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The Mageborn Traitor (Exiles Series #2)

The Mageborn Traitor (Exiles Series #2)

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by Melanie Rawn
     
 

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The Mage Guardians have survived the war-barely. Now Mage Captal Cailet and her sister Sarra are struggling to rebuild their society-politically, economically, and magically. Yet though defeated, their ancient enemies, the Malerissi, have not been destroyed, and under the leadership of Cailet's and Sarra's sister Glenin, these masters of a darker magic are once

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The Mage Guardians have survived the war-barely. Now Mage Captal Cailet and her sister Sarra are struggling to rebuild their society-politically, economically, and magically. Yet though defeated, their ancient enemies, the Malerissi, have not been destroyed, and under the leadership of Cailet's and Sarra's sister Glenin, these masters of a darker magic are once again weaving a web with which to entangle the entire world. And even as Cailet's dreams of a restored Mage Hall become a reality, Glenin prepares to strike at the veryheart of both her sisters' power...

• The second novel in the Exiles trilogy!
• 1.8 million copies of Melanie Rawn's DAW books in print!
• All of Melanie Rawn's books have been national bestsellers
• Stunning cover art by Michael Whelan

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Rosemary Moran
Cailet, the Mage Captal, dreams of starting her own Mage Academy, where she will train Mageborn children to take their rightful place in society on Lenfell, the world where the Mageborn retreated after their gifts were perceived to be a threat to the non-Mageborn, those possessing no magic. As her dream becomes reality, her sister Sarra moves forward with her plans to reorganize government for the benefit of her people. Cailet and Sarra are opposed by Glenin, their sister, who is aligned with the evil Malerrisi. Glenin will stop at nothing, not even using one of her own offspring, to bring about the destruction of her sisters' accomplishments. This second volume in the Exiles trilogy will appeal to those who appreciated the first in the series, The Ruins of Ambrai. The writing is fast-paced, the plot is convoluted and intriguing, the characters are richly drawn, and the society is similar enough to our own to be easily understood, yet different enough to pique the reader's interest. Rawn's attention to detail, together with the well-developed characters and exciting story, create a seemingly real fantasy world. VOYA Codes: 4Q 2P S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses, For the YA with a special interest in the subject, Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780886777319
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Exiles Series, #2
Pages:
784
Sales rank:
843,979
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.88(h) x 6.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Melanie Rawn, the author of DAW’s bestselling Dragon Prince trilogy—Dragon Prince, The Star Scroll, and Sunrunner’s Fire—is a second-generation Californian who, after graduating from Scripps College with a B.A. in history, worked as a teacher and editor while writing her first two novels. She lives in a small town outside Los Angeles and keeps cacti as pets. She can be found at melanierawn.com.

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The Mageborn Traitor (Exiles Series #2) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
BosekeVonBorkle More than 1 year ago
I have read this book more than ten times in the past 15 years and I would recommend it to any fan of the fantasy genre. However, I must warn anyone that reads this series. You are going to be in for tragically long wait for the final book. I have been waiting for the last book since this book came out, and that was 15 years ago. I fear that the conclusion to this tale may never be written. If you are the type of person, like me, that really hates unfinished works, avoid this series until the final book comes out. It is an injustice to the literary world that this amazing series may never be finished.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with you. I have been waiting since this book came out for the final book and it has just never come. The first two were GREAT. I want to know what happens and am so frustrated that she basically just dropped the ball. I have refused to read any of her other books just on principle because I feel so let down that she didn't finish what she started.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Melanie Rawn writes intresting books with intersting characters. My friend and I can curl up with a good book and read throught the day and night. She has just started the series but we both can't wait till the third book comes out. Oh, why did so and so have to die?
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I really enjoyed the second of the series 'The Exiles' moreso than the first book. Doom and gloom pervaded both volumes and I hope for a brighter future for those the exiles....but where is the conclusion? I wonder if Ms. Rawn and Robert Jordan went to the same writers school...Hanging in the Breeze University of Writers.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved it. it definatly picked up wonderfully from the first book, i hate books that leave gaping holes. but, yeah this is a completely wonderful book, but how could it not be? Melanie Rawn wrote it, LUV her books!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved the first book very much and when i was done i bought this one right away, now that i have read them each two times i have only one question, where is the third book?!?!?!!?
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was my favorite out of the two! melanie is an excellent author, and i love the way women have a prominent role. the only thing is she killed off my favortie character! (i love col!!) oh--the only drawback--no third book yet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's incredibly well-written and the plot twists though some of them you can kind of see coming *totally knew which one was Glenin's son*. I disliked the way she kills off all the great male characters in both books (I really liked Val & Aidan) and the characters relationships made me all tingly inside. I really do think Joss and Cailet would make a good couple, she needs some love after what Glenin did to her besides its only what? A 17 year age difference? o.o;;
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a GREAT book! I TOTALLY loved it-I brought it with me everywhere, and stayed up till 1 AM to finish reading it! The only bad thing is she killed off one of my favourite characters! My favourite character is Taigan (don't worry she didn't kill her) and also Collan and Gorynel Desse.But, I'm glad she killed off that awful despicable-NOT GOING TO TELL YOU WHO IT IS IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T READ IT YET-. Ilove that Melanie makes the characters REALLY realistic-with flaws like normal people! And also, I liked the WOMEN OF GREAT STAUS AND POWER-men with nothing-although It messed up some of the things, so it turned out bad. It has loads of twists and turns-and that JORED! AUGH! I am ready to kill him for what he did to Taigan! And I'm also gonna kill Melanie for a) What she did to Collan b) Not coming out with the next book for THREE YEARS (Or so I'm told) PS-I HOPE Joss and Taigan get to be a couple-but his apparent Crush on Caliet (EW, can you say WAY TOO OLD?) will definitley make things difficult-but it'll probably be part of the plot in the next book, which I'm sure will be just as good, maybe even better! (HURRY UP MELANIE!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly an outstanding book, but you must read The Ruins of Ambrai first! I was a little afraid what new volume 2 could give being so long an all, but it was just as exciting and great as the first!This was the first book I started reading all over again right after finishing it!Only flaw:been waiting 3years now for the sequel!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book and I love all of the books that Melanie Rawn has written. However, the rate at which these books are published is terrible. I want to read the next installment before I completely forget the previous! I love the way she writes, and I like the reality with which she writes. I like the fact that she isn't afraid to kill the good guys as well as the bad (unfortunately they tend to be my favorites).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read this book at least 5 times and every time, I find something else I love about it. It was just as good as the first one, and Im anxiously awaiting the next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This fantasy novel by Melanie Rawn was terrific! Full of suspense, magic, love, and betrayal, this book makes for a great read! I stayed up till 3AM to find out who was the traitor and what happens. Of course, what good book is without it's tragedy? This one is no exception, but that does not take away from the fact that is simply an excellent book. I can hardly wait for the next one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A truly entertaining story about love, hate, right, wrong and magic! Rawn shows you the deepest heart of her characters (but not all their secrets). They are PEOPLE. This family is torn in 3 different directions by the 3 girls, each knowing they are right and the rest of their world gets swept up in the battle! A great series. Unpatiently awaiting the next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down. The plot and characters are exquisite. Loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been hooked by Ms Rawn's writing since reading Dragon Prince. Part two of this Exiles trilogy is as wonderful as the first!! I can't wait for part three!!!