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Curse of the Shadow Beasts (The MageLore Trilogy #1)

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Elfkin. The very word evokes horror in the elvenfolk of the Emerin. But for elven wizard, Arien Mirida, the hated word will take on an altogether different meaning when his life is saved by an species.
Paperback, 181 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Sterlinghouse Publisher (first published July 1st 1998)
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Jul 12, 2010 Zoe rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
Going into this story, I hit several hurdles that initially tempted me to set down the book. One of the antagonists is badly stereotyped, but then, so are the heroes. In this first mission, young thief and elfkin cutie Cat Sabledrake is looking for her elf mother, who might be imprisoned in an orc dungeon. Full time librarian and part-time magic-caster Arien Miridia agrees to go to the same castle because conveniently enough, there may be a library for him to raid. Let that sink in: "First ...more
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Aug 16, 2015 Stephen Kozeniewski rated it really liked it
When I first picked up CURSE OF THE SHADOW BEASTS, it was a little hard to grind through the first few pages. Then, out of curiosity, I flipped back to the title page and saw it was published in 1999. Then something clicked for me. I remember reading books like this in the '90s, just kind of cheesy and innocent and before everything became about deconstructing cliches and George R.R. Martin-style grimdark.

On its own merits (and, in a way, as an anachronism) CURSE is a fun, funny, refreshing romp
May 14, 2016 Troy rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. I could see the GURPS Magic underpinnings, but I love that.

I'd love to play a game in this setting.
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Other Books in the Series

The MageLore Trilogy (3 books)
  • MageLore II : Dark of the Elvenwood
  • MageLore III : Archmage of the Universe

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