Monday, 17 December 2018

Battlemage - Stephen Aryan

Paperback, 512 pages
Published September 22nd 2015 by Orbit 
Series: The Age of Darkness Trilogy #1
Fantasy
Own

My Thoughts
I really enjoyed this one. I did not know what to expect, but I decided to give it a go and I am glad I did.

It was all war. I like war ones!

There are 3 major POVs.
Balfruss is a battlemage who tries to keep his country safe. All around good powerful guy.

Tallandra is a princess, but no dainty miss. She is the country's spymaster and tries to sow discord in other countries to help their own cause.

And now my favorite. Vargus, a grizzled veteran who made me go all whaaat? I love going whaaat!

This idiot king is invading and has invaded lots more. All in the disguise of true religion. Grrr, kick their asses back to where they came!

Conclusion:
SO like I said, it is all war. Spying and battles. It was easyread and enjoyable. I do want more. But dang, the next book is about 4 new people?! Nooo, what about Vargus!? Must read more!

Synopsis
BALFRUSS is a battlemage, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears his kind.

VARGUS is a common soldier - while mages shoot lightning from the walls of his city, he is down on the front line getting blood on his blade.

TALANDRA is a princess and spymaster, but the war will force her to risk everything, and make the greatest sacrifice of all.

Magic and mayhem collide in this explosive epic fantasy from a major new talent


14 comments:

Melliane said...

This one looks good and it's the first time I hear about it!

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Kathryn T said...

Those three characters sound fantastic, I'd want them around in the next book too.

Jen Twimom said...

This sounds great and the cover is great - although it freaked me out at first glance. But I don't know if I like that the next book is four new people. I await your thoughts.

Carole's Random Life in Books said...

I do like books with a lot of action. I wonder why the next book is about 4 new characters?

BiblioSanctum said...

Yeah I remember I enjoyed this a lot. Reminds me I still need to read the last book to finish the trilogy! And yeah, each both I believe is standalone, so different characters :\

~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

Sophia Rose said...

Yep, fantasy must have battles and then I love it. I fall for those older, crusty soldier types, too. :)

Blodeuedd said...

I know right!

Blodeuedd said...

And so you shall! Next year

Blodeuedd said...

No idea. Maybe cos the war is over and he wants to show new people doing things. But I want the old ones

Blodeuedd said...

I hear book 2 is not as good, so that has me worried

Blodeuedd said...

Hehe, they are fun

Carole Rae said...

WAR! After all this holiday joy I'm going to need a bloody war novel.

Blodeuedd said...

Haha, WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR

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