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The Arena Man (Max August #4)

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Legendary comics writer Steve Englehart returns to the adventures of Max August in The Arena Man, the fourth novel in his fantasy thriller series.

Max August was once a regular guy, before he learned the ways of magick and immortality and became a staunch crusader against the supernatural forces of evil. Though immune to the effects of time, Max is not indestructible, and n...more
ebook, 368 pages
Published February 19th 2013 by Tor Books
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In this alternative history world, Steve Englehart continues his storyline about Max August, a timeless wizard and warrior trained by the great Cornelius Agrippa to fight evil wizards and evildoers. Althought the world is interesting, this novel is flat. The author seemed mostly to be treading water and keeping the series going by focusing on the development of other characters and the evil doers.

Max is training his disciple Pam Blackwell in how to also become timeless and a wizard. Meanwhile, M...more
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In a world beset by secret conspiracy, one man and one woman stand alone... The book feels quite cinematic at spots, but keeps the deft characterization of a novel. It takes the modern world and applies a bit of secret history -- magic does exist, although only usable by a few people -- and mixes in conspiracies and secret societies in a nice blend of action and characters.

The two main heroes are partners and magic-users; but it's been made clear that they're not equally powerful in magic. But m...more
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Steve Englehart went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. After a stint in the Army, he moved to New York and began to write for Marvel Comics. That led to long runs on Captain America, The Hulk, The Avengers, Dr. Strange, and a dozen other titles. Midway through that period he moved to California (where he remains), and met and married his wife Terry.

He was finally hired away from M...more
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