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Spellmonger (The Spellmonger, Book 1) by Terry Mancour

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By Terry Mancour

Minalan gave up a promising occupation as a certified warmage to stay the quiet lifetime of a village spellmonger within the distant mountain valley of Boval. It was once a relaxed, attractive little fief, faraway from the harmful feudal petty squabbles of the 5 Duchies, at the international of Callidore. there have been cows. plenty of cows. And cheese. for 6 months issues went good: he discovered a old fashioned little store, befriended the neighborhood lord, the village people enjoyed him, he stumbled on a pointy younger apprentice to assist out, and top but, he met a gorgeous younger widow with the prettiest eyes . . .

Then one evening Minalan is pressured to select up his mageblade back to guard his followed domestic from the forefront of a military of goblins – gurvani, they name themselves – bent on a genocidal campaign opposed to all mankind. And that was once the good news. The undesirable information used to be that their shamans have been armed with extra magical energy than has been noticeable because the days of the traditional Imperial Magocracy – and their chief, a mysterious, vengeful strength of hate and darkish magic, is headed on to Boval valley. the great humans of Boval and their spellmonger have just one selection, to gap up within the over-sized Boval fortress and desire they could undergo a siege opposed to thousands of thousands.

When the folks glance to him for desire, Minalan does his top, yet there are multitudes of goblins, and so they wish Boval Vale as a staging floor for an invasion of the complete 5 Duchies, and in basic terms Minalan is status of their approach. upload a jealous rival mage, a motley band of mercenaries, a delusional liege lord who insists victory is to hand regardless of the hordes at his door, a temper, pregnant female friend and a catty ex-girlfriend who makes a speciality of intercourse magic -- all trapped in a stinking, besieged citadel with out wish of rescue, and you’ll comprehend why Minalan is prepared to take his possibilities with the goblins.

All that stands among the gurvani horde and the folk of the 5 Duchies is one drained, crushed baker’s son who sought after not anything greater than to be an easy spellmonger.

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