The Tethered Mage

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Orbit
Publish Date
Pages
480
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.3 X 8.2 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780316466875
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About the Author

Melissa Caruso was born on the summer solstice and went to school in an old mansion with a secret door, but despite this auspicious beginning has yet to develop any known superpowers. Melissa has spent her whole life creating imaginary worlds, and in addition to writing is also an avid LARPer and tabletop gamer. She graduated with honors in Creative Writing from Brown University and has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Melissa's first novel, The Tethered Mage, was shortlisted for a Gemmell Morningstar award for best fantasy debut.

Reviews

"The Tethered Mage is a riveting read, with delicious intrigue, captivating characters, and a brilliant magic system. I loved it from start to finish!"--Sarah Beth Durst, author of The Queen of Blood
"Intricate and enticing as silk brocade. Caruso's heroine is a strong, intelligent young woman in a beguiling, beautifully evoked Renaissance world of high politics, courtly intrigue, love and loyalty - and fire warlocks."--Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives
"Charming, intelligent, fast-moving, beautifully atmospheric, with a heroine and other characters whom I really liked as people. I couldn't put it down (I overstayed my lunch break in order to finish it.) I would love to read more set in this world."--Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library
"The Tethered Mage is the best kind of fantasy: intricate world-building, the most intriguing of court intrigues, and a twisty plot. But while readers might pick it up for those elements, they'll stay for the engaging characters and the unlikely friendships at the story's heart."--Rosalyn Eves, author of Blood Rose Rebellion
"Engaging and entertaining with intrigue, a good pace, and strong characters. Zaira and Amalia are bright, bold heroes in a smartly constructed world."--James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost
"An enchanting voice and an original world you won't want to leave."-- RJ Barker, author of Age of Assassins
"A rich world, political intrigue, and action that keeps you turning pages--The Tethered Mage is classic fantasy with a fresh voice."-- Jeff Wheeler, author of The Queen's Poisoner
"It's a pleasure to journey with shy and slightly awkward Amalia as she puts her scholarship in magic and puzzle-solving skills to good use.... Charming."--Kirkus
"Caruso skillfully maintains her plot."--Publishers Weekly
"The plotting is good, the characters interesting.... Something really special."--RT Book Reviews
"One of the best first novels in a brand new high fantasy series that I've read in ages.... If you're hungry for a new fantasy series with awesome, nuanced characters, powerful worldbuilding, and solid writing - look no further. The Tethered Mage is the book you need right now. Absolutely recommended."--Book Smugglers
"Breathtaking... Worth every moment and every page, and should make anyone paying attentionexcited about what Caruso will write next."--BookPage
"A gorgeous, fresh fantasy debut filled with political intrigue and ethical quandary.... Highly recommend."--Girls in Capes