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ISBN: 1857239717
Author: Maggie Furey
Language: English
Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk (July 2000)
Pages: 512
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 268
Size Fb2: 1322 kb
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The heart of myrial - shadowleague 1 - maggie furey. The world of Myrial is racing towards apocalypse

The heart of myrial - shadowleague 1 - maggie furey. The world of Myrial is racing towards apocalypse. For aeons, its mysterious Curtain Walls have functioned to separate realm from realm, and race from race, so that each cordoned area remains a sanctuary for its species. Mingling climates are causing unrelenting rains or deadly droughts, while warlike races are preying mercilessly upon the helpless and the meek.

by Maggie Furey First published 1999.

Of all the D and D books I've read, I've never taken a liking to anything really. No books were able to capture my attention, but oh dear lordy, Maggie Furey had me at hello. LoL, for real though, this book is a definite must for hard core Dungeon and dragon's type people, or those that just want something fantastical. Can YOU handle it? Well can ya! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. This is a highly satisfying that mixes many different pantheons from around the world.

The Heart of Myrial book. This fast-moving adventure opens Maggie Furey's second fantasy sequence, "The Shadowleague"; her first was the "Artefacts of Power" tetralogy

The Heart of Myrial book. This fast-moving adventure opens Maggie Furey's second fantasy. This fast-moving adventure opens Maggie Furey's second fantasy sequence, "The Shadowleague"; her first was the "Artefacts of Power" tetralogy. The Heart of Myrial is set in a particularly artificial-seeming fantasyland, which proves to be not a world but a technomagical construct, divided into isolated regions by sorcerous barriers of force.

The Heart of Myrial is set in a particularly artificial-seeming fantasyland . Maggie Furey has created a world whose premise is inherently interesting.

The Heart of Myrial is set in a particularly artificial-seeming fantasyland, which proves to be not a world but a technomagical construct, divided into isolated regions by sorcerous barriers of force. Thanks to the machinations of a bad guy who may have good motives, these "curtain walls" are now failing-the first symptoms being clashes between the enclaves' different environments, leading to prolonged descriptions of truly lousy weather. And a league of telepathic warriors-from all the different species of the world, who keep the diverse occupants of the world in check. But something is very wrong.

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Her immense storytelling skill has caught the imagination of readers across the world and have established her as one of the most popular writers in the field. THE HEART OF MYRIAL begins a spellbinding new fantasy series which will take her to new heights. The magical barriers that have held things in place for aeons are beginning to fail, and the planet is subjected to great climatic upheaval

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Comments:

Quinthy
I tend to go through reading cycles. Until very recently I was firmly stuck reading historical fiction-and I didn't want to read anything but that. But then one night I picked up a fantasy book instead and ever since then I've been on a hunt for great fantasy novels.

More than anything I liked the concept of Maggie Furey's "Shadowleague" series. A world where each species has its own little country with the perfect climate for it and landscape, bordered by energy walls that keep weaker species from becoming the pray of stronger ones. And a league of telepathic warriors-from all the different species of the world, who keep the diverse occupants of the world in check.

But something is very wrong. "The Heart of Myrial" starts off with impending calamity. The curtain walls that separate the realms are failing and the different weather systems mixing has caused havoc nearly everywhere. The Shadowleague is planning a conference of the most senior Loremasters to decide on a course of action-but they can't start until the dragon representative arrives.

Veldan, a human, and Kaz a firedrake (a large, fire breathing lizard) who is the only one of his kind every found, are charged with bringing the Seer of the dragons to the home of the Shadowleague in Gendival. But the long trek through the human occupied country of Callisoria has been hard on all three. Veldan is still recovering physically from a brutal wound and emotionally from a failed mission and is lacking in confidence. And Aethon, the dragon needs sunlight to survive-and it hasn't stopped raining in Callisoria for weeks.

A mudslide takes out all three and more loremasters are sent to help. But there's bad blood between Elion-who lost his beloved partner in the same fight where Veldan was hurt so badly, so Shree, a wind-sprite who is partner to the head of the shadowleague goes along to mediate. At the same time the ruler of Callisoria is preparing to be sacrificed to intercede with the God Myrial and save his people from starvation, illness and floods. And a mysterious man lurks in Callisoria-a man with a plan that could end up destroying the whole world.

This is one of those books where there's no good place to stop reading for the night because it is quite literally, from page one, non-stop action. There are way too many characters and storylines to go into here so I'll keep it simple. Bands of people are thrown together as things get worse-and the most unlikely combinations of creatures may be what saves the world....

Great plot right? The only real issues I have with this book is that the author really over thinks a lot of the writing-the detailed explanations of people's feelings can get annoying and pretty fake feeling. The other problem is that there are a lot of made up fantasy creatures in this book (most are old school but there are new ones) and whenever Furey is trying to list their capabilities is comes off like a list of powers on the back of a super-hero toy box. but it wasn't bad enough to make me stop reading.

Is you don't like complicated plots, lots of characters and lots of storylines then you shouldn't read this book. If you're looking for something really fast paced then this isn't for you either-the whole book only encompasses about three days. If you do like these things though, this is a pretty good, but not great, way to spend a couple of afternoons.

Three stars.
Xangeo
Great, just what I needed, another book full of likable characters in precarious situations... Gotta get my hands on the next one!
Galubel
very good
Micelhorav
Purchased as a gift. Recipient was reading other works in the series and wanted this one. . . . . . . . . .
Lyrtois
Maggie Furey has created a world whose premise is inherently interesting. Myrial is an artificial construct world created by a mysterious people called the Ancients, about whom little is known. It is a world populated by many differing races, each separated from one another by magical "Curtain Walls" which cannot be passed through by any known means. Only her Shadowleague, a clandestine group of telepaths known as Loremasters, drawn from each of the various races, have the knowledge to pass through the walls, and their knowledge and existence is jealously guarded from the outside world.

Furey's writing style is quite readable. Her descriptions are quite vivid and excellent in helping the reader to "set the scene" and visualize the world she has created. Her choice to use many multiple viewpoints to describe her world, some of which only last for a single chapter, is an interesting one--in fact she probably could have gone farther with this than she did--and it really helps to make her world feel like a fleshed-out, real, thriving world.

However, there are several amateurish touches that get in the way. Her characters' use of the word "lifemate" instead of "husband/wife" seems jarringly 21st-century in her medieval-themed world dominated by sword and sorcery. Her various races include such exotics as centaurs, wyverns, solar-powered dragons, air-elementals, insect creatures, demons and angels, and yet somehow every race talks, thinks and acts exactly like humans do. Kaz in particular seems to be inspired by Steven Brust's jhereg Loiosh. (This is a pet peeve of mine in fantasy, btw--nonhumanoid characters should *not* act exactly like humanoids, or else they're just humans in a different shape.) The revelation of Elion's past trauma was clumsily handled by info-dumping, as was the revelation of the nature of the world and its current problems -- although part of the reason for this may have been the shifting viewpoints; she jumps around so much that it would be difficult to give us the whole story from any one character. So far it's good enough that I'll probably finish it out, but I don't know if I'll pick up the rest of the series.

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