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This is a short story, giving a little past history of Tristan Montague, the magic half of the Montague & Strong Detective Agency, when he was a Golden Circle battle mage. The start of the story might be a little slow and boring for those who just want some action and aren't interested in the planning and strategy of a dangerous mission. I was intrigued by the in depth detail the author put into the set up for the coming action. Attention to detail and not just rushing helter skelter from one wild and crazy action scene to another with no real explanations or even a little detail of why, how or what is the reason I very much enjoy and appreciate this author's work.
This short story gives us Montague's first betrayal by a Golden Circle comrad and it reveals the connection Montague has with a close relative of a character in the new Sanchez series, Night Warden Novels.
I believe this short story can be read and enjoyed by someone who has never read either the Montague & Strong Case Files or the Night Warden Novels so it works as a good introduction to the authors works and writing style.
The War Mage: A Montague and Strong story by Orlando Sanchez is a concise and compact view into a page in the history of Tristan Montague during the Supernatural War. Monty is proud and fearless even when sent on a suicide mission. I’m glad the author is spoon feeding us character history in short stories that take place before and during the Montague and Strong Case Files Series.
This was an awesome short story about our War Mage Montague. This gives us a look at Monty as the war mage before he teams up with Strong. Even back then he was known as very destructive! Not giving anything away but we see why he's the angry person we see later on. Loved this story and a longer one seeing Monty before Strong would be awesome, hint, hint... Actually one about Strong before Monty would be awesome too!!!
Tristan has his hands full in this short tale of one of his war stories. He shows some of his incredible Mage Talent and introduces us to an ally he wil have for many years to come. I love getting to know Tristans history, I just wish there was more right now! This is a must have addition to the Montague and Strong collection!
I was amazed (actually stunned ) at the ending of the War Mage. Read it...Read it....Read it. I did so unintentionally after 16 other Montague and Strong Books. Very important parts of many of the books fell into place. To say more would be to spoil it.
I recently started reading the Montague and Strong collection. Each book has been an intriguing, and gripping adventure. War Mage is no different. An interesting moment in the life of Tristan to shed light upon him, as well as some history on side characters that are important to the combined story lines. If you want fast paced, destructive adventure with a healthy dose of dry humor, this is a wise choice.
The War Mage is a short book but has a lot going on for. Admittedly, Simon is not in this, but it does give some of Monty's history and what his part was in the war. And how friends can change you. Also, the best part is the surprise ending I never saw coming.
Another great book by Orlando loves how his short books help to fill in the spots.
Tristan Montague saves the world...again and he answers that age old question. What's the difference between a wizard and a mage? You'll have to read the story to find out. Can't use his magic? No problem, the man is smart, he used his brain and accepted help from his companions. I love this character. As always I am looking forward to the next adventure.
If you have read the Montague and Strong series, then you know Monty is a War Mage and fought in the paranormal war to keep humans safe. This short, fast paced, but action packed short story gives you a slice of his history through an assignment during the war. If you haven't read the series (then I highly recommend it), this is still a fun read about a small group of men in an impossible, suicidal mission to save humanity. Every inch worth the read!
While this newest entry in the Montague & Strong series is fairly short....it is packed with non-stop action. While the expected sarcasm abounds at times, I was very entertained with the characters, the well played action scenes and the overall fact that Tristan rocks Large!!!! Well written and highly entertaining....I recommend The War Mage heartily.