Immortal Quest: The Trouble With Mages by Alexander MackenzieImmortal Quest: The Trouble With Mages by Alexander Mackenzie

Immortal Quest: The Trouble With Mages

byAlexander Mackenzie

Paperback | August 25, 2010

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It's contemporary London, and Detective Nick Wilson finds himself interrrogating a burglar who insists that Nick is his best friend suffering from amnesia. The Burglar, Marlen, claims to be a 500-year old immortal mage. Being a logical and objective man, Nick knows this is quite impossible.

Complicating matters further is Marlen's claim that an evil mage, Vere, just released from limbo, wants three objects of power which could destroy all humankind.

Alexandra (Alex) MacKenzie is a writer and scientific illustrator from the Pacific Northwest who is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop. She has several short story publications, most recently in Abyss & Apex [ and is the illustrator for the book In My Nature: A Birder's Year at the Montlake Fill.Alexand...
Title:Immortal Quest: The Trouble With MagesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:August 25, 2010Publisher:EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894063465

ISBN - 13:9781894063463

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Troubled immortals. Synopsis: Marlen is a five hundred year old mage with a problem. He has accidentally released Vere, a dangerous immortal, from imprisonment. He needs help from an old friend, a mortal named Nicholas Watson. The problem is Nick doesn’t remember Marlen, or all the adventures they’ve shared. Nick is a person who comes back after he dies, but doesn’t always remember his past life. In this particular incarnation, Nick is a detective sergeant. As Nick tries to come to grips with Marlen’s incredible story and visions from his past life, he is dragged on a quest through modern Wales and Scotland to find three objects of power that Vere created centuries ago to destroy the world. Yet are they battling the right enemy? Review: Immortal Quest: The Trouble with Mages is an inventive story dealing with the issues of reincarnation, magic, and immortality. There is an entertaining interplay between the straight-laced Nicholas Watson and the bumbling, somewhat irresponsible mage, Marlen. Those who like urban fantasy will find it enjoyable. However, the constant flashbacks in the story tend to be more of a distraction than help in advancing the plot. It tended to be overly sweet, and there were no overt breaks between shifts in points of view, which also proved distracting.
Date published: 2014-05-17