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The Magus: Elk Riders Volume V

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Prince Hailles world is shattered by loss while the realm of Anthor descends into chaos, a single enigmatic mastermindthe Magusbehind it all. Hailles friends rally to help him put together the pieces of the mystery, the fragmented realm, and his own fractured life, before it is too late. ...more
Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published December 13th 2016 by Tenebray Press (first published December 3rd 2016)
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Catherine
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the grand finale to the five-part Elk Riders series, and it starts out with a bang - our noble Prince Haille, blamed for his father's death, is exiled by a King who is behaving strangely and may be under someone else's control. Sold into slavery, immersed in his own broken heart, he must find his purpose, reunite with his friends, and destroy the powerful, manipulative Magus who is sowing chaos and destroying the lives of innocents.
This book brings the events and characters of the last
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Janet S
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This final volume of the Elk Riders series is almost non-stop destruction, desolation and carnage. Neill expands on his heros perceptions that, beneath the surface, people and nature may be very different from what they seem. Here the focus is far less on the magic of the world and more on the power of humans and other creatures to shape that magic to their own ends. Action is violent, the pace is unrelenting, and both death and betrayal seem ever-present dangers. Evil is found in unexpected
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Kate
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Magus : Elk Riders Volume 5 is the last chapter in the popular saga, and it does not disappoint. Author Ted Neill brings not only the story to an end, but leaves plenty behind to continue the saga later, if he desires. Beginning months after the battle that killed his father, Prince Haille finds himself imprisoned, awaiting trial. The surviving council has decided that he must pay the price for his fathers death, if only because of the elk he rides, and accepts as his counselor and ...more
Jessica Bronder
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We have reached the end of this series and we find Haille in prison ready to be sentenced for the death of his father. Because he rides an elk and takes his counsel he is blamed for the twisted elk that killed his father. He is stripped of his title, banished, and then is sold into slavery. He is all alone but that doesnt mean that his friends dont have plans to rescue him. Things are going to go sideways and not as planned, allies and foes are going to switch roles, and the truth about who the ...more
Amanda Waters
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In The Magus, the events that began in The Font of Jasmeen converge in an epic climax. The heroes are pushed past their breaking point, alliances shift, secrets come to light, and characters wrestle with big questions. Haille, Katlyn, Val, Cody, Chloe, Adamantus, Gail, and others readers have come to know race to save their corner of the world from an evil that grows more widespread and powerful, an evil that becomes more clear and visible. The author deftly balances action, plot, and character ...more
Caitlin
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hopefully this isn't the last volume in the series! I've really enjoyed the Elk Riders collection so far. The stories are entertaining, fast-paced, and full of well-developed and beloved characters. While I did notice some of the connection between the first two books in the series and the last three, I would have liked to see ( or would like to see in the future) further details on how these stories connect. It did feel a little bit like two separate stories but with just a few of the same ...more
Mark Smith
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ted Neill does it again with his last book in the Elk Riders collection. The science fiction and fantasy writer takes readers on an exciting journey in this epic tale. Neill creatively merges action/adventure with tragedy and conflict. One word of warning, the last installment does little to connect the other stories or bring the five books into unison. While the stories are crafted with meticulous skill, they work better as standalone. I do hope Neill takes on a new adventure and brings more of ...more
Katherine Parsons
The Magus is a phenomenal climax of the Elk Riders series, and is anything that readers of the series will have been hoping for. Neill once again immerses his readers in an exceptionally detailed fantasy world, following this last instalment of Prince Haille's adventures.

I'm sure that for those who have already read any of the first four books of this series, no further recommendation is needed. However, it is still worth mentioning that not everything in this book is as one may be expecting -
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Faith Rivens
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A wonderful conclusion to what has been an immersive and well created fantasy. The world has always been strong. And the characters introduced in these last three books have been fascinating to follow. The narrative did lag at certain times and it would have been nice to get more closure from earlier books here but overall a great and thoughtful ending.
Donna Milley
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is the final book within this series. This book was my least favorite of the volumes I have read. It was far to dull for me and much too fantasy fiction. I was confused at points but I dont know if that is from my limited knowledge of the characters. ...more
Ted Neill
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Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Neill culminates this enchanting and heartfelt series for fans with a big bang in this final installment. I am nearly speechless with glee that he once again doesn't disappoint with his unabashedly honest portrayal of the human condition and it's many beautiful faults that again makes his characters so real. Haille has more than just physical enemies to overcome in this final chapter and he artfully narrates his inner demons as well as the real-world ones like the Magus. My biggest letdown in ...more
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Globetrotter and writer Ted Neill has worked on five continents as an educator, health professional, and journalist. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Recovery Today, and he has published a number of novels exploring issues related to science, religion, class, and social justice. He is the 2013 winner of the Martin Luther King Jr. Torch of Peace Award. His 2017 novel, The Selah ...more

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