The Reluctant Mage

Return to the world of Karen Miller's bestselling THE INNOCENT MAGE.

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9781841497495

Category: Good and evil

Page: 536

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It's been months since Rafel ventured over Barl's Mountains into the unknown, in a desperate bid to seek help. With his father's Weather Magic exhausted and Lur ravaged by polluting magics, there seemed no other hope. Now this too has died. Only Deenie believes Rafel still lives, sensing her brother in tortured dreams. She also knows she must try to find him, as only Rafel's talents could heal their land. The prospect terrifies Deenie, yet she sees no other choice. But she finds the lands beyond Lur blighted with lawlessness and chaos - and here Deenie and her companion Charis find the dark sorcerer Morg's deadly legacy. As they travel, they learn of a dangerous new power in the land. Deenie comes to suspect that not only is her brother involved, but that the evil their father destroyed is somehow reborn. And if she can't save Rafel then, through him, Morg's vast power could once again command their world. The Reluctant Mage is the sequel to The Prodigal Mage, and set in the same world as Karen Miller's bestselling debut The Innocent Mage. With her cast of unforgettable characters, and masterful storytelling, Karen Miller has once again created an irresistible drama of political intrigue and magical adventure.

The Reluctant Mage

BY KAREN MILLER Kingmaker, Kingbreaker The Innocent Mage The Awakened
Mage The Godspeaker Trilogy Empress The Riven Kingdom Hammer of God
Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Writing as K.E.
Mills ...

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748117687

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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'The Reluctant Mage is one of those rare tales that keep you entertained from beginning to end' - sfbook.com 'Top-notch fantasy . . . a masterclass writer' - SFFWORLD It's been months since Rafel ventured over Barl's Mountains into the unknown, in a desperate bid to seek help. With his father's Weather Magic exhausted and Lur ravaged by polluting magics, there seemed no other hope. Now this too has died. Only Deenie believes Rafel still lives, sensing her brother in tortured dreams. She also knows she must try to find him, as only Rafel's talents could heal their land. The prospect terrifies Deenie, yet she sees no other choice. But she finds the lands beyond Lur blighted with lawlessness and chaos - and here Deenie and her companion Charis find the dark sorcerer Morg's deadly legacy. As they travel, they learn of a dangerous new power in the land. Deenie comes to suspect that not only is her brother involved, but that the evil their father destroyed is somehow reborn. And if she can't save Rafel then, through him, Morg's vast power could once again command their world. The Reluctant Mage is the sequel to The Prodigal Mage, and set in the same world as Karen Miller's bestselling debut The Innocent Mage. With her cast of unforgettable characters, and masterful storytelling, Karen Miller has once again created an irresistible drama of political intrigue and magical adventure. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass

The Reluctant Mage

Marko Kunich is a teenager in a small, fishing village.

Author: R. E. Donnellan

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ISBN: 9781520440354

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Page: 263

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Marko Kunich is a teenager in a small, fishing village. Little does he know that his life is about to change. The Empire is at war. The forces of Emperor Rau are struggling against the forces of the King Kastav. Just when it appears that the Empire is getting the upper hand, a new threat emerges from the Kingdom. The Imperial Mage, once thought of as the perfect soldier, is up against a new threat: Royal Priests. These priests are infiltrating and decimating the Imperial forces, seemingly at will.Marko is thrown into the war. He finds himself caught up in the intrigue, politics and violence of this desperate battle. How can a mere child survive in this world? Marko discovers a latent talent that few possess. He has magic! But is there enough time for him to learn it in order to survive and protect his friends?

The Prodigal Mage

'Strong characters with clear viewpoints carry the story forward . . . this new series shows great potential' - Publishers Weekly 'Ms. Miller is wonderfully talented in building her worlds and in filling them with well-developed characters ...

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748114750

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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'Strong characters with clear viewpoints carry the story forward . . . this new series shows great potential' - Publishers Weekly 'Ms. Miller is wonderfully talented in building her worlds and in filling them with well-developed characters that are believable in their thoughts and actions.' - Darquereviews.com on The Prodigal Mage The weather magic that holds the kingdom of Lur safe is failing, and the earth feels broken to those with the power to see. Among Lur's sorcerers only Asher has the skill to mend the antique weather map that governs the seasons, keeping the land from being crushed by natural forces. Yet when Asher risks his life to meddle with these dangerous magics, the crisis is merely delayed, not averted. Asher's son Rafel has inherited his father's talents, but has been forbidden to use them. Many died in the last Mage War and these abilities aren't to be loosed lightly into the world. But when Asher's last desperate attempt to repair the damage leaves him on this deathbed, Rafel's powers may not be denied. For his countrymen are facing famine, devastation and a rift in the very fabric of their land. Return to the world of Karen Miller's bestselling The Innocent Mage. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass

The Awakened Mage

. . Following The Innocent Mage, this is the second and concluding volume in the bestselling Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series - a wildly fast-paced fantasy brimming with action and adventure.

