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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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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


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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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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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The series keeps getting better

Another great book by Terry Mancour. I couldn't stop listening. John Lee did a great performance once again. Not Enough stars.

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Blah, Blah - stringing it out for more books

What did you like best about High Mage? What did you like least?

Well written.The Author is stringing this out to get as many books as he can in the series.I like the premise, but I don't think I will stick around for 10 more books (not sure of the total) to find out what happens.

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Getting very boring. Reminds me of Tolstoy, who could spend 50 pages on describing a room, boring!

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Like Coffee

Do you Remember as a kid the first time you tasted coffee and it gave you a bitter taste ?That's how I felt at first but the more I listened the more I wanted to hear more and just like coffee I'm addicted !!

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  • Emily
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  • 04-23-18

Great series

The story keeps me engaged and John Lee is an amazing narrator for all different genres. Can’t wait for book 6

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very well done

love these books. the narration is amazing and the writing is fascinating. I will never tire of this series and I hope there are many more books.

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Fantastic

I absolutely love this series, the plots are riveting, and the narration is some of the best I’ve had the pleasure of listening too. I highly recommend this series to those who haven’t started it yet. 10/10

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amazing

I loved this book. Another wonderful installment in the series! I can't wait for the next one!!

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Powerful!!

An amazing installment of the Spellmonger Series. I am at the edge of my seat waiting for the next audiobook to come out.

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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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  • 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.