Regular price: $39.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
  • Get access to the Member Daily Deal
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Opposites attack!

When the Magelord Minalan, the Spellmonger's two apprentices, Tyndal and Rondal, were knighted after the battle of Timberwatch, they were dubbed Knights Magi: a new class of nobility for distinguished High Magi. Designed to combine the pursuit of arcane knowledge with the noble aspirations of chivalry, it elevated them above common warmage...in theory. The problem was they had no idea how to be a Knight Mage...because no one had ever been one before. And as a couple of half-trained rustic apprentices from the Mindens they did not feel up to the task or the high ideals of their title.

But Master Minalan the Spellmonger decided to cure that ignorance. He arranges for Tyndal and Rondal to be tutored and trained together in their new vocation, learning the arts of magic, the craft of warfare, and the subtleties of chivalry from the finest masters in the kingdom.

If they didn't kill each other, first.

The two young spellmonger's apprentices from the Minden mountain domain of Boval Vale have much in common: both had their homes destroyed, they were both sent into exile by the goblin invasion, and they both serve the same master. Yet they could not be more different.

Rondal is quiet, bookish, and introspective, dedicated to the disciplines of academic magic and anticipating a future of study, service, and, perhaps, romance. Tyndal is bold and brash: an extroverted over-achiever with dreams of glory, gold, and girls. Fate, circumstance, and the whims of the gods have forced them together, but the raw emotions of adolescence and the trauma of war put them at each others' throats with depressing frequency. Master Minalan can't have that, especially not in his fragile new domain with another baby on the way...so he sends them on the road.

Jealousy, anxiety, passion, and frustration conspire to make them rivals - but if they don't figure out a way to learn to work together, and quickly, then their stubborn feud could end up affecting the fate of the entire war. Along the way they pick up some enemies, gain a few allies, master a few new skills, and attempt to learn the laws of love. But as they stumble through their lessons and learn to master their tempers, they discover that the strongest bonds between men are forged by the most difficult of trials.

For after they become proficient at magic, war, and errantry, they are put to the test in the field, the most difficult of circumstances...a mission where the strength of their friendship and the quality of their honor may be what defines them best as - Knights Magi!

©2017 Terry Mancour (P)2017 Podium Publishing

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4,689
  • 4 Stars
    899
  • 3 Stars
    162
  • 2 Stars
    45
  • 1 Stars
    32

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4,860
  • 4 Stars
    539
  • 3 Stars
    46
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    6

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4,144
  • 4 Stars
    950
  • 3 Stars
    235
  • 2 Stars
    64
  • 1 Stars
    38
Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

series is good, this book is painful

The series is good, this book is painful. The narration is good as usual but this is justbto teenage angsty.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I find the reviews misleading

before using my credit I was at odds to skip this book or not, based on the number of bad reviews. My resolve was well reworded with a story to the same class as the 1st 3 books. The only thing you must do is realize the author casts his stories in the 1st person. So with this book centered around Rondal and Tindal it is the lens of 17 year old boys and it would be best to remember that. There was also a bit of gripe about how the women are portrayed, personally knowing more then a little about early human feudal society I find it refreshing that the author writes how it was and not cave to political correctness of the 21st century. If it makes you feel uncomfortable find some comfort in seeing how far society has come rather then being angry about how it was. lastly I really don't get clams that the book bashes on Tindal and uplifts Rondal, I would concede the book is more centered on Rondal but that make sence from a story telling perspective with Rondal being under developed until this book. Other then that anyone who thinks Tindal is cast down in this book is either a raging feminist (for he is fairly chauvinistic) or simply did not read the entire book.

hope this helps anyone who shared my initial concerns.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Coming of age drivel.

This doesn't advance the same story as the previous the books at all. This entire book is a tangent dedicated to the "coming of age" and sexual dalliances of the apprentices. I understand the need for character development, but that AND Story progression child both Havre been accomplished if this book hadn't focused so much on how to screw every woman introduced.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

More of a side book.

Almost makes me hate the boys. To them it seems that if you are a pretty girl who will sleep with them....yes both of them, then well it doesn't matter that she lied and tried to get a innocent man kill. First they were going to send her to hang, but then oh look she wants to sleep with them. Please understand I love the first 3 books but this one I am going to return.

15 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Make the character annoying?

I dont care you read or listen to a juvenile dolt. This book made me so mad. I felt like I just wanted to stop mid way and refund it over Rondal being a jealous child. Now you watch people pat his back and tell him how great he's doing? So using magic didnt advance the other boy at all. three years dofferance wasnt accelerated in any way? make the spoiled child lashing out the victor even if only for a few hours of reading? I have to grit my teeth and wonder how and why. I dont like deal with people like that in my real life why the actual fuck would I want to read about it?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Way to much needless teen drama.

