The Circle of Sorcerers : Mages of Bloodmyr

  • by Brian Kittrell
  • Narrated by Justin D. Torres
  • Series: Mages of Bloodmyr
  • 8 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Laedron Telpist's sorcery training is interrupted by a knock on the door, what once seemed a proper profession must now be hidden. In a world where priests and mages vie for the limitless power of the elements and a new Grand Vicar has sworn death to all sorcerers, Laedron is tossed into a nightmare which would see his destruction at every turn.
From the home shores in western Sorbia, through the Cael'Brilland heartlands, and even across the seas to the great city of Azura, Laedron finds himself embracing old friends, consorting with unlikely allies, and confronting potent enemies. As he struggles to train himself in spellcraft, Laedron must face that he lives in a time when the utterance of a simple spell could be the signature on his death warrant.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Abrupt ending (yes, I know it's book 1 of 3).

Would you try another book from Brian Kittrell and/or Justin D. Torres?

Yes, I've read/listened to dozens of epic fantasy novels and I liked the premise behind this one. There's nothing I enjoy more than to lose myself in a good story. I felt compelled to give this novel a relatively low overall rating, and I'll explain that shortly.

Which character ??? as performed by Justin D. Torres ??? was your favorite?

I guess I'd have to say that the protagonist Laedron would be my favorite character. I feel it necessary to say that I didn't feel that not enough time was given to fleshing out the characters. This disappointment might be my own fault, as I was really hoping for the start of a new epic series with robust character background and world building.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Now, to explain my low overall rating. In my opinion, the author did something almost unforgivable by ending this book very poorly. I don't mean as in a cliffhanger; it just ended almost like in mid-chapter like you would see in a weekly TV series. Yes, I know it's just book 1 of a trilogy, but still, even the first book of a trilogy should have some natural stopping point.

Unlike a TV series where a script writer can get away with this because the next installment is only a week away, books in a series (which can be a year or more apart) should each have a natural conclusion to the immediate action taking part in that specific book.

It's quite possible that the publisher/editor might be at fault for this. It really seemed that the author wanted to continue the story in this book, but was overruled by his editor. I don't know this, just the feeling I got.

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A enjoyable snack

A bit of a light read. Certainly not an epic fantasy. Though almost childish I did enjoy it and plan on reading the next novel. It's something to fill the gaps between your favorite authors.
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- Joel "Hardcore scifi fan from a galaxy far far away."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-27-2011
  • Publisher: Brian Kittrell d.b.a. Late Nite Books