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Court Wizard [PDF / EPUB] Court Wizard While You re Waiting For Winter To FINALLY Come Enjoy Epic Heroic Fantasy About Meetings BETA VERSION FULLY EDITED VERSION AVAILABLE ON When Pentandra got married and took a new job, she knew it wo While You re Waiting For Winter To FINALLY Come Enjoy Epic Heroic Fantasy About Meetings BETA VERSION FULLY EDITED VERSION AVAILABLE ONWhen Pentandra got married and took a new job, she knew it would be tough Ducal Court Wizard is supposed to be the cushiest of assignments for a mage, full of stipends, laboratories, and expense funds But when you join the Orphan Duke s expedition to reclaim, recapture, and restore his shattered realm to health, you have to expect things to be less cushy With the south in full rebellion, the goblins stirring on the northern frontier, and the summer capital being run by a corrupt baron and a gang of thugs, things could be better But those aren t the worst of her problems Pentandra is learning how to live with her new husband, Arborn, while the town is driven to distraction by an incarnate Sex Goddess who is organizing all of the whores, a mopey Spellmonger, a nun addicted to gambling, a prude sent by the Queen, undead skulking through the shadows, and a mysterious blind girl shows up in her office claiming to be her new apprentice It s enough to drive any woman mad, but Pentandra is not just any woman she s the hope of the Alshari Wilderlands, the woman everyone knows as the Court Wizard.


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10 thoughts on “Court Wizard

  1. says:

    Prefacing this review, that I experienced this entire series through audiobook, so names and spellings are very likely to be wrong as haven t seen most of them in writing Its going to be long as I have a lot of thoughts so TLDR version If you ve read the first 7 books you are going to read the 8th, but I warn you if you struggled with thesexist aspects of the first 7 books you are going to have an even harder time with 8 Also if you hate the casari like I do, that is going to be another Prefacing this review, that I experienced this entire series through audiobook, so names and spellings are very likely to be wrong as haven t seen most of them in writing Its going to be long as I have a lot of thoughts so TLDR version If you ve read the first 7 books you are going to read the 8th, but I warn you if you struggled with thesexist aspects of the first 7 books you are going to have an even harder time with 8 Also if you hate the casari like I do, that is going to be another knock against it as well for you But in the end if you can rationalize and move on from the infuriating developments he heaps on Pentandra and the parting words of one of the book s goddesse s essentially stating that women should be mothers first and foremost and productive members of society second, All the things you liked from the first 7 are still there under that very difficult to swallow layer of sexism.I struggled with this one I have been a huge fan of the series for the most part The world building is amazing, the characters are complex and flawed, and the main story is extremely interesting But there has been a slight misogynistic undertone throughout the whole series that is mostly covered up by a combination of prominent, competent, and powerful female characters, and the medieval setting Min s misogyny, and that of Tindle in knights magi, I was able to pass off as notable character flaws that were understandable, and in Min s case probably almost progressive given the medieval patriarchal setting Given that the series is very clearly one told through a single characters POV at any given time, the fact that the narrator Min never has the self awareness to see how problematic he is doesn t seem like an issue I always assumed he would later come to terms with it The handling of his issues in The Enchanter ranged from interesting to wildly problematic, but still gave me hope that Mancour would get to addressing his principals character s biggest flaw soon It is at this point we get to Court Wizard In addition to getting super preachy about femininity and the power of women, to the point it feels like a Sunday morning special directed at children, it is counter intuitively also by far the most sexist and problematic of the entire series Pentandra is transformed from one of the very female characters who has given Mancour some leeway in the misogyny of the principal male character to a docile cliche who constantly needs to be saved by her husband The book in no uncertain terms states that a woman s greatest achievement will always be her children and no matter what else she may accomplish, she can only do the most good by having children and raising them Speaking of her husband, the casari have long been the worst part of these books, sexism aside, and this one unfortunately has a double helping of them as well it s bad enough that they are completely unapologetically and quite literally the boy scouts, but they are also the series most blatant mary sues Which in a book filled with mages of almost limitless power is a pretty mean feat.It s frustrating and the idealization of a real life entity that in actuality is extraordinarily problematic is, like the attempt at feminism wrapped in the idealization of social norms and traditional family values, is pretty damn difficult to stomache So after all of that, how am I still giving the book 3 stars I can t help it The world building after 8 books, and watching war torn and devestated lands get built back up from scratch and all of the political drama that acomponies that is just so addicting I could listen to John Lee s voice all day long and on several occasions admittedly have The series usually has very strong writing, long winded and poorly written attempted and failed feminist PSA s aside I am mostly unaware of the books notoriously bad editing due to the audio nature of my experience I have invested 8 books worth of time to this series and enjoyed the vast majority of that time, and because it continues to have strong female characters though that may be changing if enchanter and this book have anything to say about it I can t help but continue to read the series after this, in hopes that someone sits Mancour down and gives him the real life character development he desperately needs to give Min While they are at it, hopefully they can help him work through his unhealthy obsession with the boy scouts while they are at it.Very longwinded story short, the misogyny sprinkled throughout these books, for the most part has led its characters to make their biggest mistakes, so even if it is never directly combated I still hope mancour can turn this particularly distasteful aspect of his series around, and if he can I will just chalk up the ugly side of Court Wizard down to a male author s inability to write an entire story from a woman s perspective


