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My Lady Mage (Warriors of the Mist #1)

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A cursed destiny. A band of warriors. And one troubled kingdom.

It is whispered in Agathia that the legendary warriors of the mist—cursed by the gods—can be summoned only when a champion is needed and the cause is just. Gideon, their captain, knows this to be the one path that will lead his men to redemption—lest they face an eternity of damnation.

Years have passed since an
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Paperback, 316 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Signet Eclipse
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The Window Seat
Apr 22, 2012 The Window Seat rated it it was amazing
Sometimes, fantasy books are ones that I hate to love. It can be tiring learning all the rules of a new world. How does the magic work? Who are the characters? What makes this world unique from all the others? So when that really special fantasy romance comes along, I grab on with two hands and quickly become Fan Girl. And the special ones are those that don't tire you out learning about things before you get into the story. My Lady Mage by Alexis Morgan is one of the special ones!

Merewen is a y
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Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: A unique and fun fantasy read set in a magical world.

Opening Sentence: Merewen tripped over a twisted knot of tree root jutting up in the narrow game trail and pitched headfirst to the ground.

The Review:

My Lady Mage is the first fantasy romance that I had read in quite some time. While there were some ups and downs, this book really didn’t disappoint. Merewen is in trouble. Her uncle is slowly destroying her dead father’s town with his supp
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Spacklefritz
Jul 18, 2012 Spacklefritz rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, romance
2 - 2.5 rating...

Honestly, I suppose this was an okay read, well that's what two stars stands for, but for me, it never really clicked. Maybe it was because I was expecting something along the lines of C.L. Wilson's Tairen Soul, and was really psyched to read it.

However throughout the story (except for a brief period towards the end) I was thinking to myself, "when will this end?"

For one, the world seemed to be thinly developed, in terms of, for this type of book, I was expecting it to be high-f
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Visionary
Aug 02, 2012 Visionary rated it it was amazing

Seventy-two pages in and my fantasy heart is pumping in happiness. Why? Because My Lady Mage reads exactly like a high fantasy book, the likes of Jennifer Roberson and/or David Eddings fantasy.

Which makes my fantasy heart so damn happy; especially since it's hard to find good or decent fantasy read. Dnd/Forgotten Realms worthy fantasy. Well to me...

So I am getting enmeshed in the tale. Curious about The Warriors of the Damned. How they got damned, How they got put into the water. Curious abou
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Kelly Laffey
Jun 18, 2012 Kelly Laffey rated it really liked it
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and am extremely happy that I did.

I have never read Alexis Morgan before, but I am willing to purchase all of her books after reading this one. The writing was excellent and the story was well developed and told. Even though this type of story is done all the time, I feel as though the author did a good job of making it seem new and fresh. The characters were well developed and I found myself wanting to know more about each of the warriors back stories (wh
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Has
Jun 26, 2012 Has rated it it was ok
Full Review to be posted soon:

2 and half stars.

Really wanted to like it but I couldn't warm up to the romance or the main heroine who I found to be pretty bland and a bit of a Mary Sue. I actually preferred the sub-story with Aline who I felt was a much more interesting character. It also felt a bit like a PNR with the whole band of brothers thing and I think I might be a burned out on that trope. Overall, it was ok and I liked how the avatars and the magic linked with the horses played out. Bu
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Hager
Mar 18, 2014 Hager rated it it was amazing
love it love it love it
E_bookpushers
After thinking back on this book and realizing that I liked the supporting characters more then the hero/heroine I realized that I was looking forward to the next book just to find out about them...

Joint Review with my fellow Book Pushers originally posted at: http://thebookpushers.com/2012/07/25/...


Publisher: Berkley
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Release date: Out now

A cursed destiny. A band of warriors. And one troubled kingdom.

It is whispered in Agathia that the legendary warriors of th
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Nada Sobhi

My Lady Mage by Alexis Morgan is the first installment in the Warriors of the Mist series. The book is as breath-taking and as intriguing as its cover.

Not being a fan of romance, My Lady Mage is my first fantasy-romance novel. Still, I deal with romance with care for there are often clichés – just read the synopsis of many fantasy books and you’ll notice a pattern – but here, I enjoyed it. And that means Alexis Morgan did something spectacular, for I’m not easy to please.

The novel opens with a
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Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
What a great concept for a story. Loved it and read it pretty much on a Sunday afternoon and evening. It is the first of a series, and I so look forward to the next one. I think I am not going to tell much of the story in this review but rather explain the concept and introduce the characters.

