'Warriormage' is an epic fantasy story and the third book in the 'Riothamus' trilogy.A great and terrible battle now behind him, Arantur and a handpicked group of friends and mages must travel onwards through the province to face his final challenge, the enemy who relentlessly drives her armies against his people. Along the way, Arantur meets ghosts from the past, he trave'Warriormage' is an epic fantasy story and the third book in the 'Riothamus' trilogy.A great and terrible battle now behind him, Arantur and a handpicked group of friends and mages must travel onwards through the province to face his final challenge, the enemy who relentlessly drives her armies against his people. Along the way, Arantur meets ghosts from the past, he travels through a mysterious forest that is more than just a forest, and gains unexpected allies. Tragedy unfolds during his journey; and in the end, he has to confront an enemy that may be undefeatable. Arantur must harness and tame his new ability and seek the help of all of his allies and friends in order to overcome the enemy and bring peace to his land.'Warriormage' will appeal to readers aged sixteen years and older.The text in the book is written in Australian-English.Word length - 103,000...
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So after reading Eye of the World, which was greatly disappointing to me despite the amazing reviews I was given, I stumbled upon this book in iBooks as a "recommended" book with the Sword of Truth series. I got the first of the trilogy (it is only $3.99) and it took me a good six months to actually get to start reading it. Once I did though, I finished the three books in a span on three days (block reading ftw).Good things:1) I liked the overall story, the characters, the world, and the magic. The "magepower" as they called it was very well developed and in-tune with the world.2) It had all the plot points of a great epic fantasy: magic, a man with a destiny and unknown great power lost for generations, a strong woman who he falls in love with, a quest to defeat a powerful evil villain, and a war on the horizon with him the only one able to stop it. While quite predictable, it gave me the "fix" I needed. It was different enough to stay interested but similar enough to feel like the world is familiar (in a good way).3) It was very positive and left me feeling pretty happy. There wasn't really anything in it that made my gut wrench (as opposed to rape and actual gut wrenching).Meh things:1) Nothing bad happens! You know how in stories, good things happen and bad things happen. Sometimes, good people die and bad people win. It seems like the book was one big happy story. It wasn't until the last book until there was actually something that happened, and even then it was quite lackluster. There was much, much foreshadowing and leading up to great horrible things that could happen, just for them to be resolved into something good. Many times I would get excited about something and how it would be solved, just to go oh, well that's....nice. Happy endings are great and all, but man, they had a yellow brick road here.2) No perspective from the villain. I realize that when reading epic fantasy, I am comparing it to Sword of Truth (mainly First Rule), but we didn't even get to the villain until the last half of the last book. There was nothing known, nothing really scary about it, and while I understand that the writer wanted to surprise people with the "twists", I would have really liked to see more action from the villain. Darken Rahl's spells and evil, even Jagang's rule, were very descriptive and gave us an insight into them. It also made the book much more dark and interesting.3) Way too much lovey-doveyness. All the "my love" and everyone being in love and getting married and pregnant, it's just so corny and eye-rolling.If you do choose to read it, it won't be a waste of time. I give it five stars because it's difficult to find a well written feel-good book nowadays.
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Very enjoyable read....Followed on nicely from the first book and was a gripping story line....
The writing and story was solid but the pacing was slow