Warrior Mage

Warrior Mage

by Lindsay Buroker

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His mother was one of the most powerful wizards in the Nurian Empire until she abandoned her people to become a notorious pirate. That choice doomed the family she left behind to a life of disgrace.

Yanko White Fox doesn't remember his mother, but as the only gifted child in the family, he is expected to erase the mark she left on them all. With an affinity for earth magic and communicating with animals, he's not the most natural candidate to become a warrior mage, but it's the only sure route back into the Great Chief's good graces. He has resigned himself to training for that destiny, whether it matches his passions or not.

Long before he's ready for his first battle, insurrection comes to his distant corner of the empire. Rebels take over the salt mine his family manages and slay the only relative who ever supported Yanko. On the heels of the tragedy, a courier brings a message from the Great Chief's son. Whether he is prepared or not, Yanko must undertake a quest, one that could save millions of lives... or fail utterly, leaving him dead, his family forgotten, and his people the victims of starvation and endless war.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151325578
Publisher: Lindsay Buroker
Publication date: 04/24/2015
Series: Chains of Honor , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 4,526
File size: 768 KB

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Warrior Mage 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
3gems9 More than 1 year ago
The first of a new series by Lindsay Buroker - with characters from the excellent Emperor's Edge series!  Besides her great sense of humor, one of the many things about books by Lindsay Buroker is how she creates places that we can recognize, faces issues that are pertinent today and makes the reader think while being entertained.   Nuria has used up its resources and now a rebellion by different factions is tearing the country apart.  Yano, a young man from a disgraced family has secretly been sent to the Kyatt Islands to find a secret that could reveal a lost continent that Nuria could claim and solve their problems, while restoring Yanko's Family's honor. This is Book 1 of the series and if it is any indication of whats to come, I can't wait!
Hmr28 More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I have been provided a book by an author. It did not impact my rating or my review (and I ended up buying the book anyway because I can't stand to read on the computer!). Just so you know where I am at. My reviews are mostly for my own edification. I've read (and read) so many books that I have found goodreads to be a great site to keep my own thoughts on authors/books/series so that I would know A. If I've read the book (before buying it twice...or you know three times...not saying I've done that of course...). and B. whether or not I liked the author. I don't buy based on genre. I read so much that there are not enough books in the genres I really love (sci-fi and urban fantasy) to keep me going for a month. I read just about everything under the sun. So if an author I like writes in multiple genres...all the better for me. Lindsay Buroker happens to be an author I LOVE. I have purchased and read every single one of her books. I love them. There is not one I would count as a bad book. Some were 4's rather than 5's mostly because of the characters (can't love em all). I have also read her books as Ruby Lionsdrake and loved those as well.  All right, now that the love fest is over I'll tell you what I really enjoyed about Warrior Mage. The Charcaters! Hands down Lindsay writes the best characters and dialogue. I actually prefer to read from a female pov (a weird quirk of mine). I don't mind 2 points of view (male and female for example) but when the only point of view is male I usually will lose interest in the book at the half way point. This one is narrated by a young male and actually held my interest from beginning to end. This book takes place in a world I am familiar with, having read all of Burokers fantasy series but rest assured you could jump into with this book without worrying whether or not you will understand everything (although I urge you to go read them all! really!) The world building is excellent as usual and the secondary characters are also outstanding. The plot and action move right along and while this is most definitely the first book in a series I am very happy with were it ended. I can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Emperors Edge series. I think this will be good as well. Although I would have liked this first one to have taken the lead character a little farther to give a better glimpse at what he will ultimately become.
Anonymous 7 months ago
interesting characters in the new world to look at with unique cultures
Anonymous 9 months ago
Lindsey Buroker is an amazing writer...her books are humorous, action packed, romantic and her characters endearing. The Warrior Mage is a perfect example with a young fledgling mage who trouble follows as he tries to honorably carry out a mission to clear his family name and help his country.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Characters well developed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fun jaunt into the turgonian world. I enjoy the diversity of the world cultures, and this offers some insights into one mentioned regularly. The main character reminds me of a Heinlein hero; an unequivocal genius with no appreciation for his own amazing talent. Curious to read more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not too dark, not too convoluted, unassuming, fathomable adventures of young people making their mark on their world. Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My only complaint is that I wish it was longer! Great story and I'm so ready for the next book.
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I had a bit of trouble getting into this book as I found a lot of the characters irritating and irrational. I started to get into it about half way through the book, so either the characters grew on me, or the book got better. I'm looking forward to the next book. Worth a read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I generally enjoyed this book. However, 3 complaints. 1. Golden lodestone sounds silly and generic as an artifact. 2. The brother is an imperial soldier, folliwing imperial orders. He would follow those orders unless countermanded by tge appropriate imperial authority. He would not have succombed to his little brother's silly arguments for him to ignore those orders. In any government in every world, he would expect to die if he did something so foolish. 3. The hero:s constant whinging about the continued health of the people attempting to kill him is ridiculous and annoying. Furter, it is impossible that he would not already have been killed 50 times over since he never causes anyone enough damage - delibrrately - to escape them. This is simply stupid, and he isn:t learning, as any normal person would be. It is made even more annoying when you realize that this wussiness is a primary characteristic of every sngle character this writer ever features. As a resul, thy're essentially all the same character. Please try for a little variety, lady. Even if you are by nature a silly pacifist who can't actually imsgine jow normal human beings really react to attempts on their lives - make a creative leap. At least try to conjure up a realistic hero or heroine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great start for a series. Loved this book. Have never had a bad read from Lindsay .
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Great start to a new series. Fans of Buroker's other works will be thrilled with this crossover series. Same world different circumstances. I am very happy to say there is a cameo character appearance as well as lots of new characters to enjoy. Of course, this will be another fantasy series I must follow.  Buroker is a auto buy author for me, I don't even need to see the synopsis before I one click the ebook.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lindsay Buroker returns to the Emperor's Edge universe with a new set of characters. This series starts with new names and locations and makes a good starting point for readers unfamiliar with the earlier books. This book is nicely paced and will leave you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lindsay Buroker is a wonderful author, and I love all of her work. As previous authors have noted, Buroker is best at creating strong characters with whom readers can relate. My biggest problem with this book (and hence the 4-star review) was that the villian was overwritten. I almost expected him to twirl his mustache and cackle cartoonishly. He's the last character to speak in the book, so the book left a melodramatic taste in my mouth. Overall, though, I love the set up for this series and I'm looking forward to learning more about Dak, Yanko and Laeko. 
Serenitea More than 1 year ago
A must-read for "Emperor's Edge" fans. New readers to this world will enjoy it, as well. Fast-paced, plenty of action and humor, and likeable characters. Those who have read the previous series will enjoy appearances by familiar charters, as well as getting to know a new group of characters. Now that we're familiar with Turgonia and the Kyatt Islands, it's time to learn about Nuria, its culture, and its people. The "Swords and Salt" novellas were a good introduction--anyone who missed those will definitely want to check them out. But I believe any new readers can jump in with this first book in the new series and enjoy it, too. This author has been on my "must-read list" for quite awhile now, and this new adventure was worth waiting for.. I don't give away plot details, but highly recommend all of these books, and this one is no exception..
mudgger More than 1 year ago
If I were 15 or 16 I would like this I guess
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Butler res 1