Angel Mage

Angel Mage Review

More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara.

A seemingly impossible quest, but Liliath is one of the greatest practitioners of angelic magic to have ever lived, summoning angels and forcing them to do her bidding.

Liliath knew that most of the inhabitants of Ystara died from the Ash Blood plague or were transformed into beastlings, and she herself led the survivors who fled into neighboring Sarance. Now she learns that angels shun the Ystaran’s descendants. If they are touched by angelic magic, their blood will turn to ash. They are known as Refusers, and can only live the most lowly lives.

But Liliath cares nothing for the descendants of her people, save how they can serve her. It is four young Sarancians who hold her interest: Simeon, a studious doctor-in-training; Henri, a dedicated fortune hunter; Agnez, an adventurous musketeer cadet; and Dorotea, an icon-maker and scholar of angelic magic. They are the key to her quest.

The four feel a strange kinship from the moment they meet, but do not know why, or suspect their importance. All become pawns in Liliath’s grand scheme to fulfill her destiny and be united with the love of her life. No matter the cost to everyone else. . .

Title:Angel Mage
Edition Language:English

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  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:Chaos, death by the magical Ash Blood plague and by monstrous beasts have consumed the country of Ystara, killing all who remain within its borders. Th...

  • Robin Hobb

    Let's begin with my frequent caveat. I know and like the writer. And I received a free copy of the book as an Advanced Reader's Edition.I will also apologize that I didn't post a review sooner!Garth N...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    Excuse me while I weep tears of joy. Garth Nix's work was my introduction to in-depth fantasy worlds and I feel like I owe so much of my taste in reading to Sabriel. I'm also curious to see how this d...

  • Charlotte May

    I adored the Sabriel series so I am ALL OVER THIS!!!...

  • Nils | nilsreviewsit

    2.5Unfortunately Angel Mage by Garth Nix was a book I really struggled with. It had so many elements that I should have loved. Angels that worshippers could call upon for aid, a rogue angel that cause...

  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)

    WHAT DO YOU MEAN THIS IS A STANDALONE?! *cries* I'm actually not kidding, I'm really upset. The world within ANGEL MAGE captivated me (I mean, it's basically Three Musketeers x Joan of Arc), and in my...

  • Tucker

    Many thanks to Wunderkind PR for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewthis cover is beautiful| Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Reddit | LinkedIn | ...

  • TS Chan

    ARC provided by the publisher, Gollancz, in exchange for an honest review.2.5 stars.Angel Mage is a stand-alone fantasy novel that engages with its fascinating magic, but less so in its plot and chara...

  • Zitong Ren

    I previously gave this book 3.5 stars and rounded it up to 4, but now, after writing the review and thinking it bit more about it, my final rating for this book is going to be 3 .I fondly remember rea...

  • Kogiopsis

    Unsatisfying.That's what I keep coming back to when I think about this book, as sad as that makes me. Every strength it has ends up being a weakness when promises go unfulfilled: the worldbuilding is ...