Spellmonger

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 57,658 ratings

Spellmonger Publisher's Summary

Nominee, 2018 Audie Awards — Fantasy

Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. 

For six months things went well: He found a quaint little shop, he befriended the local lord, the village folk loved him, he found a sharp young apprentice to help out, and, best yet, he met a comely young widow with the prettiest eyes. 

Then one night Minalan is forced to pick up his mageblade again to defend his adopted home from the vanguard of an army of goblins - gurvani, they call themselves - bent on a genocidal crusade against all mankind. And that was the good news. The bad news was that their shamans were armed with more magical power than has been seen since the days of the ancient Imperial Magocracy - and their leader, a mysterious, vengeful force of hate and dark magic, is headed directly to Boval Vale, along with a massive invading army of gurvani. The good people of Boval and their spellmonger have only one choice: to hole up in the over-sized Boval Castle and hope they can endure a siege against hundreds of thousands of goblins. 

When the people look to him for hope, Minalan does his best, but the odds are depressing: there are multitudes of goblins, and they want Boval Vale as a staging ground for a vengeful invasion of the whole Five Duchies. 

Add to his troubles a jealous rival mage, a motley band of mercenaries, a delusional liege lord who insists victory is at hand despite the hordes at his door, a dour castellan, a moody, pregnant girlfriend and a catty ex-girlfriend who specializes in sex magic - all trapped in a stinking, besieged castle with no hope of rescue, and you'll understand why Minalan is willing to take his chances with the goblins. 

All that stands between the gurvani horde and the people of the Five Duchies is one tired, overwhelmed baker's son who wanted nothing more than to be a simple village spellmonger. 

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  • Book 1

    • Spellmonger

    • Spellmonger, Book 1
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,933
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,351

    Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well. Then one night Minalan is forced to pick up his mageblade again to defend his adopted home from the vanguard of an army of goblins bent on a genocidal crusade against all mankind. And that was the good news.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific Book! A great adult fantasy series.

    • By Eric on 07-27-17

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 2

    • Warmage

    • Spellmonger, Book 2
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 27 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,008
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,329
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,283

    After facing a hopeless siege, an implacable foe and an impossible escape, you would think that Minalan the Spellmonger would be able to rest - but the armies of the undead goblin shaman Shereul (known as the Dead God to his human victims) are rolling over the western reaches of the rustic Duchy of Alshar and is headed toward the heart of the Duchy of Castal. Thousands are fleeing for their lives as hordes of goblins pour out of Boval Vale and devastate the rugged fiefs of the Alshari Wilderlands.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing story, written in a frustrating format

    • By Jared on 07-11-17
    • Spellmonger, Book 2
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 27 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 05-09-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10,008 ratings

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 3

    • Magelord

    • The Spellmonger Series, Book 3
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 31 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9,255
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8,641
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8,596

    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!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, superb performance.

    • By R. K. on 07-28-17
    • The Spellmonger Series, Book 3
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 31 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 07-25-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 9,255 ratings

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 4

    • Knights Magi

    • The Spellmonger Series, Book 4
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,589
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,099
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,062

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I find the reviews misleading

    • By DMANDERSON71115 on 09-01-18
    • The Spellmonger Series, Book 4
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 11-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7,589 ratings

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 5

    • High Mage

    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,958
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,502
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,470

     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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series can not wait for the next

    • By Joseph on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 6

    • Journeymage

    • The Spellmonger Series, Book 6
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,239
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,830
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,802

    What does the most powerful wizard in the world do after the war? Despite the hordes of goblins still ready to ravage human lands, King Rard has signed a treaty with them, so Minalan is forbidden from taking advantage of their weak state. Most would take a well-deserved rest over the summer…but Minalan and his household are busy repaying a favor owed to the tribal Kasari for their help in the war, and the Spellmonger pays his debts. So Minalan spends his summer sneaking 2,000 Kasari children through enemy lines and some of the roughest territory in the Five Duchies toward salvation. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Fantasy Series of its Time

    • By Michael Sofis on 07-13-18
    • The Spellmonger Series, Book 6
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 07-03-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 6,239 ratings

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 7

    • Enchanter

    • Spellmonger, Book 7
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,051
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,724
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,701

    Minalan the spellmonger faces the boredom of house arrest after being confined to his lands by Prince Tavard for his defiance with the Wilderlands refugees. The Alka Alon have returned to their seclusion, dealing with their own crisis, the dead god is being quiet within the Umbra, and Min’s plans toward reestablishing a functional Duchy of Alshar are progressing. Min sees his punishment as a unique opportunity to indulge in thaumaturgical research. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 1st book of the series I was dissapointed with.

    • By L. Morrow on 03-13-19
    • Spellmonger, Book 7
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 01-08-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 5,051 ratings

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 8

    • Court Wizard

    • Spellmonger, Book 8
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 35 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,625
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,392
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,377

    With the south in full rebellion, the goblins stirring on the northern frontier, and the summer capital being run by a corrupt baron and a gang of thugs, things could be better. But those aren’t the worst of her problems: Pentandra is learning how to live with her new husband, Arborn, while the town is driven to distraction by an incarnate sex goddess who is organizing all of the whores, a mopey spellmonger, a nun addicted to gambling, a prude sent by the queen, undead skulking through the shadows, and a mysterious blind girl shows up in her office claiming to be her new apprentice.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Boring.

    • By Scott on 04-22-19

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 9

    • Shadowmage

    • Spellmonger, Book 9
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    When Tyndal and Rondal, journeymen wizards and knights errant, travel to southern Alshar to rescue a helpless boy and his mother, it sets in motion a series of events that will shake the foundations of the Five Duchies! While they are beginning their quest against the vast criminal gang known as the Brotherhood of the Rat, the two knights encounter the Cats of Enultramar, a family of shadowmagi and high-class thieves who help them discover a plot to attack the rich lands and prosperous people of Alshar, from the Wilderlands to the Great Bay...and only Rondal and Tyndal can stop them.

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 10

    Necromancer
    
    
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    Thaumaturge
    
    
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