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The Reluctant Mage by Karen Miller
Orbit Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841497853
Date: 01 July 2010 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

It's a busy month here in the UK for Karen Miller - the third book in her pseudonymous Rogue Agent series is published as a paperback original (see below) - and in addition, July also sees the release of The Reluctant Mage, the fourth top class fantasy novel to be set in the world of Miller's début, The Innocent Mage and a direct sequel to her third novel, The Prodigal Mage release last year. A very smart royal hard cover release from Orbit - Miller is clearly an author to watch!

"It's been months since Rafel ventured over Barl's Mountains into the unknown, in a desperate bid to seek help. With his father's Weather Magic exhausted and Lur ravaged by polluting magics, there seemed no other hope. Now this too has died. Only Deenie believes Rafel still lives, sensing her brother in tortured dreams. She also knows she must try to find him, as only Rafel's talents could heal their land. The prospect terrifies Deenie, yet she sees no other choice. But she finds the lands beyond Lur blighted with lawlessness and chaos - and here Deenie and her companion Charis find the dark sorcerer Morg's deadly legacy. As they travel they learn of a dangerous new power in the land. Deenie comes to suspect that not only is her brother involved, but that the evil their father destroyed is somehow reborn. And if she can't save Rafel then, through him, Morg's vast power could once again command their world. THE RELUCTANT MAGE is the sequel to THE PRODIGAL MAGE, and set in the same world as Karen Miller's bestselling debut THE INNOCENT MAGE. With her cast of unforgettable characters, and masterful storytelling, Karen Miller has once again created an irresistible drama of political intrigue and magical adventure. "

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