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The Accidental Sorcerer: Rogue Agent, Book 1 | [K. E. Mills]

The Accidental Sorcerer: Rogue Agent, Book 1

Gerald Dunwoody is a wizard. Just not a particularly good one. He's blown up a factory, lost his job, and there's a chance that he's not really a Third Grade wizard after all. So it's off to New Ottosland to be the new Court Wizard for King Lional. It's a shame that King Lional isn't the vain, self-centered young man he appeared to be. With a princess in danger, a talking bird who can't stay out of trouble, and a kingdom to save, Gerald soon suspects that he might be out of his depth.
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Gerald Dunwoody is a wizard. Just not a particularly good one. He's blown up a factory, lost his job, and there's a chance that he's not really a Third Grade wizard after all. So it's off to New Ottosland to be the new Court Wizard for King Lional. It's a shame that King Lional isn't the vain, self-centered young man he appeared to be. With a princess in danger, a talking bird who can't stay out of trouble, and a kingdom to save, Gerald soon suspects that he might be out of his depth. And if he can't keep this job, how will he ever become the wizard he was destined to be?

©2008 Karen Miller; (P)2009 Tantor

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    Scraps 03-06-12
    Scraps 03-06-12 Member Since 2010

    I love to read and I read for fun. Escape and imagination are great reasons to love a book.

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    "be prepared to laugh till you cry"

    This old fashioned fantasy, which relies on archetypal characters rather than monsters, is a mastery of sly humor and a strong understanding of people. One could honestly say that its monsters are some of the characters whose humanity is not contestable.
    The narration is superb. Mr. Hoye captures the characters and delivers the story without cracking up. I would never have managed to do so - I have laughed till I cried and the muscles in my face hurt.

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    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 04-22-11
    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 04-22-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Boring"

    The characters in the book are interesting but the plot does not have any depth.

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    Melisa 02-03-11
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    "You can't help but root for Gerald."

    A nice bit of light entertainment, a likable underdog main character, and a good narrator. The series is just getting started so it may even improve. I'll be buying the next one to find out.

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    Malle Don Mills, ON, Canada 08-12-10
    Malle Don Mills, ON, Canada 08-12-10 Member Since 2004
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    "Lots of fun -- good narrator!"

    I've downloaded and listened to the first two books in the series, The Accidental Sorcerer and Witches Incorporated, and these are fun, light fantasy books. Set in a vaguely British early nineteenth century kind of world, I liked the characters and the plots. Surprisingly the author seems better at creating the men rather than the women, but I recommend the stories very much. Am downloading book 3 now.

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    "Keep up the Great Work"

    This book was not only well written and exciting it was fun. What more can you ask of any companion.

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