Book Reviews of Secret of the Sixth Magic (Magics, Bk 2)

Secret of the Sixth Magic (Magics, Bk 2)
Secret of the Sixth Magic - Magics, Bk 2
Author: Lyndon Hardy
ISBN-13: 9780345303097
ISBN-10: 0345303091
Publication Date: 8/12/1984
Pages: 366
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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In this tale, we're introduced to Jemidon, a young man with an unerring ability to fail in the simplest of spells in all of the arts. What he does posess, however, is a brilliant analytical mind that is excellent at solving puzzles. He puts this great mind to work when he realizes that the strange creature known as Melizar is slowly rendering each of the five branches of magic useless. So it is that Jemidon sets out to stop Melizar, and in doing so he learns about "meta-magic".
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Great books!!! Starts with "Master of the Five Magics." Absolutely GREAT reads! They're funny and smart and imaginative and creative and yay! I love 'em!
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A worthy sequel to "Master of the Five Magics", July 8, 2005
Reviewer: Luke Waygood (Jamestown, NY United States)

In his first book, the author not only detailed a heroic quest but also managed to apply great logic to the laws of magic.

With this book, the author takes his concept and expands on it, introducing "meta-laws" which govern the basic laws of magic.

In this tale, we're introduced to Jemidon, a young man with an unerring ability to fail in the simplest of spells in all of the arts. What he does possess, however, is a brilliant analytical mind that is excellent at solving puzzles. He puts this great mind to work when he realizes that the strange creature known as Melizar is slowly rendering each of the five branches of magic useless. So it is that Jemidon sets out to stop Melizar, and in doing so he learns about "meta-magic".

I would agree with one reviewer - in this novel the author gets a little heavy with his logical explanations and deductions, which can get a little confusing...the first time I read it as a kid, I didn't fully appreciate the novel. Now, I consider it a brilliant book.

Finally, the author once again shows how the smallest of things can have a great impact on the outcome of the quest!

I thoroughly recommend this novel to anyone