Michael G. Manning

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Verk av Michael G. Manning

The Blacksmith's Son (2011) 293 exemplar
The Line of Illeniel (2011) 150 exemplar
The Archmage Unbound (2012) 108 exemplar
The God-Stone War (2013) 86 exemplar
The Choice of Magic (2019) 81 exemplar
The Final Redemption (2014) 76 exemplar
The Mountains Rise (2014) 54 exemplar
Thornbear (2014) 51 exemplar
Secrets and Spellcraft (2019) 51 exemplar
Scholar of Magic (2020) 44 exemplar
Disciple of War (2020) 35 exemplar
The Silent Tempest (2015) 28 exemplar
Centyr Dominance (2016) 22 exemplar
Betrayer's Bane (2016) 20 exemplar
Demonhome (2017) 17 exemplar
Mordecai (2018) 16 exemplar
The Wizard's Crown (2022) 13 exemplar
The Severed Realm (2018) 11 exemplar
Transcendence and Rebellion (2019) 10 exemplar
Thomas (2017) 8 exemplar
Wizard in Exile 8 exemplar
Mageborn: Volume 1 (2015) 6 exemplar

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LEGENDS: Fifteen Tales of Sword and Sorcery (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 38 exemplar
Fierce: Sixteen Authors of Fantasy (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 18 exemplar


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While I like this book, there were a few things in it that were jarring. I didn't like the modern speech mixed with the old world. They used expressions like 'jerk' and 'gonna' just didn't sit well in the world, IMO.

I also felt that the characterization was a bit juvenile in places. This is going to sound harsh, but this book really could have used a good editor. That doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy it, but with a little polishing this could have gone from a C to a solid B.
jazzbird61 | 7 andra recensioner | Feb 29, 2024 |
Young boy gets trained by an old hermit in magic.
The story itself is well known - a young boy gets a master that likes him but is harsh in the education. the master dies before the education is complete.
The story itself may not be the most innovative i have ever read but the magic system and the fantasy world this all plays in has a lot of interesting ideas and i am a big fan of "young adult learns magic" anyway. the Characters are extremely likeable and I cannot wait to read the next one.
One of the best books i read this year. Well spent money!
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Wolkenfels | 1 annan recension | Feb 25, 2023 |
wow - i did not expect the setting to change this drastic.
The MC goes to a magic school and the whole atmosphere of the first book is exchanged by some harry potter vibe.
The MC makes some serious mistakes this book and i wanted to shake him a few times. There are also some logic holes (like the mc keeps his magic ring in prison).
The later part of the book finally got back some of the mood of the first book. I really liked the actions between the MC and the princess.
I see no way the king would act like he act at the end but well - that is for the next book to explain.
Overall a good book but by far not so outstanding to me like the first one.
… (mer)
Wolkenfels | Feb 25, 2023 |
The Choice of Magic by indie writer Michael G. Manning is a straightforward coming-of-age fantasy with some redeeming details. Village boy Will Cartwright has an unsuspected magical heritage. Apprenticed to a curmudgeonly old man who may be his grandfather, he learns wizardry and eventually joins the army. I also enjoy the animal who seems to own the wizard’s house, protects them from the Fae, and is known unaffectionately as “the goddamn cat.” Manning creates a nicely complicated system of magic that distinguishes between the Fare, warlocks, sorcerers, and wizards. The plot moves along well, but I will just say that I hate in medias res endings that are a cheater’s way to make you read the next book in the series. 3.5 stars.… (mer)
Tom-e | 1 annan recension | Aug 7, 2022 |


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