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Light in the Barren Lands: Travail of The Dark Mage Book One

Book 1, Travail of The Dark Mage - Travail of The Dark Mage, no. 1

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Light in the Barren Lands begins "Travail of The Dark Mage" sequel to The Morcyth Saga.

James and Jiron end up on Earth. Returning to Jiron's homeworld is complicated in that Earth doesn't appear to be a very magical place. Unable to even feel the presence of magic, James doubts if they'll ever get home again.

Customer Reviews

Where did it all go?

While Mr Pratt's writing style improved dramatically over the course of the parent series, this book reads more like it was done by a ghost writer. Gone is the simpler writing style, missing is the love of something new. There is no mystery, the reader is dragged from one predictable scene to another with little thought and nothing to show for it. In the end, I couldn't care less what happened to the characters and while I purchased each new book as soon as i finished the previous I doubt i will waste my money on the next.

A sad place to leave a world i had grown so interested in.

Two stars for effort, but nothing for soul.

Mark H

Interesting sequel

I'm not sure I've come to grips with James being labeled as "the dark Mage" as he does much good in this world but I've noticed the beginning he was rendered nearly powerless by his new foe and I'd thought he'd become greatly stronger considering his time and mastery with conjurings. I'm not disappointed by the plot but much was at time frustrating though that's what keeps the edge... Much kudos

J. Kaahu

Can't wait!

Just finished this book and now dreading the wait for the next's a must read and you won't be disappointed

Light in the Barren Lands: Travail of The Dark Mage Book One
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  • $6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Mar 31, 2009
  • Publisher: Brian S. Pratt
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 436 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Travail of The Dark Mage
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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