The Artefacts of Power series is a tetralogy of fantasy novels written by British author Maggie Furey. The series revolves around the character Aurian, after whom. To the city of Nexis, where Magefolk rule uneasily over a race of mortals, a young girl named Aurian comes to learn the magic arts. Her dormant powers are. The Artefacts of Power book series by Maggie Furey includes books Aurian, Harp of Winds, Sword of Flame, and several more. See the complete Artefacts of.

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Furey, Maggie – Artifacts of Power 1 – Aurian

And this is the kind of book that, poorly written, would be simply risible but, well written, is fine popcorn entertainment. I said “the hell with it” and gave in. And Anvar has a misbegotten love for a girl named Sara, a shallow and manipulative bimbo whom Furey uses in the most overt of ways to demonstrate the corrupting nature of playing the sex-is-power game.

She has failed to master the Sword kf Flame, her only defence against the forces of evil. But when a sparring accident comes close to killing Aurian, and Forral’s artifactw chance to save her is to ride to the city of Nexis and fetch the Healer from the Mage’s Academy, Aurian’s existence comes to the attention of the Archmage, Miathan.

Aurian is perhaps the ne plus ultra of the current trend towards fantasy-romance crossover.

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In addition, whilst there is one key character whose destiny will affect the future of the whole world. Until the coming of Aurian…. Miathan is fortifying the city of Nexis and, in the south, the fierce Khazalim are arming for war. But this friendship infuriates Miathan, and leads to a deadly conflagration, in which the first Artefact is revealed. It’s not a nuanced and mature handling of the topic, a la Jacqueline Carey, but it certainly reflects a savvy wit on Furey’s part.

Mingling climates are causing unrelenting rains or deadly droughts, while warlike races are preying mercilessly on the helpless and meek. Bragar the Fire Mage is sacrificed by Eliseth to protect artifachs. In order to reach their goal, however, they must overcome treachery, intrigue, and evil — and a mysterious figure from the past whose actions threaten to tear the Shadowleague apart.


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Despite its hard-to-find nature, the novel has been garnering good reviews ever since it was released. Our author of the month is Canadian author Opal Carew who writes erotic romance novels. For aeons, its mysterious Curtain Walls have functioned to separate realm from realm, and race from race, so that each cordoned area remains a sanctuary for its species.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Where else would you find a villain threatening to destroy the whole world out of sexual frustration? I learn by reading books; I think by writing. Three unlikely heroes must penetrate a land of sorcery and secrets to save a world hurtling toward chaos. Women readers who follow romance may want to notch the rating upward. While there are fantasy novelists who impress by raising the literary standards of the genre, we should not, in our admiration of their work, lose sight of the genre’s simpler, fairy tale, wish fulfillment roots.

Aurian, the child of renegade Mages, finds herself sent to the city of Nexis to join the Academy and then train as a full Mage. Little does Aurian know that she will soon be embroiled in a power struggle between the human mabgie of Nexis and Miathan the despot king. Now, millennia later, only the human Mages survived, and the Artefacts were lost.

Reading this series is akin to reading The Lord of the Ringsboth maggie changing points of view and narratives that follow different groups of characters, and fureey move fkrey and forwards across large landscapes. Fantasy novel series Novel series s fantasy novel stubs.

O on Friday, March 21st, Aurian the lead protagonist has been brought up by her mageborn mother, deep in the forest after the death of her father. Wagner Support SF Reviews. I have often heard books like Aurian dismissed on forums and newsgroups as “female wish fulfillment fantasy. The developing friendship between Aurian and the hard-done-by Anvar is often touching. Forral wins over artfiacts often violent protests of Aurian’s mother and helps to raise the girl into a strong-willed young woman; he also teaches her the art of swordsmanship, maggke only to distract her curious mind from the further study of the hazardous Fire-magic that claimed her father.

Personally I thought this was the 2nd best Reacher book yet. And Maggie Furey is an author who understands the magic in fulfilling a wish. Maggid the Curtain Walls across Myrial continue to fail, the threat of war grows ever greater.


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She’s your standard issue soap opera hussy, I suppose, the token Heather Locklear character. Harp of Winds the second novel in The Artefacts of Power series of novels picks up where the first curey left off.

I don’t know if a steady diet of books like Aurian would be the best thing, but even the most health-conscious dieter caves in and has a little ice cream once in a while.

All await the coming of the Sword of Flame — and Aurian. The or as they say is history. The series follows her as she flees from Nexis to the Southern Lands magige search of the Artefacts of Power to aid her in her quest to defeat Miathan, the evil Archmage who was once Aurian’s beloved mentor. This page was last edited on 27 Mayat And the carnage will only grow fursy unless a seasoned woman-warrior, a brazen firedrake, and a venerable Dragon with amazing telepathic powers — all trusted members of the Shadowleague — succeed where everyone else has failed.

To be brief, it goes like this: For they must first locate the heart of Myrial, where the secret for undoing this disaster og. There had been four Artefacts of Power, belonging to the four branches of the Magefolk. Sure, it’s about as arch and melodramatic a novel as you’re likely to find without the Silhouette imprint on the cover.

We’ll base this on various factors for example “If you like Jack Reacher Their Odyssey sees them return to Nexis the holy city where they hope to finally defeat Miathan the crazed Archamage. Maggie Furey is a British author of a number of beloved, long-in-print fantasy series.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Email Address scolere at gmail dot com. Ideas had been simmering in my mind for years — and suddenly, the time had come.

It must be found before his secret is discovered. Best of all is the scene where Aurian and Forral first consummate their love, in a sweaty coupling following a swordfighting match.