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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,978 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Miller Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rogue Agent Series Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9781400183197
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Written in the bestselling tradition of Mercedes Lackey, this novel kicks off a fast-paced fantasy series about a ne’er-do-well sorcerer with grand ambitions.

Gerald Dunwoody is a wizard—just not a particularly good one. He’s blown up a factory, lost his job, and there’s a chance that he’s not really a Third Grade wizard after all. So it’s off to New Ottosland to be the new Court Wizard for King Lional.

It’s a shame that King Lional isn’t the vain, self-centered young man he appeared to be. With a princess in danger, a talking bird who can’t stay out of trouble, and a kingdom to save, Gerald soon suspects that he might be out of his depth. And if he can’t keep this job, how will he ever become the wizard he was destined to be?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] droll tale of magical bureaucracy. Miller’s whimsical prose keeps the plot jumping and the readers laughing.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Mills, begins this fantasy in a light, amusing tone. But gradually the plot thickens, the atmosphere darkens, and the hero gets into some serious trouble. The colorful characters include a feminist, a talking bird, a butterfly keeper, and of course, an evil villain. It’s a world that’s magical, yet believable, and great fun to read.”

    RT Book Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Kearney | 2/10/2014

    " I loved this book.It was fun,interesting,filled with unique characters (My fave was Reg) and a creepy evil villain.At times it reminded me of Terry Pratchetts writings.Apart from a few editorial problems (the end of chapter 9 for example)this was a brilliant read and I cant wait to pick up the second installment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 12/1/2013

    " The main character spends the book being bullied and insulted. In the middle there's some guilt, and then a fair bit of angst. I managed to finish it but I did not have fun reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 11/24/2013

    " It was enjoyable but not fantastic. It was hard to really like the characters. An okay book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Westerville | 11/16/2013

    " Jess says, "This was a cute and enjoyable surprise." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keenan Lee | 10/24/2013

    " overall a good book, the author writes with a certain sense of wit and charm that makes the whole thing pleasant. and it promises better things to come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 9/23/2013

    " just started reading for some light summer reading...the jury is still out on it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua Spell | 9/20/2013

    " Pretty decent beginning to a light fantasy series. Interesting characters, some decent plot twists. Not a perfect read, but nice and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 9/17/2013

    " Very fun and interesting story. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/23/2013

    " Only took about 200 pages for the story to get really interesting. The ending was a nice twist though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Sutherland | 4/4/2012

    " I really enjoyed this. Fast, easy read. Recommended by Shawna. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 1/2/2012

    " Brilliant, can't wait for the next two "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 11/21/2011

    " I can excuse a protagonist that is innocent or inexperienced but not one that is stupid. And the chartacter of Reg is so over the top annoying that I can not believe someone does not kill her off in the first part of the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Missy | 5/22/2011

    " I just couldn't finish it. It was that slow moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/9/2011

    " I loved this book, it was a comical fantasy that I could not stop reading. I will be reading the entire series, but this is a book that I strongly recommend anyone who loves fantasy books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Traci | 3/12/2011

    " A mix of Doctor Who and Terry Practhett's Rincewind books. But not quite as good as that sounds. Still I liked it and will be getting the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rayndrop | 3/8/2011

    " quick, easy fun read. Endearing characters, unique concept of magic. Love the bird. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissyreads | 1/15/2011

    " A very good beginning to a trilogy! There characters are memorable. The storyline is a bit predictable but I think it works in the author's favor because she does it in a great way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 11/19/2010

    " Good book, I was needing something to read and just happened to read it and now reading the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/6/2010

    " A good start to what I hope will be a great series! "

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