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War of Succession

de Robert B. Marks

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The War Begins The Grand Magus is dead. Under the watchful eye of the Arbiter of Succession, seven archmagi have been granted one of the powers of the Grand Magus, which they will use to battle to the death in a ritual as ancient as it is secret. But when the Arbiter is murdered, the Successors plunge the world into a devastating war. Running for his life, Tamlin, once an apprentice mage, meets a mysterious traveller who may hold the key to ending the conflict...and who carries a secret that will shake the Order of Archmagi to its foundations.… (més)
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I find it really hard to collect my thoughts about this book. It took me so long to finish, first of all, and I actually thought that the book would go in an entirely different direction. I thought the idea was very good and that we would be following the magi, but instead we follow this group of people that is assembled throughout half of the book. There were some sad moments in the book but I didn’t really have any emotional connection to the characters, so those sad moments really just came and went. The characters of Brodin and Telena felt so dismissive. Like, I genuinely don’t think they added anything to the story because the only thing people ever said about them was how in love they were and how they were so innocent for that war, which felt a bit out of place. Also the fact that Tamlin just somehow got all of the powers because Sagarum died, in a way I didn’t even understand why he died, felt a bit unusual. The story in general might’ve been a good idea, but I just feel like every important moment was gone over way too quickly, and everything we know about the characters is what was said by other characters and not because of their actions.
I don’t want to put the focus only on the things I didn’t like, so let’s talk about the ones I did like. I liked the fact that caelyn had a double life that was revealed and accepted and eventually redeemed. I also think the concept of the tuatha de danaan, I think I would read a sidestory about that and about tamlin’s future as well. The fact that he ended up taking sagarum’s place and then leaving the order for it to be made better was also fun for a change. ( )
  Liesl. | Jan 5, 2024 |
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“War of Succession” by Robert B. Marks is a fantasy thriller set in a non-technological world. According the blurb; “The Grand Magus is dead. Under the watchful eye of the Arbiter of Succession, seven archmagi have been granted one of the powers of the Grand Magus, which they will use to battle to the death in a ritual as ancient as it is secret. But when the Arbiter is murdered, the Successors plunge the world into a devastating war. Running for his life, Tamlin, once an apprentice mage, meets a mysterious traveler who may hold the key to ending the conflict...and who carries a secret that will shake the Order of Archmagi to its foundations.” In addition to Tamlin, we are introduced to Brother Caelyn from the Abbey of Southmarch, who is beginning a quest to find himself. We also meet Jyhanna, an exiled warrior princess and Sagarum, a wandering wizard, who both contribute to Tamlin’s adventure. Mr. Marks tells a fabulous story. I found it enthralling and well written. I received a copy of this book from LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program. ( )
  Wiszard | Oct 16, 2023 |
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In this story, the author created a world where a caste of magicians is organized with a single magician at the top of the hierarchy, with a set of 7 super-powers. When he dies, they are distributed among 7 lesser magicians, who must then negociate or contend with each other to determine who will gather those powers and become the new grand magus. However, one of them does not abide by the rules, and soon all of them are using their powers to gather the armies of their country and force them to fight the armies of the other magicians. The War of Succession is in progress and we follow a small group of people who are swept in the middle of this tragedy and try to both survive it and bring this madness to an end. Although there are some incongruities in the story, it is still a good read with some surprises along the way, which could lead to other stories, should the author wish to explore the lives of some of the side characters. ( )
  goodwaterreader | Sep 21, 2023 |
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Never really grabbed me, but not actually bad. The party size became a bit too large and hence disjointed as we jumped between the characters.Probably trying to do too much in one book - although the forward refers to this being a reworking of two prior books that never got published so perhaps this is why. The forward somehow failed to mention the books, thinking that the fantasy publishing genre was inspired by the films! Such a bizzare notion.

In a ribbon world universe only the Archmages and various non-human beings can negotiate the jump to other planes. The human archmages take guidance from the Supreme mage who's tenure is limited. The succession is usually guided relatively peacefully as a contest solely between mages, but this time one of them realizes that if he kills the judge then he can bring other powers into play on his behalf which embroils the whole continent in war as the other mages respond in kind. AN apprentice flees and is rescued by a monk, and together they attract a shieldmaiden and an innocent couple to form a party of mixed talents.

In the end the mages were simply over-powered and needed better world-building to limit their magics. Blessedly romance free. ( )
  reading_fox | Sep 10, 2023 |
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This was overall an enjoyable read. The book features a creative and engaging magic system I only wish as more fully described in action, and nice collection of characters playing off each other. I especially appreciated the depth given to the world through references to its thousands of years of history. Though some of the dialogue was repetitive, and some elements were predictable, I was consistenly looking forward to seeing what came next.
  hannibalcin | Sep 5, 2023 |
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The War Begins The Grand Magus is dead. Under the watchful eye of the Arbiter of Succession, seven archmagi have been granted one of the powers of the Grand Magus, which they will use to battle to the death in a ritual as ancient as it is secret. But when the Arbiter is murdered, the Successors plunge the world into a devastating war. Running for his life, Tamlin, once an apprentice mage, meets a mysterious traveller who may hold the key to ending the conflict...and who carries a secret that will shake the Order of Archmagi to its foundations.

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