Seraphs (Rogue Mage #2)
Deep under the snow-covered mountains beyond the village, an imprisoned fallen seraph desperately needs her help. There, hidden in the hellhole, the armies of Darkness assemble to ensure thi ...more
The premise of this book is very interesting and has soo much potential. What if the world didn't end like it had been predicted for several millenia and people and culture still existed but in such a modified form that while it's similar to ours it's extremely different? Curs ...more
Honestly, I just don't even know what to say here. For starters, I'm not sure how to even classify the Rogue Mage series. Post-apocalyptic fantasy/mythology? Dunno. Actually, now that I think about it, that's sort of been a theme for me as I've been reading the first two novels of the series. What's going on? Dunno. What's up with the thwarted, useless mage-heat all the time? Dunno. What's the deal with the Amethyst lady's freakin' wheels? Dunno. What are the freakin' wheels? Dunno. And so o ...more
Why is it that if your female character is female, they accumulate massive amounts of power rapidly, and have to have an interesting love life? Am I just missing this for the few cases where the lead character is a male (ie, Harry Dresden)? The concept is still interesting - the big A Apocalypse has come, most of humanity died, Good (big G) fought Evil (big E), and it ended in....not quite a draw, but not really a victory either. And then there are the unforseen - children ...more
There is no slow buildup this time, from encroaching Darkness coming to attack Mineral City in droves, more Seraph arrivals than you can shake a stick at, humans being hateful and seeking to put Thorn on trial for her having hidden her neomage status for the past ...more
This trilogy is ideal for readers who enjoy a strong, independent heroine with enough sensitivity and vulnerability to keep her fans from wanting to slap her silly for arrogant stupidity. I like that mix, it keeps the character real. Begin with Bloodring, the first book that explains what mages are, as well as what else is running around the planet with them.
Besides that, my opinion of the book is pretty consistent with my review of the first book. The story drags with belabored details of here mage and artisan practices eg. she walks us threw jewelry making and her musings about how her spell is(n't) going. The trilogy does keep you going though, with it's cool premise and questions asked and answered.
Already on the next one.
Spoilers, if you want to know what happens...
(view spoiler)[ 1. Raziel is bonded to Thorn. ...more
Living among humans in a post-apocalyptic ice age, neomage Thorn St. Croix has learned to count on her friends, but she's lost count of her enemies. She is a source of both fear and fascination for the people of Mineral City: Her powers can save them from the forces of evil, but also attract demon spawn and succubae. And fighting on her own turf nearly gets Thorn and those she holds dear killed.
But Thorn's ultimate test awaits deep under the snow-covered mountains beyond the village, where an
But that is okay - the opening lines are "Claws gripped my throat, shutting off my air ..." And so we begin another novel by Mrs. Hunter - in the middle of things and continuing into a non-stop ride of urban fantasy adventure with just ...more
Having said all that, this is my third time reading the series! And ...more
But there's hardly time to think about this, when there are demon spawn to kill. Before they are killed themselves. So an uneasy peace becomes the status quo between Thorn and her neighbors, and ...more
She is a source of both fear and fascination for the people of Mineral City: Her powers can save them from the forces of evil, but also attract demon spawn and succubae.
And fighting on her own turf nearly gets Thorn and those she holds dear killed. But Thorn's ultimate test awaits deep under the snow-covered mountains beyond the village, where an i ...more
Her Rogue Mage novels—Bloodring, Seraphs, Host, and the RPG Rogue Mage—feature Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in a post-apocalyptic alternate reality.