The Wizard and the Warlord: The Wardstone Trilogy Book Three

The Wizard and the Warlord: The Wardstone Trilogy Book Three

by M. R. Mathias




The Wizard and the Warlord
The Wizard and the Warlord is the gripping conclusion to the epic trilogy that M. R. Mathias wrote in a Texas prison. This compelling volume brings the elves, dwarves, giants, and the dragons into the story again as our heroes, led by High King Mikahl and the great wizard Hyden Hawk, are forced to fight for the fate of the Kingdoms. This time, they do so against the terrible creature that Gerard Skyler has become, and the legions of demon-beasts at his command.

From M.R. Mathias,
This is the CONCLUSION to The Wardstone Trilogy. It has taken me several years and a lot of sleepless nights to complete this grand work. When I decided to become a writer I gave it my all, from the moment I put the inkpen to paper in prison, to the new epic I am halfway through writing now. I hope you like reading Wardstone as much as I enjoyed writing it and bringing it to fruition.

You may see some of these characters and locals again, but the story of Claret and mighty Ironspike comes to its magnificent end here.

Enjoy the journey, M.R.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478174639
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/04/2012
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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The Wizard and the Warlord: The Wardstone Trilogy Book Three 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
SheriKHoff More than 1 year ago
The conclusion of the Wardstone Trilogy-Book 3- The Wizard and the Warlord provides a dramatic and exciting finish. In MR Mathias style, new characters are introduced and action is fierce and fast paced while beloved characters from the previous two books act to fulfill their destinies. Humor and heartbreak are interwoven themes. We see both heroic actions and desperate actions. Unexpected alliances develop. Not every character survives and some are permanently wounded. The characters who remain experience some closure and new beginnings in the final chapter of the book. All are forever changed. I do recommend that people read Books 1 and 2 first, but Mathias does give enough information so one could enjoy this book as a stand alone adventure. Seeing this grand story end was rewarding, yet I felt sad, too. I wanted the possibility of knowing what happens next to characters I cherished. Perhaps, at some point Mathias will continue the story or write a spin off. I know a trilogy has delivered for me when I am not quite ready to let it go.
Ebienic More than 1 year ago
Mikahl and Hyden have no choice but to face the demon hellbeast that Hyden’s brother, Gerard, has become. Mikahl isn’t sure why Hyden insists on all the side quests, but he trusts Hyden’s instincts in these matters. He just hopes that Hyden can get back in time to join with him and all of Xwarda in one last stand against all of the demonkind loosed from the Nethers. If he can’t the age of men is surely over. I thoroughly enjoyed the gripping conclusion to the Wardstone trilogy. I love that Mathias isn’t afraid to kill beloved or introduce new characters even in the final act of his beloved story, and honestly I love the story behind the story, of Mathias’ journey through prison to write this saga. I look forward to seeing the rest of the universe Mathias creates and hope that we learn some of the stories of those sidequests and minor characters, as well as the history of the realm. I think that this could develop into a huge fantasy universe given the chance; and Mathias seems quite capable and willing to bet on second chances. I look forward to more!
Romuald Dzemo More than 1 year ago
The Wizard and the Warlord is Book Three in the Wardstone Trilogy by M.R. Mathias, another gripping tale of magic and intrigue, laced with unrelenting action. Gerard Skyler, like the Lord of the Dark Tower in Lord of the Rings has embraced darkness and is about to submerge the kingdoms in its depths if nothing is done and done soon enough. Now the High King Mikahl has to bring together all the forces he can to stop this powerful evil from destroying his people. The scene is set for yet another intense and roller coaster action as the company of elves, dwarves, dragons and other creatures join the King and the great Wizard Hyden Hawk to fight Skyler. The Wizard and the Warlord is a wonderful tale of courage and bravery in the face of evil, a story that is flowered with a lot of humor, intelligent and insightful passages, and one that demonstrates the power of good over evil. Again, the characters are as usual --- compelling and drawn from a world of legend, but Mathias makes readers feel like these characters were just sitting across the table with them. Book Three of the Wardstone Trilogy has many merits and it’s no doubt that readers will be absorbed into the action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Wizard and the Warlord, the final book in the wardstone trilogy did not disappoint. The characters Ive come to love in the previous books are all back to fulfill their destinies. And there are some new characters introduced that are fighting alongside Mik, Hyden, and Phen to destroy evil. There is plenty of action, and also humor. Im sad the it was only a trilogy, as Im left wanting more!
VeronicaR More than 1 year ago
The Wizard and the Walord, by M.R. Mathias, is book 3 in the Wardstone Trilogy. Having read the first two and being blown away, I had high hopes for this one and I was not disappointed at all. This is the last book in the series, and Mathias hit it out of the park, in my opinion. Everything was tied up nicely, and the ending made a lot of sense. It was pretty dramatic, which is what I was hoping for. What I enjoyed most about the last book in this series was the descriptions, and how Mathias made everything come alive. I truly felt as if I was in the book with the characters; they jump right off the page. Also, with the amount of explanations and descriptions included, someone could easily read this as a stand alone, even though I would not recommend that since the entire series is amazing. All of my favorite characters survived, so that was a major plus. Overall, I was very pleased with this one and would not hesitate to recommend.
JLaper More than 1 year ago
THE WIZARD AND THE WARLORD by M. R. Mathias is the third book in the Wardstone Trilogy bringing to conclusion the wonderful story that started in the first book THE SWORD AND THE DRAGON. With the charming and wonderful characters bringing this book life with each word that graces the pages. The character are part the environment that Mathias has created making you feel as if you are standing right there with them experiencing the same things that are. As the story progresses it moves with ease of building that makes you want to know what is to happen next and once the action starts it it well worth the wait. I really like the cover of this book, with the young dragon resting at the feet of the adult giving the feeling that the book is about new life and change. As with the first two there was not much about this one that I disliked about it. There was not a whole lot about the characters to connect with so I didn’t connect with any of them. The editing and formatting is done well that i found not mistakes in either areas. The whole flow was not that hard to follow, parts of the chapters are broken up into sections indicating a lapse of time or going from the viewpoint of other characters within the same scene. It worked all together to tell the story. I recommend this book to any teenager or adult that is into fantasy novels. It is good story and worth stepping into the wonderful world that M. R. Mathias has created.
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
Now that Wizard Pael and his daughter Queen Shaella are dead, High King Mikahl is tasked with overseeing the rebuilding of the cities of his kingdom. Unknown to him though, the demon beast that Gerard has become, is inhabiting Shaella’s body as he prepares his final destruction of all beings that occupy the world he has been banned from. I’m glad my favorite characters have survived so far. With the continuous action though, you know that some are not going to survive. I hate that too. Without spoiling it, I’ll just say that my most favorite character doesn’t make it, and I felt as lost as everyone around him did. The final showdown was very intense and I kept holding my breath with each battle, scared of losing more beloved characters. With all the doom and gloom going on, I really appreciated the interspersed humor.