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  • Spellmonger, Book 16
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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By: Terry Mancour
Narrated by: John Lee
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Checkmate!

Minalan the Spellmonger has come a long way since he woke up to a goblin invasion almost a decade ago. Since then, he has built cities and mighty armies, invented new enchantments, and pioneered entirely new fields of magic. Now that the Witch Queen of Darkfaller has taken over one of the most powerful castles in the center of the kingdom, he has to marshal all his resources—political, military, and arcane—to try to drive her from the strategic and symbolically important stronghold. It will be the most difficult military operation the Spellmonger has ever attempted—and he cannot fail. The future of the kingdom and all of humanity may well depend on his victory.

To complicate matters, the King and Queen have asked him to do the impossible: take their son and heir to the throne, Prince Tavard, and try to tutor him in statecraft, wisdom, and perhaps some common sense. As Tavard has always hated Minalan and seen him as a threat, this proves to be a challenge even the Spellmonger shies away from. He makes a counter-proposal to not just tutor Tavard but also his three closest rivals to the throne at the same time.

That is not all. Matters with the Sea Folk are coming to a head, Minalan is still trying to recreate the incredible snowstone spell, the gods seem to be conspiring against him, the refugees from the far north are arriving, and the civil war he started in neighboring Merwyn is beginning to stall. And his wife is having a baby—three weeks early.

Years of political intrigue and military preparation come to a head as Minalan embraces his role as Preceptor, the maker of rules for all the complex games of politics and war he is playing. Enjoying power no wizard has had since the Archmage, Minalan has taken responsibility for ordering the kingdom, armies, wizards, and the very gods themselves with his powers, both mundane and arcane. He has learned that those who have the power to make the rules must also bear responsibility for how they are followed. There is no higher call to duty for a wizard who dares to be... a Preceptor!

©2023 Terry Mancour (P)2023 Podium Audio

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Spellbinding!

Can't wait for the next book. Thoroughly recommended. The books get better every time. Well done Terry.

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Great book

have enjoyed every book in this series and Terry has delivered again.

As always John has given a great performance as well.

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The best,

Fantastic, keep up the good work. looking forward to the next. this is the third time I've listened to all these books. I'm really hoping for like a solid 24 books in this series. then maybe a new series when humans first turn up.

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Never Disappoints

Another great story and great performance. The next book will not be here fast enough for this impatient reader.

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Preceptor

Awesome book the story gets better all the books are great I love the narrator keep them coming.

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Elite tension and drama building

The is one of the longest investments you can put into a single story, and after this many books its still gripping and has me desperate for more. Only Raymond E Feist can compare in scope. Just truly incredible pacing and story telling, and John Lee never misses the mark in his narrating.

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Evolving story

As always a fantastic book, even though this is number 16, it is always surprising and enjoyable. Can wait for the next one. Hopefully not to long away!!!!

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Another awesome installation in the spellmonger series.

More intrigue and potential calamity besets the spellmonger. Thoroughly enjoyable yet again. Please start the next installation Mr Mancour.

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The plot

I love this series. The plot twists and turns throughout and this book does not disappoint.

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Final catching up on all the plots

I love this series of books and there has been so many different lines. I’ve just spread like a spiderweb through all of them. Finally, we are catching up on progress on where everything is at, and even adding some more to the mix temporarily closing off others. I really appreciate the thought that goes into this series.

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