Magier (Age of the Five #2)
After pitched battle, The White—the avatars of the Five Gods—have briefly turned back the vicious invaders. And now, the priestess Auraya is sent on an urgent mission to reconcile with the powerful, outcast Dreamweavers, for their magical healing abilities may be the key to saving the land. But as a deadly plague devastates their allies and old adversaries resurface, a dre...more
Some characters of interest: The Hag, Mirar, and Reivan are all interesting characters that work toward an interesting future and reveal the past.
Background: Finally near the end of the novel we learn more about the background of the War of the Gods and the Wilds. Really the most interesting part of the novel.
Interesting moral conflict: finally at the end of the novel we get a moral dilemma that is interesting (ev...more
Main female character is accepted into higher social/religious/political standing because of her unexpectedly high level of skills/powers. Once she comes into her powers fully, she defies her superiors, breaks rules, rebels for the sake of truth and because it's the right thing to do while still remaining on the good side of the other important characters as much as possible. Meanwhile she falls in...more
Well... firstly because of that the reader can finally take a closer look at normal life of our characters. I, for example, thought it's not that great to be one of the Whites... even boring sometimes. And that's it! By creating such atmosphere of things moving slowly the author succeeded in giving the whole story more authenticity.
Besides, I start...more
Really enjoyed the different perspectives in this book and the slight more focus on the other side of the fight. Loved the new characters introduced, especially Reivan.
The moral dilema's introduced were great although strangely I found myself wanting to hear more about the support characters, Mirar etc then Auraya. Really liked the bit with Elai...
Essentially I had to start the 3rd book right afte...more
Although the second book is similar to the first in style and pacing, I enjoyed it far, far more. I had a hard time putting it down, and I am fighting myself to not start the last in the trilogy at 1:30 am. I finally developed a connection to the Auraya and Leiard, and some of the other...more
This book is mostly about the return to normal life after the war. Alliances have been forged to gather help to fight the evil other side, but they remain strong in times of peace through commerce and cooperation. And the Pentadrians are also trying to make am...more
And there's a lot of character development. Mostly Auraya's obviously, but Leiard and Imi too are showing great potential. I enjoyed following Imi's growing friendship with Reivan, and am interested in seeing where that will take the Elais.
I highly recommend!
However, I liked the overall feel of the book and liked the ending very much... looking forward to reading the last part of it :)
In 1999 she won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story with “Whispers of the Mist Children”. In the same year she was granted a writers residency at Varuna Writers’ Centre in Katoomba, New South Wales.
In November 2001, The Magicians’ Guild was first published in Australia. T...more