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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!

Β©2017 Terry Mancour (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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  • Katherine
  • LEXINGTON, KY, United States
  • 11-27-17

Favorite of the series so far

I really love this series. Parts of the first and second novels kinda dragged on, but this and the third books are where Mancour really hits his stride. Love to see the perspective of two new characters who really bring out the best in each other. More plot and less battle scenes = win for me.

Can’t wait for the next one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Interesting

A good story in the Spellmonger series but definitely not as well written or as interesting as the first three books. Stop reading if you don’t want spoilers




Honestly there are a few holes in this story that I dislike and it was a fever short book for the series I didn’t like the fact that they made tindel seem inadequate for 3/4 if the book and Rondal becomes great at fighting and command in 4 weeks while tindal has been training over a year and with sword masters and war mages in the last book honestly it’s annoying but I can see why the author went on this direction to try and even out the apprentice’s but in my opinion this wasn’t written well

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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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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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.

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Like donning you favorite slippers...

While the story is fun and very engaging, John Lee's narration makes the listening experience as perfect as it can be. As chapter one began, it really did remind me of the experience of donning your favorite warm slippers... comfortable and happy. It brought me right back to the feeling he delivered in the first three books. Can't wait for the next installment!

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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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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.

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  • Keilan Redmond
  • 12-10-17

Brilliant!

I found it difficult to stop listening to this book. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • J
  • 12-03-17

Fair

As always beautifully written, great character development, but sadly not in the same class as previous books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-29-17

Good

Good continuation of the story, a change in the perspectives add value to the narrative and it is delivered excellently in line with the previous book. I look forward to the next installment and hope it doesn't take too long to be released.

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  • James
  • 11-27-17

Epic

Love this series highly recommend ! now eagerly waiting on the next book so hurry up πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  • frankie
  • 11-18-17

Another excellent story and well read.

If you haven’t tried the spellmonger befor and are a fan of fantasy, you should definitely give a go.

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  • William jones
  • 11-14-17

truly a masterpiece

I must say this is one of the best fantasy books I have ever come across. very in depth character profile and quite humorous if I am honest. great work and look forward to more to come

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  • NickGraz
  • 11-13-17

Better than expected from the book descriptor

I bought the book with a bit of trepidation thinking it would be about the boy knights in separation from each other: but I was really pleased and spellbound to find they were reported on as a team of two, they found new facets of themselves carrying out the alternate schooling, they had experiences which showed them anger, joy, horror, disappointment achievement, sadness and loss. This book was really well crafted and the narrator excelled as usual with bringing out all the nuances of their most important formative year. Please get the next instalment out as quick as possible (also when does the film franchise start) I know there is more to come.

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  • john carter
  • 11-10-17

very disappointing

two teenagers bickering over girls and being sent to school together very little to do with the original story give it a miss as you will still b able to follow the story in the next episode

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  • 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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-30-17

great

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

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  • 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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-16-17

THE BEST!!! Want more

Love this book the story is so gripping love the series and John lees performance is outstanding keep releasing them they are amazing