The Magic Goes Away

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

The Magic Goes Away Publisher's Summary

Once there was magic in the world. But hordes of selfish, short-sighted magicians have used up the mana that moved the world, and the magic goes away. Even the most powerful spells are fast becoming futile, and so Orolandes, sad Achaean with half a sword, goes on a quest in search of the lost power.

But all the gods and Fair Atlantis are dead. The creatures of spirit, the unicorns and centaurs, are dying. Soon all the sparkling things will be gone from the world and only clay will remain -- and those damned stupid barbarians with their damned stupid swords will win after all....

©1978 Larry Niven (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Magic Goes Away

    • By: Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: John Morgan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Once there was magic in the world. But hordes of selfish, short-sighted magicians have used up the mana that moved the world, and the magic goes away. Even the most powerful spells are fast becoming futile, and so Orolandes, sad Achaean with half a sword, goes on a quest in search of the lost power. But all the gods and Fair Atlantis are dead. The creatures of spirit, the unicorns and centaurs, are dying. Soon all the sparkling things will be gone from the world and only clay will remain....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • THE COLD BECAME WET COLD

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-15-14

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • The Magic May Return

    • By: Larry Niven, Fred Saberhagen, Dean Ing, and others
    • Narrated by: John Morgan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Once there was unlimited magic, but reckless magicians have used up the "mana", the power behind the magic. Larry Niven opens his world to the storytelling talents of Poul Anderson, Steven Barnes, Mildred Downey Broxon, and Dean Ing with stories that tap the hidden reserves of mana and uncover the forgotten places of power.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best effort

    • By C. L. Barger on 08-18-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • More Magic

    • By: Larry Niven, Roger Zelazny, Bob Shaw, and others
    • Narrated by: John Morgan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Four stories describe a world of warlocks, wizards, werewolves, dervishes, unicorns, and the magical power of mana.

    Regular price: $19.95