Master of the Five Magics: (#1) [Lyndon Hardy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Brand new. 1st Ed. Printing. Excellent. Editorial Reviews. Review. From Goodreads To tell you the truth, I wasn’t too impressed with the book at first. It really came down to me not liking the main. Each of the novels has a different protagonist; the titles are: Master of the Five Magics, Secret of the Sixth Magic, and Riddle of the Seven Realms.
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I approached this book not knowing whether I would enjoy it on this re-read as I first read it years ago. The characters are boring and sexist. In the system devised for the trilogy, each discipline allows the user to perform magical actions within a particular set of rules. But Vendora has a comely court advisor, Aerial, who truly makes an impression on our hero and magkcs his decisions a bit more difficult as the pace proceeds.
East Dane Designer Maics Fashion. This isn’t a spoiler as these books only have that sort of ending. The Queen, of course, is busty and beautiful.
The A to Z of Fantasy Literature. I think this book is one of it. To win favour, Alodar decides to become a suitor to the Queen but has a rival – the son of a powerful lord. And the adventure keeps scaling up in engaging ways throughout.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Retrieved February 12, For those who haven’t had the pleasure, the five systems used by Hardy and their governing laws are: This will take me some while, but I have started working on it.
At its heart, this is a fun novel that manages to deliver the basic sword and sorcery goods. Time will tell if he still has any gas left in the tank. No, it’s not high literature, but it was a huge influence on my thinking and how I look at magic.
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Lyndon’s exploration of magic proved rather fun, as each magic had its own twists, turns, and downfalls. There are 5 schools of magic, each with laws like physics that govern them. At the same time, the characters are stiffer than wallboard and more difficult to swallow. There’s never a mastef night of the soul where he comes to realize his horrible mistakes–no, turns out destiny’s groomed him for even greater greatness. Sadly it hasn’t aged thd.
The first part also introduces Aeriel, a female character important in the second half of the book. One of the few fantasy books that has a seemingly workable system of magic. Another book, another author. It’s literally the end of the book, so I’ll put it in a spoiler section: Fivve a fun puzzle-box world as the more interesting framing for a kinda whiny and unearnedly-competent chosen one narrative; it’s the setting that catches my kagics and makes me want to tinker with it.
Wish Lyndon Hardy had written more like this one. Return to Book Page. Of course ot are large holes in the plot, the characters are a bit two dimensional, but it remains a really good rollicking story. Apr 22, J.
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