Mass Market Paperback ✓ Ars Magica Epub Ú

Mass Market Paperback ✓ Ars Magica Epub Ú

Ars Magica [EPUB] ✶ Ars Magica By Judith Tarr – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Magic is still the most powerful seducer of all as young monk Gilbert knows He risks his soul as a sorcerer s apprentice, only to steal the magic books and the Head The Head prophesies the rise of his Magic is still the most powerful seducer of all as young monk Gilbert knows He risks his soul as a sorcerer s apprentice, only to steal the magic books and the Head The Head prophesies the rise of his power, and it is shadowed by death.


About the Author: Judith Tarr

AKA Caitlin Brennan, Kathleen BryanJudith Tarr born is an American author, best known for her fantasy books She received her BA in Latin and English from Mount Holyoke College in , and has an MA in Classics from Cambridge University, and an MA and PhD in Medieval Studies from Yale University She taught Latin and writing at Wesleyan University from , and taught at the Clarion science fiction writing workshops in and She raises and trains Lipizzan horses at Dancing Horse Farm, her home in Vail, Arizona The romantic fantasies that she writes under the name Caitlin Brennan feature dancing horses modeled on those that she raises.



10 thoughts on “Ars Magica

  1. Lis Carey Lis Carey says:

    A real, historical person, Gerbert de Aurillac started life as a farmer s son in an unimportant town in tenth century France He died Pope Sylvester II in 1003.Along the way, he became an important scholar, teacher, mathematician, and by tenth century standards, scientist.According to legend, he may also have been a master of the magical arts This is that story, starting with young Gerbert meeting his first tutor in the arts of magic.This is a good, solid, engrossing story of mediaevel magic, p A real, historical person, Gerbert de Aurillac started life as a farmer s son in an unimportant town in tenth century France He died Pope Sylvester II in 1003.Along the way, he became an important scholar, teacher, mathematician, and by tenth century standards, scientist.According to legend, he may also have been a master of the magical arts This is that story, starting with young Gerbert meeting his first tutor in the arts of magic.This is a good, solid, engrossing story of mediaevel magic, politics, and history, with really excellent characters Tarr as always knows the historythan well enough to do believable but interesting things with it, and make a stronger story overall.Gerbert, his friend Richer, his rival Arnulf, his first teacher of magic, the Saracen Ibrahim, Emperor Otto II, and the other significant characters all have the complexities, mixed motives, strengths and weaknesses For this reread, I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator is very good.Recommended.I bought this audiobook


  2. Estara Estara says:

    I love the knowledge Judith Tarr s professional background brings to the historical periods she uses for her historical fantasies They sound and look authentic to me And how rare is it for a German to find a historical fantasy set practically at the founding of the Heiligen R mischen Reiches Deutscher Nation.I wouldn t mind hearing about great grandfather Heinrich and not just Otto III Or about Otto s mum Teophanu s life at the Saxon court, but it was an enjoyable view at church life, at th I love the knowledge Judith Tarr s professional background brings to the historical periods she uses for her historical fantasies They sound and look authentic to me And how rare is it for a German to find a historical fantasy set practically at the founding of the Heiligen R mischen Reiches Deutscher Nation.I wouldn t mind hearing about great grandfather Heinrich and not just Otto III Or about Otto s mum Teophanu s life at the Saxon court, but it was an enjoyable view at church life, at the recovery of the Arts of the Antiquities I loved the opinionated Richer, the mule Alba and what little we were allowed to see of the Jinnayah.Of course and historically correct not many women have an impact on this story view spoiler I wish Maryam hadn t gotten fridged, though although she started the overarching cycle of what Gerbert had to pay for fully coming into his art hide spoiler


  3. Tess Tess says:

    This is a historical fantasy of how a young peasant monk rose to be the Roman Catholic Pope in the 10th and 11th century Ms Tarr based almost all her characters on real people and real historical events History also records rumors which said Pope Sylvester II, known to the readers as Gilbert, used magic and the forbidden Arts Ms Tarr took this rumor and turned it into a fascinating story of a young monk s rise to power helped by friends, his own resourcefulness and dedication, as well as a This is a historical fantasy of how a young peasant monk rose to be the Roman Catholic Pope in the 10th and 11th century Ms Tarr based almost all her characters on real people and real historical events History also records rumors which said Pope Sylvester II, known to the readers as Gilbert, used magic and the forbidden Arts Ms Tarr took this rumor and turned it into a fascinating story of a young monk s rise to power helped by friends, his own resourcefulness and dedication, as well as a little help from his study of magic The story also emphasizes that nothing comes without a price, as Gilbert is always haunted by death and suspicion.A great story, especially if you enjoy historical fantasy Anyone who knows the time period would probably love Ms Tarr s references to historical information


  4. Michael Michael says:

    A story of the temptation and corruption of power based on the real life Pope Sylvester II It was considerablyentertaining than I d expected, mostly because the mood of the book was so similar to the Ars Magica game I don t know offhand which came first Worth checking out if you have an interest in high magic or medieval history.


  5. Jim Jim says:

    I ve had this for some years, and finally dusted it off A good read if you like historical fiction with a twist of fantasy Rumor had it that Pope Sylvester II was a practitioner of magic This is his story.


  6. Deirdre Deirdre says:

    An interesting history of Gerbert of Aurillac later Pope Sylvester in the years before 1000 ad About him and magic and politics and it reads like history as most Judith Tarr novels do


  7. Valerie Valerie says:

    This was a somewhat interesting historical fiction The author took some actual historical figures and gave them some magical abilities It was a little hard to follow at times, but I did enjoy it.


  8. Tom Tom says:

    I really liked it when I read it as a young adult Would read again if I find a copy.


  9. Avril Avril says:

    Okay, but definitely not as good as other of her books that I ve read.


  10. Myra Myra says:

    Picked this up at a yard sale at a friend s house when they were moving Not exactly my cup of tea, but it was OK The story centers around the monk who would become Pope Sylvester II It tells of how magic The Art played such an important role in his life even while the church frowned upon sorcery and magic The novel follows his education from a young monk and through his life into the early years of his papacy It is NOT a history, although Pope Sylvester II did exist It was based on the Picked this up at a yard sale at a friend s house when they were moving Not exactly my cup of tea, but it was OK The story centers around the monk who would become Pope Sylvester II It tells of how magic The Art played such an important role in his life even while the church frowned upon sorcery and magic The novel follows his education from a young monk and through his life into the early years of his papacy It is NOT a history, although Pope Sylvester II did exist It was based on the legends surrounding him, not on the recorded history It was an easy read, or I probably wouldn t have finished it It didn t really grab me and draw me into it as my favorite stories do But, if you have nothing else to read


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