Stephen Aryan / May 10, 2021

Bloodmage The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war but their future is looking darker than everRNE is a Guardian of the Peace investigating a series of murders in which the corpse was drained en

  • Title: Bloodmage
  • Author: Stephen Aryan
  • ISBN: 9780316298315
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback
  • The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than everRNE is a Guardian of the Peace, investigating a series of murders in which the corpse was drained entirely of lifeAY s expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Guardians destroyed his father, years beforeOSS is a champion fighter, tryThe people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than everRNE is a Guardian of the Peace, investigating a series of murders in which the corpse was drained entirely of lifeAY s expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Guardians destroyed his father, years beforeOSS is a champion fighter, trying to diffuse a war in the underworld that threatens to turn the streets red with rivers of blood.KATJA is a spy from a foreign land, attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties and destroy the fragile peace in the city for ever.Guardians and spies, assassins and criminals will clash on the streets in this magic fuelled adventure from the author of Battlemage.

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      • Stephen Aryan

        I m a lifelong fan of fantasy and science fiction It started with The Hobbit, The Belgariad, the Earthsea books, the Shannara books and then David Gemmell, who was a huge influence on me and my writing.I m a writer and podcaster My novels include the Age of Darkness trilogy Battlemage, Bloodmage, Chaosmage and the follow up trilogy the Age of Dread began with Mageborn in October 2017 The second book in the trilogy Magefall will be published in September 2018.A prequel novella to everything, Of Gods and Men, was published in February 2018.I am represented by Juliet Mushens.


    1. Bloodmage introduces us to new characters but also reunite us with a couple of old ones. Fray was the character I liked the most. He is easy to connect with; he's been through a lot but he still managed to survive. He isn't complaining about the past but is simply taking what life is giving him. I liked his story - it showed how magic had a huge impact on individual lifes. His story also showed how the view on magic hugely changed after Balfruss (who didn't make a return which made me sad. I mis [...]

    2. A different book and style compared to the 1st. Has more of a murder mystery than larger battle scenes like the 1st. Enjoyed singular characters however just didnt event the wheel. Still enjoyed it.

    3. Aryan continues to impress with this follow up to Battlemage. A very different book to his debut, but still well worth a read. Full review to come.

    4. Excellent. Une première partie qui ressemble presque à un roman policier avec une enquête suite à la découverte d'un cadavre et tout, mais dans la deuxième moitiée et particulièrement le dernier tiers, on se retrouve à fond dans le fantastique/fantasy avec un combat de mage assez épique. Relativement original, divertissant et une histoire qui tient la route, j'ai beaucoup aimé. Certains personnages du premier tome reviennent, mais il y a quand même une coupure assez marquée, une sui [...]

    5. 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2016/04/21/After the great time I had with Battlemage, and given my fondness for epic fantasy audiobooks, I decided to switch formats for the second book of the Age of Darkness series and give Bloodmage a try in audio. I was pleased to find that it worked very well, even though the sequel is a very different kind of story from its predecessor.Bloodmage takes place in the aftermath of the first book, and some months have passed since the great bat [...]

    6. I loved the first on this series and was my choice for David Gemmell Morningstar award this year . This instalment is different than the first in that because the wars over and the warlock defeated there is no big battle scenes and less magic . We focus more on a new group of characters with equal flaws but and that's a big but I feel it's better we become more hooked on the lives of the cast and for me I loved choss most and fray a close second . At the end you can see it links well in to the s [...]

    7. Decisamente meglio rispetto a "Battlemage": meno ripetitivo e prevedibile, con una trama più sfaccettata e costruita con più cura.Gli eventi si svolgono circa un anno dopo la fine della guerra e dell'assedio narrati nel volume precedente. E da Charas, ci spostiamo a Perizzi, la capitale del regno di Yerskania che avevamo già visto in "Battlemage", una città ancora segnata dalle violenze provocate dai fanatici religiosi fedeli al re di Zecorria. Sono tre i filoni narrativi che finiranno poi p [...]

    8. Mage de guerre de Stephen Aryan est un roman de fantasy guerrière classique mais rudement bien mené que j’ai beaucoup apprécié et que j’avais pu vous faire gagner il y a quelques temps sur le blog. Bien sûr, quand sa suite Mage de Sang est sortie, je me suis précipité pour l’acheter ! Enfin, l’effort était pas bien violent, ne vous inquiétez pas, je suis allé sur le net prendre l’e-book.Comme toute suite qui se respecte, je m’attendais à trouver le même type d’aventure, [...]

    9. Bloodmage (Age of Darkness #2) is Stephen Aryan’s second novel, following on from events in Battlemage, though not necessarily a direct sequel in the strictest terms. I mentioned in my review of Battlemage that I was drawn to it primarily because of my friendship with Steve – fantasy not being my go-to genre – but I approached Bloodmage in an entirely different way. I was eager to read it to see where the story would go, what twists and turns were in store, and just how the world is progre [...]

    10. Chronique tirée de mon blog : Un gros changement comparé au précédent dont la lecture avait été mitigée, j'ai trouvé ce tome vraiment très intéressant et donc bien meilleur. J'ai hésite à le lire en fait, vu l'échec du premier, mais une chronique m'a décidé à lui donner sa chance, et j'ai très bien fait.Mage de Guerre, le tome précédent, était un livre de ce qu'on ne peut qu’appeler Fantasy Épique. De grosses batailles, des personnages guerriers dans une terrible guerre co [...]

