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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:
9781101196656
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Series:
Magister , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
148,834
File size:
892 KB
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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Wings of Wrath 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
ConfuzzledShannon More than 1 year ago
The second book in a trilogy Wings Of Wrath brings back characters such as witch Kamala who makes a connection with magister Rhys.  Many other characters such as Rhys half sister  Queen Gwynofar.  There is political intrigue, war, a little romance, magic and evil supernatural beings.  I read this not knowing it was second book in a trilogy so the characters were unfamiliar to me. I began to like the characters Kamala and Rhys together although not liking how it ended up.  It took awhile to warm up to Queen Gwynofar and of course there was the evil queen you love to hate.    I think reading this first may have affected my thoughts on the Wings Of Wrath because it took reading more then half way through to connect with anyone or anything in the book.  I wished that there was some cheerful moments in the book and there really wasn’t.  There wasn’t a recap of the first book that some series do.  I would say that reading this did not make want to read the rest of the series or go back and read the start.
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noelle18 More than 1 year ago
Pretty good .... I wanted to give it a 3.5 but ... no half stars can be used. Nicely written story. Good characters. Different take on magic.
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Creative and compelling! I read her books till I am too tired to meep my eyes open!
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