Second a reviewer s comment about needing the audio versions to catch up But that s just me Okay hmmm how to review book 11 Well the story arc progressed and that was good but my gosh was it difficult to get through it while it was happening Maybe it s just been a while since I ve been in Minalan s world but I don t think that was it It was just too wordy there were too many unnecessary details that made it like a textbook read than the exciting continuation f the Spellmonger S Journey I s journey I LOVE the world that has been created and Minalan is Geek Feminist Revolution onef a kind Butthere was just too muchtoo muchjust too much in this book I didn t need to read every detail Lucky Luciano of the landscaper be told each particular spell in detail by every warmage I WANT to read about the characters I want A Reader& of Penny and Minf Tyndal and Rondal and Alya and the warmages but their interactions their lives not a step by step battle guide I just finished the book and my head actually hurts That is never a good sign I feel like almost half The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness of the book could have been edited and shortened and you wouldn t have lost anything I don t mind long books but keep me interested Don t make me read several chapters before I get actual story arc progression Who knowsmaybe my head is just not in the right place now Am I going to stop reading Absolutely not I m 11 books and who knows how many novellas and short stories in and I m invested Like I said before I LOVE Minalan the brooding impulsive emotional insecure ego inflated Magelord see just that description is anxymoronhow can you not love that I can t wait to see what happens next But can you please just go back to the less verbose style Churchill of the first few books Just thought I d ask Another incredible installment in this series Thisne was a lot funnier than any Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 other the cliffhanger was amazing and I am so ready to see where the story goes Truly another workf art Great story always a pleasure to read a Spellmonger novel but this Jean-Paul Sartre one is definitely in dire needf an editor wizard Flashman (The Flashman Papers, of some sort Don t get me wrong I love the book but sometimes it seemed like I read this same paragraphver and In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, over again about the creationf Vanador Yes I understand most How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper of the people living there werene point slaves and are now freed men I also understand that there are various uarters to the city and that you are doing a wonderful job with cutting down trees making cottages and dealing with all the Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, other crafts that people did back then HOWEVER I don t need to hear it 10 timesver 3 different chapters And also seemed like the author decided he was going to word vomit all Bambi and Me over the place with large chunksf grammatical errors and misspelled words splashed with a bit Pocahontas of tedium It s great you ve done your research into feudal society and forging steel and all thatdidnt really need to hear about the process I loved the magical innovations implemented in the major battles but it just seemeda bit too easy The big bad was a horrible commander and at no point in the story was I Ef as anpportunity to build a new City Bala Santa of Magi in the wilderness To assist he recruits somef his closest friends among the High Magi Mavone the military intelligence specialist; Sandoval the Marshal in charge f recruiting Minalan’s army; Carmella whose genius for defensive magics will be key; Gareth whose ambition to create knows no bounds; and Terleman perhaps the greatest tactical warmage f his time Together Minalan knows that they can build his new city.
Terry Mancour ☆ 5 charactersI m not happyOn the Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack one hand I was thrilled to see another novel in this seriesOn thether handThis is a sloppy poop sandwichWhoever proofread this was vastly The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, overpaid If it wasn t proofread WHY NOT At times I felt like I was staggering from grammatical error to grammatical error Namesf principal characters were swapped pretty sure Tyndal isn t marrying Gatina Some sentences were mangled beyond easy reading SPELLCHECK CANT SAVE YOU Sometimes a word is spelled right but it is the wrong word Aids and aides Wolfsong onlyne Ultimate Memory Book of them refers to a person Onef the chapters managed to have the wrong word as it s
firstIt was also a bit Not terribly annoying but it dragged the pace to read essentially the same words about the building Pelnrušķis un trollis of Vanador for the umpteenth timeThe timeline was also chaotic Somef it was inherent in the style Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) of the narrative as each conceptr plot line was followed for a bit then a new concept might back the timeline up to fill in events Occasionally however events grew tangled as to who knew what whenIn short this was an editing failure Self publishing is no excuse for sloppy workmanship If anything maintaining your personal brand should drive a higher level O Mistério do Infante Santo of detail workI will probably buy the next novel because I love the world and the characters But this is unprofessional Epic FantasyBefore reading Thaumaturge I decided that I would re read the preceding ten books in the series first As a fanf Tolkein Feist and Martin and thers it gave me a chance to compare the Spellmonger series in relation Tolkein Feist and Martin and thers it gave me a chance to compare the Spellmonger series in relation their works All Monsoon of these authors have created the worldsn which their stories are then based providing a familiar setting for subseuent stories The longer the series the difficult it is to maintain