The Prodigal Mage : Fisherman's Children

  • by Karen Miller
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Fisherman's Children
  • 22 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Many years have passed since the last great Mage War. It has been a time of great change. But not all changes are for the best, and Asher's world is in peril once more.The weather magic that holds Lur safe is failing, and the earth feels broken to those with the power to see. Among Lur's sorcerers, only Asher has the skill to mend the antique weather map that governs the seasons, keeping the land from being crushed by natural forces. Yet, when Asher risks his life to meddle with these dangerous magics, the crisis is merely delayed, not averted.Asher's son Rafel has inherited the father's talents, but has been forbidden to use them. Many died in the last Mage War and these abilities aren't to be loosed lightly into the world. But when Asher's last desperate attempt to repair the damage leaves him on his deathbed, Rafel's powers may not be denied. For his countrymen are facing famine, devastation, and a rift in the very fabric of their land.


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Customer Reviews

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slow and depressing

I like most fantasy and sci-fi, but this book was a disappointment. First; it refers to things that have happened in the past that are very important to the current plot, but aren't really clarified in the prologue. I spent half of the book trying to figure out what happened during the "last mage war". If there is a prequel to this book I don't know about it, and if not - it really needs one. Second; and this might just be a personal opinion of mine, but I found the family dynamics, arguments, and characters taking forever to die very depressing (and it rains all the time in the story). The narrators voice adds to this psychological miasma. There's also a lot of 'language' in the book. Now, this ordinarily isn't a big deal for me, and I really like the scattered 'sentence enhancements' now and then, but I made the mistake of listening to this book on my computer with the volume up. One of my kids came into my work room asking "Mom, what's a poxy sh*t mean". The head phones were on after that. To be fair the story does get rather intriguing toward the end of the book when things finally start to get going, and there is a cool ending. Will I buy the next "poxy, bloody" (inside joke...if you've listened you'll understand) installment when it comes out? Maybe, but I'll have to buy some antidepressants first...
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- Betsy

A poor book, poorly read

The thick cockney accent that this reader gives the characters makes them sound even stupider than they are - and that's a challenge. Not one of them is smart enough to boil an egg, let alone carry an entire book along in an interesting fashion. Skip this one.
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- Katherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2009
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio