Mageborn: The Line of Illeniel

Mageborn: The Line of Illeniel

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by Michael G. Manning
     
 

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Mordecai has discovered his heritage and must take up the mantle of a lord of the realm, while figuring out what it really means to be a mage of the line of Illeniel. He is beset on both sides by allies and enemies trying to control or destroy his future. Gods and kings both seek to manipulate him for their own ends, and no matter what he chooses his loved ones will

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Mordecai has discovered his heritage and must take up the mantle of a lord of the realm, while figuring out what it really means to be a mage of the line of Illeniel. He is beset on both sides by allies and enemies trying to control or destroy his future. Gods and kings both seek to manipulate him for their own ends, and no matter what he chooses his loved ones will suffer. Will he risk destroying his love with a bond that might be her death, or face the madness that comes to wizards who embrace power without restraint?

Editorial Reviews

Lisa West
Love it!! Manning's imagination and attention to detail is fabulous! One of the best books I've read in a long time. I got so into it I could feel their feelings... it's even better than the first one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013261143
Publisher:
Gwalchmai Press
Publication date:
10/08/2011
Series:
Mageborn , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
29,766
File size:
617 KB

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Meet the Author

Michael Manning, a practicing pharmacist, has been a fantasy and science-fiction reader for most of his life. He has dabbled in software design, fantasy art, and is an avid tree climber. He lives in Texas, with his stubborn wife, two kids, and a menagerie of fantastic creatures, including a moose-poodle, a vicious yorkie, and a giant prehistoric turtle.

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Mageborn: The Blacksmith's Son 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
JeremySB More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I gave this book 5 stars because I enjoyed it a ton...despite the lack of good editing. Commas are a weakness for Manning, it seems. ;) However, it is easy to please me. All I need is a story (preferably first person) from the POV of a powerful magical being, and the more powerful he is compared to everyone else, the more I like the story (I suppose that there is a point where the main character's power would solve all problems quickly and ruin the book, but I've never read any so far). The main character in the Line of Illeniel (Mordecai...I think I spelled it right :P) has a fair amount of power, but nothing is too easy. One point I especially enjoy in these Mageborn books is Mordecai's willingness to research. There are so many (I repeat, so many) books where the main character discovers he has magical powers. And then...does nothing much. This character only learns more about his/her power when using it in a tight situation or something. But Mordecai actually experiments and is willing to research. +1 There was some more depth to this book than the first one, in my opinion. It was able to get me slightly emotional, which is a big achievement since I don't usually get emotionally influenced by books (although I am susceptible to humor...).
Robinwilde More than 1 year ago
Manning manages to create characters and a world so clearly that as you move through the book it is easy to imagine even the littlest of details. The magic, battles, stories within stories he creates are epic and although the idea of a young man coming of age who finds out he can do magic ..... is not new, Manning manages to give it a whole new twist and when you mix that with a truly great and unique writing style, Manning brings a much needed new breath into the world of Fantasy. I imagine we will be talking about this author with the likes of the best. Read the books, you'll see:)
LScott More than 1 year ago
Great characters, good story line. I look forward to reading more by Michael Manning.
faldain More than 1 year ago
Fantastic value. Great plot line, characters are realistic and well thought out. This is arguably my favorite series, and I cannot wait for the next book to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book more than the first and was pleased at the emotion it brought. I laughed and cried. It refreshing to pay 2.99 fir a book of 377 pages. They weren't chapter outlines or other wastes of space. BrynnS
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This author is very entertaining. I enjoy this series and anxiously await the next book.
askced More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and the characters. They were funny, exciting, engaging and all around complete characters. The dialog is the best. I am dieing to read the next book in the series.
Lorran More than 1 year ago
The writing is awful and the plot a study in stupidity. Avoid like the plague!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So-so