Mageborn

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,660 ratings

The Blacksmith's Son Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Michael G. Manning (P)2013 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • 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 1,324
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 997
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 921
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 917

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 873
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 791
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 796

    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?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Could have been so much more

    • By Spirit Wandering on 05-29-16

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4

    • 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 791
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 734
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 736

    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

  • Book 5

    • 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 675
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 621
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618

    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