• Title: The Sentinel Mage
  • Author: Emily Gee
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Sentinel Mage Her magic may be the only thing that can save a prince and the Seven Kingdoms In a distant corner of the Seven Kingdoms an ancient curse festers and grows consuming everything in its path Only one m
    Her magic may be the only thing that can save a prince and the Seven Kingdoms.In a distant corner of the Seven Kingdoms, an ancient curse festers and grows, consuming everything in its path Only one man can break it Harkeld of Osgaard, a prince with mage s blood in his veins But Prince Harkeld has a bounty on his head and assassins at his heels.Innis is a gifted shapeshHer magic may be the only thing that can save a prince and the Seven Kingdoms.In a distant corner of the Seven Kingdoms, an ancient curse festers and grows, consuming everything in its path Only one man can break it Harkeld of Osgaard, a prince with mage s blood in his veins But Prince Harkeld has a bounty on his head and assassins at his heels.Innis is a gifted shapeshifter Now she must do the forbidden become a man She must stand at Prince Harkeld s side as his armsman, protecting and deceiving him.But the deserts of Masse are dangerous than the assassins hunting the prince The curse has woken deadly creatures, and the magic Prince Harkeld loathes may be the only thing standing between him and death.

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    1. This is what I think of as an old school fantasy the bad guys are bad but not complex, the good guys are good just misunderstood, the Prince is a little bit snotty and the stoic Princess is sold off into a marriage she didn’t want. There is a curse has been awakened in the land and it is slowly spreading. It rips the humanity away from men and women who drink the tainted water until they kill everything and everyone they love. This is a cookie cutter fantasy that really relies on a lot of trop [...]

    2. As The Sentinel Mage by Emily Gee begins, a curse is sweeping across the Seven Kingdoms, starting in the east and slowly trickling westwards across the land. Anyone who drinks curse-tainted water becomes a mindless, bloodthirsty monster, attacking friends and family alike. There’s only one way to stop the curse: a royal who is also descended from witches must touch and spill some blood on three stones spread throughout the land. Unfortunately, witches are considered monsters by most of the Sev [...]

    3. A huge high expectations book for me and the first book i got in 2011 I read on receive - The Laurentine Spy was such a big personal favorite - The Sentinel Mage was disappointing in content though i still enjoyed the author style and the pages turned by themselves; it is basically 90% a novelization of a standard chase game, where the heroes have to achieve a goal and assorted baddies try to stop them; the characters are ok so far and there is potential there, but the novel has almost zero dept [...]

    4. An ancient curse springs into life, and the only means of stopping it is using the mixed blood of a prince of Osgaard and a mage - Prince Harkeld. The Sentinel mages come to find Harkeld, but discover that he has a learned hatred of magic and distrusts those who seek only to help him. So Innis, the most gifted mage and shapeshifter, is forced to do the forbidden and take the shape of a man so that she is able to protect Harkeld, in order that he can fulfil his destiny.I so wanted to like this bo [...]

    5. I didn't love this story, but I actually think many people might like it and should at least give it a chance.A few half-baked and lazy observations from me:The story doesn't belabor the point like some stories, but there is a curse that can only be broken by one person. The "special" if you will Unlike the fantasy trope of a young farmboy or royal with divine blood. I actually think this version has a subtle differences that while not significant, kept me from rolling my eyes.There are shapeshi [...]

    6. I have just finished reading the new trilogy (book 1) by Emily Gee and i am desperate to read the next installment! This novel was fantastic and really exceeded my expectations as being 'new' i had not herd much about it or the author. I loved the charicters and i also loved reading about shapeshifting and found this element really facinating and truely unique as i have not found many good fantasy authors who have covered this topic so well. The royal court is just as brutal, pomp and ceremony a [...]

    7. Emily Gee’s The Sentinel Mage was prominently featured on our list of anticipated novels for January. It is the first volume in her new The Cursed Kingdoms Trilogy.An ancient curseIn Girond, a small town in the Eastern-most part of The Seven Kingdoms, an ancient curse turns everyone into a killer. Only an eight-year-old boy, Jaumé, escapes the curse, traveling westward on foot. On the other side of the continent, a group of mages confront the King of Osgaard to tell him that only his son, Pri [...]

