Aeromancer by Don Callander

AEROMANCER
Aeromancer by Don Callander
Mancer Series Book Four
Publisher: Mundania Press
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (244 Pages)
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Cyclamen

When the beautiful Aquamancer, Myrn Manstar of Flowring Island, journeys to a far off land on a rescue mission, she is kidnapped and offered up on the auctioning block at the market.

Her husband, Master Pyromancer Douglas Brightglade, along with his furry familiar Marbleheart, and Apprentice Aeromancer Cribblon must give the highest bid to secure her freedom.

Myrn Manstar Brightglade is required to complete a successful Journeying before she can take the exam to become a full Master Aquamancer. Her assignment is to rescue Serenit who has been kidnapped by a dark force and taken to the distant port of Samarca. In order to complete her task successfully, Myrn cannot be aided by anyone who outranks her, so she is on her own with only Nameless, a magical but mute flying horse, as a companion. However, her husband, Master Pyromancer Douglas Brightglade is also in this strange land on a mission of his own, and he is keeping an eye on Myrn from a distance, not that she needs it.

This is the fourth novel in the ‘Mancer series, but it works fine as a standalone novel as all the background information that a new reader would need is given clearly and immediately at the beginning. The plot is filled with many twists and turns as Myrn and Douglas each work on separate parts of a much larger problem. The action is fast-paced and the novel is a real page turner. But what I liked best about it is the depth of the author’s imagination in creating a multitude of fantastic and interesting characters in a world filled with wonder. I really felt as if I were in Samarca and the descriptions of the places within the novel are so richly drawn that the world feels completely real.

Likewise, the characters are unique and distinct. Myrn takes the lead in the adventures, demonstrating her enormous capabilities. She allows herself to be kidnapped and offered on the auction block at a slave market and then succeeds in engineering the sale so that it helps her with her mission. She does all this with a lot of skill as well as a healthy helping of humor, which makes for a delightful combination.

I highly recommend Aeromancer, and indeed this entire series, to fantasy lovers of all ages. It is a thrilling adventure with a great deal of imagination and humor.

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