Haul of Books 2010: Stuff For Review v.4


Have you read anything by Karen Miller before? If not, then you should. She’s amazing with dialogue and she knows how to tell a good epic fantasy story. I’ve read two of her novels (both of which are set in the same world as the books below) and loved them.

Lucky me, I get to review a few more of her books! Then again, I’d probably read them anyway…

Anyway, here are the books (after the fold):

And now for the descriptions (from Amazon):

1.  The Prodigal Mage by Karen Miller

Many years have passed since the last Mage War. It has been a time of great change. But not all changes are for the best, and Asher’s world is in peril once more.

The weather magic that keeps Lur safe is failing. Among the 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 magic, the crisis is merely delayed, not averted.

Asher’s son Rafel inherited his father’s talents, but he has been forbidden to use them. With Lur facing devastation, however, he may be its only hope.

2.  The Reluctant Mage by Karen Miller

It’s been many months since Rafel ventured over Barl’s Mountains into the unknown, in a desperate bid to seek help for their ravaged land. With his father’s Weather Magic exhausted, 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.

She soon learns of a dangerous new power. 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.

By the way, I’m almost halfway through The Prodigal Mage, and I’m loving it.

So that’s that.  So, have you received or purchased anything of interest lately?

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

2 thoughts on “Haul of Books 2010: Stuff For Review v.4

  1. I'll be interested to see what you think of The Reluctant Mage when you get around to it. I am a HUGE Miller fan, but really struggled with the new book..having stopped reading it 3 times so far (about 150 pages into it I think).

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