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Durbin has always dreamed of becoming a swashbuckling adventurer like his legendary father. But unfortunately he's stuck in the secluded valley forest of Verdancia, far away from the sway and swagger of the sea. On one fateful evening a mouse named Clove and her spear hog companion Herod stumble into his village. They had escaped from the terrible lion Sinvicious who wants ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published July 2012 by Eagershelm Publishing
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Wart Hill
Oct 20, 2013 Wart Hill rated it really liked it
I received this book free through a GoodReads First Reads Giveaway

There's a lot that Magefable is.

Magefable is adorable, fun, quirky, intriguing, and epic.

Magefable is the story of some little critters working to defeat a big bad one, against all odds. What does that mean? Well. Clove is a Mouse Mage. She is being trained by Elementals to control the four main elements and one other: light so she can become a Geomancer and defeat the evil Lion King of Feralis, Sinviscious, who is a Necromancer (

I really enjoyed this book, it is aimed at a middle grade audience but even as an adult I really liked it.

There was a nice balance between action scenes and slower scenes, with time spent on showing the characters personalities and developing them. The action scenes did get a little repetitive as they were almost always battles between the good characters fighting against the rats or some other evil foe.

The descriptions were a good, they didn't go into great detail but were descriptive enough to
Angela Oliver
This is a cute story, with simple but endearing illustrations. Alas, it seemed too heavily flavoured by Redwall to truly capture my full attention. The story is fairly standard - a heroic Spearhog, Herod (which I think is supposed to be a porcupine, although they are neither related to hedgehogs nor can fire their quills, so maybe not) and his elementally-skilled mouse companion, Clove, are set on finding a hidden temple whilst being pursued by angry rats. Despite the fact that the rats are foll ...more
Aug 31, 2014 Jenny rated it it was ok
This book had a lot of potential, but the grammatical errors really made it difficult for me to concentrate on the story.

I picked this book up off the shelf because it called itself a middle grade fantasy. Typically I enjoy fantasy books, especially about cute animals, but this was a tough read for me. The story was bare bones, and definitely needed to be fleshed out a lot more. The only parts that seemed to have some detail were the parts where mice were getting stabbed and beheaded. The battl
Erik This Kid Reviews Books
May 25, 2013 Erik This Kid Reviews Books rated it really liked it
Durbin (a mouse) didn’t understand what he had gotten into when he and his best friend, Morro (a hedgehog), followed a spear hog (porcupine) named Herod and his friend Clove (a mouse) when they left their village. Durbin always wanted more adventure in his life by he was stuck in the boring land of Verdancia. When Herod and Clove came to town they told Durbin they were fleeing from Sinvicious (an evil lion) in Feralis because he wants to stop Clove because she can get her full powers as a geoman ...more
Sep 29, 2014 Aimee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was alright. It did have it's supensful parts and there were some chapters I kinda liked but there was a bit too much blood n' guts description in the battle parts for me. This book also could have been edited a little bit better as well since there were a few typos here and there. I guess if the book had been terrible then I wouldn't have finished reading it so overall I probably would give this book 2.5 or 2.6 stars.
A fun little fantasy adventure story. A little predictable at times but considering it's a children's book I think it was pretty decent. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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