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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
ebook, 336 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Signet
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The Window Seat
Jun 18, 2012 The Window Seat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Oct 29, 2012 Spacklefritz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 05, 2012 Visionary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Kelly Laffey
Jun 30, 2012 Kelly Laffey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 10, 2012 Has rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Hager Moharram
Sep 06, 2014 Hager Moharram rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love it love it love it
Mandi Schreiner
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
Jul 07, 2012 Shauni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Romancing the Book
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
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:

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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 th
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
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
Delilah Stephans
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
Tiffany Thordal
Jun 27, 2014 Tiffany Thordal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 11, 2012 Florence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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
(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
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.
Mar 08, 2016 Diandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for a book with adventure and enough suspense that it will literally make your heart pound, look no further. Now don't be mistaken, the suspense isn't like that of a horror movie, but there were parts that I was so worries what would happen I could see how hard my heart was beating.

Lady Merewen is all that is good, but she is strong and has a warrior's heart. The 5 Warrior's of the Mist, aka the Damned cannot help but to be drawn to her and her people. The people of Merewen's
Country Goose
Apr 03, 2013 Country Goose rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sep 05, 2015 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance
Wow. This book was incredible. It was an impulse buy that I definitely do not regret. I shelved this one right next to my Kate Forsyth books. At first, the story seemed really half-formed and uncertain, but as I kept reading it just got better and better. Now, I found this book in the romance section so I was expecting this book to be riddled with hot passionate sex, but our author takes her time building up to her love scene. There is no love-making until 3/4 through the book. Not that I'm comp ...more
I won book #3 in this series through a goodreads giveaway, but, having not read the first two books, I decided to start at the beginning and read the whole series. I'm glad that I did! While fantasy isn't my thing, I do enjoy medieval romance and paranormal romance, so this seemed like a good fit. And, I quite enjoyed it! There was minimal world building and the magic constraints were fairly simple to understand. It didn't take up a lot of the story telling. I love the hero's honor, sense of dut ...more
Won the ARC version from the publisher, Signet Eclipse :) (prefer with original cover, tho)
Stupid Shiny Volvo Driver
Absolutely awesome story!!! I loved every page and I can hardly wait until the next book in the series, Her Knights Quest, is out! I haven't read a lot of fantasy, though I'm beginning to, and this story kept my attention all the way through keeping me up way too late to get to the end. I love Alexis Morgan's writing style and have loved all her paranormal romance books. I'm so happy she's branched off and decided to add fantasy.

The Damned are warriors who can be called to fight a cause that the
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Apr 28, 2015 Lyndi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two complaints: Merewen keeps putting herself in danger and though it is usually to help others, it's incredibly selfish. Gideon has to repeatedly remind her that possession of their very souls relies on saving her, so her running headlong into danger is not helping. I really didn't like that. The other complaint is that OMG IT'S A TRILOGY AND I HAVE TO KNOW WTF IS HAPPENING WITH GIDEON AND MEREWEN'S HAPPILY EVER AFTER!! Aaaghhh! I noticed at like, 88% that there was definitely not enough time t ...more
Stephanie  G
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
Ryan Snyder
Jul 18, 2012 Ryan Snyder rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kimberly Souza
Jul 02, 2012 Kimberly Souza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“My Lady Mage” by, Alexis Morgan

“My lady mage” is a wonderful example of romance mixed with fantasy. Merewen is a young lady who by rights should be ruling over her keep and her people in the land of Agathia. She was born with a magic that connects her to the finest horses in the land. By using this magic she ensures that her home and people are able to live and make money. However, when her father dies, her uncle Fagan comes to the keep and takes control of Merewen and her people. Fagan is a cr
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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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