The Age of Mages

The Age of Mages A mage should be able to handle anything but really the circumstances are getting quite ridiculous Joshua s witch mother has been missing and presumed dead since he was a teen Years later when he l

  • Title: The Age of Mages
  • Author: Ilana Waters
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A mage should be able to handle anything, but really, the circumstances are getting quite ridiculous Joshua s witch mother has been missing and presumed dead since he was a teen Years later, when he learns she might be alive, all he can think of is finding her His antagonistic vampire father agrees to help, but Joshua fears he has ulterior motives The situation gets A mage should be able to handle anything, but really, the circumstances are getting quite ridiculous Joshua s witch mother has been missing and presumed dead since he was a teen Years later, when he learns she might be alive, all he can think of is finding her His antagonistic vampire father agrees to help, but Joshua fears he has ulterior motives The situation gets even complicated when they discover why she disappeared she possessed a mysterious crystal whose powers remain a secret Unfortunately, Joshua and his father aren t the only ones interested in the crystal As their search leads them from New York to Las Vegas to Rome, they re pursued by the Paranormal Investigation Agency, the High Council of Witches, and yet vampires In the process, they uncover a plot to wake the deadliest vampire who ever lived If Joshua can find the crystal, he might find his mother and stop a massacring blood seeker from rising But that means not fighting with his father long enough to hold off adversaries both human and supernatural It might just be than one mage can handle.

    One thought on “The Age of Mages”

    1. This was a nice quick read. I liked how even though the father and son weren't close they were still willing to work together to find the mother and wife. I saw that some people in their reviews didn't like how the main character addressed us readers but I thought it was cool. This book is a good example of why it's best to make you own opinions and not not let others sway you.

    2. While Joshua was the protagonist, it was Titus that kept me reading, I loved his snark and I am going to be reading to see how this relationship evolves. I don’t see why Joshua only has traits from his mother and none from his father, perhaps this will be explained in later books. I also though he was a bit of a brat and hope that he matures in future books as we discover more about this magical world the author has created. My biggest problem and the one that I hated the most is where he addr [...]

    3. I really wanted to like this book. The premise is excellent - slightly gawky mage has issues with his overbearing vampire-dad and goes searching for his missing witch-mother. I could not get past Ms. Waters' writing style. First person narration does not bother me. First person narration where the narrator keeps addressing the reader is annoying and distracting.Examples of his cruelty and viciousness are far too graphic to divulge here, gentle reader.I am something of a half-breed, though I'd ra [...]

    4. The narrative voice was the biggest selling point for me. While I felt the story could have moved a lot faster (excessive, somewhat repetitive chatter and drawn-out magical posturing dragged the pace more than was good for my full engagement), the main character’s amusing, conversational tone continually reminded me why I kept the pages turning. I especially enjoyed watching him snip back and forth with his horrible father.aka, I confess, my favorite character in the book. A fun, light urban f [...]

    5. Actual rating 3.5I enjoyed this book. I love a little history thrown in with my fantasy, and I'm a sucker for a love story.which this could possibly turn into. The main character, Joshua is likeable enough, I'm waiting to see how much he improves his magical ability. I think he will surprise us all. I'm also eager to see how Titus develops as a character , I'm rooting for that hard ass SOB. Um. far as a recommendationad this book. It is a quick and fun read, andyou'll get a few good chuckles out [...]

    6. Sadly, this book was hard for me to finish. I'm not a literary genius and I can never pretend to be, but I can appreciate an author that knows how to write a story that holds their readers captive while staying true to their style of writing. Perhaps fight scenes and epic dialogue are not this authors area of expertise, but those area of the book where these were the primary focus were a big disappointment.

    7. Pretty good, the writing was entertaining and free of any glaring mistakes. The combat was enjoyable with an interesting magic system, as well as some fun dialogue between father and son. Unfortunately there were some bland moments and few scenes that made me think "really?" But overall I was quite happy with the book and would recommend a friend to give it a try, especially at the reasonable price it sells for.

    8. This book sucked more than a starving vampireSome good ideas but lacked any professional editing. A very annoying habit of addressing the reader. Fight scenes were unrealistic and immature. I.e. Playing 3 way catch against 6 vampires.Dialogue was childish and petty.Good idea but poor execution.One star is generous.

    9. Possible good start to series. Things I liked: a fluid running perspective from the protagonist.Things I did not like, an extremely insecure point of view, mixed with drama queen tendencies.That could even out if I pick up more adventures.

    10. I found the writing and dialogue immature, pompous, and eye roll worthy. It was an intense struggle to complete this book (and only did so because I needed it for a reading challenge).

    11. Of the potential myriad reasons there might be an elephant in the room between a son and his father I'd be pretty confident in taking a stab that a missing mother, and therefore wife, would be among the most reasonable and important ones. I suspect if your father was named Titus Aurelius, even in the absence of context, there's bound to be a whole bunch of baby elephants trying to prove who's trunk is biggest; or is that tusk? Regardless of what ever it is meant to be, most of those long nosed b [...]

    12. A fun, very enjoyable urban fantasy.Rather kicking myself thst this has been in my TBR pile for so long. Wish books could speak up for themselves and point out that they're really worthwhile reading, especially when they're well written, have plenty of action, great characters and are humorous to boot. Joshua managed some rather unusual magic whilst simultaneously battling foes and trying to live up to his father's expectations. And speaking of whom, General Titus Aurelius, is a two thousand yea [...]

