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The Queen's Executioner

(Magelands Epic #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Would you kill for your sister?

High Mage Shella has a choice to make.

When her sister decides she wants to be Queen at any cost, should she help her?

Or stop her?

Feeling restless in the claustrophobic and over-crowded metropolis of her birth, Shella is drawn to the power of her sister’s voice as she assembles thousands of their people, calling upon them to gather their posse
ebook, 501 pages
Published May 2nd 2019 by Brigdomin Books Ltd.
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Anna K. Scott
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This certainly lived up to the epic in the series title. The scope of the story is vast, yet not hard to follow as the separate stories converge.

Shella, a flow mage from Arakhanah, leads a dull life that feels eerily familiar. Bureaucracy, crowded commutes, judgemental family... is this really fantasy? But her life is soon overturned, as she and others set off to find a new place to call home, away from the stifling overcrowding of the city.

Killop, brother of the fire mage from the prequel nove
Shannon Patterson
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seriously what can I say about book one of the Magelanders series? It is most certainly a great start to a epic fantasy story. In this world there are different species of people. Each has its own traits such as being compared to frogs, lizards, apes... and each species has their own specific breed/class of mages from rock, fire, vision.. Christopher Mitchell gives each its own unique characteristics related to their species as well and I loved how seamlessly they’re added in.

The Queen’s Executi
Amy Tavendale
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Queens Executioner is the perfect introduction to the new world of the Magelands. The way the author paints a picture of the five different lands immersed me in the novel from the very beginning. They each have distinct environments, people & cultures. Rahain, with its soaring caverns of granite, exudes wealth and power. They have the longest history of all the peoples and are the most educated, however, slavery is still being practised by most living there. This is where Laodoc, a counc ...more
Filipa Maia
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
** I received an advance review copy of this book - This is my honest (and non paid) review of "The Queen's Executioner" **

Another great book by Christopher Mitchell and his Magelands Epic series. I really enjoyed reading this first novel (I already read "From the Ashes" which is a prequel story).

I really appreciate the author's writing, I love how deep the characters are, how the various societies are built (and how complex they are), the detailing in each of their lands... it's all just amazin
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mitchell has created a unique and intriguing world rich in depth of cultures and interpersonal relationships. A truly great read!
At the beginning of the novel, there are a large number of characters presented that were a bit difficult to keep track of until I understood the origins of the various races and the relationships between the countries and the people within each area. Once those key connections were presented, about 10% into the book, it was very easy to invest in one or more of the va
Cody Anne
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read. The world building is expertly made. The map is topography at its finest. As you travel through this new landscape with creatures as unbelievably real and humanoids that mirror out own, you can feel at home. The story line grips you from the first paragraph and takes you on a wild ride through multiple peoples' point of view. You get multiple viewpoints that keeps you guessing for what comes next. You think you know where you're being lead but you are very wrong. There really isn't a ...more
Carlynne Toomey
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read! Mr. Mitchell has done a fantastic job of character development and world building that draws you in and makes you want to read it all in one sitting! I can't wait for the next book in the series!
Vicky Williams
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed the first book of this epic series. It’s so interesting to see how the characters grow and how creatively the author intertwines their stories. The world building is fantastic and it’s easy to imagine the lands and scenes.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
Scarolet Ellis
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Magelands Epic: The Queen's Executioner (Book 1) by Christopher Mitchell is a great story to read. This is book number one in this great start to a brand new series and I recommend it to all.
Christina Luberts
Apr 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Different creatures, different parts of land. Different language and don't trust anyone. We start each chapter with different parts of land and people then we blend. Between war, overcrowding and more what will everyone do? Now will Shella's sister be able to take over? Will Shella go black or will she stay good? I received a free copy for my honest review.
Shauna Joesten
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow this is an Epic read. The Author of this read, has a great creativity with this read. The intertwining of the stories makes this read absolutely fantastic. I Love how the Characters were brought out and the scenes were written so well you can picture them in your minds eye so well. There is lots of twists and turns. And heart pounding adventure. This would make an awesome Netflix addition. This is definitely an epic read.
Shauna Joesten
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Fantasy fans
Recommended to Ferdinand by: Author
Shelves: adventure
A professional assassin, an enslaved warrior, a general flow mage, and a politician desperate to end slavery, they are the people standing against the Rahain republic and its need for destroying other civilizations.
Shella, a powerful flow mage, is planning on settling the mass Arakhanah exiles on a land that belongs to the Rahain. Daphne, a vision mage assassin, has fallen for an enslaved warrior, Killop, of the Kellach Brigdomin. Laodoc, a Rahain councillor, is eager to find a way to end slaver
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new fantasy series opener that is certain to make the reader contemplate our troubled times.

SETTING: A place where 5 continents smashed together in the distant past, bringing together 5 different peoples, cultures and values: One culture intent upon expansion and subjecting other races to slavery & servitude; one that has no word for slavery, an idea of which they had never conceived; one in which slavery was not tolerated, but all races viewed as equal.
When an overcrowded people moves t
Casia Courtier
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received a copy from the author for an honest review. Below is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.Hmmm... I really wanted to like this book. I like fantasy. I like politics in fantasy. And I love a unique magic system. However, The Queen's Executioner fell short for me. The writing isn't bad. Let me get that straight. The author can write and he definitely has an interesting story idea. But, the writing is what I would consider the first draft. Not really a fu ...more
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy Crap! Talk about stepping into the dark side. One fast track and furious spin launch you forward on a razors edge and total focus on every word. Non-stop, action packed, hard hitting, heart pounding, page turning thrill that's as riveting as it is captivating. A whirlwind of events and circumstances force all of your swirling emotions exploding into play. Drama, angst, danger and suspense rock this bad boy to the core. Christopher packs a punch with this raging sto
The Mysterious Reader
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Christopher Mitchell’s The Magelands Epic: The Queen's Executioner (Book 1) is the start of a truly epic, grand scale fantasy with multiple storylines and overlapping action, thrills, twists and turns and really compelling characters. I’m gobsmacked by this book (a very good thing indeed) as I was t expecting anything nearly as powerful and well written. But for the fact that I’m literally dictating this review to my husband from my hospital bed I could go on and on with praises. The book defini ...more
Audry Wichelns
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Queen's Executioner

What can you say about a book that is so good that you almost drool to get to the next one. I can tell now that this book series should be made into a movie on a par with the Hobbit series. I have read nothing in a long time that leads to an Epic series such as this. Pardon me while I go get the next one in the series to read. Great writing Christopher Mitchell!
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
The writing was fine, but I was not really into the characters. Not planning to read the rest of the series at this time.
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