Thursday, 5 February 2015

The Reluctant Mage - Karen Miller

It's been many months since Rafel ventured over Barl's Mountains into the unknown, in a desperate bid to seek help for their ravaged land. With his father's Weather Magic exhausted, there seemed no other hope. Now this too has died.

Only Deenie believes Rafel still lives, sensing her brother in tortured dreams. She also knows she must try to find him, as only Rafel's talents can heal their land. The prospect terrifies Deenie, yet she sees no other choice.

Deenie soon learns of a dangerous power. She comes to suspect that not only is her brother involved, but that the evil their father destroyed is somehow reborn.

My thoughts:
I ended up liking this one more than book 1. I think it was cos it was less whining, less Doranen-Olken conflicts. Less Asher (he was good for two books, in the last one he was too arrogant). And even though Rafeel was a good hero, he was too..male.

Deenie on the other hand was a great heroine. She and her friend go on an adventure. Their world is going to hell, and she fears her brother is in trouble. The adventure takes them to new lands and I liked it being just her and her friend. And then some other people that showed up. Ok so you will know at once when they are mentioned but still I shall not say more.

But I wonder, no one ever went over the mountains? Even before Morg? That just seems weird....I mean come on.

Anyway. This is the end. Is the world saved? Oh I wont spoil things but duh, the planet does not blow up, so figure it out. The end was a bit too fast but I liked how it was all wrapped up. Sad to see the world go.

Conclusion:
I do like her books.

Cover
ok

Paperback, 672 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Orbit
The Fisherman's Children #2
Fantasy
Own


34 comments:

  1. Generally, humans like to conquer things like mountains so, yeah, a little weird that no one's every gone up/over that one.

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    1. I guess everyone was really lazy and did not like the unknown

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  2. Yeah why didn't anyone ever Climb that mountain? They should be climbing every mountain and fording every stream.

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  3. Ah so this is sci-fi. I can never do sci-fi, even Sherrilyn Kenyon can't concert me LOL

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  4. I really need to read more Karen Miller. I've only read Falcon Throne and it's good, but probably not her best work to date.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Hm...but then these are good, but not amazing

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  5. Gotta love a good heroine. :D

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  6. Karen Miller sounds like a familiar name. But I can't place her...hmm. Anyway, Did you like it?

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    1. I have read her before ;)
      I liked it

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  7. Hmm, maybe folks went over but didn't return?

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    1. But then wouldn't people across the mountain know that? Or was it like Himalaya? But then tell us they are REALLY HIGH

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  8. The ends are always the saddest. I'm glad this one was better than book 1!

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  9. I love it when the second book is better than the first. Too bad that's all there is though :/

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  10. I'm always pleasantly surprised when the sequel is better. I always like an explanation for why no one's done something before too.

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    1. I kept on wondering in this one...and wondering

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  11. Haven't read the first book - how did that happen? But oh, this sounds right up my alley! Thank you so much for sharing, I would've completely missed it otherwise (I hate when that happens!) :)

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  12. I should probably start reading Karen Miller

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  13. Glad you enjoyed this one B. But still, not for me I think. A male character being too much male?

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  14. I need to read one of her books, I even have couple of them, I just need to find the time and get in the mood to read them. I'm glad you liked this one.

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