The Silver Mage (Silver Wyrm Series #4)

The Silver Mage (Silver Wyrm Series #4)

by Katharine Kerr

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Overview

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The Horsekin are assembling along Prince Dar's northern border, and the Deverry alliance doesn't have the men or resources to prevent their enemies from moving into the wilderness areas known as the Ghostlands. But then the Dwrgi folk and the dragons come to Dar's aid, tipping the balance in their favor and offering Dar's people a chance to defeat the Horsekin once and for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756406318
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Series: Deverry Series , #4
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 462,176
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Katharine Kerr first became involved in the field of fantasy through role-playing games, becoming so intrigued that she began writing articles for gaming magazines, and for some time was a contributing editor to Dragon magazine. This interest soon led her into the field of fantasy writing, with her first Deverry novel, Daggerspell, appearing in 1986. Since then, she has written fourteen more Deverry novels, of which The Silver Mage is the latest, as well as other fantasy and science fiction novels. Her Deverry novels have hit the London Times and the Australian bestseller lists.

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The Silver Mage (Silver Wyrm Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The magically enhanced Horsekin are coming south with a religious fervor that threatens anyone who fails to join their crusade. Their powerful seemingly invincible force appears to be targeting the northern reaches of Deverry and resistance looks increasingly futile as these fierce warriors gain control of the Northlands. The elves and the humans of Deverry fear the deployment south will overpower their alliance to prevent the Horskin encroachment as Prince Dar expects to lose control of the Ghostlands and who knows what next. Prince Dar, his supporters and his allies prepare for the final battle against an overwhelming adversary that will determine the fate of the kingdom and much more, a glimmer of hope arrives when the Dwrgi and the dragons join his side. Still the Horsekin are much stronger, but the humans take comfort that their ancestors in their darkest moment against a superior force survived the Roman invasion by coming to this land to establish a nation. The Silver Mage is a terrific end to a saga that started when Reagan was in the White House. The story line is fast-paced and extremely complicated as Katherine Kerr ties up the major subplots. The Roman back story is engaging as is the deep look at the Horsekin, but they also take the audience away from the prime anticipated climax of the epic ending battle. Still this is an entertaining finish to the fifteen book Deverry saga. Harriet Klausner
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Finally the very, very end of the long Deverry sequence. I've gotten rather tired of these books, but it might easily be me, not them.The main plot is the quest to turn Rhodry back into human form instead of a dragon. Also, the Horse-folk are still threatening. Solutions are found, and (some) resolution is had. There is also a long flashback to the coming of the Deverrians ancestors to this land, fleeing the Roman-analogues. The origins of the threat from the Horse-folk is explicated in the process. This is in many ways the most interesting part of the book, although I resisted at first being pulled away from the main storyline yet again.Not wonderful, but worth reading if you've stuck with Deverry so far.
timstoop on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although the other reviewers are apparently a bit disappointed, I just finished it 5 minutes ago and I'm very happy with it. It seems the right way to close the series, not an actual open ending but not an actual closed one either. I love the way how everything falls in place and how I keep wanting to learn more about past lives and things that happened!But I'm also glad the series has ended, the story is long enough as it is. Thanks, mrs. Kerr, for many a lovely evenings reading this epic story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great finish but still want more!
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Bob_67 More than 1 year ago
If you enjoyed the Lord of the Rings + The Hobbit you should enjoy the Deverry Serries. The Silver Mage is the conclusion of the entire Deverry series. She ties up the loose ends (though some ties are skimpy). She also seems to leave it open for future books set in this world(s). The series consists of 14 books each about 400 pages (160K words) and will tie up any free time you have for quite some time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CLOUD SURFING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sdlocke More than 1 year ago
I loved this story*
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*gazes at Princess Serena with eyes like shards of moonlight* "Is there something you need?" *the silver dragon shifts into a better position ad blinks slowly at Serena.* "Zekk is looking for you."#Argentum