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About Christopher Mitchell
Christopher Mitchell is the author of the epic fantasy series the Magelands.
Christopher’s first memory is of Elvis dying. His gran told him it was because he’d eaten too many cakes, and Christopher believed her. She also told him that there were fairies at the bottom of her garden, and he believed that too.
He counts himself very fortunate to have a supportive wife and four beautiful children. He loves deserts, which is too bad as he lives in Scotland, but the mountains, glens and lochs more than make up for it.
His other love is Greek Tragedy, especially Euripides, and he also reads history, science, fantasy, and pretty much anything about the Beatles…
Visit him at www.christophermitchellbooks.com
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***** "Absolute must read if you enjoy magic and action..."
Six mages from five different lands, each with a destiny that will bind them together as friends, enemies and lovers, must join the battle for control of their world before facing the ultimate test, one that will determine the survival of the Magelands.
This box-set includes the first four books (complete arc) of The Magelands Epic, over 2000 pages!
The Queen’s Executioner
The Severed City
Needs of the Empire
Five peoples. Five powers. One land.
Millennia ago, five continents smashed together to create a new world – The Star Continent.
For countless years the earth shifted and settled and now, at last, the five peoples can meet each other on the fertile plateau that joins their lands together.
Two of these peoples, the Realm of the Holdings and the Rahain Republic, are advanced, rich and powerful, and the world is soon engulfed in war.
The Rahain grow dominant and eye their neighbours with greed, but the Holdings have a secret weapon – the creator of the world is their god and ally, and can speak to their mightiest vision mages.
With a god on their side, how can the Holdings lose…
What readers are saying:
***** “If you like this genre, you simply must buy this series. excellent storyline, teeth gripping action and suspense and a story you don't want to end.”
***** “Welcome to the Magelands series. It’s a weird and wonderful ride. Be prepared to get hooked from the get go.”
***** “I have read nothing in a long time that leads to an Epic series such as this.”
***** “There is plenty of action, intrigue, deception, unfortunate outcomes and other scenarios that made this a compelling read.”
***** “I just finished The Queens Executioner and immediately bought the rest of the series. To me that is the highest recommendation I can give.”
***** “Just an excellent story! Characters are believable and it makes it easy to fall in love with them (or want to kill them!).”
***** “A must read for fans of Fantasy Fiction”
***** “ I like the use of some 'new' races instead of the common elves/dwarves/goblins etc, and the author has put a lot of thought into building the world and its various cultures and societies. Plus there are some high-stakes dramatic moments and unexpected twists that make for an exciting read. Recommended!”The Magelands Epic series contains strong language.
The Reign of Terror begins...
Rescued from a desert wasteland where he had been stranded for four thousand years, the Tenth Ascendant sits upon the throne of the City - his powers subduing the immortal gods and demigods who once ruled.
Across the Straits in Jezra, Emily, Van and Kelsey Holdfast rally the last forces of resistance to the Ascendant's rule. At stake is the future, not only of the City of the Aurelians, but of the tyrant gods of Implacatus.
The only way to stop him is for former enemies to unite, but some crimes are too terrible to be forgiven...
The Return of the God-Queen.
A year and a half has passed since the murder of Princess Yendra by her brother Montieth. With the Prince in jail, the City of the Aurelians has been at peace.
Only one thing can disturb the tranquility of the City - the former all-powerful God-Queen. Hiding in Port Sanders under an alias, the former tyrant craves a life of luxury and quiet; but when the rest of the City discovers her identity, she realises that she has nowhere to hide...
***** "If you like this genre, you simply must buy this series, excellent storyline, teeth gripping action and suspense and a story you don't want to end."
Join the next generation of Holdfasts as they battle to save their world from the deadliest threat that it has ever faced, in this, the second and concluding part of the Magelands Epic.
This box-set includes the last four books (complete arc) of The Magelands Epic, over 2000 pages!
The Empire has lived in peace for 16 years, but trouble is brewing behind the Grey Mountains, where the renegade nation of Rahain prepares; arming itself for a long-awaited war of vengeance.
Karalyn, the 18 year old daughter of two war heroes, is trying to find a place for herself in the world. Her own powers were deemed so dangerous she spent much of her childhood in exile.
Now, the lure of the Imperial Capital and the prospect of service to the Empress is pulling her out of isolation and into the affairs of the world.
What readers are saying:
***** “I can’t see myself ever giving less than 5 stars, this series is one of the best I have ever read. The characters are 3 dimensional, flawed and therefore very ‘human’, more twists and turns than a twisty turny thing and all in all a damn fine read.”
***** “This is how all fantasy books should be written, great 8 book series. Christopher Mitchell is a author well worth reading.”
***** “I’ll be probably saying much the same in every review I’ve written for the Magelands Epic series, this is a superb story, great writing, great characters, great plots. Christopher Mitchell has created a place for himself amongst the best with this series and I look forward to more.”
***** “This book became more than I expected. The only time I put it down was to sleep. And often I fell asleep after reading very late with the book still in my hands. A great book!! Please keep them coming!!”
***** “Unexpected twists and turns. New characters mixed with the old. A new war, new mage, and a new way to do magic that hasn't been explained yet. I would recommend this series to anyone that enjoys good well written fantasy.”
