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Host: Rogue Mage, Book 3 | [Faith Hunter]

Host: Rogue Mage, Book 3

In a post-apocalyptic ice age, neomage Thorn St. Croix was nearly driven insane by her powers. She lived as a fugitive, disguised as a human, channeling her gifts for war into stone-magery. When she was discovered, her friends and neighbors accepted her, but warily. Not so the mage who arrives from the Council of Seraphs, who could be her greatest ally or her most dangerous foe. And when her long-gone sister, Rose, is revealed to still be alive, Thorn must make a choice - and risk her own life in the process.
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Publisher's Summary

In a post-apocalyptic ice age, neomage Thorn St. Croix was nearly driven insane by her powers. She lived as a fugitive, disguised as a human, channeling her gifts for war into stone-magery. When she was discovered, her friends and neighbors accepted her, but warily.

Not so the mage who arrives from the Council of Seraphs, who could be her greatest ally or her most dangerous foe. And when her long-gone sister, Rose, is revealed to still be alive, Thorn must make a choice - and risk her own life in the process.

©2009 Faith Hunter (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Hunter's world continues to expand in this highly original fantasy with lively characters where nothing can ever be taken for granted." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Stephaney Roxby Downs, Australia 02-10-11
    Stephaney Roxby Downs, Australia 02-10-11
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    "I am glad I purchased this book"

    Faith Hunter paints a pretty impressive image it is easy to emerge into her characters and place your self in the story line. I enjoyed the series and will look out for new books from this Author

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ducky Florida, United States 02-13-13
    Ducky Florida, United States 02-13-13 Member Since 2014

    Many say I am easily entertained because I have given many 5star ratings, but I KNOW what I like, have my favorites, and choose accordingly.

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    "I LOVE FAITH HUNTER'S BOOKS!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have, to friends, people I meet in book stores etc. WHY? Because Faith Hunter always delivers a wonderful world to loose myself in!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Thorn St Croix. I love her strength.


    Which character – as performed by Natalie Gold – was your favorite?

    I can't pick just one. I have Natalie Gold on my favorite narrators list.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I like what the trade size cover says..."The Apocalypse Takes Wing"


    Any additional comments?

    Faith Hunter has become one of my all time favorite authors. She never gives anything but her best!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Williams Splendora, Texas USA 06-19-10
    Cindy Williams Splendora, Texas USA 06-19-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story line"

    like the story line and the series, but at times want to fast forward thru her "visions" .

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Robyn North Ryde, Australia 05-20-15
    Robyn North Ryde, Australia 05-20-15 Member Since 2005

    I love to read. I never go anywhere without a book. My 'To Reads' are piled on my bed and in the bathroom. I listen in the drive to work.

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    "Breathless and twisting"

    I found the breathless, mournful narration of this series irritating and mostly inappropriate for the story. Instead of casting the central characters as the strong leader she should have been, she became almost put upon and a victim. The story itself has some really great descriptive passages and exciting scenes but the plot is just a bit convoluted for my taste.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mickie 05-23-14
    Mickie 05-23-14
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    "Editing Aweful"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The Editing of the audio is awful. you can obviously hear where they cut the audio. Never hear that in other books.

    The story was a decent story, wish I would have read these instead of listened to them.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    That's it....


    What didn’t you like about Natalie Gold’s performance?

    it wasn't her fault it was the audio editing


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-23-13

    Like Kevin Hearn, Robert Crais, Ellis Peters. Hate Romance genre.

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    "let's use the entire the thesaurus!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The interesting plot, strong characterizations, and uniquely intelligent religious speculation are deeply marred by the over use and misuse of excess (and incorrectly used) "vocabulary" words. Additionally the narrator's odd, randomly breathy phrasing is beyond maddening. It's a testament to how good the book is that I was willing to suffer through the narrator's mangling the pronunciation and phrasing.I say read these books, but read them to yourself.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Natalie Gold?

    Any one. Anyone at all. But I'd like to hear Luke Daniels tackle it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teniel 08-11-15
    Teniel 08-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    Okay I super loved this series! At first it was hard to catch on to all the new term and narrator because I just finished a 9 book series of the authors as well. I do not like the ending! There is definitely room for another book and I know that isn't happening, I am sad!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Loxahatchee, FL, United States 01-09-15
    Debra Loxahatchee, FL, United States 01-09-15 Member Since 2013

    I live in Florida, I'm Cerified Hypnotherapist, Recover Coach & Trainer, NLP, Theta Healing and Energy Healing. I'm all so a Process Server in Palm Beach County.

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    "Excellent!"

    I carefully would recommend this series to anyone! Faith Hunter is the next let writer and brought the characters to life.

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    Amazon Customer Lusby, MD, United States 11-24-14
    Amazon Customer Lusby, MD, United States 11-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Read"
    Where does Host rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great story, just not sure about the ending. It felt as if the ending was a bit rushed. I think that there was an attempt to tie up all loose ends yet leave open for a followup book making for a less than comfortable finish.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The war was the best.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had to stop and re-listen to many parts to catch some of the complex story line.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sahal Tucson, AZ USA 12-12-12
    Sahal Tucson, AZ USA 12-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Perfect good against evil fantasy."
    Where does Host rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Host is up in the top easy listening stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Host?

    I am here little Mage, as I promised. In Life, in Battle and Love.


    Which character – as performed by Natalie Gold – was your favorite?

    Thorn and Eli were my favorite, but they all were good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't know but I would go to watch.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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