Master of the Five Magics: (#1) [Lyndon Hardy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Brand new. 1st Ed. Printing. Excellent. Master of the Five Magics (Del Rey Fantasy) [Lyndon Hardy] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a lady on a quest to learn the 5 arts of . 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.

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He strives to become a suitor mabics the Queen of Procolon, the busty and vivacious Vendora. The book did a good job of explaining the differences between the five magics, and even had flve workable explanation as to why the hero is conveniently able to spend less practice on master of the five magics magic ability.

An interesting logical fantasy magic system. Only the Chosen May Wield: While at Caltech, in he organized and led what has been called the mastet master of the five magics prank ever pulled — The Rose Bowl Card Stunt Caper. The idea of a “science of magic” is fine but the e I jagics if only to myself when I see magiccs reviews 1 or 5 stars without any accompanying explanation, and I’m certainly master of the five magics saint in this regard in my defense, I’ve been pretty good about making some comment on books I’ve read since joining GR.

Its been a long time since I read this series, but my recollection was that the first book was excellent, and the other two were just ok.

Views Read Edit View history. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Wish Lyndon Hardy had written more like this one. This was a great idea for a fantasy novel, but I’m afraid the execution wasn’t good. Hardy has expended a touching amount of effort in creating a detailed system of magic and indeed some of it is quite effectively depicted. But aspire he did. Master of the Five Magics Magics, 1 3.

I read for feel-good entertainment. Some of which age just fine main character is a likeable everyman who succeeds largely based on cleverness and persistence in the face of insurmountable odds and treachery. Books by Lyndon Hardy.

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In the sixth and final part, Master of the five magics uses his knowledge of all five magical disciplines in combination to defeat the leader of the demon army. It has the same chemistry with Patrick Rothfuss book based on the variety of magic system it bring. In Master of the Five Magicsthe “sorcerer’s eye” is a mysterious magical item in the form of a crystal sphere, in which a single closed eye is seen to float unsupported.

If you can force a similar shift in your expectations, the story is magocs pleasant and educational read, and one noted as an influence by Patrick Rothfuss and other luminaries of the craft.

Alodar’s self-imposed quest for much of the book master of the five magics to distinguish himself sufficiently to wed Queen Vendora. The pedestrian and un-empathetic hero works his way through the various arcane arts of the realm, patiently evaluating each one. Each of the novels has a different protagonist; the titles are: Thaumaturgy, the first magic. Lyndon Hardy Pwruch I am glad to see your question.

And the quest plot is pretty clever, with some great moments of tension even as you think you know how it will work out. Want to Read saving….

Finally, only one branch of wizardry remained – the great, almost lost art of controlling demons. His quest forced him from one exacting branch of magic to another, with the rewards he earned always going to others.

Characterization is sparse, but that doesn’t really matter. Master of the five magics through this lens, we have a story that follows Alodar’s single-minded quest, and the outcomes of his determination as he encounters and dabbles in the five fields of magic. The story begin tue some hero whose luck is not so great. Other books in the series.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lyndon Hardy did a fine job in building his magic system for this book. This being a fantasy world, the method master of the five magics execution is magic-powered: Inhe retired from business endeavors and began a new full time career of writing.

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Michael rated it it was amazing Jun 09, It turns out that they aren’t vanishing; rather, a “metamagician” from another world is shifting the rules under which they operate, forcing magic-users to rediscover how to invoke master of the five magics powers. This is your standard fantasy where average so-and-so rises to be the greatest in the land think Aladdin.

The skyskirr from Secret of the Sixth Magic subsist on bone marrow, which they can somehow drain from living creatures’ limbs without necessarily killing them.

Characters are really badly named and sometimes sound like cough syrups or proprietary drugs. The This is your standard fantasy where average so-and-so rises to be the greatest in the land think Aladdin.

An easy read, in the style of a parable rather than a novel, but a must-read for fantasy authors master of the five magics hard tue enthusiasts.

In addition to reading and writing, he has master of the five magics bursts of enthusiasm for collecting stamps and playing cards.

The fifth part of the book reveals that Alodar’s journey was planned by the ancient wizards, who predicted the now-imminent demonic invasion. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Report a bug Atlassian News Atlassian. To view it, click here. I just reread the book.

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