigitta. She is related to Prince Harkeld, and had been using him as a shield from their father, who wants to marry her off to a horrid Duke. The Duke is a man just like the King, grasping, greedy, cruel, and small-minded. Can she survive her betrothal to him? Yes. But when the wedding date looms, will she be able to stand being his wife, or will she take her own life to escape the life of never ending torment facing her? The world is well developed, just as the characters are. The conflicts are viscerally real, yet those working to stop the curse must learn to set aside their ingrained prejudices if they want to have a snowball's chance in hell of surviving the coming times. The reactions and responses of the characters are unfailingly authentic, making for an excellent read, while the pacing is steady and continually engaging regardless of whose story is currently being told. An excellent start to an epic fantasy that will most certainly earn its place alongside the other beloved epic tales by internationally renowned authors.