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    • Mordecai

    • The Riven Gates, Book 1
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 144

    Years have passed since the last of the Dark Gods was defeated, and Lothion has entered an age of peace and prosperity. Mordecai’s oldest children have already begun to make a place for themselves, and his youngest are on the cusp of adulthood. By every outward measure, his life has been a success; he has earned his reward. However, Tyrion, the first wizard and brutal liberator of mankind, has returned with an agenda of his own, and dark things continue to stir at the edges of civilization, threatening to undo Mordecai’s accomplishments.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Manning does it again

    • By billy on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Blacksmith's Son

    • Mageborn, Book 1
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

    Mordecai's simple life as the son of a blacksmith is transformed by the discovery of his magical birthright. As he journeys to understand the power within him he is drawn into a dangerous plot to destroy the Duke of Lancaster and undermine the Kingdom of Lothion. Love and treachery combine to embroil him in events he was never prepared to face. What he uncovers will change his understanding of the past, and alter the future of those around him.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • POV jumps from 1st to 3rd

    • By Skipper on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Mountains Rise

    • Embers of Illeniel, Book 1
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408

    **See author's note on adult content below.** From the dark depths of the past, comes the tale of the first wizard of Illeniel. Daniel Tennick lived simply, a young shepherd with few troubles and little to occupy his mind, until the warden appeared. Daniel's power awakens, and he finds himself hunted by the servants of the cruel and uncaring forest gods. Trapped by his gift, Daniel will uncover the secrets of the deep woods and those who live there, a civilization created from the grave of an older one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark and heart wrenching beautiful.

    • By Dallas on 04-25-15

    Regular price: $34.49

    • The Line of Illeniel

    • Mageborn, Book 2
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 924
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 853
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 848

    Mordecai has discovered his heritage and must take up the mantle of a lord of the realm, while figuring out what it really means to be a mage of the line of Illeniel. He is beset on both sides by allies and enemies trying to control or destroy his future. Gods and kings both seek to manipulate him for their own ends, and no matter what he chooses his loved ones will suffer. Will he risk destroying his love with a bond that might be her death, or face the madness that comes to wizards who embrace power without restraint?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Read

    • By Jeremy on 05-01-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Thornbear

    • Champions of the Dawning Dragons, Book 1
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 971
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 914
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 917

    Gram lives in the long shadow cast by his father, the late hero Dorian Thornbear. Struggling to find his place in a world where politics and wizardry appear to have replaced the need for men of might and main, he must make his own mark. Trapped within the seemingly safe confines of Castle Cameron, Gram faces both love and tragedy. His choices will not only define himself but serve to remind others of his family's legacy and the reason only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent story by an exceptional author

    • By J P Woollard on 02-28-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Demonhome

    • Champions of the Dawning Dragons, Book 3
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394

    Matthew is the first human wizard to possess the true heritage of the Illeniels, a secret gift no one fully understands. Alone, he travels to another world, seeking the source of their mysterious enemies. There he will discover the origin of their ancient foe, the mysteries of the past, and possibly the future of humankind. If he can survive long enough. In a land beyond death and suffering, he finds the true source of evil, within the heart of humanity, and their newest creation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun book, but gets a little weak towards the end

    • By Marilyn Armstrong on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The God-Stone War

    • Mageborn Series, Book 4
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 734
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 683

    Seven years have passed since Mordecai's battle with the Shining God, Celior, and since that time his control of his abilities has vastly improved. He has at last envisioned a use for the 'God-Stone,' but the gods want vengeance and now seek to destroy everything he has built. The secrets of the past threaten the future of his kingdom, his family, and perhaps humanity itself, unless Mordecai can discover the meaning of 'Illeniel's Doom.'

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great from Start to Finish

    • By Scott on 08-31-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Archmage Unbound

    • Mageborn, Book 3
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 801
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 724
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 730

    Mordecai's growing power and success have made him a threat, not just to the gods and their minions, but also to the king of Lothion. An unholy bargain has been struck to bring him to heel and increasingly it seems that victory may not be worth the price, not if the cost is measured in the blood of his family. Wizard, lord, husband, father, and now archmage...no man can balance so many roles without sacrificing something. Will the world be worth saving if it costs him the very reasons he has for living in it?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely phenomenal!

    • By Rachel Anne on 09-29-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Mageborn: The Final Redemption

    • Mageborn Series, Book 5
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565

    Rejected by all, Mordecai must learn to master the darkness within if he is to stop Mal'goroth from destroying humanity. Alone, he battles to control the malevolent magic that has consumed him as he searches for some way to turn his destructive new powers against the Dark Gods themselves. To win, he must somehow transform his own damnation into mankind's salvation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Silent Tempest

    • Embers of Illeniel, Book 2
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,056
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050

    The story of the first Illeniel wizard continues. Tyrion's life among the She'Har had become quiet, but the sins of his youth have returned to haunt him. The Mordan wardens have discovered one of his children, and the other groves are racing to find and claim the rest of his illegitimate offspring. Unable to stand by and watch as his children are used as pawns against one another, Tyrion makes a hard choice, one that will set him against everyone and everything he cares for.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • dark, tragic, but very good.

    • By jared miller on 02-18-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Betrayer's Bane

    • Embers of Illeniel, Book 3
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 694
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 650
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649

    Tyrion was a good person who had been born to a simple family and raised with love, but the world has shaped him for a different fate. Twisted by violence and torture, he is obsessed with a relentless desire for vengeance, and he has sown the seeds of wrath in his children. The She'Har have offered him the opportunity to be a great leader and usher in a new era of prosperity and peace, but, despite his gentle beginnings, Tyrion is no hero.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book perfectly performed.

    • By james on 09-06-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Centyr Dominance

    • Champions of the Dawning Dragons, Book 2
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 633

    Moira Illeniel was the name she lived by, but her true heritage was more complicated than that. From birth she was the secretly adopted daughter of the most powerful wizard in the world, but few knew that her true birthright came from the Centyr lineage. Traveling to Dunbar to discover the fate of her vanished father, Moira must face the darker aspects of her power. Forced to fight a foe unlike anything seen before in Lothion, she will learn the reason for the warnings her mother's shade gave her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The twisting of Moira

    • By Sailfish on 04-05-17

    Regular price: $29.99