    13. Very nearly exceptional.Hi Iilana. I found parts of your book very unique and captivating. My biggest problem is just that. I would be absorbed in the events unfolding and you would have the storyteller pull me away by speaking directly to me to give an aside or bit of explanation. Thereby tearing my focus away from the "meat-and-potatoes" of the current action. Sometimes it worked well but others not so much. I don't remember being exposed to that technique being used so much so maybe that's wh [...]

    14. New Kid in TownForget the old school standards, now it's the Mage's turn. A part old fashioned witch turned vampire falls in love with a new hippie style witch and the impossible happens. She gets pregnant and a live son is born. As he grows up his mom disappears. A crystal might br the key to finding her. If he can believe his father. Rome awaits an answer for him, maybe. Full of fighting, family issues, societies of many kinds and some cattiness, this was a fun read. Will read the next book in [...]

    15. I really enjoyed the writing style of this story. I don't often like first person perspective, but in this case it was very well done! It felt like the main character was telling his story to you, and I really enjoyed that. The story itself was interesting, I especially thought Marcus Aurelius was an interesting character. Very enjoyable read!

    16. The plot of the story as well as characters are very good. the writing of the author is understandable and simple enough. The only thing lacking was the tone of the book. the book lacked excitement

    17. The Age of Mages is a good start to the Mage Tales series and a fun, easy read. Can't wait to read the next one.For those who want to know: This one has some mild language (not much) and some non-graphic violence.

    18. Mage of funI gave this book a four star rating because it is fun. Pure fun. Light hearted! I enjoy the banther between the characters. So give this a read. It does not take itself to seriously!!

    19. Mages I don't know this story didn't catch and keep me interested I like vampires and magic and such but this story just didn't keep me hooked. I hope others like it

    20. Humorous tale of evilA young man discovering his magical abilities goes in search of his kidnapped mother. 20 years after whilst seeking a vicious vampire that was put to sleep by witches centuries ago he finds his mother with the help of his vampire father. Looking for his father's approval, or proving he is his own man he defeats the threat to rescue his mother.

    21. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was easy to read and kept me entertained. The story was written in the first person which I don't always like but it worked here. I loved the relationship between Joshua (a thirty-something mage) and Titus (his two thousand year old Roman General vampire father, who was as warm and fuzzy as you might expect). I was also very taken with George and Arthur. The blurb gives you a good indication of what to expect from the story but I found it much more fun than I e [...]

    22. As a reader of mostly young adult and middle grade literature, this was a different read for me. But every once in a while I like to change it up and take a stab (or a spell, in this case) at something out of my norm. I'm glad I chose this one. It begins with a great voice, definitely older with a sophisticated air, but fitting; it defined Joshua, the main character, nicely. The story swiftly moves into tender intimacy with Joshua. We hear his thoughts, his past passions and inklings of pain, an [...]

    23. Good strong readI enjoyed this both the story line and the writing were well done. The storyline concluded a little quicker than I expected but I enjoyed this quick read.

    24. Being a fan of most things paranormal or magical, I was excited to get my hands on this book. Not only does it pull into an adventurous world, but there's a nice bit of humor and sass thrown in, making it simply a delight to read.Joshua isn't your average mage. He's cultured, good looking and isn't afraid to speak his mind (at least, not to the reader), but also has a talent for running into snags. This adventure has a whole new feel when compared to other paranormal books--it has a bit of fun. [...]

    25. I liked the concept, but delivery was annoying at times. I would either rather have a longer book with all of the stories for a later date blended in or just not bother saying anything

    26. This is actually 3.5 stars, since I can't split one. It's well written, but the major "conflict" is between Titus (the MC's Father) and him(Joshua). It seems a little too trite to me, but doesn't hurt the plot. Titus (an _ancient_ vampire) seems bi-polar in his attitude towards his son, but it _is_ in keeping with his era.(Male children had value as ways to carry on the "family business," not the way they are today.) Perhaps his being an "old, powerful vampire" influences his behavior.His dismis [...]

    27. This is the first book in the Mage Tales.This is written in the first person and the main character Joshua is witty and amusing. Reminds me of Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden for sure.Set in a couple of different cities and refers to Greek mythology it's a good tale for those who love vampire and witch stories crossed with mythology.An ancient vampire and his son working together in a race to find their lost wife/mother respectively before the bad guys do.I'm looking forward to reading the rest of t [...]

    28. It's tough trying to live up to parent's expectations but it's definitely more difficult when your father was a successful general in his day?! Joshua may not be one for brute strength but he can hold his own as a Mage with ingenious ways of thinking around obstacles. I particularly appreciated the, usually self-deprecating, sense of humour and ordered the next book when I was only a few chapters in as I knew I would enjoy getting straight on to the next installment (I absolutely did but there'l [...]

    29. This story had a very well thought out concept but I felt failed to really deliver as best as it could. The main character is suppose to be a hybrid but for some unknown reason just identifies as Mage without traits of his other half. The dynamics between father and son where that of estrangement based on agenda and at times it seemed they were more strangers or frienemies then related. I did enjoy the witty banter and action scenes that kept you interested in the story. Based on content I would [...]

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