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Magelord Audiobook

Magelord: The Spellmonger Series, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Minalan gets medieval!

When you defeat the invading goblin army, get knighted on the field of battle, gifted with lands and gold, usually your happily-ever-after is...happy. But now that Minalan the Spellmonger has been ennobled and enfiefed, Sire Minalan has a task cut out for him that makes defeating goblins seem like child's play: moving his very pregnant bride and a few thousand refugees from Boval Vale into the remote, sparsely peopled Domain of Sevendor. But when he arrives, he finds the land withered from neglect and filled with superstition and suspicion. A third of his domain has been conquered before he got there, and the castle he now owns hasn't been maintained in decades. As Minalan manages the challenges of being a noble, being a mage knight, being the lord of the manor, being a landlord, and fending off a belligerent (and well-armed) neighbor, he also has to learn how to be a husband, father, and a leader of the people.

Then the fateful night his son is finally born, Minalan learns the nature of fear, as he, his family, and his very realm are forever changed when the spell he casts to save their lives transforms the land. Minalan, his apprentices Sir Tyndal and Sir Rondal, his dour but efficacious castellan Sir Cei, and his moody wife struggle through the winter and defend their domain in his attempt to prove what a Magelord can do for his people when he puts magic in their service.

But in the distance, the threat of a renewed war with the goblins looms as they approach the Riverlands, the Gilmoran baronies that are the heart of the Duchies. The contentious High Magi convene to constitute the new Arcane Orders, while the fanatical Royal Censorate of Magic plots to defeat them, and the thousands of hedgemagi, witches, and footwizards they terrorized now see Minalan as a hero. The sinister family schemes to promote Duke Rard II to become King Rard I of the newly united Kingdom of Castalshar - over a pile of bodies, if necessary. And suddenly, out of the sky, fall dragons in the service of the Dead God to strike at the strength of the nascent Kingdom.

How can Sire Minalan fight goblins, plots, poverty, and politics, all from his remote and rustic vale, while keeping the peasants in line and the Warbird of West Fleria at bay? With wit, courage, determination, and a healthy dose of magic. And when the new king tasks him to find a way to slay a dragon, an ordinary knight might shy away from the quest. For Sire Minalan, it's just another day on the job as a magelord!

©2017 Terry Mancour (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Kaleb 07-31-17
    Kaleb 07-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent, can't wait for the next chapter!"

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Spellmonger series. There were many new characters to enjoy and a fleshing out of old ones. I got to see just what the Spellmonger had been fighting for in the previous books and how he had changed in the process. The noble life doesn't seem so perfect any more, as I saw just how much work goes into it and how it kept Minalan on his toes from start to finish. Cant wait to see what happens next to the simple Spellmonger.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Samuel S. 07-31-17
    Samuel S. 07-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great series"

    A great series. it's like following your average Joe as he becomes awesome. can't wait for the next one!

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    Richard 07-30-17
    Richard 07-30-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Few epic fantasy writers do it this well."

    This entry is mostly works building, and I was still enthralled. It's rare for me to not get a bit bored and start skimming.

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    Moni 07-30-17
    Moni 07-30-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Love"

    I love the Spellmonger. Just enough sass and humility with plenty of drama to endear anyone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jewell NC, NC, United States 07-29-17
    Jewell NC, NC, United States 07-29-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Good series"

    I look forward to the next part of the story. I'm may just read the next book because the recording take a while and the book are completed.

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    R. K. 07-28-17
    R. K. 07-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book, superb performance."

    Love the series, this is a great book to listen to. Well worth the money and great for those long drives.

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    Amazon Customer 10-21-17 Member Since 2013
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    "wonderful"

    enthralling story, characters and subplots. The series was engaging.couldnt stop til finished. hoping there will be more

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    Brent S. 10-18-17
    Brent S. 10-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Thoroughly engaging"

    I am loving this series, I listen to it as I service yacht engines and generators, and the work day flies by as I am thoroughly entertained.

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    Skip Claiborne 10-18-17
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    "Awesome"

    Loved the characters. The story is amazing and you can see the world the author creates. Can’t wait for more.

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    Jax SLOATSBURG, NY, US 10-18-17
    Jax SLOATSBURG, NY, US 10-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another stellar chapter from the spellmonger!"

