Dragonfrigate Wizard : Halcyon Blithe
In the latest chapter of the young wizard's nautical education he finds himself second in command of a captured enemy vessel that must engage a demonship in combat before returning to port. Upon his return he is assigned duty on a dwarven dragonship where he and his shipmates encounter the deceit of politics and diplomacy before they can regain the security of their Arcanian dragonship and the company of their trusted crewmates.Combining elements of "Hornblower" with "Harry Potter", and "Robert Louis Stevenson" with "Robin Hobb", the "Halcyon Blithe" are nautical tales rich in magic and intrigue set against a panorama of fantastic naval battles as we follow the career of a young midshipwizard as he moves up through the ranks of His Majesty's Navy.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 106.68 x 160.02 x 25.4mm | 113.4g
- 27 Nov 2007
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"Horatio Hornblower meets Harry Potter in a tale of magical martial warfare on the high seas."--Ed Greenwood, creator of The Forgotten Realms, on "Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe""Ward is clearly familiar with both genres--and good acquaintance with disparate genres is far from universal among those who try to combine any two such .Recommended wherever nautomaniacs persuse the fantasy shelves."--"Booklist "on" Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe""""Shape-shifters, naval lore, and elemental magic describe this action-packed blend of Horatio Hornblower and Harry Potter."--"VOYA" on "Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe"
About James M. Ward
James Ward is the author of gaming fiction as well as an award-winning and bestselling designer of games. He lives in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.