There are some plot points that are questionable, such as teenagers being given command of a battalion in a major war after just a year of training, while some politics are skipped over in favour of moving the story along. There were moments of anxiety and hope and a few times I felt the familiar flutter in my chest as my care and empathy for the characters was stoked by the depth of this author's craft. It's all battle and action. The main character - Dante - was not painted as being capable of the things he was doing at the end of the book. Just be aware you will have many sleepless nights.
I hope this author again tries his hand at fantasy. Too few dragons are answering the summons and of those that do, too many are black. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. There are fewer foundations, I think, than you would get in a trilogy. It took over my life. Description of Battle Mage by Peter A.
Battle Mage by Peter A. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. In all seriousness, I was a little nervous about multitude of tropes that manifest within the pages of Battle Mage. They can also stop a person from dying so that they continue to suffer for eternity. I kept looking down and seeing how much of the book was left and tried to pace myself because I didn't want it to end.
Only Queen Catherine de Sage can see what needs to be done, but the other kings are stubborn and her rule is constantly being challenged by the rising power of the magi, a powerful body of scholars and magic users who seek to rule the land themselves. Is Falco going to find the power inside of him? The writing is clear, and the story progresses at just the right pace to hold your attention, and at the same time to have the reader anxious to move on. You do not need to commit to a series to get a resolution and that is another huge plus, for me. The bigger demons emanate an aura of fear that cripples regular soldiers, unless under the protective shielding of a battle mage. I decided to read this book since it sounded like a pretty interesting fantasy story and I figured the 1200+ reviewed 5 star rating compensated for my fear that the story would be as generic as the title and cover art. Do we really need so I'm calling this one at 50%.
Since then, Dante has become a great sorcerer. Striving to end his reign of terror, a thousand sorcerers from the path of light ambushed him. It gives a great account of friendship, love and faith. In all those 850+ pages, oh so many deaths and repetitive battles. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves fantasy or just a good story.
The main character, Falco Dante, who is the son of a madman. Falco is a strong main character, but the only reason he is so strong is because of the power of the characters around him. Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Their time to step into the light has come. But, if you really listen to it you can finish it in three days. Look at Harrh Potter - he was set up for the ability to use magic in the early part of the first installment and in further setup was made for his even later great ability. Already I have to recommend Battle Mage to readers that love fantasy and magic based novels but if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about this thrilling story! This was a coming of age story, but definitely more than a standard one.
Pulled by magic and blood sacrifice into a world he can't possibly begin to understand, Kael Symes soon finds himself the focus of a Talohna-wide manhunt. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him. Would you acquire a party of beautiful female minions? Something about what happens to the characters in this story after the end of the book or about the Great Possession not giving any spoilers here, go read the book yourself would be wonderful. It is also one of the best in this genre I have seen. Battle Mage was exactly the kind of book I love with heroes, dragons, struggle, and love. Yet, I couldn't skim because the varied plotlines were interconnected, culminating in an epic battle. This story deals with warriors and demons and has every element of a great fantasy novel: hope, despair, loss, love, sacrifice, duty, redemption, betrayal and forgiveness.
Don't read this book if you're busy or in a rush. Only those who are Level 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 may ascend to the next realm. Just as I thought I knew how the story would go it twisted and off it went drawing me in again. If you look at the Warhammer 40,000 Universe from Games Workshop, their bastardized Latin works and is at least somewhat imaginative. And in fact, the people in the story hardly display class prejudice at all and that feels too modern.
Furthermore, there are lapses in the illusion of this world, for example there is one quote saying something to the effect that the possessed come from Hades himself. Furthermore, the names make no sense, the obsession with french military mannerisms, titles and other such trivialities really infuriated me. The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. If this is Peter A. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing.