The Wizard Hunters
Ile-Rien is in peril. A mysterious army known only as the Gardier has surrounded the country, attacking in ominous black airships. Hope is not lost though, for a magical sphere created by Ile-Rien's greatest sorcerer may hold the key to defeating the faceless enemy. But the sphere is... show more
Ile-Rien is in peril. A mysterious army known only as the Gardier has surrounded the country, attacking in ominous black airships. Hope is not lost though, for a magical sphere created by Ile-Rien's greatest sorcerer may hold the key to defeating the faceless enemy. But the sphere is unpredictable and has already claimed several lives. When a magical spell goes disastrously awry, young Tremaine Valiarde and a brave band are transported to another world. A world of rough magics, evil mages, honorable warriors -- and a secret Gardier base.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 25th 2004
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, High Fantasy
, Fantasy Of Manners
Series: The Fall of Ile-Rien (#1)
Warning: slight spoilers below. But stuff I’d have wanted to know. An obscure epic fantasy that came highly recommended (by Kate Elliott, for instance. I like her books and the way she talks about books, particularly the social consciousness with which she reads, but I have to stop taking her fant...
Thirty (or so) years have passed since the previous book, and much has changed in Ile-Rien. For one, the technology has jumped form mid-19th century to early 1930s (I noticed that the tech advance in Ile-Rien is a lot faster than in our world, but magic may have something to do with that). Most of t...
Once again, Martha Wells shows that she knows how to start a book. Here’s the opening of The Wizard Hunters: “It was nine o’clock at night and Tremaine was trying to find a way to kill herself that would bring in a verdict of natural causes in court, when someone banged on the door.” Can you read th...
I'm a huge fan of everything Martha Wells has written, in large part because her female characters are always so well-developed and presented as strong individuals, not just an afterthought to a male-driven plot. The Wizard Hunters is the first volume of a trilogy - the first time Wells has present...
Dammit, Wells! Her first book was excellent, her second was good, her third was terrible and this, her fourth, is only passably good. The story starts with the main character trying to kill herself. She’s sarcastic about the reasoning behind her suicide, which really endeared her to me; unfortunatel...