Oathbreaker, Book 2: The Magus's Tale

Oathbreaker Book The Magus s Tale This is the story of Alton a budding magus a wizard s apprentice in the service of the Empire of Terona Swept into a new life in the mad days following the death of the old king Alton struggles with

  • Title: Oathbreaker, Book 2: The Magus's Tale
  • Author: Colin McComb
  • ISBN: 9780984892938
  • Page: 303
  • Format: ebook
  • This is the story of Alton a budding magus, a wizard s apprentice in the service of the Empire of Terona Swept into a new life in the mad days following the death of the old king, Alton struggles with the fearsome mysteries of magic, faces treacheries small and large, and engineers a betrayal of his own to further his ambitions.But victory, as always, has a cost a magusThis is the story of Alton a budding magus, a wizard s apprentice in the service of the Empire of Terona Swept into a new life in the mad days following the death of the old king, Alton struggles with the fearsome mysteries of magic, faces treacheries small and large, and engineers a betrayal of his own to further his ambitions.But victory, as always, has a cost a magus does not walk easily among ordinary citizens Isolated and lonely, he seeks a deeper meaning to his life, and what begins as a petty conflict with brigands leads Alton to discover, to his horror, that the world holds than he had ever imagined.And all his powers may not be enough to stand against a blasphemy that threatens life itself.The Magus s Tale is the second book in the Oathbreaker series.

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    1. Once again, I break the boundaries of good taste, decorum, and proper civilized behavior by declaring my own book a five-star read. But here's the thing: I really, really like it. I mean, apart from the knowledge that I can change anything I like in it and there's no one to stop me, I can sit down and re-read this book and be happy with what I've read. I'll admit that there are moments when I wonder if I can pull off the whole epistolary style of the book, if it tells a coherent story, if I know [...]

    2. If you read the first one in the series and enjoyed it, then you will definitely like this one. Book 1 was good in its own right, but to me everything comes together just right in The Magus's Tale. The writing's sound, the plot is good, and the intertwining of the different characters is even slicker in this one. Very much enjoyed it.A question for the author though: Any news on the next book? Having just finished this one I am very much up for buying book 3!

    3. The Magus’s Tale, book two in Colin McComb’s Oathbreaker series, primarily follows young Alton, a boy plucked from certain death by Magus Underhill to become the elderly magus's apprentice. Alton spends his childhood and adolescence excelling at powerful magic despite abusive treatment from his master. Once Alton becomes a magus in his own right, he learns that great power comes with a price—loneliness. To earn acceptance from his nervous neighbors in the village of Lower Pippen, he uses h [...]

    4. The second book in this three-part series is a significant improvement over the first. The world is interesting and somewhat original, taking the science-is-magic in a post-apocalyptic world a few steps further than most do. The plot meanders a little, but takes a few surprising twists toward the end and you do get pulled from chapter to chapter by the story developments. Unlike the first book, The Magus's Tale is largely character driven and tends to take you closer to the action, which makes t [...]

    5. Amazing read I heartily recommend for both content and structure. Colin's method of splitting the tale (in Book 1 and this one) up among a variety of narrators and story threads makes this a fascinating series--as if the full story narrative skips stones across the whole and each person's story is its own rippling impact. Watching the various threads interact and cross made me want to sit down and reread Book 1 as well to count just how many plot "balls" are still in motion, as I want to be read [...]

    6. Second volume, not as good as the firstThis volume continues the story begun until in the first book of a post-apocalyptic word, where what used to be science is now considered magic, and is closely controlled, to avoid those who control the magic from again destroying the world.In this volume, a young wizard displaces his mentor, and assumes control of magic in the town. While he is initially able to use his power to protect the town from bandits, things quickly begin to spiral out of control.S [...]

    7. I started this book with mixed feelings from the first one. The first book is reviewed here so I won't repeat it. I simply found the vignettes too short and scattered. For this book I took my time and stopped with most perspective changes. This should have worked. Unfortunately for a book about an apprentice magus it gets distracted by the "focus" character of the first book. Those vignettes would have been better left for another book. A few of the vignettes are acceptable but none really show [...]

    8. I loved Colin McComb’s “The Knight’s Tale” (the first book in the Oathbreaker series) just about as much as a man can love a book — which has created an unexpected problem for me, insofar as i now need to explain how i can love “The Magus’s Tale” even more. The events of the second Oathbreaker novel pick up where “A Knight’s Tale” leaves off, and expand on the story of Sir Pelargir (the title character of the first book) and the infant princess he kidnapped and is raising i [...]

    9. While I'm all for learning about new characters that will potentially build the overall narrative for a series, I'm less likely to enjoy a book that almost completely veers away from the main characters of the original book. I'm not just talking about the way it's told in eyewitness accounts versus 1st person narrative either.Honestly, I really wanted to like "Oathbreaker, Book 2", but I couldn't make myself care about Alton much. I spent most of my time reading this book trying to find tidbits [...]

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