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e-Book The Innocent Mage: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker -  Book One download

e-Book The Innocent Mage: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker - Book One download

by Karen Miller

ISBN: 0316067806
ISBN13: 978-0316067805
Language: English
Publisher: Orbit; 1st edition (September 1, 2007)
Category: Action and Adventure
Subategory: Literature

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Rating: 4.2
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The plot of The Innocent Mage is really weak. This could have been a truly great book if Miller had a better story to tell with these characters.

Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). The plot of The Innocent Mage is really weak. The biggest problem is that not much happens from beginning to end. Characters do grow and change, but nothing really happens to them.

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The Innocent Mage is book one in the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages. Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God. Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage.

The Innocent Mage is the first book in the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker fantasy series written by Australian author Karen Miller. Asher of Restharven wishes to own his own boat so that he may get away from his six brothers and spend time with his father

The Innocent Mage is the first book in the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker fantasy series written by Australian author Karen Miller. Asher of Restharven wishes to own his own boat so that he may get away from his six brothers and spend time with his father. He goes seeking fortune in Dorana and ends up in service of the young Prince Gar. Unknown to the both of them a secret organization called the Circle is watching Asher for he is the one foretold in the prophecy to save the kingdom.

However, this leaves much of The Innocent Mage feeling like setup.

There’s nothing particularly new about her depiction of a prosperous land shielded from evil by magic, but a strong cast of identifiable characters breathes new life into the clichés. However, this leaves much of The Innocent Mage feeling like setup. In places it comes across as almost soap opera in its concerns as Miller tries to flesh out what is essentially a prologue to novel length.

Kingmaker, Kingbreaker. Orbit is an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. The Orbit name and logo are trademarks of Little, Brown Book Group Limited. The Godspeaker Trilogy. The Hachette Speakers Bureau provides a wide range of authors for speaking events. To find out more, go to ww. u. com or call (866) 376-6591. ISBN 978-0-748-13230-0. Karen Miller, Th. e Innocent Mage.

The Innocent Mage is come, and we stand at the beginning of the end of everything. Being a fisherman like his father isn't a bad life, but it's not the one that Asher wants. Despite his humble roots, Asher has grand dreams. And they call him to Dorana, home of princes, beggars?and the warrior mages who have protected the kingdom for generations. Little does Asher know, however, that his arrival in the city is being closely watched by members of the Circle, people dedicated to preserving an ancient magic

The Innocent Mage is book one in the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series.

Library Journal on The Innocent Mage 'A writer who seems. The Innocent Mage is book one in the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series.

The Innocent Mage Kingmaker, Kingbreaker: Book 1 . After graduating with a BA Communications from the University of Sydney she headed off to England and lived there for 3 years. Despite his humble roots, Asher has grand dreams The Awakened Mage Kingmaker, Kingbreaker: Book 2 . Books by Karen Miller.

I'm looking forward to the next one in the series, The Awakened Mage (Kingmaker, Kingbreaker), which is coming out mercifully soon!

The Innocent Mage is come, and we stand at the beginning of the end of everything. I'm looking forward to the next one in the series, The Awakened Mage (Kingmaker, Kingbreaker), which is coming out mercifully soon! This title could be recommended to YAs as well.

"The Innocent Mage is come, and we stand at the beginning of the end of everything."Being a fisherman like his father isn't a bad life, but it's not the one that Asher wants. Despite his humble roots, Asher has grand dreams. And they call him to Dorana, home of princes, beggars?and the warrior mages who have protected the kingdom for generations.Little does Asher know, however, that his arrival in the city is being closely watched by members of the Circle, people dedicated to preserving an ancient magic. Asher might have come to the city to make his fortune, but he will find his destiny.
Comments:
Mariwyn
The fantasy world created by Karen Miller in The Innocent Mage, is both simple and complex. There's the Doranen who have magic and Olken who don't. The Doranen control the weather with their magic and keep a wall of fire to protect the kingdom from outside. The Olken are servants, craftsmen, merchants, farmers, fishermen and the kingdom prospers. An Olken boy comes Dorana, the capital city, to make money in a year so he can go back to his fishing village to buy a boat and help his father in his old age. Then the story gets complex. Asher doesn't know it but the Olken have magic, but its different than the Doranen and a bookseller in Dorana has visions of Asher coming who is the mage they need to survive the end of times. The palace intrigue and petty squabbles both Doranen and Olken bring about the end of times leading to a fast paced climax that is maddeningly left incomplete leaving the reader wanting to start book 2 immediately.

Rainshaper
I have read many books by Karen Miller (and those under her pseudonyms) and they are quite good. Some are excellent. The book "Innocent Mage" is very well written, and in many places, riveting. My only 'complaint' is that when the story gets MOST exciting.....it ends.... and you must wait for volume 2. However, volume 2 was written many years ago as well, so there is no waiting. I think that sudden ending was justified, because I long ago read the entire series -- and just wanted to experience it again. In just the last three years I have read 80+ books, so it is difficult to remember so many story plots plots and details. -- but very interesting to re-read and remember. And, in the 20+ years before that -- well, guess I'm just an avid reader. Writers like Karen Miller must plead guilty as the cause of that!
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Kata
A peasant prophesied to save the world, a royal family (including a bratty princess), two classes of people : magic users at the top and everyone else below them, a magic wall protecting a kingdom, a malevolent spirit, long thought dead, plotting revenge and destruction (The Dark Lord). These are just some of the fantasy tropes you will find in The Innocent Mage. By all accounts I should have hated this book, but found myself enjoying it.

Karen Miller doesn't do anything original here, but her writing style is flowing and easy to read. This book is essentially character study focusing on the friendship between the title character, Asher, and the royal prince, Gar. This dynamic is interesting and carries the book. The dialog is sharp, and often funny. Each character is given a unique speaking style that fits them perfectly. Characters are constantly coming into conflict with each other and this, for the most part, makes an interesting read.

The plot of The Innocent Mage is really weak. This could have been a truly great book if Miller had a better story to tell with these characters. The biggest problem is that not much happens from beginning to end. Characters do grow and change, but nothing really happens to them. I can enjoy a book without lots of magic and big battle scenes, but this book consist of characters walking around and arguing with each other. In the last third of the book something happens that comes completely out of left field which may the ending seemed rushed and awkward. Speaking of the ending, the book ends on a severe cliffhanger having resolved none of the storylines.

This book was far from perfect but was a quick and entertaining read. I will definitely read the second and concluding chapter, Awakened Mage to see what happens to all of the characters. Not one of the best fantasy novels I've read, but if you're looking for a fantasy book to read this should hit the spot.

happy light
The Innocent Mage is a 640-page book in which very little happens. The first several hundred pages are primarily devoted to character development, building the world in which events will eventually happen. It's not until page 485 that the plot truly begins to progress, and even then it does so at an excrutiatingly slow pace, taking another hundred-odd pages to work up to the cliffhanger ending. (Literally, in this case.)

This is not to say that the character development is entirely wasted, though I find most of the characters unsympathetic. Asher is tolerable when not going on about his feelings for Dathne, who has many of the hallmarks of a Mary Sue and who drives me absolutely mad with dislike. Gar is tragic and adorable, but many of the other characters are not well developed, left to populate a vaguely-defined world. Other characters, like Fane, are developed but entirely unappealing.

Despite the lack of plot for much of the book and the mostly-transparent characters, it actually reads fairly well. I pounded through it in two or three sittings, enjoying it despite Dathne and myself. Unfortunately, though, I'm not sure I enjoyed it enough to want to plough through the close of the duology.

Overall, I'd recommend this book to someone who doesn't have particularly high standards or who wants a read that they don't really have to think about. There's not any one thing in particular wrong with this book, there's just not any particular thing right with it, either.

Sironynyr
I might be getting tired of fantasy, but the characters in this series feel adolescent to the point that it affects my capacity to suspend disbelief. The last book, prequel is the best IMO, but it's ling and overly focused on petty disputes between the protagonist and secondary characters, and the willingness of the protagonist to entertain the pettiness is just strange, as though he's a child. A teen book, I think, and a good one.

Inth
I really, really wanted to enjoy this book. Great characters that I grew to care about, good ideas in terms of plot and story points, total failure at delivering anything resembling an interesting plot. This book just plods along, begging you to keep reading as it tempts you with action that just never appears. I very rarely start a series without finishing it. This book didn't even leave me wanting more, despite a desperate attempt with a ridiculous cliff-hanger at the end.

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