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The Line of Illeniel (Mageborn Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Michael G. Manning
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Mordecai has discovered his heritage and must take up the mantle of a lord of the realm, while figuring out what it really means to be a mage of the line of Illeniel. He is beset on both sides by allies and enemies trying to control or destroy his future. Gods and kings both seek to manipulate him for their own ends, and no matter what he chooses his loved ones will suffer. Will he risk destroying his love with a bond that might be her death, or face the madness that comes to wizards who embrace power without restraint?

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 797 KB
    • Print Length: 548 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 146641989X
    • Publisher: Gwalchmai Press; 1 edition (7 Oct. 2011)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B005TVVS2E
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,651 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    More About the Author

    Michael Manning, a practicing pharmacist, has been a fantasy and science-fiction reader for most of his life. He has dabbled in software design, fantasy art, and is an avid tree climber. He lives in Texas, with his stubborn wife, two kids, and a menagerie of fantastic creatures, including a moose-poodle, a vicious yorkie, and a giant prehistoric turtle.

    For more information, including photos, maps, and release information for future books please visit my facebook author page:

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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Mageborn - going places? 26 Mar. 2012
    By M. Bird
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This book is great! All good "Sword and Sorcery", pretty heavy in places, but Michael Manning's style is light, witty, and irreverent towards the more traditional S&S style. A tad to Americanised, perhaps, but I like it!

    I came across the first book by chance, I just liked the title, and sought out the second. The actions of the main character and his supporters were about as henous as you could imagine, slaughter on a truly epic scale, but done with charm (I know, that sounds really crass, but it works - have a read if you don't believe me). I don't really see how the author can top the deeds in "Mageborn: The Line of Illeniel", but there is a third due out soon (the sooner the better), and I it looks to me as if this author and series are really going places.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Read book 1 and 2 instantly! 30 Mar. 2012
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    I Loved the Mageborn. It sucked me into the point where I read book 1 and immediately book 2. I could not put them down and so read one within each day. I loved the balance of humour, thrills, magic,battles and friendship. The way mordecai 's emotions were described and the tensions. Not happy now that I have to wait for book three to come out!! I was on a roll reading them. Hurry up Mr Manning!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Did not disappoint. 16 Mar. 2012
    By Stevie
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Once again Michael G. Manning has created a masterpiece. As with the first book this one grabs you by the neck and steers you down a road of magic, thrills and fights. What a great read and again I couldn't leave it down I just had to finish it.

    Roll on the next one I can't wait........
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book 4 Mar. 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Great plot, good charaters, compelling to read.
    Doesn't babble on aimlessly (i.e. Tolkien) and manages to get the balance right between detail and flow.

    If you like fantasy you will enjoy these.

    Can't wait for the next installment.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Having trouble sleeping? 20 Feb. 2015
    By Lobster
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Its like reading one of your old English essays from when you were about 12 years old - keeps making you cringe with embarrassment at how childish the style is; and then you remember, its not in fact written by your 12 year old self, but by a professional author! - who looking at the glowing reviews I can only conclude Is blessed with a lot of very good friends. I find it strangley hypnotic and recommend it if you are having trouble sleeping.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good try but lacks effort 12 Jun. 2014
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    I'm sorry but it's not as good as the first. I've fallen out with the main character because he's a deviant. And I loath his girlfriend/fiancée. She's a constant bitch apart from when she's fulfilling his needs. The characters are supposed to be likeable. I will try the next book but if it's no better I won't continue.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Oh. That was disappointing. 18 Aug. 2012
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    After the first book I had seriously high hopes for this series. If you read my review for that book you will find that I absolutely loved the focus of the story and the brilliantly crafted characters. However I only gave it 4 stars. This was because, from a fantasy point of view, the story was very generic and I almost had an image of Manning becoming weak at the knees in the face of his many fantasy contenders. What made me love the book and excited me as I read it was the fact that the 'hero's path' and ultimate 'hero villain contest' were not the main focus of the story. The progression of the group of characters was. I didn't read the book for the magic and the action, I kept turning those pages (well not literally because paper is far to archaic these days) because I genuinely wanted to learn more about the characters, experience more of their wit and see them grow.
    If I was to split the first book up into three reviewing factors I would give the general ORIGINALITY of the fantasy 3/5, the FOCUS of the story 4/5 and the CHARACTERSATION 5/5. Hence my four stars.
    With the second book that changes to 3/5 for the fantasy element, 3/5 for the focus of the story and still a nice 5/5 for the charactersation. However this time I decided to employ a different statistical component and went down the modal path.
    With all this being said I still finished the book well within a day.
    With stark contrast to the first book, the second book immediately became focused on the ending. An event early on gives us a partially filled in canvas as to what to expect from the last few chapters, so naturally the focus of the story line switched from the progression of this very likable, real group of people, to how they prepared for 'the ending'. I did not like this.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars brill 1 Feb. 2012
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    this book was better than the first one its easy to read and a dam good page turner recommend it to all and to all ages, cant wait for book 3
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars A good book
    This book was as good As book one lets hope that book three will be as good a man wanted to a God and one to be a Hero...
    Published 19 days ago by William James Davies
    1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
    Children's Fantasy !!
    Published 1 month ago by Jean Duffey
    5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!
    These books are a great read and hold the imagination and attention. I love this book and am enjoying it immensely.
    Published 2 months ago by The Gael
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    Great book
    Published 3 months ago by scotty
    5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed
    I read the blacksmiths son and immediately purchased this one. I really enjoyed it. Some parts bought tears but for the most parts I had a smile on my face while reading
    Published 3 months ago by Gail Arnold
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Enjoyed reading this book looking forward to next one
    Published 3 months ago by E. M. L. Blackmore
    5.0 out of 5 stars The line of like Illeniel ( Mageborn Book 2 )
    Well written story and kept me wanting more, at times I had to force myself to stop reading as it was so late. Can't wait for the next book.
    Published 3 months ago by J. R. Mcdonald
    4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
    Not quite as enjoyable as the first book, but a good read all the same. I think I might not like Mordecai as much as other people, but then, I've read this series in the wrong... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by M J Porter
    5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
    From start to finish, I was enthused in the story. So glad I bought the books after reading blacksmiths soon in the bundle fear!!! Can't wait to get my teeth into the next book.
    Published 4 months ago by mr s gale
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    Great story great series for lower teens
    Published 4 months ago by philip leek
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