Mageborn: The Line of Illeniel [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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?
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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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013261143
  • Publisher: Gwalchmai Press
  • Publication date: 10/8/2011
  • Series: Mageborn , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 42,120
  • File size: 591 KB

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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Powerful, Smart, Creative Main Character.

    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...).

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2012

    Unbelievable!

    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:)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Good story line. I will continue looking for this author.

    Great characters, good story line. I look forward to reading more by Michael Manning.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2012

    Wonderful Book

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2012

    The writing is awful and the plot a study in stupidity. Avoid li

    The writing is awful and the plot a study in stupidity. Avoid like the plague!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    So-so

    So-so

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Great read!

    This author is very entertaining. I enjoy this series and anxiously await the next book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Super follow up to book 1. loved it... more please

    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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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