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The Unschooled Wizard (Sun Wolf and Starhawk #1-2)

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Omnibus book club edition containing the Ladies of Madrigyn and the Witches of Wenshar.
Hardcover, Book Club Edition, 600 pages
Published 1987 by Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
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Morgan
Jun 20, 2015 Morgan rated it really liked it
The first book in the omnibus, The Ladies of Mandrigyn, is a fairly entertaining story with a few flaws. The old writing adage of "show, don't tell" is violated here and there when describing character traits and so it feels a little unpolished as a result. And the way magic is used in it sometimes comes across as being a little too convenient, such as a character getting a sudden intuition on how to perform a trick they've never performed before. But it makes up for it with characters that are ...more
Ron
Jan 20, 2010 Ron rated it liked it
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Competent. I'm sure I read the first half years ago.

The funniest part of the two-story set was Hambly's page-long explanation about writing about witches, explaining all sorts of things readers today don't care about but which might have be tender subjects just 25 years ago.
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Oct 25, 2013 Wealhtheow rated it liked it
A collection of two novels about the mercenary Sun Wolf and his lieutenant Starhawk. In The Ladies of Mandrigyn, Wolf is kidnapped by women desperate for him to train them to lead a rebellion. Starhawk goes in search of him, and together they face the dread wizard Altiokis. In The Witches of Wenshar, Hawk and Wolf foil an assassination attempt and in consequence, are hired to train the king's young son. But training the squirrely Jeryn is easier than surviving in the palace, since members of the ...more
Betsy
Jun 26, 2013 Betsy marked it as duplicates
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This is a hardbound compilation, which I own, of two books, The Ladies of Mandrigyn and The Witches of Wenshar, which I read in paperback.
Kolan
May 08, 2012 Kolan rated it it was amazing
an omnibus of The Ladies of Madrigyn and the Witches of Wynshar (mespelled both books sorry) both of which are awsome 5 star
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Other Books in the Series

Sun Wolf and Starhawk (3 books)
  • The Ladies of Mandrigyn (Sun Wolf and Starhawk, #1)
  • The Witches of Wenshar (Sun Wolf and Starhawk, #2)
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