Mystic Warrior

Mystic Warrior

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by Tracy Hickman, Laura Hickman
     
 

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From the husband-and-wife team comes a monumental new dragon-laden fantasy series. "The scope, detail, meticulous planning and weaving and winding storyline . . . are just breathtaking."—R.A. Salvatore.  See more details below

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From the husband-and-wife team comes a monumental new dragon-laden fantasy series. "The scope, detail, meticulous planning and weaving and winding storyline . . . are just breathtaking."—R.A. Salvatore.

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Library Journal
Mystic Warrior is about the convergence of parallel worlds. In the human/dragon world, hero Galen Arvad is the proverbial "Everyman." Galen is special but denies and fights his destiny because he prefers to be just a blacksmith with a beautiful wife and an ordinary life. Despite his efforts, Galen dreams of other worlds, and inanimate objects talk to him. In his world this is a very dangerous condition as individuals displaying abnormal behaviors are called out in annual "elections" and carted away to a mysterious fate. After years of hiding his affliction, Galen is captured, leaving behind his wife, Berkita, and his friend, the dwarf Cephas, who set out together to rescue him. The audio is read capably by Lloyd James, who differentiates among humans, dragons, faeries, and goblins very clearly. Though it takes James a while to establish the difference in intonation and accents among the races, eventually one can recognize who is speaking. Recommended for fantasy collections, particularly those where dragon tales are popular.-Nancy Reed, McCracken Cty. P.L., Paducah, KY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446612227
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Bronze Canticles Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Mystic Warrior (Bronze Canticles Series #1) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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This was a book I was sorry to have purchased, I thought it was extremely simplistic to the point of stupidity, I have loved other boks by this auther but this series is an unfortunate exception !!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sorry to say I was bored throughout the book, I kept reading hoping it would get better.....it did not. Margaret's solo 'Mistress of Dragons' was awesome, Tracy should stick with writing alongside of her and tell his wife to go knit a sweater or something.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the best fantasy books I have read in a very long time. It was absolutely fantastic. If you like Dragonlance or Fantasy in general, I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Three worlds exist alongside one another. While each one has its own problems, seemingly separate, in a magical way, they are all connected. On one world, magic and madness are two sides of one coin. Ruled by dragons, the world's towns are culled of the mad and the magically gifted in the rite of Election. Those chosen are taken away, never to be seen again, as if they never existed. Galen is a man whose dreams are filled with magic and madness both, so while he is horrified to be Elected, it is unsurprising. Being elected brings him into contact with other chosen people and involves him in a quest to save all three worlds. On one world, the fairys live, and their fate is tied to a princess. On the third, the goblins and their machines rule, but for some reason, the machines are being problematic. All three worlds' fates rest in the hands of 'madmen' and dreamers. ................ *** The Hickmans have created a highly complex world system. At its heart is love and loyalty. At times it may be difficult to see how the three plotlines interconnect, but it is a challenging read for the academic fantasy lover. ***
Guest More than 1 year ago
Three different worlds exist in different dimensions but what happens in one world affects the other two............................ In the world of humans and dwarves, the seven dragons rule. An annual festival is held in which those that are mad or have Deep Magic are taken away from their homes never to be seen again. Galen Arnold hears inanimate objects talk and visits other realms in his dreams and he is caught by the Inquisitor and brought to a central location where others like him are trained to fight in a war that the general populace doesn¿t know exists............................ The Titans once ruled another world but all that is left is machines that don¿t work and books that are used for burning. The goblins want to fix these machines but the only one who has an affinity for them is Mimic who rises to power........................... Queen Tatayna¿s world of faery is besieged on two fronts. In the north the centaurs and satyrs struggle to take control; while Lord Pheor in the south plans to overthrow her highness and marry her daughter to become the ruler. The faery seeker Dwynwym struggles to find a truth that will save her homeland............................. Galen¿s Deep Magic has the power to influence events in the other worlds and is strong enough if he learns to use it properly to change his own......................... Tracy and Laura Hickman have created fantasy worlds that exist on separate planes but impact each other. Just how deep they interact will be explained in further installments of The Bronze Canticles. Each world is different and fascinating with characters created specifically for that realm. Readers will care about several protagonists, hoping they survive their trials and tribulations. The Hickmans deserve an award for originality and creativity...................... Harriet Klausner