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Riddle of the Seven Realms (Magics #3)

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The worst of the mess they were in, Kestrel knew, was that it was all his own fault. It all began when he had tried to cheat the lady wizard Phoebe with a load of worthless wood. When she insisted on testing his sample, the demon Astron had burst through the flame.

Explanation of the realms of order and chaos revised. Contains glossary and author's afterward.
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 498 pages
Published November 27th 2016 by Bartizan Press (first published June 1988)
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Bill
Nov 21, 2015 Bill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Diehard fantasy lovers looking for some easy escapist reading
Recommended to Bill by: Greg
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This series is a fun, escapist fantasy. It's most interesting aspect is the magic system with 5 + 3 + 1 types of magic explained in varying detail. The first book in the series, Master of the Five Magics is the best and most memorable, for this reason.

5 of 10 stars for this novel, 6 of 10 for Magic #2 and 7 of 10 for Magic #1
Scurra
Nov 25, 2008 Scurra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In many ways this could never live up to the first two books, but it is the natural conclusion to the series, as Hardy takes his story to its logical conclusion and explores more of the alternate dimensions that form the backdrop to his universe.

There's not much to say really, other than the fact that the story is perfectly satisfying, and the conclusion works to finish the book and the trilogy very well. There are some more twists to the "Laws of Magic" that were explored in the previous books,
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I liked the 1st one so much that the other two really did not have a chance.
Jeffrey
May 04, 2010 Jeffrey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Disappointing sequel to Master of the Five Magics and Secret of the Sixth Magic.

I wasted money and time reading it.

Just skip it.
Michael
Mar 15, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A surprisingly strong ending to the trilogy, fulfilling the potential shown in the first book, despite the weakness of the second.
Paul
Jan 07, 2008 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to wait about 3 months for Amazon to find a used copy of this for me; I'd read the first two and had to finish the series! A good capper.
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Lyndon Hardy (1941- ) Author, prankster, grandfather

He became interested in fantasy while wandering through the fringes of fandom when he was at Caltech. In addition to reading and writing, he has sporadic bursts of enthusiasm for collecting stamps and playing cards. As of yet, he has not figured out a plot line for a stamp collector who saves the world.

While at CalTech, in 1960 he organized and l
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