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The Service of Mars (Starship's Mage) Paperback – August 26, 2020
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In the science fantasy universe of Starship’s Mage, humanity never cracked the lightspeed barrier with technology. Instead, elite Jump Mages and their magic are the literal engine that moves starships and powers the expansion of humanity.
Starship’s Mage was originally released as a serialized space fantasy adventure in the style of the pulp magazines of old, then compiled as book 1. The series continues over three distinct arcs, with stories that dive deeper into Glynn Stewart’s unique world of science and magic.
Explore the Protectorate of Humanity, overseen by the roving warrior judges of the Mage-King of Mars—as their worlds crack at the seams.
Starship's Mage Universe
Starship’s Mage (Books 1-5)
Start the journey with Damien Montgomery in this five book series. Damien begins as a novice Jump Mage in a galaxy where his abilities put him at risk—and take him to a place beyond his wildest expectations.
UnArcana Rebellion (Books 6-9)
Roslyn Chambers and Damien Montgomery both serve the Protectorate as tensions with the Republic of Faith and Reason hit a breaking point.
Mage-Officer of Mars (Books 10+)
The adventure continues with Mage Roslyn Chambers as she hunts spies and averts disaster in the aftermath of a devastating war. But the people who stoked the fire of war are still out there...
About the Author
- Publisher : Faolan's Pen Publishing (August 26, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 317 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1989674070
- ISBN-13 : 978-1989674079
- Item Weight : 1.03 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #732,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What I don't let pass is how he inflates a meh enemy force into a major threat with a wave of unlikely backstory about how a planetary economy was taken over for 5 years and no one knew about it. How magically a bunch of major warships appear out of thin air in the bellies of spaceship super-guppies. And perhaps the worst offense, how the carefully established magic limits of mages and rune-wrights are so lightly tossed aside when the plot demands it. A normal mage cutting apart a giant station with a kilometer-long force blade? Please, that is so far beyond what has been established in prior books it's ridiculous. And magic can stop lasers now despite not being able to three books back, well isn't that convenience for you.
It's not bad, unless you're expecting it to adhere to the world-building of earlier books. This sort of thing ruins space operas for me. YMMV
Also, I notice the early reviews are all 5 stars and from people who get free copies. That is very shady.
The Republic has been actively rebuilding their forces and capabilities while the Republic Intelligence Directorate is up to their old tricks, infiltrating key positions in the Royal Martian Navy. The Republic Interstellar Navy discovers, first hand, how brutally terrifying an angry Crown Princess of Mars can be when she unleashes her full power on their fleet.
We also meet Obscura who gives Damien ominous information, information that indicates the real war hasn’t yet begun.
There are major space battles, daring infiltrations through heavily guarded enemy systems and plenty of surprises and plot twists.
Highly recommended! I received an ARC for my review and purchased my own copy of the book
These viewpoints allow them to be first hand observers in the action taking place as the Martian forces attempt to locate and destroy remaining elements of the Republic and bring the war to a conclusion. Needless to say, just as in many of Glynn Stewart's novel the plan rarely proceeds smoothly and the is plenty action and intrigue to pull the reader in and keep your nose in the book.
As a side note, although this provides great deal on several newly featured characters, it is not a good place to start reading the series. If you cannot start from the very beginning with Starship's Mage at least start at the beginning of the war with the sixth volume UnArcana Stars.
Join the crowd and find out why Glynn Stewart is one of the freshest voices in modern military science fiction and space opera.
Only thing I’m upset about, is that the book end at around 95% with the last 5% going to promoting other books, which are great all on their own, but I didn’t want this one to finish...
The exalted King of Mars and the Crown Prince are both dead, victims of an assassin. His sixteen year old daughter, by default, is now the Queen of Mars - with one caveat - Damien Montgomery will serve as the Lord Regent of Mars until the Queen comes of age. Jane Alexander, Crown Princess of Mars has no desire to be the Queen as she has been an Admiral far too long and her place is leading the Royal Martian Navy to end the war with Legatus. But now, both Jane Alexander and her aide, Roslyn Chambers are missing, presumed killed in action. ...or are they? Author Glynn Stewart has provided yet another edge of your seat thriller!
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Note: I received a free electronic copy in exchange for an unbiased review (but liked it enough to buy a copy anyway)