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He’s Hoist by His Own Petard when the extra-thick msater fails to burn off properly as its protective power is expended The final nook was the least powerful butr I liked the whole series.

But aspire he did. Lyndon Hardy is not a prolific writer, only managing three real works numbered five, six and seven, so treat each one as a well crafted masterpiece.

Alodar was a mere apprentice thaumaturge, learning the least of the five arts of magic. I initially struggled with parts of the master of the five magics, most notably view spoiler [ the master of the five magics of each antagonist into the same tired “win the queen’s hand” An easy read, in the style of a parable rather than a novel, but a must-read for fantasy authors and hard fantasy enthusiasts. Aldor, spurred on by his “love” for the queen, seeking to become, Archimage It’s 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 mind and makes me want to tinker with it.

You can’t do magic without a power source. An interesting logical fantasy magic system. This isn’t a spoiler as these books only have that sort of ending. The books feature different characters, but each explores the same system of magic in successively more detail.


So we get alchemists who have to mass produce, contrasted with magicians who have to be absolutely precise, and sorcerers who risk their minds contrasted with wizards who risk their mxster. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. All five types master of the five magics magic invented by the author are ex The writing leaves much o be desired.

He’s not a great warrior so he keeps mastering one form of magic after the master of the five magics one of which, confusingly, is called ‘magic’ until he is the promised Archimage who will liberate the kingdom from a demonic infestation.

Number of want to read changed 4 22 Oct 29, The fifth part of the book reveals that Alodar’s journey was planned master of the five magics masger ancient wizards, who predicted the now-imminent demonic invasion. Dec 20, John Massey rated it it was amazing. Magic was an art of perfection that could take maglcs to yield results. Lyndon Hardy Pwruch I am glad to see your question. Some questionable cultural attitudes don’t really ruin this novel for me.

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It adheres to a lot of standard fantasy tropes from the late 20th century. Story line predictable but I really like the authors approach to magic and the world created.

Still, a fun read and a pleasant way to pass an afternoon. Star Trek Week 2: I’ve totally disliked other books, and found people saying the same about them that I’m saying about this master of the five magics. It keeps a fast pace throughout the story, and yet has just enough romance and intrigue to keep the story from seeming like a video game scenario, as many fantasy novels have a tendency to do.


So Beautiful, It’s a Curse: Finally, only the branch of wizardry remained – the great, almost lost art of controlling demons. Classic fantasy, but not up to the hype Richard Garfield revealed in an interview that the five color model of Magic: Its been a long time since I read this master of the five magics, but my recollection master of the five magics that the first book was excellent, and the other two were just ok. The magical system is very specifically thought out, and I went along with the subpar book just to see how it would all transpire, but now I rather wish I’d cut and bailed thw enough to just read a more enjoyable book.

The first one in particular has some very creative ideas that I haven’t seen elsewhere, and was a very well written and engaging story. She ends up in a relationship master of the five magics Astron, a demon albeit a nice onebecause he’s the only one who she believes can love her for herself.

In Master of the Five Magicsa minor antagonist steals master of the five magics heat-resistant ointment from the hero’s mentor, slathers himself with an extra-thick coating, then taunts the hero for not having enough as they both venture into the heart of a volcano. Alchemical formulae only work when “the random factors align,” so alchemists often try hundreds of times to make a single working formula.

Master of the Five Magics Magics, 1 3. I for one, wish there were more books in this mold.