The Queen of Mages

Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
Lady Amira Estaile, a young noblewoman, learns that she has the power to start fires with her mind, and must hide this secret from the crown prince, a lecherous tyrant with a reputation for brutality. Along with a smitten nobleman, they flee from the prince—only to find themselves out of their depth in a new world of magic and war. More
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About Benjamin Clayborne

Benjamin Clayborne is a new author who lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children. He enjoys kayaking, antiquing, astrophysics, and lying about the things he enjoys. He writes fantasy fiction and thinks that if you read some of it, you'll enjoy it and want to read more. He can be found on his blog, on Twitter (@BenClayborne), on Facebook, and hip-deep in artificial worlds of his own creation. He would love to hear from you, and is happy to discuss just about anything except professional sports—excluding sumo, which he (no fooling) does love.

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Reviews of The Queen of Mages by Benjamin Clayborne

Marie Dalton reviewed on Aug. 22, 2017

A very good story. The magic was very different from what other authors have done making it truly unique. Like many others, I am a grammar snob, but surprisingly didn't have many issues in this book. Loved the characters, they were more like real people. You know, unsure of some of the issues in their lives. Loved the book.
Waiting for the next in this series.
Thank you Mr. Clayborne for the wonderful read.
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Clinton A. Seeber reviewed on July 8, 2017

An instant classic. It is very long, but that is of no import.
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Amy Likes reviewed on Aug. 25, 2014

Thanks for the free book! This wad a wonderful fantasy story. Great character development,lots if adventure and surprising lot twists. I couldn't put it down.
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Alan Hunter reviewed on March 27, 2014

Well crafted 'page turner', good plot and pace which makes it difficult to put down
Looking forward with anticipation to the sequel.
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writer959 reviewed on March 17, 2014

I agree with crpgnut. The book is wonderfully imaginative. Plus, for this grammar/spelling snob, I wasn't jarred by any horrible grammar or spelling issues. That is a real pleasure for me. I hate being engrossed in a story only to be kicked out by bad grammar, spelling, or sentences that are obvious rewrites that didn't have the previous words deleted. Mr. Clayborne writes with the reader in mind by allowing the story to take over the imagination rather than being constantly interrupted by mistakes.

How wonderful to read an author that cares enough about good writing to actually write well. It enhances the reading and enjoyment of the story. Thank you, Mr. Clayborne. I can't wait for the sequel!
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crpgnut reviewed on March 12, 2014

Finally, a book that deserves the 5-star rating. This book has all the right stuff for a good fantasy novel. You've got lots of magic, battles, romance, political turmoil, everything. You've got flawed heroes who make several mistakes but keep trying even when knocked on their butts.

This book is not for young audiences. There are a few scenes of sexual encounters with all the words that go along with that. 13+ would be my guess, but I don't have kids.

The book has a unique idea for the magic of the world so that was a pleasant surprise as well. Download this book and enjoy some truly good writing.
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