    8. Dear Prince Harkeld, you sniveling cowardly whoreson. I hope you get over yourself.Briggita, I think I love you. Jaumeoh you poor thing. I have an awful feeling a out who you're now in league with.Innis, you poor girl. Though I feel worse for Petrus I think.

    9. The Sentinel Mage is the story of a young adult prince who has mage blood defying his father to journey with a group of the hated witches to break a curse that was three hundred years in the making. It is also the story of a young witch (a mage, but that's not how the prince sees it) trying her best to be someone who is older, more mature, and more competent than she is as herself. A secondary plot follows the prince's half-sister and her servants through treachery at home. A third plot follows [...]

    10. Blurb:Her magic may be the only thing that can save a prince—and the Seven Kingdoms.In a distant corner of the Seven Kingdoms, an ancient curse festers and grows, consuming everything in its path. Only one man can break it: Harkeld of Osgaard, a prince with mage’s blood in his veins. But Prince Harkeld has a bounty on his head—and assassins at his heels.Innis is a gifted shapeshifter. Now she must do the forbidden: become a man. She must stand at Prince Harkeld’s side as his armsman, pro [...]

    11. A kind of light-ish fantasy. There wasn't really that much worldbuilding, fine there are different kingdoms and a sea, and one kingdom likes to conquer othersok. Not what I call lots of worldbuilding. And the magic part, I guess it's hereditary? How do people get different powers? I do not know, I was not told. I was just told the bad kingdoms killed everyone with magic and another continent did not.The story then. A curse is making people into bloodthirsty beings. There is one way to stop it so [...]

    12. This trilogy opens to the character of Innis, a young shapeshifter on her first mission as a Sentinel, part of a group tasked with traveling to a distant country where they are hated and feared, in order to stop the deadly blood curse that threatens to corrupt them all. Prince Harkeld doesn’t trust the Sentinels, but is left with little choice but to flee with them when his own father threatens to kill him rather than help cure the curse.Right from the start, this book had me gripped – not o [...]

    13. The writing was wonderful. I was in the mood for powerful sentinels, nasty royals, and deadly curses. I loved the princess, her handmaiden, and her man at arms. Prince Harkeld isn't my favorite hero, I'm hoping for a bit more character growth in the next book. He's judgmental and prone to bouts of self pity. Innis and her fellow mages were great.The downside? It was super duper predictable. Fantasy tropes abound, down to the chosen one, with special blood, who alone can break the curse. A quest. [...]

    14. (originally reviewed on starmetal oak book blog) When I saw this book months ago, I was really excited and intrigued by the premise. So much so that I requested a review copy and was kindly sent one by the publisher. Unfortunately, the book did not live up to my expectations, however, I do believe I have gained an interest in Emily Gee as an author.One of the reasons I had trouble with the book is that it is very long while not having much in the way of action. There's a lot of traveling and rep [...]

    15. WARNING: RAGE, SWEARING AND SPOILERS.I respect the people who liked the book, as well as its writer. Wow, I am just an asshole on the internet and that person achieved something in life, so yay, cheers!Truth to be told, I had great expectations for this book. Its description sounds awesome, magic, shapeshifters, amazing cover. But it turned out to be difficult to read for me. Why? Because the prince was ONE DENSE MOTHERFUCKER, WHOM I WANTED TO FUCKING KILL ALL THE TIME THIS FUCKING FUCK FUCK HIM [...]

    16. As The Sentinel Mage by Emily Gee begins, a curse is sweeping across the Seven Kingdoms, starting in the east and slowly trickling westwards across the land. Anyone who drinks curse-tainted water becomes a mindless, bloodthirsty monster, attacking friends and family alike. There’s only one way to stop the curse: a royal who is also descended from witches must touch and spill some blood on three stones spread throughout the land. Unfortunately, witches are considered monsters by most of the Sev [...]

    17. This book feels a lot like it's built on the quest model. Reluctant hero must go touch three stones to save his kingdom. At times, this is very tedious, with all the travel. Interestingly, most of the story is not told through the reluctant hero's POV, but from the most junior sentinel mage, which I found refreshing. (Which makes this an escort quest!)However, she's also the most powerful of the mages. The fact that she's a virgin who starts falling for the hero (when he has been nothing but an [...]