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748132317

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 276

'A writer who seems to set the rule for the genre' - Waterstones Books Quarterly 'Miller is clearly a very talented writer: her characterisation is a masterclass in nuance and sensitivity, and she has a visceral way with action' - SFX Prince Gar now has the magic for weatherworking and is able to keep his enemies at bay, while Asher has become the most powerful Olken in the history of Lur. Peace and prosperity seem assured for the two of them. But Morg, the evil sorcerer mage, remains trapped inside a shattered body. He knows his time is running out and that desperate measures are called for. Unwittingly, Gar and Asher become caught up in a dangerous deception which threatens to tear apart the kingdom and destroy the fragile balance between Olken and Doranen. And no one, not even Dathne and her secret Circle, is prepared for the consequences when the Innocent Mage is revealed at last . . . Following The Innocent Mage, this is the second and concluding volume in the bestselling Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series - a wildly fast-paced fantasy brimming with action and adventure. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass

The Innocent Mage

. . One of bestselling fantasy debuts of the last decade: enter the world of Kingmaker, Kingbreaker - a wildly fast-paced fantasy series brimming with action and adventure. The Innocent Mage is book one in the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series.

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748132309

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 662

'Intriguing characters and a finely tuned sense of drama...' - Library Journal on The Innocent Mage 'A writer who seems to set the rule for the genre' - Waterstone's Books Quarterly 'The Innocent Mage is come, and we stand at the beginning of the end of everything' Being a fisherman like his father isn't a bad life, but it's not the one that Asher wants. Despite his humble roots, Asher has grand dreams. And they call him to Dorana, home of princes, beggars . . . and the warrior mages who have protected the kingdom for generations. Little does Asher know, however, that his arrival in the city is being closely watched by members of the Circle, a secret organisation dedicated to preserving an ancient magic. Asher might have come to the city to make his fortune, but he will find his destiny . . . One of bestselling fantasy debuts of the last decade: enter the world of Kingmaker, Kingbreaker - a wildly fast-paced fantasy series brimming with action and adventure. The Innocent Mage is book one in the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass

A Blight of Mages

'A writer who seems set to rule the genre' - Waterstones Books Quarterly 'A Blight of Mages is an intoxicating and heart-wrenching story depicting two young people torn by desire and ability' - British Fantasy Society Hundreds of years ...

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748119426

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 418

'A writer who seems set to rule the genre' - Waterstones Books Quarterly 'A Blight of Mages is an intoxicating and heart-wrenching story depicting two young people torn by desire and ability' - British Fantasy Society Hundreds of years before the great Mage War, a land lies, unknowing, on the edge of catastrophe . . . Barl is young, impulsive and wants to explore her raw magical potential. But Dorana's rigid class system means that only those with the right pedigree are trained. Desperate to learn, Barl lets her eagerness lead her to rebellion and disgrace. She faces the possibility of never using her powers again - until she meets Morgan Danfey, who sits on the Mage Council itself. Together, they realise they can create an extraordinary new magic. But the lure of this great power reveals a darkness in Morgan which will bring their land to its knees. From the bestselling Karen Miller comes a compelling fantasy novel set in the world before The Innocent Mage - the age before the great Mage War . . . Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass

The Wind Mage and the Wolf

Sneak through the streets of Ashan… Read The Wind Mage and the Wolf today! ~ Each of these Legends of Cirena stories can be read stand-alone: ~ * The Wind Mage of Maijev (Livena) * The Gryphon and the Mountain Bear (Nuaka) * The Restless ...

