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  • The Gossamer Mage
  • Julie E. Czerneda
  • English
  • 28 April 2019
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10 thoughts on “The Gossamer Mage

  1. says:

    This is such a sad update for me to write This was one of my anticipated releases of the year and I went into it with such high hopes I honestly couldn't have fathomed hating it The premise is incredible — especially considering I'm a massive sucker for any story in which Death is a character rather than simply a state of being — but i

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    A little over six years ago Julie E Czerneda made the transition from science fiction to epic fantasy with A Turn of Light It was a book that stood apart from the grimdark movement as something bright and vibrant It was a happier sort of story

  3. says:

    Rating 445Review I was not real exited to visit Czerneda’s world again based on a previous work herethat left me less than thrilled As a fell

  4. says:

    This book has one of the most confusing writing I've ever read I'm sorry but I had to DNF it at 10% I didn't understand a thing I just couldn't

  5. says:

    Read Provided a blurb Absolutely adored this book

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    rating 35When I saw the synopsis of this book I was IMMEDIATELY drawn in I mean magic through writing in a secret language? Magic th

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    “The world was once barren We were once alone Magic once was lost Now it will never be for magic is again part of the world and us And the stories we’ve yet to write together”In a world once full of magic only one land remains untouched by the unspeakable evil intent on consuming the very magic of the world Tananen an isolated land sep

  8. says:

    I am a huge huge fan of Julie Czerneda Her sci fi stories are among the best I have ever read – the Webshifter

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    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinio

  10. says:

    Source PublisherGenre FantasyRating 30ThoughtsThe Gossamer Mage by author Julie E Czerneda is a story that takes place in a fantasy land called Tananen The world’s only remaining magic is in Tananen where only women can

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The Gossamer Mage

Ds are Her Gift and they summon magicMage scribes learn to write Her words as intentions spells to make beasts or plants designed to any purpose If an intention is flawed what the mage creates is a gossamer a magical creature as wild and free as it is costly for the mageFor Her Gift comes at a steep price Each successful. Read Provided a blurb Absolutely adored this book

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From an Aurora Award winning author comes a new fantasy epic in which one mage must stand against a Deathless Goddess who controls all magicOnly in Tananen do people worship a single deity the Deathless Goddess Only in this small forbidden realm are there those haunted by words of no language known to woman or man The wor. A little over six years ago Julie E Czerneda made the transition from science fiction to epic fantasy with A Turn of Light It was a book that stood apart from the grimdark movement as something bright and vibrant It was a happier sort of story one with a deep mythology an epic sort of pastoral world building and a traditional take on magicThe Gossamer Mage marks an entirely new foray into realms of fantasy and while it still has a sense of magic and wonder Tananen is definitely grimdark than Marrowdell This is a story of loss of sorrow and of sacrifice set in a world where magic demands a toll with a Mage of the Deathless Goddess who seeks to break her hold and a Daughter who seeks to restore her voiceCzerneda has crafted a fascinating world with a simple yet intriguing mythology that blends religious and secular authority through magic It is magic with geographic limits and gender boundaries which is curious in and of itself but it is the gossamer of the title that is key to the entire bookThis is a book that has the feel of something mythic or legendary Not only is it heavier in tone than the stories of Marrowdell but it is a heavier read as well its language and style demanding both patience and attention from the reader The Gossamer Mage is very much like Czerneda s science fiction in that it s not a story to be breezed through or glossed over not if you want to take anything significant away from it Personally I found it best digested one long chapter at a time leaving me time to think about what happened and to consider what it all means It s worth the time especially as you start making connections between themes and ideas in the final third but you need to be patient before that appreciation sets inMaleonarial Mage and Kaitealyon Daughter are the two primary characters here with the story told largely from their points of view I liked both immensely and thought their development from very different embodiment of the Deathless Goddess influence on Tananen to human beings with personalities motivations emotions and needs was exceptional What started out as a story with a cold sort of mythological feel becomes warmer and deeper as the story moves forward and their mutual respect lays the foundations for saving the land and altering the fabric of magicWhile I didn t enjoy this as much as I did A Turn of Light or A Play of Shadow I do think I appreciated it especially in considering the final pages and what they have to say about the themes of intent and sacrifice and how they are so suggestive of conflicts and issues we face in the real world today The very idea of a gossamer is wonderful and the you understand of what they are and why the brighter hope shines through the darkness of the book

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Intention ages a mage until they dare no But her magic demands to be used; the Deathless Goddess will take her fee and mages will dieTo end this terrible toll the greatest mage in Tananen vows to find and destroy Her He has yet to learn She is all that protects Tananen from what waits outside And all that keeps magic aliv. The world was once barren We were once alone Magic once was lost Now it will never be for magic is again part of the world and us And the stories we ve yet to write together In a world once full of magic only one land remains untouched by the unspeakable evil intent on consuming the very magic of the world Tananen an isolated land separated from the rest of the world is the one known place where magic still exists The people of this land worship the Deathless Goddess whose words form the basis of magic Mage scribes learn the language of the goddess and are taught to give form intent and purpose to these words that they might summon physical manifestations of magic However magic comes at a terrible cost The Deathless Goddess exacts a high toll on those who would create for with each intention evoked mages age according to their works The magic one uses the faster they die Maleonarial one of Tananen s most renowned mages is intent on ending the toll on magic actively seeking a way to destroy Her What he comes to realize is that She is the only thing keeping magic alive and that greater forces of evil are gathering to snuff out the magic of Tananen once and for all This story has one of the most uniue magic systems I ve ever come across The author does an excellent job creating a system with rules boundaries and conseuences all which serve to enhance the plot character motivations and the crafted world All of these aspects tie together so well as the central magic system lends credence to how this world behaves when dependent on the limits of what magic can accomplish The amount of detail spent describing the conseuences of evoking magic recklessly and how perspectives change with time as mages come to better understand what magic truly costs was magical in itself The only thing I did not care for with The Gossamer Mage is the writing style I m unsure if this is Julie Czerneda s style across all her books or if this was adopted for this particular story but it straight up drove me nuts The splintered sentences and short clipped phrases didn t seem to match the flowing tone of the story which is really ironic given that the basis of the magic comes from writing with smooth intended phrases This this story reuired a level of focus and attention I couldn t muster which really took me out of the story repeatedly I probably would have given this book five stars if I didn t hate the writing style so much


About the Author: Julie E. Czerneda

For over twenty years Canadian author former biologist Julie E Czerneda has shared her curiosity about living things through her science fiction published by DAW Books NY Julie’s written fantasy too the first installments of her Night’s Edge series DAW A Turn of Light and A Play of Shadow winning consecutive Aurora Awards Canada’s Hugo for Best English Novel Having completed her Clan