The Artefacts of Power series is a tetralogy of fantasy novels written by British author Maggie Furey. The series revolves around the character Aurian, after whom. To the city of Nexis, where Magefolk rule uneasily over a race of mortals, a young girl named Aurian comes to learn the magic arts. Her dormant powers are. The Artefacts of Power book series by Maggie Furey includes books Aurian, Harp of Winds, Sword of Flame, and several more. See the complete Artefacts of.
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She was born with a rare heart condition that artifactss it impossible for her to be physically active during her childhood. She attributes the fact that she always seemed to find herself working in careers to do with books as having something to do with fate. This used to be a blog artifwcts an English independent scholar artlfacts fantasy fiction – but then “Doctor Who” stole my brain, my heart, my soul and my life – so these days it’s more a Blog about my on-going utter obsession with “Doctor Who” – with occasional non-DW book reviews and discussions.
A slaughter by brutal winged invaders has left the city of Tiarond reeling, and the laws governing reality itself no longer seem to hold. I have often heard books like Aurian dismissed on forums and newsgroups as “female wish fulfillment fantasy.
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Arfifacts they must first locate the heart of Myrial, where the secret for undoing this disaster resides. Knowing she must defeat Eliseth, who controls the Cauldron of Rebirth, without destroying the world, Aurian is faced by many dilemmas before she finally reaches the ancient Dragon City of Dhiammara.
Aurian wields the Staff of Earth, whilst Anvar wields the Lf of Winds, both are powerful artefacts of the old high magic, like the grail of Rebirth. Women readers who follow romance may want to notch the rating upward. Sex as a metaphor for power runs as a thematic strand throughout this whole novel, sometimes subtly, often brazenly.
Artefacts of Power Series by Maggie Furey
The swordsman wants to help teach the young Aurian the ancient art of swordsmanship, and it is not long before they are inseparable. I enjoyed myself immensely the whole time, in the way one only can when confronted with entertainment so shameless fury its sentiment and energetic in its appeal to your limbic system that your only two choices are to set the thing on fire or give in.
And now she must journey through time itself…. In addition, whilst there is one key character whose destiny will affect the future of the whole world. He uses the Sword to kill Anvar and bond it to Aurian, who is then able to use the grail of Rebirth to resurrect Anvar, after she has killed Eliseth with the Sword.
By the end of the week, she had read the entire Narnia Chronicles and The Hobbit by the end of the month. Only curey Sword of Flame, last and greatest of the Artefacts of Power, can help them — but the Sword is hidden.
Reading this series is akin to reading The Lord of the Ringsboth use changing magge of view and narratives that follow different groups of characters, and both move backwards and forwards across large landscapes. Don’t think I’m belittling this book, people. Miathan is fortifying the city of Nexis and, in the south, the fierce Khazalim are arming for war. Meanwhile, Death awaits his third and final meeting with the pair… As the Mages set out once more, the world stands poised on the brink of conflict.
Retrieved from ” https: The rest as they say is history. Fantasy as a genre is a wish fulfillment exercise. The limitless scope of the genre convinced combined with her vivid imagination convinced her that she was meant to be a writer of fantasy novels — she has never looked back since.
Furey, Maggie – Artifacts of Power 1 – Aurian
But this is my blog, so I reserve the right to delete any comment that I feel is inappropriate, including those that use offensive or abusive language, are spam, advertising, trolling, flaming or personal attacks. Born and raised in the North of England, she now lives in Ireland. Ideas had been simmering in my mind for years — and maggke, the time had come. I don’t know if a steady diet of books like Aurian would be the best thing, but even the most health-conscious dieter caves in and has a little ice cream once in a while.
Views Read Edit View history. What makes Aurian work as well as it does is that Furey writes the story with much self-awareness. But she has also unleashed the deadly, unpredictable Phaerie upon the world, and the end of that is unknowable.
She has always had a vivid imagination right from childhood and walking to school, she would imagine herself sailing her boat or riding her pony, much to the consternation of her mother. But their history had been lost, together with the Artefacts themselves, in furry Cataclysm which had wrought changes on land and water alike. In Januaryinspired by David Tennant’s performances as the Firey Doctor, I took up writing “Doctor Who” fan-fiction and no, I don’t intend to try to publish it anywhere except on my Blog.
This subtext influences the supporting players, as well.