Of Spells and Demons

Of Spells and Demons

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by Kenneth McDonald
     
 

A demon attacks an outlying settlement in the mage-kingdom of Sacreth. The wizard Keric Olwyhn is sent to track the source of the attack, along with a hand-picked team of elite Border Wardens. Armed with the most potent magic that Sacreth can provide, Keric and the Wardens must confront and overcome not only demons, but dark magic and treachery as they try to

Overview

A demon attacks an outlying settlement in the mage-kingdom of Sacreth. The wizard Keric Olwyhn is sent to track the source of the attack, along with a hand-picked team of elite Border Wardens. Armed with the most potent magic that Sacreth can provide, Keric and the Wardens must confront and overcome not only demons, but dark magic and treachery as they try to unmask the cabal behind the incursion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011192463
Publisher:
Kenneth McDonald
Publication date:
08/20/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
393,519
File size:
781 KB

Meet the Author

I am an education consultant who works for state government in the area of curriculum. Prior to my current job, I taught American and world history at a number of colleges and universities in California, Georgia, and South Carolina. I started writing fiction in graduate school. In addition to my novels and short works, I have written a lot of serialized fantasy fiction that has been posted on the Story Hour forum at the Dungeons & Dragons fan site EnWorld.org, including stories placed in the Forgotten Realms, Shackled City, and Rappan Athuk settings. These stories have collectively received over two thousand reader posts and three hundred thousand page views. I am also an active member of the player community for the multiplayer computer game Neverwinter Nights, and have released over two dozen modules for that game on the Neverwinter Vault Web site. My doctorate is in European history, and I live with my wife, who is an attorney, in Sacramento, California.

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Of Spells and Demons 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Cathie50 More than 1 year ago
I got the prequel for this book as a free Friday book and finally got around to reading it. I bought this one as soon as I finished the first one, mostly because as the first book went on the writing got better. As a person who reads a lot of fantasy novels, and who also plays MMORPG's, the book intrigued me with its use of the many different mages, all culminating as we all know into the Archmage. I think the story was fun, and a much better book than his first one.
Book_Lover_Brenna More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It continues on from another one that this author wrote. It is not a short book and has a lot of exciting areas that I had trouble putting down. I don't know what the person was reading who trashed it but it wasn't the same book I read. Hope to read more from this author. Thanks for a good read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked tis book. It references a previous story, but you do not need it to follow the story line. I think it is fun read,
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't even make it halfway through. The reason for this is because I do not like knowing what is going to happen from the protagonist's view. I like suspense and mystery (if that is part of the story). When given this information where is the mystery? I had forgotten this from the time that I read the novel preceeding this and purchased this one. I will not be getting the next ones in this series. I do have to say that the remainder of the story was good and would have been almost 5 stars if not for giving the protagonist's view. I know that not everyone shares my point of view on this so if this is to your liking, I can reccomend this book for you.
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ParkAveReaders More than 1 year ago
Fun, exciting, nicely paced. Really nice full length work in the same world as Labyrinth. This is one of those books I was sad to get to the end. Nice development of the themes of the divisions of magical power and introducing layers of power structures and politics. Plenty of action, a resolution that opens up more questions, and a great cast of characters. I would really recommend this to anyone looking for a fantasy adventure.
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brjunkie More than 1 year ago
I'm surprised to find that some of the B&N readers who loved and wanted more from 'The Labyrinth' haven't contributed their reviews for 'Of Spells and Demons' yet. Personally, I would not recommend this book to any fantasy reader. I believe the only reason I stuck with it and finished it was because I paid for it, (granted $2 isn't much). I found that after reading the fun novella prequel, that this book was not the story that I expected it to be. It was somewhat boring and slow. Partnered with the Border Wardens, Keric and his team assigned by the University will travel to the Academy to learn if the unidentified slayer is an unfortunate coincidence or a warning of things to come and threaten the people of Sacreth. Apart from Keric, Paladin, and Bale, Zelfram is the only other mage of such power that is interesting to read about. Once Keric and Bale encounter the forest gnomes, the book finally gets really good. For me, the best parts were at the end, and not because that the book was over, but because that's where the power and skill of the author and characters truly shined through. I wasn't out anything for trying a new author; however I won't be reading any other books by Kenneth McDonald.