  2. says:

    Did this one Audio book style.I will admit i was very disappointed in this one as i love this series.In fact, i did not finish the book.It starts out as the same book as book 7 but from Penny s point of view instead of Minolin s.I felt very ripped off I read this story already And as Penny is not my favourite character I did not have the patience to repeat the tale i had just finished.My apologies Mr Mancour but I felt you should have done better Has your vision for this tale dried up so muc Did this one Audio book style.I will admit i was very disappointed in this one as i love this series.In fact, i did not finish the book.It starts out as the same book as book 7 but from Penny s point of view instead of Minolin s.I felt very ripped off I read this story already And as Penny is not my favourite character I did not have the patience to repeat the tale i had just finished.My apologies Mr Mancour but I felt you should have done better Has your vision for this tale dried up so much that you have to repeat yourself I was disheartened.I know there isto the story then the repeat part but as i said, Penny not my fav and i had already been there and done that Here is hoping for betting in book 9


  3. says:

    I am modifying my comments now that the final release is out My hat is off for Terry Mancour taking on a tough view to write Taking on the evolving roll of a women in a society has not given women their due It is odd how you could see correlations in the views even in present society As always this is a fun read, mind you I can t wait to see where this will go and without giving a spoiler, I will admit, I would do the same as Penny did at the end On a side note, thank you for Terry for putt I am modifying my comments now that the final release is out My hat is off for Terry Mancour taking on a tough view to write Taking on the evolving roll of a women in a society has not given women their due It is odd how you could see correlations in the views even in present society As always this is a fun read, mind you I can t wait to see where this will go and without giving a spoiler, I will admit, I would do the same as Penny did at the end On a side note, thank you for Terry for putting out this book Hope your health improves


  4. says:

    Ambivalent Not a bad story just too many repetitious conversations from previous book to this one Wonder if author got a bit lazy writing this episode and borrowed from the previous book Interesting POV storyline I was disappointed there wasntregarding the outcome from the last book, Enchanter Worth reading if a fan of the Spellmonger series but not, in my opinion, not one of the better books.


  5. says:

    I ve been binging my way through this series Mr Mancour has done a wonderful job of creating a fascinating and exciting world I have thoroughly enjoyed myself.Book Eight, however, has been a chore so far According to my Kindle app, I m only 17% into it and that hasto do with scanning a page rather than reading it.A read has to expect a rehash of past books at the beginning of the next in a series While I would never recommend starting at book Eight, other readers may have waited a ye I ve been binging my way through this series Mr Mancour has done a wonderful job of creating a fascinating and exciting world I have thoroughly enjoyed myself.Book Eight, however, has been a chore so far According to my Kindle app, I m only 17% into it and that hasto do with scanning a page rather than reading it.A read has to expect a rehash of past books at the beginning of the next in a series While I would never recommend starting at book Eight, other readers may have waited a year orfor the next Book to arrive on the shelf and need a refresher course on characters and plot However, in this case the Editor should have cut much of the first eight chapters and almost all of Chapter 2.In fact, I have to wonder if the Editor bothered to read the first or second drafts at all I ve lost count of the mis wording misspelling is a thing of the past but my son s auto corrected texts areerror free The same thought or point is brought up again and again a few paragraphs or pages later, often with the exact same phrases One time I thought that my Kindle version digital may have inadvertently copied the same sentence twice On further review a couple words were different As if the Author forgot he wrote a sentence and re wrote slightly different An Editor or their assistant should have caught that, and .As to the actual story, it is good so far but not one of his best I would rate most of the rest of the series as Five Stars In other books of the series, you could feel that some impotent plot lines were being glossed over and knew that they would be highlighted in separate works This was better performed in Kinghts Magi or in some of the short stories and the Cadet Books Thank you, Mr Mancour I will get though this book and I look forward to the next installment.Update I just finish this book After getting frustrated with the beginning of this book, I was again delighted with the Mr Mancour s world of the Spellmonger Other than an abundance of editing and typographical errors, the story was wonderful.Thank you, again