    I have to say, I am very fickle about books in general. I often check-out/buy/rent books in regular or auditory format and don't finish them With the Spellmonger series, that is just not so. The narration is captivating (I love John Lee), the characters have become dear friends, and I literally catch myself staying in my car to listen just a few moments longer!

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  • M. Paddon
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    10/19/17
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    "Great, but with annoying flaws."

    I've enjoyed the first three books of this series, but it has issues as well for my mind, and while I've given it four stars I'd feel better with 3.5 out of 5 really.

    Whats good? The plot is plenty deep in both the war and the political sphere. The war is broad and not just limited to the human vs goblin war either. Thanks to all the political problems where is plenty of human conflict as well.

    Whats bad? The characters aren't as deep as I feel they should be - partly due to first-person perspective tale - in a lot of cases and I don't feel like I know some of them even when they are often involved. Emotional content is pretty poor or non-existent. There is love and triumph, but despite battles where hundreds or thousands are killed that tragic loss of life just seems to get brushed aside like it's nothing at all. Which is why sometimes the characters feel shallow. Not sure I recall true grief at all in any of the books.

    There are also annoyances with the book where author is just to fricking lazy to check his own work or his editor is. By this I mean when precedence set in previous books are changed. LIke in book one he got told it would take one hour to break the bond the glass has to the dead god, but it repeatedly varies in time including at one point it now seems to be for no explained reason an entire day. This is sloppy, and this is one of MANY such examples in the books. Another is the stone area in his town charging from a mile to six or seven at random.

    We get no explanation how the main character seems not to know anything about the forsaken despite the fact he should, given that he was told all about them before. Has he forgotten? Had something done to him? Or is the author and editor made another annoying error?

    We get no idea how there are suddenly radically different Goblins that don't seem that surprising to the characters. How can it not? They are born in birthing pits and it took centuries to build up their numbers. Now they are making full grown new species of Goblin inside a year.

    Anyway, while these did irritate me quite a lot when they crop up the books overall are good works of epic fantasy and the narrator was excellent too. I hope the rest of the series will be transferred to audio-book soon

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  • Martin Hazlewood
    10/18/17
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    "good story but left wanting the next books in the"

    great follow up to book 2, with an enjoyable different plot direction but left wishing the next books in the series were available. hopefully we won't be waiting to long

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  • steve copeland
    10/12/17
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    "great read"

    great book really enjoying the series can't wait for the next book and to find out what happens!

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  • C Jerome
    10/11/17
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    "Loved it"

    Great story. Well crafted storyteller and well read. Where is the rest of the series audible ??

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  • Luke
    9/26/17
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    "very enjoyale"

    very enjoyable listen. i also can not wait until book 4 comes out. why 15 words....

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  • Mr R B Williams
    9/24/17
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    "Can't wait for More!"

    fantastic epic fantasy deep characters leaves enoughroom for the imagination and doesn't get bogged down in the details.

    Really enjoyable listen, the performance is great, the depth of character in the narration is terrific!

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  • Morten
    9/5/17
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    "i love the series with a passion"

    loved it. listen to it twice in a row. good story telling. good plot. a love for characters is epic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kilian
    8/28/17
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    "Great"

    one of the best series and narrators I've heard. loved it. that being said, this book was still not quite as thrilling as the last two. but I still loved the exploration of feudal politics, and while the change of pace was not expected, and therefore surprising, I found my way unforgettable swing of things quickly and became very pleased with the progression of this story.

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  • David
    8/22/17
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    "loved every minute. Great narration."

    loved every minute. Great narration. I can't wait for the next book to be recorded.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Voxsmart
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    8/17/17
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    "Superb"
    What made the experience of listening to Magelord the most enjoyable?

    This book was very long and very enjoyable, apart from the fact it's fantasy, it could be real life somewhere. Beautifully read by John Lee as always, I was sorry it ended. Interesting, complex, funny in places and very gory. A few times it brought a dampness to my eyes, either in sadness or sheer joy. I hope the next book can be as enthralling.


    What other book might you compare Magelord to, and why?

    Mistborn comes to mind, almost real and also very engaging.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favourite?

    All of them. John Lee is a master of reading a story


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Spellmomger ascends.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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