Wings of Wrath (Magister Series #2)

Wings of Wrath (Magister Series #2)

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by C. S. Friedman
     
 

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A masterwork of fantasy from the author of Feast of Souls...

Kamala, a peasant woman, has claimed the powerful sorcery of the Magisters as her own-the ability to draw on the power of the human soul without dying for it. But in her rise to power she finds herself hunted by the brotherhood, and flees to a land where spells are warped by a fatal

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A masterwork of fantasy from the author of Feast of Souls...

Kamala, a peasant woman, has claimed the powerful sorcery of the Magisters as her own-the ability to draw on the power of the human soul without dying for it. But in her rise to power she finds herself hunted by the brotherhood, and flees to a land where spells are warped by a fatal curse. A land that even Magisters fear...

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Publishers Weekly

Friedman delivers a rushed second installment of the Magister Trilogy (after 2008's Feast of Souls), set in a casually grim world where cloak-and-dagger political intrigue is necessary for survival. Kamala, witch turned immortal Magister, flees north to the barrier called the Wrath of the Gods in a desperate attempt to uncover the truth about how the mysterious Souleaters were once defeated. What she learns soon leads her to a dire prophecy that paves the way to war. Heroes and villains (if such terms make sense in this morally gray world) struggle with difficult and often sinister decisions, and while strong female characters dominate, male characters remain underdeveloped. Beautifully written but too short, this volume falls victim to overly simplistic plotting, and many unresolved questions await book three. (Feb.)

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Library Journal

The ancient creatures known as Souleaters have returned to threaten the tenuous civilizations that have grown up since the last great war that nearly destroyed the witches who powered magic with their own life energy and enabled the rise of the Magisters. The author of the "Coldfire" trilogy (e.g., Black Sun Rising) offers moments of both beauty and horror and characters who find themselves questioning their deepest beliefs. A strong addition to most fantasy collections.


—Jackie Cassada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756405359
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Series:
Magister Series, #2
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

An acknowledged master of Dark Fantasy, Celia Friedman is a John W. Campbell award finalist, and the author of the highly acclaimed Coldfire Trilogy, New York Times Notable Book of the Year This Alien Shore, In Conquest Born, The Madness Season, The Wilding and The Magister Trilogy.  Ms. Friedman worked for twenty years as a professional costume designer, but retired from that career in 1996 to focus on her writing. She lives in Virginia, and can be contacted via her website, www.csfriedman.com.

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