Collegia Magica

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 716 ratings

The Spirit Lens Publisher's Summary

In a kingdom on the verge of a grand renaissance, where natural science has supplanted failing sorcery, someone aims to revive a savage rivalry...

For Portier de Savin-Duplais, failed student of magic, sorcery's decline into ambiguity and cheap illusion is but a culmination of life's bitter disappointments. Reduced to tending the library at Sabria's last collegia magica, he fights off despair with scholarship. But when the king of Sabria charges him to investigate an attempted murder that has disturbing magical resonances, Portier believes his dreams of a greater destiny might at last be fulfilled. As the king's new agente confide, Portier - much to his dismay - is partnered with the popinjay Ilario de Sylvae, the laughingstock of Sabria's court. Then the need to infiltrate a magical cabal leads Portier to Dante, a brooding, brilliant young sorcerer whose heretical ideas and penchant for violence threaten to expose the investigation before it's begun. But in an ever-shifting landscape of murders, betrayals, old secrets, and unholy sorcery, the three agentes will be forced to test the boundaries of magic, nature, and the divine...

©2010 Carol Berg (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Spirit Lens

    • A Novel of the Collegia Magica
    • By: Carol Berg
    • Narrated by: David DeVries
    • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 338

    For Portier de Savin-Duplais, failed student of magic, sorcery's decline into ambiguity and cheap illusion is but a culmination of life's bitter disappointments. Reduced to tending the library at Sabria's last collegia magica, he fights off despair with scholarship. But when the king of Sabria charges him to investigate an attempted murder that has disturbing magical resonances, Portier believes his dreams of a greater destiny might at last be fulfilled.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First Rate

    • By mike on 01-27-12

    Regular price: $11.90

  • Book 2

    • The Soul Mirror

    • A Novel of the Collegia Magica
    • By: Carol Berg
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    With no magic talent of her own, Anne de Vernase must take on her sister's magical legacy to unravel the secrets behind the dark sorcery besieging the royal city of Merona-and to uncover the truth behind her sister's death. For Portier de Savin-Duplais, failed student of magic, sorcery's decline into ambiguity and cheap illusion is but a culmination of life's bitter disappointments.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Story!

    • By Karen on 01-08-12

    Regular price: $12.60

  • Book 3

    • The Daemon Prism

    • Collegia Magica, Book 3
    • By: Carol Berg
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters, David DeVries, Daniel May, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    Dante the necromancer is the most reviled man in Sabria, indicted by for crimes against the living and the dead. He salves bitterness with a magical puzzle - a desperate soldier's dream of an imprisoned sorceress and a faceted glass that can grant one's utmost desires. But the dream is a seductive trap. Haunted, blind, driven to the verges of the world, Dante must risk everything he values to unravel a mystery of ancient magic, sacred legend, and the truth of the divine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is a review of the book--not the narrator.

    • By ShySusan on 02-05-14

    Regular price: $29.95