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4.5 out of 5 stars
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4.5 out of 5 stars


on 16 June 2014
I couldn't put this book down. I kept making up excuses to sneak off and read it. Easy to read and with an opening that is “straight in” to the story, I was hooked from the word go.

It's not always easy to read the middle book of a trilogy. The proper beginning has happened in the first book and the proper ending will happen in the third book. However, The King's Mage stands well enough alone without having to first read The Last Priestess. Baxter gives enough information without going over old ground to enable the reader to remember what has gone before, or, if they are new to the series, to want to read the first book.

There is a dark edge to Baxter's writing. The terrifying darkness of Chaos is given form in this story; the mutilated stag, the hideous blood suckers in Roamsford Edge and the insanity of the Songmaker.

Amongst all the gathering doom, there are beacons of hope and light. Rovann and Maegwin find another Sentinel (I want one in my garden!) and meet the awesome Fenris. I like the way the character of Kandar is so misleading at first. Again, nothing is what it seems to be in this vividly drawn world.

And as Rovann and Maegwin get closer to the Songmaker, the shadows grow darker and the threat of unleashed Chaos grows stronger. Full of surprises and twists, this tale is definitely a re-reader.
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on 30 December 2013
Hope the new book will be released soon. Need to her that the hero and heroin save the day. Great book
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on 9 March 2015
I did not enjoy this nearly as much as the 1st in the series. The characters seemed to behave very foolishly, and the big reveal at the end was what I had been suspecting since before the end of the 1st book, so lacked at impetus for me. But it was worth getting through to get to the final entry in the series.
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on 25 July 2015
I have really enjoyed reading this. The story has a twist and maintains the suspense of the plot and unpredictability of the characters in this trilogy. I am looking forward to reading the 3rd book. 😀
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on 2 November 2015
Enjoyable read ideal for the sun lounger. Just read it for what it is, fantasy. It does fall several times into the trap if all else fails invent a new magic spell.
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on 4 April 2015
As usual brilliant read from Liz just can't wait to go onto the next amazing book hopefully very soon.thanks liz
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on 25 June 2016
The Kings Mage was the second book in the song maker books and it was just as great as the first
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on 7 August 2015
Enjoyable easy reading but quite compelling had to get last book!!!
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on 19 August 2015
As good as book one, I kept reading!
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on 29 July 2015
couldn't put this book down
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