Author: Stephanie Flint

Publisher: Infinitas Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 172

View: 782

A reluctant mage, a shapeshifting rogue, and the cruel lord they must thwart… In Maijev, the practice of magic—and slavery—is forbidden. But after Livena’s wind magic is exposed and she gets saddled with a truth curse, she flees from home with an ex mage hunter as her guide. His plan for her is simple—she’ll swallow her distaste for the new region’s magical gods, he’ll get her to a temple where she can get the curse removed, and together they’ll figure out how to control her magic so she can return home. But the coastal city where they arrive is a nightmare. Magic runs rampant and its citizens have no concept of equality among fellow mortals. When Livena spots a cruel lord taunting children with slave collars, her untamed magic sends him flying across the busy street. Unfortunately, he recognizes her guide in the aftermath, and they have a less-than-cordial history. After her guide goes missing, it’s clear he needs rescue. But trying to navigate the magic-infested city? Livena can’t save him alone. Reluctantly, she enlists the help of a shapeshifting rogue. The rogue’s plan involves a lot more magic, trickery, and trouble, than Livena wants. But if the rogue can help Livena wield her wind magic without telling her guide’s enemies more than they need to know, Livena might not only rescue her guide, she might overcome the city’s apathetic streets. Sneak through the streets of Ashan… Read The Wind Mage and the Wolf today! ~ Each of these Legends of Cirena stories can be read stand-alone: ~ * The Wind Mage of Maijev (Livena) * The Gryphon and the Mountain Bear (Nuaka) * The Restless Sands of Neel (Ro'nor) * The Cursed Halls of Kalecen (Hahven) * The Scars of Her Past (Alia) * The Dragons of the Mist (Zynia) ~ Crossovers (It will help to have read the previous stories involving the featured characters): ~ * The Wind Mage and the Wolf - Features Livena (The Wind Mage of Maijev) and Nuaka (The Gryphon and the Mountain Bear) * The Trial of Bells and Blood - Features Hahven (The Cursed Halls of Kalecen) and Alia (The Scars of Her Past) KEYWORDS: fantasy, epic fantasy, young adult fantasy, YA fantasy, fantasy novel, shapeshifter, shapeshifting, rogues, thieves, mage life, mages, elemental magic, magical quest, magical journey, fantasy mage adventure, immortal fantasy, trickster, wild magic, magic hunted, mage hunted, young adult teen rogue thief, unknown magic, hunted, untamed, fantasy mage adventure, wind magic, mage elemental, fantasy vigilante, mage hunter, mage rising, magic vs technology, mage tech, mage hunter assassin, storm witch, unwanted magic, mage winds, shapeshifter wolf, shapeshift, persuasive magic

The Awakened Mage

. . Following The Innocent Mage, this is the second and concluding volume in the bestselling Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series - a wildly fast-paced fantasy brimming with action and adventure.

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9781841499321

Category: Canadian fiction

Page: 624

View: 559

Prince Gar now has the magic for weatherworking and is able to keep his enemies at bay, while Asher has become the most powerful Olken in the history of Lur. Peace and prosperity seem assured for the two of them. But Morg, the evil sorcerer mage, remains trapped inside a shattered body. He knows his time is running out and that desperate measures are called for. Unwittingly, Gar and Asher become caught up in a dangerous deception which threatens to tear apart the kingdom and destroy the fragile balance between Olken and Doranen. And no one, not even Dathne and her secret Circle, is prepared for the consequences when the Innocent Mage is revealed at last . . .

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The Falcon Throne

Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished ...

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748120343

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 464

'Complex and engrossing; fans of George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie should particularly take note' - Publisher's Weekly 'A truly epic read full of intrigue and betrayal anchored in wonderful characters' - John Gwynne, author of MALICE EVERY CROWN IS TARNISHED BY THE BLOOD OF AMBITION. In a divided kingdom, some will do anything to seize the crown. A BASTARD LORD, rising up against his tyrant cousin, sheds more blood than he bargained for. A ROYAL CHILD, believed dead, sets his eyes on regaining his father's stolen throne. A DUKE'S WIDOW, defending her daughter, defies the ambitious lord who'd control them both. And TWO BROTHERS, divided by ambition, will learn the true meaning of treachery. All of this will come to pass, and nothing will remain as it once was. Royal houses will fall, empires will be reborn, and those who seek the Falcon Throne will pay for it in blood. Nobody is innocent. Every crown is tarnished. Welcome to the start of a major new epic fantasy series from the million-copy bestselling Karen Miller. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass

Mythprint

... a well told story . What are these stories about ? At one level , many of them are
standard plots found in many other folktales and works of fantasy : the imprisoned
daughter who must be rescued , the reluctant mage who must find a way ...

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Forward the Mage

The mage glowered . “ And while there is mounting evidence that you fit this ...
Unable to counter this impeccable line of reasoning , the reluctant gnome
opened the box and drew out the contents . Several things became apparent .
First , the ...