***** “It’s the best and worst feeling when a superb series comes to a perfect climactic conclusion. Best as it gives the series what it deserves and is so wonderfully satisfying. Worst as it reminds the reader of just what will be no more, namely new additions. This is a perfect example of that dichotomy. Perfectly written, perfectly satisfyingly enjoyable and a perfect series ender - which I’m perfectly happy to highly recommend.”
***** "An amazing read that kept me captivated from the first to the last page. The story is amazing with epic scenes. This had me on the edge of my seat. I definitely recommend this read. I could not put this read down.
The nightmare has begun… but where is the Black Dragon?
After a thousand years, the Eternal Enemy has breached the Great Walls, devastating great swathes of the City. Thousands lie dead, while the survivors huddle behind the old and decaying walls of the inner defences.
With the greenhides on one side, and the corrupt and cruel regime of the ruling Gods on the other, the people of the City await their end.
All that stands in the way is a disgraced Champion, a tortured God and two Mortals from a forgotten legend…
For six months, the lands of the massacred Scythe tribe have lain empty and desolate; then, one crisp winter's morning, the red sky crackles and forty thousand survivors of the Lostwell Catastrophe appear, along with a dozen dragons, and one Holdfast...
While King Daniel struggles to reform the City, Queen Emily dreams of recapturing the lost town of Jezra on the Western Bank. When the Lostwell Exiles arrive, she realises that she may have found the only force capable of transforming her dreams into a reality.
Lurking in the dark shadows of his palace in Dalrig, Montieth, the powerful God-Prince, conspires against the mortal government, as he plots to seize control of the City's last remaining reserves of salve, whatever the cost.
Lostwell – a dying world of volcanos, earthquakes, endless wastes and wild dragons.
For Corthie and Aila, Lostwell is a stepping stone to the home of the Holdfasts, and for Blackrose and Maddie it is the way to Dragon Eyre. But for Belinda, Lostwell means something else – the land where she once ruled as Queen.
Within the sanctuary of the Falls of Iron, the exiles from the city of Pella and Tara make their plans, but unknown to them, on Implacatus, the home of the Gods, a task force is being assembled – their mission, to find and secure the source of Salve, the miracle material that grants everlasting youth to the gods.
Sable Holdfast works alone. Tasked with finding a Quadrant, the former assassin is trying to redeem herself. Can she stop the gods of Implacatus from finding the world of Maddie and Aila, and help Corthie get home, or will she succumb to the old temptations…
A Champion in chains, a Demigod in hiding and a Dragon betrayed.
The new Prince of Tara rules the City of the Eternal Siege and nothing will get in his way – all must kneel before him or die.
But what is power without the woman he desires? For three hundred years, the Prince has longed for Aila, wanting her as his bride.
Now that the City is in his hands, he will do anything to possess her, even if it means plunging the City into a new Civil War.
Beneath the Great Walls, the heart of the black dragon is filled with despair. Back in chains with no hope of freedom, she longs for death. Her only reason to live is her rider – but is Maddie enough?
Following his victory at the Falls of Iron, the champion Corthie Holdfast starts to believe he has a destiny. He is the chosen one, the hero who will defeat the Ascendants, and end their tyrannical rule of Lostwell.
As the Black Dragon tries to assemble an army from the wild and outlaw dragons of the Catacombs, the Gods of Implacatus plan their revenge, sending two Ascendants to regain control of Lostwell.
Their mission - to find the fabled Sextant, and to destroy the Holdfasts forever.
A city ruled by Gods, a mortal champion, a misfit girl and a disobedient dragon…
Stolen from his home, Corthie Holdfast has arrived in the City of the Eternal Siege as a new Champion.
He must fight alongside the Blades, whose lives are dedicated to the defence of the City against the hordes of monstrous Greenhides; or die at the hands of the Gods who rule.
Maddie Jackdaw, a young Blade, faces her last chance. Thrown out of every unit defending the City, either she takes on a new role, or she will be sent to the Rats, a company of misfits given the perilous tasks beyond the Great Walls.
Her new role, if she takes it, will bring her face to face with her deepest fears, for beneath the walls, in a secret and hidden lair, lies a dragon, imprisoned and waiting…
The Holdfasts of Lostwell are scattered. Sable, injured by Belinda, hides among the wild dragons of the Catacombs, while they plot to drive her and Maddie out.
Taken by the former God-Queen of Tara, Kelsey faces a life in captivity, alongside Aila; while Corthie lies sick and broken - his dreams of destiny in tatters, his hopes in ruins.
All that stands between the Ascendants and victory is Belinda, who faces her own struggles as she attempts to keep her resistance a secret. Battling her fears, only she has the power to free the land where once she was queen.
Onward to Dragon Eyre.
Blackrose, mightiest of dragons, has returned to her world, and found it torn apart by civil war and a brutal occupation. For two decades, the elite Banner armies of Implacatus have struggled to subdue the homeland of the dragons – a world of island chains set amid a sparkling ocean, where the navy battle pirates for control of the lawless seas.
As Blackrose and Maddie’s return heralds the beginning of a new uprising, the dragon queen must make new allies, as well as find a way to tame the reckless and powerful witch, Sable Holdfast, and her dragon Badblood.