The Artefacts of Power series is a tetralogy of fantasy novels written by British author Maggie Furey. The series revolves around the character Aurian, after whom. To the city of Nexis, where Magefolk rule uneasily over a race of mortals, a young girl named Aurian comes to learn the magic arts. Her dormant powers are. The Artefacts of Power book series by Maggie Furey includes books Aurian, Harp of Winds, Sword of Flame, and several more. See the complete Artefacts of.

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I did a degree in English and History in the late 90s as a mature student, but I’ve loved these subjects since my school days. There had been four Artefacts of Power, belonging to the four branches of the Magefolk. Email Address scolere at gmail dot com. Aurian faces bitter defeat. Maggie Furey is a British author of a number of beloved, long-in-print fantasy series.

Granted, there is less subtext and thus less depth in the latter parts of the book, and this makes a few scenes seem a bit rich. But now the miraculous walls that have provided order for so long are disintegrating with disastrous results. Born and raised in the North of England, she now lives in Ireland. The Curtain Walls have fallen — leaving the world of Myrial vulnerable to unknown enemies from other realms. Now, Aurian and a few allies travel into an uncertain future.

The remaining Magefolk are held in both fear and barely concealed contempt by the mortal humans over whom they rule. She’s your standard issue soap opera hussy, I suppose, the token Heather Locklear character.

Meanwhile, Death awaits his third and final meeting with the pair….


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Their Odyssey sees them return to Nexis the holy city where they hope to finally defeat Miathan the crazed Archamage. Our heroine is one of only a handful of Magefolk, living deep in the woods with her cold and distant mother. Furey imagination often goes wild, throwing in everything into the novels from high seas adventure, slave trading, pirates and brutal gladiatorial contests.

When Miathan discovers — from his Healer, before even Aurian and Forral know — that Aurian is pregnant, he makes secret plans to abort the child.

I finished this “Sword and Sorcery” series last night. Posted on Friday, March 21st, It leaves him wondering – did his father ever live there? Given her condition she spent much of her time finding entertainment and adventure in all manners of books in which she could disappear in fantastical other worldly universes.

Reading this series is akin to reading The Lord of the Ringsboth use changing points of view and narratives that follow different groups of characters, and both move backwards and forwards across large landscapes.

He uses the Sword to kill Anvar and bond it to Aurian, who is then able to use the grail of Rebirth to resurrect Anvar, after she has killed Eliseth with the Sword.

The novels are fast paced stories with strong characters that can be said to be wish fulfillment fantasies in the mold of John Carter of Mars or Conan the Barbarian.

It may well be the greatest guilty pleasure the magie genre has produced in the last decade. Newer Post Older Post Home. Every 2 weeks we send out an e-mail with Book Recommendations.

Languages Svenska Edit links. Little does she suspect that she will quickly become entwined with a power struggle between Miathan, the Archmage, and the human inhabitants of Nexis. Maggie Furey Books In Order.


A slaughter by brutal winged invaders has left the city of Tiarond reeling, and the laws governing reality itself no longer seem to hold. Best of all is the scene where Aurian and Forral first consummate their love, in a sweaty artifqcts following a swordfighting match.

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Furey if in everything but the kitchen sink: Both the Leviathans and the Phaerie have decisions to make which will change their existence forever. And now she must journey through time itself…. There, in the home of the extinct fire lizards, a final conflict will take place, in which Aurian must triumph or die.

Aurian is perhaps the ne plus ultra of the current trend towards fantasy-romance crossover.

But this is my blog, so I reserve the right to delete any comment that I feel is inappropriate, including those that use offensive or abusive language, are spam, advertising, trolling, flaming or personal attacks. The swordsman wants to help teach the young Aurian poqer ancient art of swordsmanship, and it is not long before they are inseparable.

Disco legendo libros; scribendo cogito. Fantasy as a genre is a wish fulfillment exercise. She would get her professional teaching qualifications and would later serve as advisor in the Durham Reading and Language Resources Center.

She magie the fact that she always seemed to find herself working in careers to do with books as having something to do with fate.