Author: Eric Flint

Publisher: Baen

ISBN: 9780743471466

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 656

Arriving in Goimr to pursue his career as an artist, Benvenuti finds himself caught up in a bizarre quest to uncover the meaning of the king's nightmare, accompanied by the sorcerer Zulkeh and by Gwendolyn, a gorgeous Amazon. Reprint.

Empress

'Empress is an ambitious, impressive and intriguing novel' - Starburst 'A fine read and a fine start to what could be an exceptional series.

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9781841496771

Category: Imaginary places

Page: 646

View: 697

When a scrawny, unwanted child - so lowly that she does not even have a name - is sold into slavery, a chain of events is set in motion that will have a profound impact on all the civilised world. Naming herself 'Hekat' (after a slaver's observation that she is quite the hellcat), the girl is taken in chains to Mijak's largest city, but makes a bargain with a ruthless god and escapes her captors. After she saves the life of a warlord, he takes her in and teaches her ways that an orphan might use to prosper in an uncaring world. When the warlord's family dies, the way becomes clear for Hekat to carve a dynasty out of infidelity and betrayal. . .

All India Reporter

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that the estate has suffered loss or daaspect of the matter , and I am reluctant
mage , and that such loss or damage is due to to go into this question because
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Hammer of God

Which is exactly what the empress of Mijak has planned. . . The third volume of Karen Miller's epic fantasy of power, politics and the rise and fall of empires . . .

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748132341

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 891

'A writer who seems to set the rule for the genre' - WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY 'Top-notch fantasy . . . a masterclass writer' - SFFWORLD In Ethrea, Rhian sits upon a precarious throne. Defiant noblemen who won't accept her rule threaten the stability of her kingdom, Zandakar, a man she thought was her friend, has been revealed as the son of a woman sworn to destroy her and her husband, King Alasdair, is increasingly unsure of her love. Rhian's most grave problem, however, lay outside the borders of her realm. The trading nations refuse to believe Mijak is a threat and promise reprisals if she dares to protect her realm. If she cannot unite the warring factions within her land, a move again Mijak might prove the end of her reign. Which is exactly what the empress of Mijak has planned. . . The third volume of Karen Miller's epic fantasy of power, politics and the rise and fall of empires . . . Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass

Empress

'Empress is an ambitious, impressive and intriguing novel' - Starburst 'A fine read and a fine start to what could be an exceptional series.

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748132325

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 825

'Empress is an ambitious, impressive and intriguing novel' - Starburst 'A fine read and a fine start to what could be an exceptional series.' - The Contra Costa Sunday Times When a scrawny, unwanted child - so lowly that she does not even have a name - is sold into slavery, a chain of events is set in motion that will have a profound impact on all the civilised world. Naming herself 'Hekat' (after a slaver's observation that she is quite the hellcat), the girl is taken in chains to Mijak's largest city, but makes a bargain with a ruthless god and escapes her captors. After she saves the life of a warlord, he takes her in and teaches her ways that an orphan might use to prosper in an uncaring world. When the warlord's family dies, the way becomes clear for Hekat to carve a dynasty out of infidelity and betrayal. . . Empress is an epic fantasy of power, politics and the rise and fall of empires. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass

Mage Hero Denied 7 Of 15

MATT WAGNER's classic saga of comics fantasy continues in the third and final part of his epic MAGE trilogy.

Author: Matt Wagner

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

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MATT WAGNER's classic saga of comics fantasy continues in the third and final part of his epic MAGE trilogy. After encountering a rare and ominous mystical creature, Kevin Matchstick has enlisted black-market magic to obtain an enchanted potion that he hopes will help lead him to the Fisher King. Will his mystical quest lead to the fulfillment he so desperately seeksÉor leave his family more vulnerable than ever? Can even the Pendragon stave off a siege from the Faerie Realms and the schemes of the malevolent Umbra Sprite? MAGE: THE HERO DENIED is a 15-issue limited series climaxing in a double-sized finale. Considered by many to be creator MATT WAGNERÕs masterpiece, MAGE has been a perennial favorite with old and new readers alike for nearly three decades.

Fantasy Review

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Gian Carlo Rota on Combinatorics

the other hand , we need to generalize the notion of coimage of an ordinary
function , as defined above , to the newly introduced concept of a reluctant
function . Whereas the coimage of an ordinary function is simply a partition of the
set S , the ...

Author: Gian-Carlo Rota

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Page: 624

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. This volume will be of interest to experts as well as beginning graduate students (particularly as a source of research problems).