  6. says:

    When Pentandra got married and took a new job, she knew it would be tough Ducal Court Wizard is supposed to be the cushiest of assignments for a mage, full of stipends, laboratories, and expense funds But when you join the Orphan Duke s expedition to reclaim, recapture, and restore his shattered realm to health, you have to expect things to beless cushy With the south in full rebellion, the goblins stirring on the northern frontier, and the summer capital being run by a corrupt baron When Pentandra got married and took a new job, she knew it would be tough Ducal Court Wizard is supposed to be the cushiest of assignments for a mage, full of stipends, laboratories, and expense funds But when you join the Orphan Duke s expedition to reclaim, recapture, and restore his shattered realm to health, you have to expect things to beless cushy With the south in full rebellion, the goblins stirring on the northern frontier, and the summer capital being run by a corrupt baron and a gang of thugs, things could be better But those aren t the worst of her problems Pentandra is learning how to live with her new husband, Arborn, while the town is driven to distraction by an incarnate Sex Goddess who is organizing all of the whores, a mopey Spellmonger, a nun addicted to gambling, a prude sent by the Queen, undead skulking through the shadows, and a mysterious blind girl shows up in her office claiming to be her new apprentice It s enough to drive any woman mad, but Pentandra is not just any womanshe s the hope of the Alshari Wilderlands, the woman everyone knows as the Court Wizard All in all this is a great series This book was alot better than the last and it shows the over lapping wityh the other books A little slow in places but it picks up and keeps you reading Great Reading Everyone


  7. says:

    Starting from a default score of 3 stars that any average book would get 1 star for strong storytelling 1 for horrible editing Chapters 1 and 2 have a bunch of copy pasted content literally verbatim repeats Lots of errors throughout the rest of the book I suspect Mancour may use voice recognition software to dictate the manuscript, judging by the nature of some of the errors 1 for the women s perspectives and the over the top sex content Ishi s Night goes too far into the debauched detai Starting from a default score of 3 stars that any average book would get 1 star for strong storytelling 1 for horrible editing Chapters 1 and 2 have a bunch of copy pasted content literally verbatim repeats Lots of errors throughout the rest of the book I suspect Mancour may use voice recognition software to dictate the manuscript, judging by the nature of some of the errors 1 for the women s perspectives and the over the top sex content Ishi s Night goes too far into the debauched details for my taste furries, bestiality, etc In light of one of the previous books where Tyndal gives Rondal a bunch of dating advice, I m detecting a distasteful subtext that doesn t speak well of Mancour as a person


  8. says:

    While we all want to see what s happening with Minelan, these side mainline novels do a great job of filling in the gaps and enriching the world building while furthering the story along I m so glad I waited was made to wait for the audio version of this book though Mr Lee does a tremendous job of bringing all the characters to life, which is a tall order, in of itself, with the plethora of characters that inhabit these books.I m also glad that the next book Shadowmage comes out in audio th While we all want to see what s happening with Minelan, these side mainline novels do a great job of filling in the gaps and enriching the world building while furthering the story along I m so glad I waited was made to wait for the audio version of this book though Mr Lee does a tremendous job of bringing all the characters to life, which is a tall order, in of itself, with the plethora of characters that inhabit these books.I m also glad that the next book Shadowmage comes out in audio this month


  9. says:

    Love the overall epicAnd this book was okay I can t just give it four stars due to one glaring problem, throughout this book there are places where the wrong word is used and it throws you completely out of the flow of the story.Seriously, all authors need competent beta and Alfa reader groups that have the ability to enter the story and correct mistakes.I m sure mistakes will still crop up, but I think they d be much less blatant than they are in this book and so many others.


  10. says:

    2.5 to 3 stars, Was not a big fan of this one, This isof a 7.5 book than a 8 I usually don t like stories about side characters and this one was not really an acceptation to the rule point five.5 books don t usually advance the main plot story forward and is fully of filler I don t like books that are full of filler and.5 books are usually just that I will still continue with this series and this book was not all bad but the nature of it did not give it much of a chance with me.


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