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Thursday, December 15, 2011

DARKMAGE by M. L. Spencer

Stoneguard Publications
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: Very Good
ISBN: 9780615567983, $12.99, 560 pp.

Quoting of the back cover:

“The Well of Tears is open and the terror of the night has been unleashed. Now, the last Sentinel left alive with the power to defend his world against the minions of the Netherworld is a man destined to be corrupted into the image of what he hates. In the name of duty, Darien Lauchlin will see oaths forsaken, crowns toppled, friends sacrificed and the land he loves descrated. For there is a very thin line between duty...and brutalinhumanity.

“”A beautifully written tale that challenges our convictions of right and wrong.”“

Darkmage is quite the quintessential fantasy tale, and I agree, beautifully written. If you’re a fantasy fan, I can wholeheartedly recommend this epic tale. I am not particularly fond of fantasy myself but the quality of writing is worth the read. Darkmage is well written and well edited.

M. L Spencer is a consummate writer with a special gift for descriptive writing which flows smoothly and carries you right along.

Kaye Trout December 15, 2011