The Daemon Prism: A Novel of the Collegia Magica

The Daemon Prism: A Novel of the Collegia Magica

by Carol Berg


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Consumed with despair, the blind necromancer Dante seeks refuge in a magical puzzle—a puzzle that supposedly fulfills one’s utmost desires. But its actually a seductive trap, threatening to unleash the very cataclysm he fears...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451464347
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Series: Collegia Magica Series , #3
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Though Colorado is home, Carol Berg's roots are in Texas, in a family of teachers, musicians, and railroad men. She has degrees in mathematics from Rice University and computer science from the University of Colorado, but managed to squeeze in minors in English and art history along the way. She has combined a career as a software engineer with her writing, while also raising three sons. She lives with her husband at the foot of the Colorado mountains.

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“[Berg’s] insight into the nature of human good and evil, the constantly ebbing and flowing relationships among lovers and friends…consistently raises this novel above sword-and-sorcery routine.”—Publishers Weekly

“An amazingly complex and rewarding story. The Daemon Prism is certain to reward the devoted students of the Collegia Magica trilogy.”—Booklist

“One of the best fantasies I have encountered in years…Berg takes chances with her characters…that leave them imprinted indelibly on your memory and heart…wonderful.”—Science Fiction and other ODDysseys

“Enthralling and not to be missed.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Filled with action and feeling as if it occurs in a Berg version of the Age of Reason, fans will appreciate this stupendous story.”—Alternative Worlds

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The Daemon Prism: A Novel of the Collegia Magica 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
AdrianneM More than 1 year ago
Berg's characters are very deep and complex. They will haunt you long after you put the book down. Her prose enchants and drags you deep, deep into her mesmerizing world, and you will be hard pressed to remember that you're reading, much less put the book down. This book is the third in a trilogy, and I would highly recommend reading _Spirit Lens_ and _Soul Mirror_ first. All three books are incredibly good reads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An extremely satisfying end to the trilogy. Lots of suspense and tension along the way. A rousing good read.
VivalaErin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent ending to the trilogy. Dante finally gets his day; the depth of his character intrigued me from the first book, and it finally filled out in this installment. Not recommended for those who have not read the previous books, but if you held out for the first two, get this one too. Like the others, there is a lot going on. There are a few new characters and lots of changes of scenery. It takes work to keep up with the timeline, but if you keep reading it will come back around. Berg is such a great weaver, but she doesn't require you to follow it all yourself. She'll give you closure, but not until the story has reached it. This is a series I will read again, and I know there are plenty of things I must have missed that will surprise me the next time around.
dknippling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sorry, I like this series so much there's no room for rational thought about it. Was it good? What was good about it? What did you like about it? I have no idea. I got the box at six p.m. and read until 1 a.m. and was glad of it, that's all :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First you have to read them in order. This author is beyond amazing. The stories are so unbelivably written i just wish it hadnt have to ever ended.
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Falls asleep
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters just didn't hold my interest.