The Warriors of the Mist are part of an ancient legend. It is said that in very dark times they can be summoned from the River of the Dammed where they sleep in the cold beneath the current. The cause has t
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Shauni
Jul 07, 2012 Shauni rated it really liked it
My Lady Mage is the first book in a new adventure for Alexis.. It is a fantasy romance.. so far there are three books in this series and I am not sure if it will end there or if it continues but I will say. If she follows the plot from this first book it will have a definite ending. This will not be a series that never ends.. think CL Wilson's Fading Land/Tairen Soul series.. or Karen Marie Moning's Fever series.. both had a battle to be won then the story ended. If they continue on from there i ...more
Mandi Schreiner
Jul 01, 2012 Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it
The Warriors of the River are five men who have been banished to sleep beneath the river, who can be summoned when a champion is needed. And Merewen is in dire need of a champion. Finding an old text in her late father’s library, she learns of these men, and goes out to the river late one night to see if the magic will work. After chanting some words, five men rise from the river, and Merewen knows she no longer has to battle alone. After her father’s passing. Merewen went under the guardianship ...more
Romancing the Book
May 25, 2013 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Jen
Book provided by: contest win at Romance Junkies
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I admit, I have a weakness for medieval romance. And when this book landed in my hands, I was intrigued. I mean, the blurb says that our heroine is going to call forth warriors from the river to be her champion. That in itself hooked me.

So we have Merewen, a woman who is well, your typical headstrong romance heroine, but she’s not what you’d picture as the typical medieval lady. She sta
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Delilah Stephans
Apr 28, 2012 Delilah Stephans rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get a preview copy of this book. Most know Alexis Morgan from her Paladin series and though I love the Paladins - I must say the Warriors of the Mist rank right up there with them. I love these cursed warriors. But though he's not the hero of this book I must say that Kane is my favorite. If you've read the Paladins - Kane reminds me of Blake Trahearn of the Paladin series. He also reminds me of Zarek from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters and Zsadist from J.R. Wards Black Da ...more
Florence
Jun 28, 2012 Florence rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow. I won this book in a giveaway on Goodreads and was NOT disappointed! I absolutely loved it and I can't wait to rush out to buy the next one in a whole year): Now it was difficult in the beginning for me to read and I trudge my way through the first chapter or two but I think it was because the reading for me was more challenging then anything else. I love it though. Going on my favorites shelf!<3.



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Tiffany Thordal
Jun 14, 2012 Tiffany Thordal rated it it was amazing
This book is actually quite wonderful. The plot was one I am happy to say I have never read. While I read a book no matter how hard I try I end up linking parts of the book to others I have read. In this book as I was reading no other stories were reminding me of it. It was wonderful.
The characters were very well thought out and I can see by reading a chapter out of the second book the storyline is quite mapped out. There was a certain degree of "smut" but it didn't take over the whole book. It
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Cami
Oct 13, 2012 Cami rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure that I was really going to like this one much but I found myself riveted to the story. Merewen is a strong female character who is quite selfless and caring of her people, horses, and the Warriors. The Warriors start out very remote but find themselves caring about Merewen and others of her people. Part of the story is predictable and I think I can see the direction this series is taking, but I still am anxious to read the next book in the series. Sadly I'll have to wait at least f ...more
ExtremeBibliophile
Dec 22, 2012 ExtremeBibliophile rated it it was ok
A generic romance that I read out of desperation while between books, and while the he'in and she'in was fairly muted (held off until around page 220 or so which was surprising to me), there was little to no in-depth details about the Mage themselves, no references to indigenous cultures, magic, religion, spirit animals, etc, that would have lifted this above the formulaic romantic genre.
Country Goose
Apr 03, 2013 Country Goose rated it did not like it
The entire book, I felt like I was in some kind of horrible, nerdy Dungeons and Dragons Role Play... I rolled a 7 and narrowly blocked your spell, though I hit you with a counter spell, rendering you paralyzed, causing you to miss your next roll. I truly struggled to keep reading, and I do not want to read the next.
Ren
Jul 12, 2012 Ren marked it as own-unread
Won the ARC version from the publisher, Signet Eclipse :) (prefer with original cover, tho)
Kathy
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Cyp
Nov 27, 2012 Cyp rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of High Fantasy + Romance
*3.5 stars* MY LADY MAGE was a very nice blend of High Fantasy and Romance. There was a development of plot where we were initially plunged directly into the fear that Merewen constantly lives with, and how she found her way to the river where she could summon the warriors of the mist.

