Magebane

Magebane

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by Lee Arthur Chane
     
 

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ISBN-10: 075640679X

ISBN-13: 2900756406799

Pub. Date: 10/04/2011

Publisher: DAW

Four centures ago, the world changed. A devastating war swept the lands, and the MageLords, who had long ruled by virtue of their spell powers, were driven to a distant place, separated from those they had ruled by a magical Barrier. With magic banished from the rest of the world, the MageLords became mere legend and people turned to science to improve their lives.

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Four centures ago, the world changed. A devastating war swept the lands, and the MageLords, who had long ruled by virtue of their spell powers, were driven to a distant place, separated from those they had ruled by a magical Barrier. With magic banished from the rest of the world, the MageLords became mere legend and people turned to science to improve their lives. But if one man has his way, all that is about to change...

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ISBN-13:
2900756406799
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Pages:
496

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Magebane 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, I'm a sucker for any book with an airship on the cover, but more often than not, steampunk (hate that term) tends to be disappointing. The technology is often absurd. In this novel magic clashes with technology but both come off as believable. The magic has structure and limits, and the technology is recognizable. It's a great story with realistic characters. Although the magical realm is medieval in nature, the dialogue is modern. The contrast is often laugh out loud funny. Best of all, you don't need to wait a year to find out how it ends.
harstan More than 1 year ago
It is Year 776 since the Great Barrier ended the revolt by the masses against the ruthless ruling MageLords. On one side of the barrier the industrial revolution has led to great advances in technology and to a thriving democracy. On the other side the MageLords rule the kingdom of Evrenfels where Commoners are slaves to these brutal masters. At birth two babies are switched. Prince Karl is actually a commoner who is heir to the throne. Brenna is actually a MageLord who has been raised amongst the masses though she is the rightful heir to the throne. Minister of Public Safety Lord Falk plans to rule over the kingdom as it was before the great barrier was constructed. He must kill the king and the heir to claim martial magical law in Evrenfels. However, no one is prepared for Anton and the Professor to breech the barrier in an experimental airship. This an excellent epic fantasy with several fabulous twists and plenty of betrayals. Loaded with action, the arrival of Anton and the airship destroy the uneasy social fiber of Evrenfels. Readers will enjoy Anton's awesome adventures in a land in which magic is only a branch of physics. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story mixes magic with unlikely heroes who change the future of a world dominated by an aristocracy of mages. Spun in the book are plots and counter-plots that end with a surprising twist.
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