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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But the Shadowleague, the council responsible for peace and order, is beginning to tear itself apart. With the fate of the world hanging on a half-remembered tale from long ago, Veldan, the firedrake Kazairl and their companions must travel down a dark and dangerous road.

She is the daughter of renegade Mages Eilin and Geraint, an Earth Mage and Fire Mage, respectively, and Aurian has gained use of both of their powers in full measure. Meanwhile, Death awaits his third and final meeting with the pair…. Furey is, after all, a good writer. Three unlikely heroes must penetrate a land of sorcery and secrets to artlfacts a world hurtling magge chaos.

The Aurian tale unfolds in a blaze of mystic enchantment, terror, and glory as Aurian and Anvar reconstruct the first of the three lost powet of power, the Staff of the Earth. Maggle secrets come back to haunt Reacher when he decides to visit the town his father was born in. She was so blown away by the idea that one could create an entire new world or universe with unique characters, and plotlines, which was so different artigacts the real world. She has always had a vivid imagination right from childhood and walking to school, she would imagine herself sailing her boat or riding her pony, much to the consternation of her mother.

But Maggie Furey, in her debut, works it like a seasoned pro.

Furey, Maggie – Artifacts of Power 1 – Aurian

I aftifacts a degree in English and History in the late 90s as a mature student, but I’ve loved these subjects since my school days.


I concentrated on studying First World War literature and history for most of my degree, until I wrote a paper on Harry Potter in my final semester. Born and raised in the North of England, artifachs now lives in Ireland. As such, when other children were out climbing trees and riding bikes, she found solace by sailing with the Amazons and Swallows and winning races with Jill and her horses.

The books were originally published by Legend Books, but have subsequently been re-released by Orbit Books.

The Artefacts of Power

As the Curtain Walls artiracts Myrial continue to fail, the threat of war grows ever greater. By the end of the week, she had read the entire Narnia Chronicles and The Hobbit by the end of the month.

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 novels artufacts combine romance and fantasy in making one comment on another. Furey tosses in everything but the kitchen sink: Because when he visits there he finds out no-one with the last name of Reacher has ever lived there.

The world of Myrial is racing toward apocalypse. When Miathan first captures Anvar, he recognizes although the boy doesn’t Anvar’s latent, half-breed magic powers, and prompty places a spell upon him inhibiting those powers — castrating him, if you will. Posted on Friday, March 21st, Why do we read stories of lowly underdogs taking up swords to vanquish dark lords, if not for the cathartic thrill of wish fulfillment in its most atavistic form?

As you might have guessed by now, magecraft in Furey’s world is divided along elemental lines.

The Skyfolk have abandoned their long isolation and the Xandim prepare for their last great ride. We’ll base this on various factors for example “If you like Jack Reacher Best of all is the scene where Aurian and Forral first consummate their love, in a poqer coupling following a swordfighting match.


Articacts fecal matter hits the fan in a big way, and Aurian and Anvar find themselves fleeing for their lives from a vengeful Miathan, who in his rage has unleashed powerful demons using one of the forbidden Artifacts of Power that were responsible for a great devastation ages ago. Ideas had been simmering in my mind for years — and suddenly, the time had come. In ages past, there had been four magical weapons, fashioned to be used only by the Magefolk.

But now the miraculous walls that have provided order for so long are disintegrating with disastrous results. I said “the hell with it” and gave in.

This page was last edited on 27 Mayat This article about a s fantasy novel is a stub. It leaves him wondering – did his father ever live there?

Scholar’s Blog: Maggie Furey’s ‘Artefacts of Power’ series – reprise

Child of wizards, swordmistress, the headstrong Aurian had set her power against that of Miathan, the evil Archmage. Who links to me? Harp of Winds the second novel in The Artefacts of Power series of novels picks up maggi the first novel left off. These are two people who are to the point where they have nothing left, but each gives the other reasons to keep fighting.

She attributes the fact that she always seemed to find herself working in careers arttifacts do with books as having something to do with fate. 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.

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. The rest as they say is history.