Lady Merewen comes across an obscure passage in an old text in her father's library and takes a chance.
That chance brings forth five warriors to aid her...in the beginning...and with what winds up being only a part of a great problem.
For me, My Lady Mage is both a story in and of itself and a part of a story that is a greater whole.
I've enjoyed reading all of Alexis Morgan's books that I have read (namely the Paladains and Talions series) for reasons a little bit different from why I liked My Lady Mage.
All of her books have strong characters, pasts with varying degrees of darkness, and - to me - intriguing histories. The books also set a great pace that keeps the reader's attention and a feeling that you might catch a glimpse of the action just around the corner (even in My Lady Mage).
While the other series involve different histories with characters connected to each other in varying degrees, those books could almost be read as stand-alones and I like that. (Even so, it's much more fun to read them as such and as part of a series to have an overall picture.)
What I like about My Lady Mage is that while, yes, it is Merewen's (and Gideon's) story - and that is the primary focus - it feels like a piece of a puzzle that won't be entirely clear until more pieces are added. There may be readers who may not like that, but I adore it as it makes a nice change of pace.
As always, another wonderful Alexis Morgan read and I look forward to the next installment.
A cursed destiny. A band of warriors. And one troubled kingdom.
It is whispered in Agathia that the legendary warriors of the mist—cursed by the gods—can be summoned only when a champion is needed and the cause is just. Gideon, their captain, knows this to be the one path that will lead his men to redemption—lest they face an eternity of damnation.
Years have passed since anyone has journeyed to the river’s edge, but times are desperate. Oppressed by a cruel guardian whose dark magic threatens to destroy her people, the beautiful and courageous Merewen calls upon the bespelled warriors. In Gideon she finds more than a champion, and in his arms, more than protection. However, their enemies are fighting with a power darker than anything than they imagined, and should Gideon fail, she will lose everything she holds dear—including her heart.