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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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    John Williams Charlotte, NC 10-26-09
    John Williams Charlotte, NC 10-26-09 Member Since 2005
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    "A good start to a new series"

    From Harry Potter to Harry Dresden there, is no doubt the genre of magic and wizards is currently in. That being said, I think this book stands out. The humor is subtle and the story is fantastic.

    The only issue I had with this book is that it is clearly the setup for what could be a long series and the book spends a lot of time building the exposition of the characters. In many ways it feels like a prequel written after the first book to explain why the characters are they way they are.

    One gets the feeling that Gerald will end up being some very strong type of wizard spy with untouched potential and the ability to kick butt and take names at a later date. In fact the author does a wonderful job of making realistic people who react in ways that you might not like, but you can understand.

    I do not wish to give away the story, but you will feel for the characters. This book combines both a light hearted sine of play and a very dark reality. I tend to be one of those annoying people who while watching a movie or reading a book will make guesses as to the upcoming plot twists (or I was until friends made me stop) but this book took me by surprise many times in ways that made me hit my forehead and say, why on earth did I not see that coming.

    My overall opinion is that is if you like the genre in particular if you like the Dresden novels, you will like this book. I would have purchased the sequel already, but audibile as not yet picked it up. I hope they do soon as I will forgo waiting for my next book credit to obtain more of this story.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua S. Spell Wichita, KS 10-17-09
    Joshua S. Spell Wichita, KS 10-17-09 Listener Since 2009

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    "A Fantastic Start To A Great New Series"

    This was one of the best credits I have ever spent. The Accidental Sorcerer is modern fantasy at its best: well-rounded characters, a strong plot line, plenty of action and humor, and a system of magic that is powerful without being omnipotent. The main character, Gerald, reminds me a bit of Rincewind from the Discworld series - if Rincewind managed to get his act together and made progress in his magical training.

    I had a lot of fun with this book, so much so that instead of turning it off when I got off work, I kept listening to it when I got home until I went to bed. I really hope that Audible gets the second book in the series online soon!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    A. Epps 05-18-10
    A. Epps 05-18-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent yarn, very well read!"

    Excellent voice characterization, a good tale, with very interesting characters. Made my drive back and forth to work much more enjoyable for the last couple of weeks. Only down side is I now need to get the next book to find out what mischief Gerald gets into next.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    pashopper 05-01-10
    pashopper 05-01-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Original and Memorable"

    This story is set in a world where wizarding is a normal (though specialized) job. The main character Gerald becomes more 'real' to the reader as the plot progresses from a simple episode to a much more dramatic and involved ending. It is fun and interesting and clean enough for young listeners - but there is plenty of intellectual pondering for the older crowd. The characters are well written and fully fleshed out to become a memorable experience for you. I have listened to this twice - and the sequel is even better and more fun!
    (P.S. I am a big Pratchett fan too, but this is apples and oranges. Take it on its own merits)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kent Lone Jack, Missouri, United States 02-13-13
    kent Lone Jack, Missouri, United States 02-13-13
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    "Good books"
    What made the experience of listening to The Accidental Sorcerer the most enjoyable?

    It was easy to install and I could listen to it anywhere I went. I would recommend this book and service to anyone.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gerald the accidental hero.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Hoye’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not yet but I hope to soon.


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

    oops


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Olympia, WA, United States 11-07-10
    Rick Olympia, WA, United States 11-07-10 Member Since 2009
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    "What a lot of fun."

    I enjoyed this book for a couple of reasons. First, it is a fun story, very well written. Second, the narrator was fantastic. He brought the characters to life. I never once wondered which character was talking. He made me laugh many times. He also made it easy for me to really become absorbed in the story. The author has a very nice writing style. I will be looking for more of her books. This was money very well spent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shs AUBURN, MA, United States 08-23-10
    Shs AUBURN, MA, United States 08-23-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Wow, this is really bad."

    It started off well enough, and the main character seems interesting at first, but then all the insipid dialog becomes a bit to much. One dimensional characters, a pansy villain, way to much dialog and not enough action... it all adds up into a really bad book. Perhaps it might get better later on but I am not wasting my time trying to finish it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin A Nelson 11-15-09 Listener Since 2006
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    "Meh..."

    I had high hopes here, but found this disappointing. The plot line is not bad, the characters have potential, but the story just drags. The wizardly words (building the vocabulary of this alternative world) is forced and hollow. Contrary to other reviewers I didn't find this anywhere near Pratchet in humor or plot. None of that casual funny yet universal truthiness (thanks Colbert!) of Discworld. In fact I didn't find it funny at all. The story could have been 3 hours...a much shorter book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. J. Monts Southern Illinois 07-31-14
    R. J. Monts Southern Illinois 07-31-14 Member Since 2010
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    "The Magic System Hinders the Story"

    Like other reviewers I enjoyed the start of this book. But there is a major flaw in the universe that the book is asking us to believe in. All offensive magic, or magic that can cause harm to an individual is black magic. The problem this creates in the story and in the entire series is that the villain usually has to do himself in because the heroes of the story can't match the villain with any force.

    The protagonist becomes a powerful wizard who cannot use his magic to fight - only to defend without returning force. This book is an origin story and I continued in the series because the end of this book has so much promise.

    Ultimately though this series fell flat for me. I can respect a hero with restraint, but this is a hero who never finds his confidence, is unsure of who or what he fights for, and is ultimately a passive force that the story happens to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dieter HAM LAKE,US 11-09-12
    Dieter HAM LAKE,US 11-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The bird, Reg, kept this from failing."
    Where does The Accidental Sorcerer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Last.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Hoye – was your favorite?

    Reg


    Any additional comments?

    Dunnywood dwelled so much on defeatism, if only's and poor me's, that if it wouldn't have been for Reg, I couldn't have finished this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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