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Collegia Magica
Books in series3
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(3.9 based on 494 ratings)
  • 1

    The Spirit Lens: A Novel of the Collegia Magica

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Carol Berg
    • Narrated By David DeVries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (248)

    For Portier de Savin-Duplais, failed student of magic, sorcery's decline into ambiguity and cheap illusion is but a culmination of life's bitter disappointments. Reduced to tending the library at Sabria's last collegia magica, he fights off despair with scholarship. But when the king of Sabria charges him to investigate an attempted murder that has disturbing magical resonances, Portier believes his dreams of a greater destiny might at last be fulfilled.

    mike says: "First Rate"
    First Rate

    This is basically a police procedural placed in a world - filled with magic - that somewhat resembles Renaissance France. It does take a bit to get to..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 27 2012 by mike (Port Townsend, WA, United States)
  • 2

    The Soul Mirror: A Novel of the Collegia Magica

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Carol Berg
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (120)

    With no magic talent of her own, Anne de Vernase must take on her sister's magical legacy to unravel the secrets behind the dark sorcery besieging the royal city of Merona-and to uncover the truth behind her sister's death. For Portier de Savin-Duplais, failed student of magic, sorcery's decline into ambiguity and cheap illusion is but a culmination of life's bitter disappointments.

    Karen says: "Excellent Story!"
    Excellent Story!

    The Soul Mirror is the second book in the Collegia Magica trilogy, but stands well on its own. Indeed, I failed to note that this was the second and h..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2012 by Karen (Oxford, New Zealand)
  • 3

    The Daemon Prism: Collegia Magica, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Carol Berg
    • Narrated By Angele Masters, David DeVries, Daniel May, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (73)

    Dante the necromancer is the most reviled man in Sabria, indicted by for crimes against the living and the dead. He salves bitterness with a magical puzzle - a desperate soldier's dream of an imprisoned sorceress and a faceted glass that can grant one's utmost desires. But the dream is a seductive trap. Haunted, blind, driven to the verges of the world, Dante must risk everything he values to unravel a mystery of ancient magic, sacred legend, and the truth of the divine.

    ShySusan says: "This is a review of the book--not the narrator."
    This is a review of the book--not the narrator.

    I, too, thought they picked the wrong guy to be the voice of Dante. Some people are far more sensitive to the narrator's voice than others (this mean..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 05 2014 by ShySusan (Somewhere in Darkest Utah)