    18. This was a solid first book in this trilogy - I didn't know a lot about it before reading it but I ended up quite enjoying it. For the most part, it is pretty predictable and it is nothing new in terms of the fantasy genre, however I still found it to be an engaging and enjoyable read. It was an easy and quick read that has a magic system that I liked. There could have been more character development but perhaps that will happen more in the next two books. The women especially, I wanted more dep [...]

    19. In total? I give it a 3/5 stars. I enjoyed reading it, but overall there was a lot more that could have been done with the story.Read this if you’re looking for a quick and easy read. However, if you’re bothered by stereotypical story lines and characters I’d steer clear.Virtues:Overall it was a very enjoyable read, in fact I read it in only a few days.- Quick Pace. It’s an easy read that goes by very quickly, and it’s damned hard to put down.Relatable characters. Though the story is t [...]

    20. There are seven kingdoms ; Osgaard is the westernmost territory, and has expanded as much as it can north, south, and west. It's King is the first in a long line that hasn't expanded the borders and he is desperate. Thousands of years ago, mages - "witches" roamed the land and lived in harmony with humans. But that all changed and one particular mage, as revenge for the killing of his family, cursed the land. The curse affects the water, and anyone who drinks of it turns mad and kills everything [...]

    21. Couldn't stand Prince Harkeld, spoiled brat! Hardly the stuff of heroes. While I applauded Innis courage, her continuous defending of Harfeld just became irritating. Pfft personally I would have taken Harkeld hands and blood, and allowed the curse to take the kingdom - and came back after the kingdom has been wiped clean and before it reached the Allied Kingdom to destroy the curse - only people worth saving where Brigitta, Yasma & Karel. I just couldn't drum up one bit of sympathy at all fo [...]

    22. I admit I originally read this book because the female mage turned into a male swordsman, but it was far better than I thought. A most original premise, a curse wrath by a long dead mage, send a a team of mage off on a quest with the prince who can save he realms. From his original premise comes others. The story divides between the prince send his fellowship and the princess back in the castle. With a wide array of mage whom he despises with him, the prince sets off to remove the curse from the [...]

    23. This is actually 2.5 Stars. Book was ok. Initially I really liked the world and its version of magic, but about 1/2 way through the book got too dark for me. There are 3 story threads. The story of Jaume the farm boy did nothing for me, and what happened to Princess Brigetta is not my cup of tea, too much like Game of Thrones for my taste. Sure Prince Harkeld is a whiny brat, but he was just a product of his upbringing and acted how I would expect him to act. I liked the mages the best and enjoy [...]

    24. Very good readgood and evil collide in the magical world where the curse is killing population via poisonous water. We have several magical beings fighting for the good side, little kid trying to survive, princess and her guard trying to make it among traitorous court and family and reluctant, petulant and full of hate princeling holding the fate of the world. There is a little too much traveling, scouting, sleeping but it is offset by epic battles. The shape shifting could have been used more i [...]

    25. Although the story is fairly well written, certain aspects are a trifle overdone, more specifically Harkeld's self loathing is exaggerated and out of character with the 'man of honour' aspect of his personality.That being said, the story is not a difficult read, and was sufficently captivating to keep my attention for the two days it took me to read the book. I will be starting the sequel this evening.

    26. I enjoyed this book for what it is. it's a relatively predictable but enjoyable story. the bad guys are bad, the good guys are mostly good and the storylines of multiple people are maintained without distraction to the other storylines. I'll read the next book in the series, I'm interested enough to see how it develops, and won't feel bad about spending my precious time reading it based on this one.

    27. I wanted to like it but I just couldn't. The conflicts were arbitrary. The events were basically one repetition after another. The subplots didn't really add anything to main story either. They're mainly setup for future novels. I don't understand the four and five star reviews. I won't be reading the next two books. Sorry!

    28. Sure, it was readable. But it was contrived, artificial, and stale.It reinforces the Edward/Bella kind of toxic relationship. The mages are kind to the prince at the expense of an eighteen year-old girl. They weren't even that bothered when the prince chucked her down a set of stone stairs. Why do they care so much if he trusts them? Why is his opinion so important to them? People-pleasing, brown-nosed wimps.

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