    11. Unlike the first book in this series, Battle Mage, I came into Blood Mage by Stephen Aryan with a few expectations. The war that took place in Battle Mage was wrapped up with a smoldering black bow, a world ravaged left in its smoking ruins, and while it was the combined efforts and sacrifice of the land’s battle mages that ended the war, the people now fear magic and all its implications. This makes life difficult for a magic user like Fray. Before the war, he could openly practice his art wi [...]

    12. 4.5 starsI'm loving, LOVING the kind of fantasy which leaves behind the focus on epic journeys, wildly complex magical systems and years and years of time passing in one story, to focus instead on five characters, or one incident, or one mystery, or one month in timed that's exactly what Bloodmage does. The story, to me, was more of a crime mystery (with a bit of mafia-style organisation thrown in) which just happens to be set in a fantasy world with some folks who can do weird magical stuff - i [...]

    13. Only the second book I have read - and, indeed, only the second book released by - this author (Stephen Aryan), and I'm beginning to think I may have found my replacement fix for the relatively recently-deceased David Gemmell Set not long (roughly a year or so, if memory serves) after the events of Battlemage, this takes a closer, more intimate look at the effects that war has had: rather than the grand battles/magics of the previous, we're into one city, where a plot is afoot to murder the Quee [...]

    14. The first book in this trilogy dealt with a war betwen nations, with the focus being on the Battlemages using their tools of magical destruction and defence. Plenty of other characters to get interested in and some interesting aspects of "other beings" taking an interest. I was surprised with this second volume to see new characters and some of the old ones surprisingly absent. But this still remains an excellent story. We have the aftermath and the resentment of the war and in Perizzi, when thi [...]

    15. It was good, but I enjoyed the first novel much, much more.Again, a really good read. And it was extremely enjoyable. But the first one just blew me away. I do like the style and the build up is excellent. I like how the author keeps building you into the storyline and taking you deeper into the psyche and lives of the characters.It also helps that these are new characters, yet there enough references to the previous novel that you know where you are and why the characters are where they are. Th [...]

    16. Very good sequel to the first book. New characters, and some old ones are still in the mix. I like how the author transitioned to the new issue. However I was not a big fan of how things left off with the Balfruss from the last book. (view spoiler)[I mean how can they just leave it of like he was killed by another mage.In the last book he seemed all powerful. I'm kind of hoping the author details this a bit more in the 3rd book (hide spoiler)] I will absolutely be on the lookout for the 3rd in t [...]

    17. c2016: FWFTB: Perizzi, Watch, underworld, spy, massacre. Really glad that I gave this series another try. I was not particularly fond of the first book but this book was much much better. Although there a few references to the earlier book; this one can certainly be read as a stand alone. The characters were more developed and I actually liked most of the 'good' characters. I think that, at times, the plotting was a tad loose but overall a great story. Definitely recommended to the normal crew.

    18. After a slow start, Bloodmage grabbed my attention and didn't let go until that stunning climax. I loved that this instalment was a mix of a mystery and magic, with lots of conflict. It was not as bloody as Battlemage but just as satisfying. I simply can't wait for Chaosmage. I have very high expectations.I might do a full review soon.

    19. I thought this was well written story which took a select few characters from the 1st book and with just a thread tied the two stories together. This was a great opportunity to get to know some newer characters and to be reintroduced to some old favorites. I look forward to the culmination of Aryan's efforts and the return of some powerful and interesting characters in the next one.

    20. 4 GR* (Great. I loved it.) - 8+Not the epic battles of Battlemage, but a conspiracy/murder mystery this time. Of course mages and gods are back. I liked it even more than the first book. I'm very looking forward to Chaosmage now. Recommended!

    21. A really good book 2, continues on from book 1 seamlessly.Stephen Aryan is another new author making his mark in the Fantasy genre, well worth checking out.

    22. Rating: 3.5This took me awhile to finish. Book began slowly, afterwards, it really took off. I am looking forward to the final book of the trilogy, Chaosmage.

    23. Different theme to the first book, where war was the main theme. This book almost reads like a spy thriller or a crime thriller set in a fantasy world. Quite refreshing.

    24. Where to start with this one. I did not like how this was a sequel but we lost most of the main characters from the last one. Battlemage focused on Balfruss and Vargus and there is hardly any mention of him throughout the whole book. Vargus has a very small role. I find it extremely dissapointing when the sequel doesn't bring back the main characters. I was looking forward to seeing what Balfruss did after the war and how the kingdom rebuilt itself. However, on the other side with this book you [...]

    25. I chose to read this trilogy because I love magic fantasy related novels. In this novels I find that the autor got a little lost, I think that the magic related part of the book got smaller. The change of the main characters wasn't a good move, because suddenly this novel lost its appeal for me, during this novel all I wanted to hear was about Balfrus (who is becoming!?) and about Vargus (who apparently is a god, and a powerful one at that). I feel like this novel is more about investigation stu [...]

    26. Although the first installment in the Age of Darkness was a very solid book, the second disappointed me a little. While the shift in perspective, location and central heroes was refreshing, the whole story lacked the epic high fantasy elements of the first one. Still, as a Fantasy murder mystery, it was an enjoyable read.

    27. Very different from the previous book. I really don't attach to the mains characters expect Choss. It feel classy or poorly but not shiny.Like the trame with Vargus.French review of this book : wp/p1gH27-gt

    28. Better than the first, though the characters didn't warm on me quite as quickly, their individual stories pieced together quite well. A few guest appearances from returning figures, but mostly the new.4.5 / 5 stars.Full Review to come.

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