Just a brief summary of the story (a little more detailed than the official synopsis which might contain spoilers ):


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Sandy
May 25, 2012 Sandy rated it really liked it
MY LADY MAGE (Warriors of the Mist #1) by Alexis Morgan

MY LADY MAGE is the first novel and new release (July 3, 2012) in Alexis Morgan’s new Warriors of the Mist series.

From the back cover: The legendary Warriors of the Mist-cursed by the gods-can be summoned only when a champion is needed and the cause is just.

Lady Merewen was desperate. The citizens of Agathia were suffering under Duke Keirthan’s rule and her own people were forced to endure the abusive nature of her Uncle Fagan. Calling upon
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Jessica
Oct 06, 2016 Jessica rated it it was ok
I thought the story was mildly interesting but was ultimately disappointed. It was well written, but the title mislead me. I was hoping for a book with a great magical tale, and other than the 1000 year old warriors, an evil bad guy we practically learn nothing about, and some horse whispering, magic wasn't central to the plot, or even that present. I thought this would be the story of a strong magical heroine, and it was really just a damsel in distress story. I love a good romance, but I didn' ...more
Ryan Snyder
Jun 06, 2012 Ryan Snyder rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Review also over at my blog

I had this book as one of my Wishlist Wednesdays, so when i saw it while wandering around Walmart I was like: GET IN MY BUGGY NOW (yes, I call it a buggy. make something of it, fool. :P) alright. lets get to it.

Five Ancient Warriors are trapped beneath the water, awaiting approval (by the gods- who put them there) to aid whoever calls upon them in times of need against dark magic. These five warriors are the Damned, loyal to the bidding of the gods in hopes of regainin
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Sarah
Jun 23, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it
(2.5 stars)
Oh, boy. Get ready folks, because I'm about to go all elitist and snobby. Sorry in advance.
When i ready the premise for the book - in dire circumstances, mystical warriors can be summoned from a river or the mist or something and will serve the summoner in their greatest peril. Neato! Also, this one had a lady mage, judging from the title, and it was tagged as a romance. Even though I sort of gave up romance novels several years ago, I thought this one sounded more like a fantasy nove
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Kristie Elston
Mar 17, 2013 Kristie Elston rated it liked it
Shelves: dft-reviews
Originally reviewed at Dark Faerie Tales: http://darkfaerietales.com/review-lad...

Quick & Dirty: A unique and fun fantasy read set in a magical world.

The Review:

My Lady Mage is the first fantasy romance that I had read in quite some time. While there were some ups and downs, this book really didn’t disappoint. Merewen is in trouble. Her uncle is slowly destroying her dead father’s town with his suppressive rule. As a female, Merewen cannot take over unless she is married and her evil uncle f
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Ellie
Aug 28, 2012 Ellie rated it really liked it
My Lady Mage, Warriors of the Mist #1, by Alexis Morgan
Grade: B-

“If you sacrifice yourself, Merewen, there will be no one left with your gift to care for the horses. Without them, your people will have nothing.”

Every since her father passed away Lady Merewen and the people of Agathia have lived their lives under the harsh rule of Fagan, who happens to also be Merewen’s uncle. The people of Agathia have always done well with Merewen’s families gift of raising horses. Merewen inherited the gift fr
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Stephanie  G
Jun 28, 2012 Stephanie G rated it really liked it
No longer able to stand by as her people suffer from her uncle's cruelty, Merewen calls upon the warriors of the mist for help. Having to earn redemption from the gods he and his men pledged their souls to, Captain Gideon is ready to fight to free Merewen and her people from abuse and neglect but soon realizes that something more sinister is at work. If Gideon and his men don't stop the dark magic from spreading across the land of Agathia, they will be eternally damned.

From the beginning, I was
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Rains
Feb 07, 2017 Rains rated it it was ok
Shelves: cannot-finish
I really hate giving low reviews, but I cannot give any more than two stars for a book I could not finish.
The book had good potential in the beginning; it started strong and captured my attention. As the book progressed, I was thinking to myself how immature the book read but I kept reading, hoping it would pick up pace and show me how worthy of a book it was. Obviously, it failed.



I enjoy these types of books with a girl’s fantasy playing before my eyes. Some macho man coming from some existence
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Alexis Morgan grew up near St. Louis and received a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She and her husband have made the Pacific Northwest their home for more than thirty years, where she launched her career as a writer. She is published in paranormal romance, fantasy romance, American West historicals, and most recently, contemporary romances with her new Snowberry Creek s ...more
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