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The Mage-born Child (Servants of Ark #3)

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The Mage-Born Child
The evil wizard Alzedo has risen again and this time he has unleashed the full terror of his awesome powers. Haunted by strange dreams, the young wizard Yve and her invisible dragon journey from a far-off land to help the beleagured King Mark and his son Luke prepare for the final battle. But first Yve must travel to an enchanted cavern deep in the Windc
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 1st 1988 by Corgi (first published 1988)
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Federica Leva
L'elenco delle debolezze di questo ciclo è lungo: originalità povera, stile trasandato, umorismo non sempre brillante, ecc..., eppure, nonostante questo, le storie si sorreggono, in parte appoggiandosi alla trama, che stuzzica la curiosità del lettore, in parte alla struttura, veloce, coinvolgente, scenografica. I tre libri sono concatenati temporalmente fra loro, ma narrano di vicende a sé stanti, di facile abbordaggio anche per un lettore che ignori quel che è stato raccontato in precedenza. S ...more
David Sarkies
Jul 29, 2015 David Sarkies rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody Really
Recommended to David by: Found it in a bookstore
Shelves: fantasy
Another fantasy book with a prophecy
22 August 2013

Well, there are only two other commentaries on this book and neither of them give one any reason to actually go an read it (or the entire trilogy to be precise). Okay, one does say that it is enjoyable if you like high fantasy, however I must admit that I am somewhat past that stage of my life, and though I may still, and probably will, read more fantasy, I am not in any rush to go out and do so.

It seems that this book is about a prophecy that,
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Mar 16, 2015 Catsalive rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
An OK series with few surprises. The ending was a little different from most. Very easy to read.
Jul 23, 2011 Ruth rated it liked it
Jonathan Wylie is actually the pen name of Mark and Julia Smith who also write as Julia Clay. British authors. Published in 1988, this is the 3rd book in the Servants of Ark series. Now out of print, the heroine Yve needs to vanquish evil by following the words of an age old prophecy "A child, mage-born, and marked for flight, /Shall add her voice but utter naught. /Daughter of time, her fate foretold, /Must heed the words of ages past." Enjoyable read if you like High Fantasy (which I do)
Althea Ann
Sep 27, 2013 Althea Ann rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The last in the Servants of Ark trilogy, this book, again, takes place a generation after the previous one. We meet Yve, an exceptional female wizard, and her familiar, a dragon who only halfway exists in this world. The characters and situations that the book mentions are interesting enough, but the characters never really come to life, and events are repeatedly just left kinda hanging.... Yeah, the world has to be saved, or destroyed, or something, but I just wasn't feeling it.
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Jul 30, 2013 Myles Harrold rated it liked it
Shelves: own, fantasy
This book had a pretty good ending, but there was no substance to most of the book until the very end. It is never a good sign when you find yourself asking why you are even reading a book half way through the book. I liked the characters and the pace, but I wasn't sure what the direction was.
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Jonathan Wylie is the pseudonym of Mark and Julia Smith, a married couple who live and work in Norfolk. Having met while they were both working for a major London publishing house, they sparked each other into creative life, and began writing as a team a few months after setting up home together. They have been writing full time since 1991. The pen-name they have used most recently is Julia Gray, ...more
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