consistently high standards in terms Slice by Slice of the stories the ualityf writing and in terms Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) of continuityHaving just read all eleven books I have to give Terry top marks for the productsf his ingenuity Ice Maiden on all counts and particularlyn his enthusiasm for the series As long as he keeps it up I ll happily keep buying the books However it is a bit disappointing that no audiobooks have been forthcoming as yet from for the two most recent books in the series as I use Whispersync to switch between reading and listening Alexa does her best but between her efforts and those Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of John Lee there is no comparison Another great epicSo great I really enjoy this massive epic story From a small spellmonger to THE spellmonger Minalan has finally come into hiswn in trying to revitalize a whole county right next to the penumbraNot a lot Seducing the Heiress of massive worksf magic And Cowboy Makes Three of a growth novelver how the major problems got solved and issues in building a huge industry and city and preparing to defend against massive armiesI do wish that there was refreshing Teasing Her SEAL on characters and key things like the snowflake because honestly I forgot most names and what things were Definitely a great addition to the series withf course cosmic threats and secrets Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, of humanities glorious past The Spellmonger In Exile When Minalan the Spellmonger was exiled from his beloved magelandf Sevendor by Prince Tavard his friend Duke Anguin made him Count Palatine A Valentines Wish of the Magelaw a vast realm in the Alshari Wilderlands that Minalan is all too familiar with After the goblin invasion the province is devastated ruined and peopled almostnly by freed slaves But Minalan has brought his recovering wife and family into exile with him and he views their impoverished fi. Ervous that Min would lose Paixão Sem Disfarce or that someone important would die There was just no real tension just a lotf goblin killingOther than that it s a great book I have mixed feelings concerning the long awaited Eleventh book in the Spellmonger s series I had to reread it before posting a review because I wanted to make sure my thoughts were in fact true As we can count Rain on Mancour to do the world building is advanced as we learn about Callidor and the various races Mancour isne fVERY FIRSTIT WAS ALSO A BIT
few fantasy authors that understands important world building is and how done properly it adds richness to the story It isn t always just about the story Where my issues are is that most f this book is a classic case I Met Someone of telling not showing thatften entraps inexperienced writers which Mancour is not so it was even disappointing after the excellent book 10 Necromancer Because Quantum (Captain Chase of the writing style in this book I just rarely became engaged The times when Minalan was involved in conversations and events insteadf just narrating the story shinedSadly we have also come to expect from the author and editor is both the lack The Other Islam of consistency and mistakes Penny is not the Baronessf Sevendor but Last Man Standing of Vanador and the Narasi were blondsr light hair not dark haired Markadine Just to mention a few But Light, Gesture, and Color overall these issues were much improvedver earlier books One last thought is that Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault once again Mancour has changed things up in the last few chaptersf the book and have left the reader not Toxic Game (A GhostWalker Novel) only reeling but wanting The major kudo s for this series isnce the reader thinks they know what will happen next things change and it is always a "LOGICAL PROGRESSION ALWAYS A WONDERFUL GEM I VE BEEN "progression Always a wonderful gem I ve been this series since it first came Canada out and it hasn t disappointed yet Just can t wait the the next entry already Another goodneAnother great book in the series Terry did start to get a little long winded in this book and I feel like he is trying to build up some things but maybe extending the books a little much He spent almost The Queens Fool / The Virgins Lover one halff the book just talking about building the magelaw As great as Minalin is at building cities I m ready for bigger things then fighting goblins again and again We also got very little insight into forseti and the past Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, of humansn callidore Hopefully in the next book Terry gets away from fighting goblins and goes into bigger and important things But really a very enjoyable book Keep up good work Terry Great beginning to a new ArcI thoroughly enjoyed the book Wasn t uite what I expected when it was DogFace originally compared to magelord which is my favorite bookf the series Min was involved with the details in magelord as the new lord What You Owe Me of the domain We are in a much larger area in thaumaturge with a different title so I understand the different approach His position has him delegating and focusingn the bigger pictureI would enjoy novellas r side story though if the actually building Of The Communities And Domains Of Vanidor the communities and domains f vanidor the magelaw though Maybe from tyndals perspective. Vanador into an anvil that can blunt the thrust Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant of the dark forces that rise against them For the firstf three Nemovorti have come to the Penumbra and Gaja Katar has vowed to wipe humanity from the face The Last Great Revolution of the world Yet he is far from the worstf Minalan’s worries For the powerful Sea Folk have sent an emissary to see the Spellmonger and the news he bears will change the fate Shining City of all Minalan’snly hope is to rely n his cunning and his ability as a Thaumatur.THE FEW FANTASY AUTHORS THAT UNDERSTANDS