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Summary

The latest book in the Audie-nominated Spellmonger series.

Minalan’s Summer Vacation!

What does the most powerful wizard in the world do after the war is over? Despite the hordes of goblins still ready to ravage human lands, King Rard has signed a treaty with them, so Minalan is forbidden from taking advantage of their weakened state. Most would take a well-deserved rest over the summer…but Minalan and his household are busy repaying a favor owed to the tribal Kasari for their help in the war, and the Spellmonger pays his debts. So Minalan spends his summer sneaking 2,000 Kasari children through enemy lines, goblin territory, hostile Wilderlords, and through some of the roughest territory in the Five Duchies toward salvation.

But the Spellmonger soon learns that not even the help of a goddess is going to be sufficient to contend with the realities of the quest. Despite his best efforts and some of the most advanced magic seen since the Magocracy, the march attracts enemies…and far too many friends. 

For when the desperate refugees of the war-torn Alshari Wilderlands see the well-fed legions of Kasari march by, they cannot help but follow, even if they have no idea of the destination. Any life is better than the hopeless existence they’ve lived avoiding starvation and the goblins’ stewpot. And the promise of hope the great march of the Spellmonger’s children offers is just too good to pass up. Security and the promise of a brighter future lie just on the other side of the border with the duchy of Castal.

The problem is that the Duke of Castal, Prince Tavard, who is also Minalan's titular overlord, is dead-set against a single Alshari refugee crossing his frontier - and he’s assembled a small army to stop any from doing so. With political pressure high and the very gods maneuvering behind the scenes, it’s going to take some clever magic, some inspired legal maneuvering, and some serious effort to pull off this miracle… but that’s the kind of job the Spellmonger does in Journeymage!

©2018 Terry Mancour (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Superb!

I am totally captured by this series and am eagerly awaiting the next book on audible!
The storyline grasps you and the narration is perfect. The two together makes this series addictive!
Thank you so much!

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A surprise treat.

I listened to this straight after book 5, and didnt expect much. I loved books 1-5 but the concept of Book 6 didnt appeal to me. Marching refugee kids through alshar sounded very dull. How wrong I was! The second half of this book was phenomenal! loved it

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  • 09-08-18

More of the same but still a good book

Good strong storey but sometimes wallowing in meaningless details. Great for building up the story line but over done in places. This seams to be a bit of a filler book Can't wait for the next one in the series

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This series is amazing x

The spellmonger series goes from strength to strength. The witty but meaningful writing, the characters, and the simple joy of the fantasy make it a treat to read. This is all helped along by the rich narration.

I can't wait for the next one x

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Such a Joy

This audio book is thoroughly enjoyable whether you are listening to the whole Spellmonger Series or you just want a great fantasy novel.

From the beginning, this book is packed with intrigue, wizards and adventure. It tells of an epic quest to help secure the safety of thousands of children from a war torn land. Using an ancient organisation’s guiding principals to ensure as many survive the Great March as possible, is genius.

If you like magic and adventure - you are going to absolutely love Journeymage, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

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Minalan's next task

very enjoyable addition to the exploits of Spellmonger Minalan on Calidor. High fantasy of high calibre.

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a fantastic story in the series.

this is a a nice heartwarming story of a kind hearted but dangerous man helping thousands of kids getting across dangerous lands to their new home.
I look forward to the next book in the series.

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Nice transitional book in the series

I really enjoyed this one (as I did the others). It's a bit slower on the action but transitions the reader well ready for the instalment I would guess.

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The best series ever!!!

The best of fantasy and story telling! You will be totally invested. Can't recommend enough...

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No chapter information. This book is broken.

No chapter information. Impossible to listen to since you can't figure out where you were up to.

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  • 13-07-18

Best Fantasy Series of its Time

Brilliant plot, character development, and world building galore! Honestly my favorite fantasy series of all time!

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  • Johnny
  • 12-07-18

this was Great

This was a great in-between sort of chapter in the Spellmonger Series. I have enjoyed Minalan's character so far, but this showed a benevolence that I wished all people shared.

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  • Mario
  • 06-07-18

Great

Loved it. I'm hooked on this series, cant wait for the next book to come out.

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  • 06-07-18

Great book!! My favorite BOOK SERIES.

I love this book but i kind of have a problem that the side story's aren't on audible yet. And it feels like you miss a lot of information.

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  • Captious Consumer
  • 04-11-19

Boy Scouts

One of the major obvious themes with this book is the concept of Boy Scouts. Much of the terminology (ranks, patrols, sashes, scarves, decorative knots) is derived almost directly from them. As a scout leader I dont mind the references.

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  • Mark Bløndal
  • 19-12-18

Feels like a filler episode

Not a bad story, but it just seems like it's a filler between the actual story.
Nothing much happens, and I doubt readers would need much more than the last 10-15 minutes of this book before reading the next in the series.
All in all it's a somewhat short story in the usual surroundings and very little plot progression to speak of.

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  • Christian
  • 14-07-18

Next

Oh the struggle of waiting for the next installment; oh but I shall wait. Woe unto me a unfulfilled desire. Unrequited and languid in the grace of every word lest spoken.

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  • D Laird
  • 05-07-18

good characters and great narrator.

great book want the rest of the series there are 10 books already written so what's the hold up.

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  • readreadread
  • 06-07-18

We have a treaty

Had some solid humour and plot progression but a shorter book than some of the previous books.

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  • Tom
  • 20-01-20

Average

Slow going and quite different from rest of books. Probably my least favorite of the series.

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