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  • ISBN: 0747202419
  • Author: Alexander Baliol
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing; 1st Edition. edition (September 13, 1990)
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • ePUB size: 1295 kb
  • FB2 size 1379 kb
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Used availability for Alexander Baliol's The Magefire. September 1990 : UK Hardback.

Magefire the Dark Amulet Cycle. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780747279808.

Alexander de Baliol (fl. 1246?-1309?), was lord of Cavers and Chamberlain of Scotland. Alexander was a member of the Baliol family, about whose pedigree confusion exists

Alexander de Baliol (fl. Alexander was a member of the Baliol family, about whose pedigree confusion exists. Alexander de Baliol the Scottish chamberlain appears as Dominus de Cavers in the Scottish records in 1270. Seven years later he was commissioned, as lord of Cavers, to serve in Edward's Welsh wars.

MyHeritage Family Trees. Alexander Baliol, 1244 - 1278 Alexander Baliol 12441278. Alexander Baliol was born on month day 1244, at birth place, to John DeBaliol and Dervorquilla DeBaliol (born DeGalloway). John was born in 1212, in Durham, England. Dervorquilla was born in 1218, in Galloway, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Alexander had 8 siblings: William (Baliol Balliol) de Balliol, John Scotland deBaliol and 6 other siblings. Alexander married Isabella Baillie de Strathbogie (born de Chilham) on month day 1270, at age 26 at marriage place. Isabella was born circa 1245, in Chilham, Kent,, England.

Alexander De Baliol was born on month day 1244, at birth place, to John Balliol and Dervorgilla MacDonald of De Baliol .

Alexander De Baliol was born on month day 1244, at birth place, to John Balliol and Dervorgilla MacDonald of De Baliol (born Galloway). John was born Before 1208. Dervorgilla was born in 1218, in Of, Galloway, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Alexander had 10 siblings: Eleanor Marjory Comyn (born Balliol), Marjory De GANT (born Baliol) and 8 other siblings. Alexander married Isabella de Strathbogie (born de Chilham) on month day 1270, at age 26 at marriage place. Isabella was born in 1245, in Chilham, Kent, England.

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April 29, 2008 History. Magefire the Dark Amulet Cycle.

The Magefire by Alexander Baliol-Fantasy Book (paperback).

I read this book in 1990 when it first came out. It is an excellent fantasy novel whoch I enjoyed hugely. I have nver seen any other book by Baliol, let alone then next in the series. It ended in the middle of a huge battle, as it was the first part of an intended trilogy. And that was it. Google turned up a second book in the series - The Tears of Ginara - but I can't get beyond that. So, my question, does anybody else know anything more than I do? 1.

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My favorite novel, ever. I like this book so much, despite its flaws. At first it seems a bit earnest, boy scout-ish. When it first appeared in 1990 it received a bad review in Locus, for, among other things, having characters who were too stupid to be believable. It has about as few female characters as Lord of the Rings. Although it has a central character, he is one of the more shy and retiring members of a group of adventurers dominated by loud, proud types, and he seems almost invisible at times. In fact it is one of the most 'group-minded' books I have come across. (The other central character is a young woman, who grows increasingly important as the book progresses.) The sense of the quest being bigger than any individual, with new members joining as old members died or were forced to drop out, is very inspiring.

The landscape and the world depicted is fabulous, feels real. A magic-haunted seacoast, downs modelled on the North Yorkshire Downs, a vast trackless forest like the Siberian taiga, Ice Age-era grasslands, and a swiss-style mountain kingdom. Of the various races, goblins are treating surprisingly sympathetically, whereas the grisly Rievers and Tarintarmen are hated by all life.

As the pages turn, the book turns darker, and the scale of the forces stacked against the heroes grows. There is magic, yes; but the evil is primarily a political one, being that the leaders of men are traitorously allying themselves with an ancient and cruel enemy, the prize being greater power and wealth - at the cost of complete mental and moral submission. It seems very unlike most other fantasy (honorable exceptions: the works of Hugh Cook, Ursula Le Guin, Glen Cook, Gene Wolfe, etc etc).

The sequel, The Tears of Ginara, was written but never published; Headline cancelled the series. Last I knew the author was living in Scarborough; I haven't been able to contact him in over 10 years. If he reads this - please selfpublish the rest of the series, on Lulu or similar.
A fascinating book. At first it appears to be a fairly typical, if better written, fantasy novel, but in it's own way it is original in the ways it subtly challenges the accepted norms of modern fantasy. What most fantasy novels since Tolkien (whose originality I respect) have in common is an idealised perception of feudalism and monarchy (and the pre-industrialised natural world). Baliol goes beyond the good nobles versus bad nobles formula adopted by far too many writer, instead he challenges feudalism itself. His characters are complex, and multi-faceted: from an antagonist who embodies shades of Rasputin, Marx and Marty Feldman, to an idealistic young nobleman who never questions the validity of the political system he enforces...the system that is the basis for his social station. This critique of feudalism is not the core of the book, or at least it will be difficult to determine that until I can locate the sequels. Personally, I find it the most interesting and novel aspect of the book. I have been waiting many years for the sequel but have not seen anything else by this writer. If anyone has any information on the sequel I would be interested in knowing about it.
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