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The Reluctant Mage The Reluctant Mage
by Karen Miller
Harper Voyager

Supplied for review by Harper Collins New Zealand

Reviewed By: Cassie Pearce

The Reluctant Mage by Karen Miller is book two in the Fisherman’s Children series. This story was exciting from start to finish, filled to the brim with adventure and excitement.

Rafel left Lur to go to lost Dorana but he has disappeared. The land of Lur is falling apart. The magic weather map has stopped working. Nobody can leave Lur because of Barl’s magic surrounding the sea and land. Rafel’s father Asher lays in a coma and Deenie his sister can sense evil within him which keeps him comatose.

Rafel’s mousy sister Deenie must overcome her fears and search for a way out of Lur to find and rescue Rafel. All through Deenie’s life she has never been a powerful mage unlike her Asher her Dad, Dathne her mother and Rafel. She felt her magical power s of sensing things was useless.

Deenie accompanied by her childhood friend embark on a journey out of Lur. Two soft pampered girls go up against the world dressed as boys. The weather throws everything it has against them. But worse is yet to come. The dead sorcerer Morg has awoken and holds sway over the land beyond Lur that Deenie has entered.

Deenie must find Rafel, heal Lur and find the power within to battle Morg. Along the way they make friends, battle beasts and find the strength within to endure new and strange trials.

This book was hard to put down. I would recommend this book to any reader.

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