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Mercenary Wizard

By: Han Yang
Narrated by: Connor Brannigan,Suzanne T. Fortin
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Publisher's Summary

A troubled past, a magical future, and a whole lot of adventure!

Raised in the slums and alleys of Helsin, Argo is tired of lurking. He is exhausted of living meal to meal and tries to elevate himself to a better life. The Rumi Guild he plans to depart, well, they decide the bury him instead of letting him escape their grip. Argo sees the trap coming, avoids the clutches of fate, and runs from everything he's ever known.

While on the trip across the desert to the fabled forests of Larjoon, fortune favors Argo. He becomes something more than he ever anticipated. As a new wizard traveling through an unknown realm, he eagerly becomes a Mercenary Wizard.

©2022 Royal Guard Publishing LLC (P)2022 Royal Guard Publishing LLC

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Awesome!

I expect nothing less from Han Yang, he always writes amazing books and this one is no exception. What an amazing way to kick off a new series!

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interesting

I really loved how the author portrayed the world and gave it so much detail and life but not to much where you were left bored. narration was superb always appreciate multiple voices for characters and a female and male role.

book definitely hooked me more toward the middle when things started to pick up.

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Another awesome book from Han Yang!

What can I say? I have yet to find a Han Yang book that I didn't absolutely love. I do hope that he returns to this story soon!

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an awesome start

a fun adventure of a hero going from rags to riches . Definitely worth a listen and can't wait to see where this adventure goes!

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Exactly as expected...another great story!

Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know this is a Han Yang book but it's still a book 1. You never can tell if this is going to be a good series by the cover so I approached with a tiny bit of skepticism. Yes I know this is Han Yang and it was unfounded, but old habits are hard to break.

It is definitely a really good book. There was no need for me to worry wasting a credit. Han Yang has proved himself to be an excellent writer of excellent stories. The characters really stand out, especially Argo. I like the way that MC thinks. The fight scenes are super engrossing both magical and non-magical. Finally, a book where the traveling isn't a slog to get through but is probably the best part of the story. The story actually slows down while in towns and cities. This MC was made to travel! The narrators give a great performance that gives the story and characters extra depth and validity. Well worth the credit.

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Excellent book!

Really enjoyed the strong and grounded MC determined to succeed in life no matter what!! Such a great book, and well narrated!

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Going West

Yet another awesome book by Han Yang. From beginning MC leaves guild just to have one his friends try and kill him so he heads West. Awesome journey and tale with excellent narration. Camels rule!

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Street rat to powerful wizard with a fun twist

Our MC has been marked for death by his former "family" when he, a street rat decides to quit the business and become a guard for a wealthy estate.
The MC must now flee and leave the region. He gets roped into taking a family across the desert to safety.

We get a lot of gritty fighting and magic fights. There is also a fun twist on the magic system.

Good dual narration, but Suzanne could do some more work on different female voices. Overall good narration.

Looking forward to book 2.

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Great Beginning

Great beginning of a new series. Love the MC. The performance was excellent. can't wait for the next one.

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A fun surprise!

I really didn't know what to expect with this one. It seemed like it would be the generic fantasy adventure of a mage with a slight twist of being a mercenary.
I guess it could be called such, but the MC, his development; and the pacing, storytelling and plot weaving is where it set itself apart and caused me to get through in a single day despite the pain! 😎

I didn't even notice how far I got until I really started to feel tired and looked down to see that there was only nine percent left in the book...!

This book is a lot of fun and I will be moving on to the next! But I learned my lesson and wait till I get some sleep first. Otherwise I might "accidentally" read it through again without noticed till I drop my Kindle on my face from my brain finally forcing me to sleep!

The male narrator did a terrific job. The female narrator lacked in being able to make as many different characters to sound that different from each other, but she still did a great job. I hope to hear either in other books.

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  • 07-14-22

Ok now I'm hooked

Went on this book for something to kill time. But I kept getting into the story and couldn't wait to get further along in the story. It turned into a great story. The MC isn't a wimp but also not a hard a$$. A really solid character and I can't wait for the next book to come out.
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  • Alial1
  • 10-21-22

Great narration, enjoyable story.

I had not encountered this narrator before and he was excellent, clear with the right level of inflection. The narration did the story proud.
The story was of a poor guy getting a lucky break, but not forgetting the hard lessons learnt when things were tough. Not a hero, not a villain, just doing the best he can while bringing the listener along for an enjoyable spin.
I have already got book 2 and intend to jump straight into it, while hoping the next book is already in the wings.

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  • viktor
  • 10-02-22

Janitor becomes a data scientists

Dislike: its like “A janitor becomes a super data scientists just because he saw someone on an AI webinar”
Like: until he becomes a super lucky mage

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  • Thomas ly
  • 09-21-22

very strong start, excited for more

A bit short but makes up for quality, the VAs (uses multiple which is very welcome) are great, kept me interested throughout.

The protag is likeable, basically a rogue with a soft side which more often than not lands him the short end of the stick in some situations.

I will continue the series and look forward to it.

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  • Mansoor786
  • 09-16-22

A Very Good start

Probably one of my favourite starts to a series from this author as the story/plot along with the narrators were a nice combination that fit very well together.

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  • sloth
  • 07-30-22

great start

It is a very interesting start to this new series I look forward to the next book keep up the good work

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  • Azure Teal
  • 07-28-22

love the date descriptions for each chapter

I have been avoiding sword and sorcery books on this site for a while. I have been struggling to find a book that would connect with me. while this book has some "cultivation" aspects to it ... they are minor. Han got me to listen to a sword and sorcery book and I am grateful.

What kept me listening to the book was how much I ended up liking the MC. at first glance I didn't like him but the way he got along with kids and animals was fascinating. He kept doing unexpected things which I really appreciated. this book gave me spectacular character development which I've been missing for some time.
I will be looking out for the rest of this series (thank you cliff hanger) and look forward to more adventures with the mercenary Wizzard.
I like the two-person narration team and the voice of the "demon elf" was nice -very morgan freeman -y (highest accolades)
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Ross Nicoll
  • 07-20-22

quick to start and a very interesting magic system

this book took no time in gaining my interest as the basics of the world, character and their motivations were established quickly but still felt unrushed. I was enjoying it after chapter 1 and hooked after chapter 2.

The magic system is really interesting and although I initially thought it could be quite limiting I suspect there will be a revelation down the line which will open it up and make it more nuanced and captivating.

this is an original story and for anyone who enjoys fantasy and magic it will not be a waste of time or credit.

note - the amount of progression so far is limited and the character does seem a little OP with out it being clear why as of yet.

hope you enjoy.

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  • Davis Stognijenko
  • 07-15-22

Another great work by Han Yang!

Got to be honest, the book started off slow but didn't have to wait long for it to pick up steam.
Argo might not think his a hero but his actions speak for themselves. Hoping a sequel for this book is in the works.

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  • Daryl peter lambrou
  • 07-14-22

Epic

Great book very fun and well done great characters and story can’t wait for more