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Rock Star!

Things were starting to look up for Magelord Minalan the Spellmonger: The magic mountain in his domain not only made him a wealthy man and the most powerful mage in history, it also produced a lode of magical gemstones with unique properties - properties the Alka Alon, the masters of magic on Callidore, are fascinated by. When Minalan gets his chance to trade some of his magic rocks for irionite, he finds himself in a position to raise hundreds more magi with the stones...making them High Magi.

But as valuable as that bargain is for prosecuting the war with the Dead God and his sinister armies, such power comes with a hefty price. Every new High Mage Minalan raises presents potential new problems. The Magelords have inspired fear in their neighbors. The warmagi invent deadly new spells. The lower orders of magi are getting restless. The mage-led Sevendor Town wants a new charter. King Rard and the royal court are pressuring the nascent Arcane Orders politically. Some magi are crossing the Penumbra and taking stones from the goblins as well as taking their service. And some are just starting to get a little crazy.

It makes a nice, normal little raid on his lands seem refreshing in its simplicity.

In trying to balance the needs of the war with the needs of a well-ordered Order, Minalan finds himself making compromises, cutting deals, and bargaining what power he has in a high-stakes game where Chaos seems to be the only player who knows the rules. The temptations of his position and the power he wields are great, but so, he discovers, are the responsibilities. But when his patience seems nearly exhausted and his alliances seem ready to crumble, a massive army emerges from the shadowy realms and strikes south, forcing the High Magi to rally around the Spellmonger in defense of the kingdom.

As the genocidal goblin army marches toward the once-prosperous cottonlands of Gilmora, Minalan and his High Magi must defend a single bridge against them at all costs. And they are ready to. But the plans of magi count little when the powerful and subtle mind of the Dead God opposes them. For when the die is cast and the first blow is struck, it becomes clear that nothing is as Minalan had foreseen. As disaster looms for the humani kingdom and even the Alka Alon are threatened, only a desperate appeal to divinity, a dangerously risky adventure and a little classy enchantment offer any hope against calamity. For the day has come when all that stands between ruin and survival is the bravery and cunning of the Spellmonger and his High Magi!

©2017 Terry Mancour (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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I love this series can not wait for the next

I do love this book can't wait for the next one to come out hopefully with the same reader. and honestly there are so many more of these I mean I am just chomping at the bit

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Good but a few complaints

This is a good story so far but this book was way too short and needed more action and has so many plot holes


Spoilers below.....




Wtf why not kill the dragon that’s knocked unconscious?!? And why is the thoughtful knife only used in the last battle also why not drop a giant bolder on the dragon that’s swimming toward you if it’s taking hours to get to you!!!!! Way to many plot holes!!!!!

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Wonderful Series

As a fan of extended fantasy stories, I couldn’t appreciate the Spell monger series more!
I look forward to the next installment in the series.
And, John Lee is marvelous to listen to!

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Amazing and fantastical

I love the spellmonger series and my only problem is having to wait for them to be released on audible. I know I could actually READ the books but John Lee’s narration is just too damn perfect and it wouldn’t be the same.

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great series, love the magic or Wizardry.

very captivating, similar to The Wheel of Time or j. r. r. Tolkien trilogy of the rings.

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great story. great series.

love this narrator and series. feels fun and less epic than a lot of fantasy.

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Back on track

Last book was a bit less then it’s siblings in the series. Glad to see we are back on track!

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Reminds me of Patrick Rothfuss

You won’t find deep intrigue or plot twists in this series. What makes is so enjoyable is the development of the characters; both as written by the author and performed by John Lee. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this series and hope that the remaining books come out on Audio book format soon!

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Keep 'em comin'!

Another great listen. Highly recommend! Really well written series. Great narrating. Would give 4.5 stars if I could.

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Loved it

loved it, very good story and performance. I have read all of the previous books and loved those as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-18-18

Still holding on to see

excellent book can't wait to see if the next book is has good has the last 5

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  • CCCM
  • 05-07-18

I Loved It!!!

I'm just sorry that the others in the series haven't been release yet. I guess just have to buy the books (mega smiles)

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  • Robert
  • 09-03-18

love it

I'm continuing to love this series, I can barely put it down.
I particularly enjoy the sarcastic way the story is narrated!

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  • Teresa
  • 08-26-18

A great new experience

never read this author before. Have now read first five books non stop. Brilliant reads

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  • Debbie Pol
  • 07-13-18

Addictive

From the story to the narration this series of books is amazing!
I am starting the next book now and eagerly await the rest of the series to be available!
Thank you!!!!

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  • angela
  • 07-07-18

Fantastic

l absolutely have loved all of these books so far and I'm just about to start the next one

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  • Dave
  • 07-06-18

the series keeps on delivering

keep up the good writing Terry and excellent performance John.
really enjoying the evolution of this series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-18

A gripping and well narrated series.

Absolutely love this series and cannot wait to read/listen to the rest. Keep it up Min!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-27-18

Another good instalment

Narrator was good again, maintaining consistency through the series do far. The pace of the story is good and new elements are brought into the world to be explored in additional books.

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  • Rob Gordon
  • 05-22-18

Brilliant

I loved it like the whole series a grwat listen would highly recomend to all

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-18

great expansion of the universe

great performance as usual and I felt the story and universe took another good step expanding. I'm now thoroughly invested in the story, characters and can't wait to see what happens next.

There were some awesome twists and turns in this book that got me genuinly excited and loving the story.

my only criticisms are that it always seems too easy for Minilan. given the incredible odds against him he always seems to get away unscathed or without even a close call which seems unlikely. also the tree folk were kind of a disappointment, they had been built up over the series and in the end didn't seem to do much. the lore and the story was great but I would have loved to dive into what makes the tree folk so formidable.

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  • Vincent B. Cox
  • 05-15-18

Still enjoying the series

Have enjoyed this book as much as the others. John Lee is great and really brings the story to life. Looking forward to the next one, please hurry.

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  • michael welch
  • 04-19-18

Great series

By now youre on book 5. you're hooked. This book really shows you what amount of power can be used when you have the will.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-27-18

excellent

this series always delivers. love the humor and the action, as well as the rich characters.

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