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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It’s free on Kindle Unlimited too! Their Odyssey sees them return to Nexis the holy city where they hope to finally defeat Miathan the crazed Archamage.

The heroine is only one of the small band of Mage that lives in the wild woods with her mother. Aurian faces bitter defeat. I’m just writing it for fun. Until the coming of Aurian… Child of wizards, swordmistress, the headstrong Aurian had set her power against that of Miathan, the evil Archmage.

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Now, millennia later, only the human Mages survived, and the Artefacts were lost. This article about a s fantasy novel is a stub. I have often heard books like Aurian dismissed on forums and newsgroups as “female wish fulfillment fantasy. Posted on Friday, March 21st, Because when he visits there he finds out no-one with the last name of Reacher has ever lived there.

Trapped in the Southern Lands, her powers reft by pregnancy, Aurian must rely upon the untried powers of the half-blood Mage Anvar as their odyssey takes them to the realm of the mysterious Xandim, to the peaktop city of the Skyfolk, and to the worlds beyond. It’s not a nuanced and mature handling of the topic, a la Jacqueline Carey, but it certainly reflects a savvy wit on Furey’s part.

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While there are fantasy novelists who impress by raising the literary standards of the genre, we should not, in our admiration of their work, lose sight of the genre’s simpler, fairy tale, wish fulfillment roots. The way Aurian survives being mauled in the arena by a fearsome beast strains credulity, as it mahgie too easily comparable and unfavorably so to the earlier scene with Forral.


And Anvar has a misbegotten love for a girl named Sara, a shallow and manipulative bimbo whom Furey uses in the most overt of ways to demonstrate the corrupting nature of playing the magggie game.

These are two people who are to the point where they have nothing left, but each gives the other reasons to keep fighting. And the carnage will only grow worse unless a seasoned woman-warrior, a brazen firedrake, and a venerable Dragon with amazing telepathic powers — all trusted members of the Shadowleague — succeed where everyone else has failed.

Despite its hard-to-find nature, the novel has been garnering good reviews ever since it was released.

Artefacts of Power Series

The series lf around the character Aurian, after whom the first book is named. Until the coming of Aurian…. In ages past, there had been four magical weapons, fashioned to be used only by the Magefolk. View my complete profile. For they must first locate the heart of Myrial, where the secret for undoing this disaster resides.

The novels are fast paced stories with strong characters that can be said to be wish fulfillment fantasies in the mold of John Carter of Mars or Conan the Barbarian. Views Read Edit View history. And this is the kind of book that, poorly written, would be simply risible but, well written, is fine popcorn entertainment. Ideas had been simmering in my mind for years — and suddenly, the time had come. There’s always a knowing wink that accompanies a well-worn trope, and Furey also has impressive skill in making her characters real and sympathetic enough to rise above their stock roles and to be honest, everyone in the book is a stock character.

We’ll base this on various factors for example “If you like Jack Reacher And Maggie Furey is an author who understands the magic in fulfilling a wish.

If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below. The grail made from a maggle of the Cauldron of Rebirth uses water to resurrect the dead, the Staff of Earth, the Harp of Winds and the Sword of Flame. I knew I could do this — I had never been so certain about anything in my life. This used to be a blog for an English independent scholar of fantasy fiction – but then “Doctor Who” stole poweg brain, my heart, my soul and my life – so these days it’s more a Blog about my on-going utter obsession with “Doctor Amggie – with occasional non-DW book reviews and discussions.


Our heroine is one of only a handful of Magefolk, living deep in the woods with her cold and distant mother. What makes Aurian work as well as it does is that Furey writes the story with much self-awareness.

The swordsman wants to help teach the young Aurian the ancient art of swordsmanship, and it is not long before they are inseparable. od

The Artefacts of Power

Eilin the Earth Mage lives far from Nexis in a self-imposed exile after her husband is led to his maggiie by the machinations of Miathan.

It may well be the greatest guilty pleasure the fantasy genre has produced in the last decade.

Sex as a metaphor for power runs as a thematic strand throughout this whole novel, sometimes subtly, often brazenly. All await the coming of the Sword of Flame — and Aurian. When Aurian discovers that she may have some supernatural powers, Forral advises her mother to enroll her at the Academy, where most of the talented Mage go to school. Aurian has been raised as a strong-willed and skilled swordsman in an attempt to make sure she does not wander to the dark arts of Fire Magic that had killed her father.

I have a ‘day job’ which isn’t very well paid, but does keep me in Oxford, the city I love, and is flexible enough to give me time to write.

Bragar the Fire Mage is sacrificed by Eliseth to protect herself. Meriel the Healer goes mad when her soulmate is killed and causes the deaths of quite a few people before being killed herself. It’s actually pretty goddamn hot, and Furey certainly seems to have no qualms about going all out with this kind of thing when the story calls for it.

Furey is, after all, a good writer. Under the rule of a renegade leader, the Shadowleague slowly gathers itself together from its tattered remnants and braces for a devastating attack meant to shatter it forever.

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