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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (577 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Miller Narrator: Eileen Stevens Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781611138115
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Hundreds of years before the great Mage War, a land lies, unknowing, on the edge of catastrophe.

Barl is young and impulsive, but she has a power within that calls to her. In her city, however, only those of noble blood and with the right connections learn the ways of the arcane. Barl is desperate to learn—but her eagerness to use her power leads her astray, and she is banned from ever learning the mystic arts.

Morgan holds the key to Barl’s education. A member of the Council of Mages, he lives to maintain the status quo, preserve the mage bloodlines, and pursue his scholarly experiments. But Barl’s power intrigues him—in spite of her low status.

Together, he realizes they can create extraordinary new incantations. Morgan’s ambition and Barl’s power make a potent combination. What Barl does not see is the darkness in Morgan that won’t be denied.

A Blight of Mages is a novel set in the world of Karen Miller’s bestselling debut The Innocent Mage.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/1/2014

    " Good, but a serious downer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pauline | 12/28/2013

    " Amazing! I love these books and although I have read them out of sequence, because I did not realise they were a series until after I had read the first one, I just wanted more and took the only other one I could find in the Library. However I will now be ordering them at the Library in sequence, I hope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Braun | 12/22/2013

    " Wonderful Prequel to the kingmaker-kingbreaker series. I really enjoyed getting to know the two characters that started the whole series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Bitner | 12/6/2013

    " I have come to the conclusion that Karen Miller can't write likeable female protagonists. But other than the fact that you want to smack Barl, this is a great book. Or, maybe the fact that she writes characters that evoke such a strong reaction is part of what makes the story so good. Either way, if you are a fantasy fan, read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 12/3/2013

    " Anyone who has read Karen Miller's Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series and its sequel series, Fisherman's Children, already knows what the outcome of this book is going to be. I began this story knowing there could only be one possible ending, and I was still surprised. I found Barl to be incredibly arrogant and impetuous- throwing herself into action without any thought for the consequences, so sure her own greatness would save her- and Morgan was no better. However, by the end of the book I found myself sympathetic to both characters and yet, horrified at the same time. I expected nothing more than a straight forward tale of the events that shaped Lur and its people, but the characters and the storyline were much more complex. I really enjoyed this story, and find myself wanting to go back and reread the previous stories with this new understanding A Blight of Mages has left me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry Bridges | 11/26/2013

    " Karen Miller returns with a satisfying conclusion (if you can call a prequel a conclusion) to her Mage saga of the Doranen and the Olken, of Barl and Morg. A tale that shows how history remembers what it wants to and not always the truth of the matter!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danie Cutter | 10/13/2013

    " Really good book in the usual KM vein. I'm not usually a fan of prequels as you know the ending before you start but this was almost written as a journey rather than for the end result. I may have to re-read the others now just to do so in chronological order! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patrick | 7/12/2013

    " Simplistic and repetitious with slipshod plotting, unlikable protagonists, and painfully stilted dialogue. What's not to like? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lbd | 6/16/2013

    " Finished this morning, rangled my brain to realize the total connection to INNOCENT MAGE series...okay, I'm a bit obtuse at times. Still, a good read and looking forward to more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 N. Sherman | 3/19/2013

    " Can't wait for this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth101 | 3/6/2013

    " I found this book very heavy going but stuggled through to the end "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth Miller | 10/28/2012

    " It was an alright book. It would've been so much better if the author had cut out like 300 pages of characters arguing in circles, though. I skipped over at least a third of the book because it was boring and not moving the plot along at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 5/17/2012

    " Another prequel as has become common. A fine world construct that seems to be becoming a premise for paranormal romance rather than epic fantasy. Going where the money is. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lorie Richards | 5/14/2012

    " Didn't really like this one. Too much of the book was the main characters gripping about the same thing over and over. Then to add insult to injury, it must be the first of a set because there was no real ending. What a pain. Won't look for another by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 5/5/2012

    " Amazing book! Over 600 pages and I read the whole thing in a day because I didnt want to put it down. You could really identify and sympathise with the characters. Well most of them, two I just wanted to slap lol Made me want to read the rest of her books which didnt appeal at first glance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don McDonald | 3/16/2012

    " It was nice to hear the back story leading up the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 10/14/2011

    " Another case of being thwarted by Goodreads's integer-only star system. I'd like to give this a 3.5 or 3.75. "

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About the Author
Author Karen Miller

Karen Miller, who often writers under the pen name K. E. Mills, was born in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Australia with her family when she was two. She is a bestselling fantasy writer and author of many books including: the duology Kingmaker, Kingbreaker, the Godspeaker Trilogy, and the bestselling tie-in novels Stargate SG-1: Alliances and Stargate SG-1: Do No Harm. Writing as Mills, she is the author of the Rogue Agent series.

About the Narrator

Eileen Stevens is a voice-over actress living and working in New York City whose voice can be heard on cartoons, promos, programs for English-language learners, and audiobooks. She has voiced Iris on Pokémon. An Earphones Award–winning narrator, she has also directed and produced audiobooks for over six years.