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.
But as valuable as that bargain is for prosecuting the war with the Dead God and his sinister armies, such power comes with a hefty price. Every new High Mage Minalan raises presents potential new problems. The Magelords have inspired fear in their neighbors. The warmagi invent deadly new spells. The lower orders of magi are getting restless. The mage-led Sevendor Town wants a new charter. King Rard and the royal court are pressuring the nascent Arcane Orders politically. Some magi are crossing the Penumbra and taking stones from the goblins as well as taking their service. And some are just starting to get a little crazy.
It makes a nice, normal little raid on his lands seem refreshing in its simplicity.
In trying to balance the needs of the war with the needs of a well-ordered Order, Minalan finds himself making compromises, cutting deals, and bargaining what power he has in a high-stakes game where Chaos seems to be the only player who knows the rules. The temptations of his position and the power he wields are great, but so, he discovers, are the responsibilities. But when his patience seems nearly exhausted and his alliances seem ready to crumble, a massive army emerges from the shadowy realms and strikes south, forcing the High Magi to rally around the Spellmonger in defense of the kingdom.
As the genocidal goblin army marches toward the once-prosperous cottonlands of Gilmora, Minalan and his High Magi must defend a single bridge against them at all costs. And they are ready to. But the plans of magi count little when the powerful and subtle mind of the Dead God opposes them. For when the die is cast and the first blow is struck, it becomes clear that nothing is as Minalan had foreseen. As disaster looms for the humani kingdom and even the Alka Alon are threatened, only a desperate appeal to divinity, a dangerously risky adventure and a little classy enchantment offer any hope against calamity. For the day has come when all that stands between ruin and survival is the bravery and cunning of the Spellmonger and his High Magi!
This is a good story so far but this book was way too short and needed more action and has so many plot holes
Wtf why not kill the dragon that’s knocked unconscious?!? And why is the thoughtful knife only used in the last battle also why not drop a giant bolder on the dragon that’s swimming toward you if it’s taking hours to get to you!!!!! Way to many plot holes!!!!!
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Last book was a bit less then it’s siblings in the series. Glad to see we are back on track!
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I knew right from the beginning of the series that it would be my top 10. you will find yourself taking every opportunity to sneak in just a few minutes of listening. I even caught myself grabbing my phone to listen for the 1 minute it took to take the garbage cans to the curb. and the narrator is beyond amazing. He is one of my favorites. Right up there with Nick Podehl. After you finish. you will find yourself just like me, googling when the next will be available. From what I've read there are 9 books out and 1 being written.
this was a fabulous book and series when do we get more? I cant wait
every since I picked up spellmonger this series has done an amazing job of capturing and holding my Interest. the mechanics of magic and the depth of Terry Mancours world is absolutely enchanting (pun intended) I cannot wait for the next installment.
I can't say enough about this series. Between Terry Mancour's writing and John Lee's narration this series has become a 3 generations favorite, myself, My children and my teenage grandchildren are thoroughly enjoying each novel and eagerly await the next book. it is going to be very disappointing when it comes to an end.
John Lee's narration is a joy to listen to. He brings each character to life adding depth to Terry Mancour's characters. I highly recommend this and every book in the series.
this series keeps getting better and better it is harder and harder to wait for the next one in the series to come out
Awesome series! I can't wait until the next in the series is released. Hope it is released soon.
Love the book and waiting for the next. What will the Gods have in store for the Magi?
If you could sum up High Mage in three words, what would they be?
Very entertaining book and continuation of a remarkable Series. It will transport you and leave you wanting more!
Who was your favorite character and why?
What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Fantastic Story teller who knows his craft. He is able to carry all of the many characters seamlessly.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The Spellmongers War
Any additional comments?
This series captures you attention and keeps it. It is simply fantastic!
excellent book can't wait to see if the next book is has good has the last 5
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