The first books in this series were great, and the third or so of this book that actually progressed the story was great as well. The other two thirds read more like a cosmo magazine than a world on the brink of destruction.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

The underdog is an ass

The summary of the book makes it clear that this is going to be a story of boys becoming men. Instead it becomes a book of whining underdog that becomes an asshole and how he continues to be an asshole.

19 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Honestly just skip this one.

95% filler... short of a three way nothing notable happens in this book.

A terrible attempt at a coming of age story. So much time is wasted rehashing content from the first three books that you'll find yourself hitting the fast forward button constantly if not just skipping chapters all together.

I'm in all honesty disgusted with this book. It was a feeble attempt at best and a con at worst.

There's so many coming of age books and series out there that just blow this blubbering nonsense away.

I feel sorry for the narrator, I can only imagine how many times he had to drag himself to work knowing he had to read this.

18 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Jumped the shark

One apprentice to trains martial combat for years. With masters. The other barely anytime but after six weeks of marching he is the superior combatant? Terrible writing and super disappointing.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Skeptical at first

Skeptical of the book following the apprentices, but it turned out to be a decent book. Was straight to the point and didn't bore you with too many details. Looking forward to the next one.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Richard McFerran
  • 11-19-18

This is book 4...

So far, 6 out of 10 books from the Spellmonger series have been narrated.

I really hope that books 7 to 10 are narrated soon, and, that John Lee is the narrator.

For me, a great audiobook book needs two things, a great author and a great narrator. If either of the two are not great, the audiobook will not be great. The Spellmonger series is written by an excellent author and read by an excellent narrator, a rare combination indeed

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Garry
  • 11-17-18

Disappointing spin-off

I’m a big minalan fan and have enjoyed his story so far but this is an apprentice spin-off story and j found myself caring a lot less about what happened to them. Hopefully the next story goes back to the spellmonger or I may stop buying them.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Edward Neil Rigby
  • 11-16-18

knightMagi: the spellmonger series book 4

This book allowed the characters of the Spellmonger to be developed in their own right. A shorter book but I really enjoyed it

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Chris G.
  • 10-29-18

Fantastic.

Another outstanding book in the series. i cannot wait to see just how this awesome storey develops. The journey the Spellmongers apprentices take into manhood is captivating.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Johnny
  • 10-13-18

Great book, but needs editing.

it's a great listen, good story and it's read masterfully, but audible sadly screwed up the editing.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Dunatis
  • 09-26-18

Good Listening

This is as are the other books a good romp. The only thing I keep thinking though is the reference to feudal society, surely that is just society, you would have to have experience of different societal structures to call it anything.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • mr joe p shrieves
  • 07-25-18

weakest so far but still god

Overall this is a great book, in keeping with the series so far. However I have to say it's the weakest so far in my opinion.

It starts out well but quickly turns into a pity piece for rondal, made worse by the fact that the way he acts doesn't make him particularly likable. I spend half of this book wanting him to get beaten up.

The random fluctuations in characters power seems quite ill thought out, without giving away spoilers as to who, but you'll see what I mean.

Overall still good, but rondal's writing and borderline incel behaviour drag it down, especially as it's clearly written to encourage you to like him.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr. A. J. Gallagher
  • 07-16-18

another great part

However I wish the boys got over their issues faster. but it paid off, if slightly predictably.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Robert
  • 03-08-18

brilliant!

I'm loving this series! the only problem is I now have to wait till the next one is released on audible. Hope it's soon.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr
  • 03-01-18

Good storytelling..

The author knows how to spin an enjoyable yarn.. Consistently good storytelling.. Looking forward to the next book in the series..

Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-18

cheesy bromance

still a good exploration of the characters but it was a bit cheesy with the bromance / rivalry

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-27-18

average

there were a lot of things missing from this book and it didn't all link up a lot of information should have been included I really like the story line but each book is getting worse when it comes to skipping out on things

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Stefan
  • 09-04-18

Two boys grow up

Tindall and Rondall head off to become men. Their story is as good as the rest of the series has been. Thrilling, funny, naughty. All narrated excellently

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-18

enjoyable series

loved it. heaps of laughs throughout. looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Adam
  • 03-17-18

loved it.

how long until the rest of the series is on audible. loved every minute of it

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-12-18

Fantastic

I can’t wait for the next one, they need to hurry up and release it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 12-17-17

excellent

a truly great continuation of one of my favorite fantasy series wonderfully written and narated

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Setkeh
  • 12-14-17

Great Book.

I have been reading this series since the first audio book and it is fantastic highly recommended this is a fantastic continuation of the story and I'm really looking forward to the next book for sure.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 11-30-17

great

great series. took me a bit to get into but once there i was hooked. v

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tristan
  • 11-16-17

absolutely awesome kept me on the edge of my seat

I cannot wait for the next one to come out will you please hurry up