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K. E. Mills

Autor(a) de The Innocent Mage

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About the Author

Também inclui: Karen Miller (1)

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) K. E. Mills is a pseudonym of the Australian author Karen Miller. However, since there are other authors also called Karen Miller, the names should not be combined.


Obras de K. E. Mills

The Innocent Mage (2005) 2,126 cópias
The Awakened Mage (2006) 1,553 cópias
Empress (2007) 983 cópias
The Accidental Sorcerer (2008) 835 cópias
The Prodigal Mage (2009) 603 cópias
The Riven Kingdom (2007) 586 cópias
Hammer of God (2008) 502 cópias
Witches Incorporated (2009) 482 cópias
The Reluctant Mage (2010) 350 cópias
A Blight of Mages (2011) 340 cópias
Wizard Squared (2010) 295 cópias
Wild Space (2008) 281 cópias
Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth (2010) 218 cópias
The Falcon Throne (2014) 192 cópias
Clone Wars Gambit: Siege (2010) 177 cópias

Associated Works

Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Points of Origin (2015) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Miller, Karen
Data de nascimento
Canada (birth)
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Locais de residência
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Institute of Technology (BA ∙ Communications)
Macquarie University (MA ∙ Children's Literature)
Aviso de desambiguação
K. E. Mills is a pseudonym of the Australian author Karen Miller. However, since there are other authors also called Karen Miller, the names should not be combined.




This was better than the first book in this duology of Clone Wars Gambit. The plot continues by destroying the bio weapon and saving our two Jedi heroes, Anakin and Obi-wan.

This is my second novel by Karen Miller. I am not too fond of her writing style but do applaude her for keeping the relationship between Obi and Anakin authentic.

I enjoyed Obi and Taria's relationship it is another side we see of him and explaining why he is what he is and his view. Of course, this angers our Ani because everything he was let to believe is only applicable more or less to him.

The battle scenes in this one weren't so descriptive, but it was more about the battle inside our characters themselves. This isn't the best Star Wars novel I have read so far, but it was still intriguing.

The political plots were few but well received, with Palpatine still pulling the strings and weaving his webs of lies.

Throughout the duology, the word "Stang" is used, more than it should have been. (5 times a page) It was kind of irritating, as it loses its meaning, but my guess is that this is a swear word more or less.
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Aya666 | outras 6 resenhas | May 16, 2024 |
This is my first novel by Karen Miller. This novel wasn't amazing, but it wasn't horrid either.

The novel starts very, very slow. It picks up and goes quite faster towards the end of the novel. It is still a good entry into the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. This is part of the Clone Wars era.

The characters still feel super authentic than most of the novels I have read so far. I loved Anakin and Obi-wan. It didn't feel forced.

I loved Obi having another love interest, and I found it super cute in a jedi sort of way. They have this comfortable relationship.

The plot is a bit short or not fully explored yet, but I hope it will showcase itself better in the sequel. I also enjoy how all of the key characters are explored with Bail Organa and his relationship with the jedi.

There are small tidbits with how the distrust of Palpatine is growing in the senate, but no one can put their fingers on it. This also utilises how the jedi became soldiers than being peacekeepers.

Overall, I enjoyed it, but I'm not exactly raving about it.
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Aya666 | outras 7 resenhas | May 16, 2024 |
Almost 700 pages where we follow the exploits of an emotionally stunted hero. Did I need the full saga of Hekat's life to understand her motivations? No, no I did not. The plot of the book is essentially a Cinderella story: a slave from the savage north becomes empress because she is chosen by god. This is a good concept on paper except that the protagonist is extremely unlikable, and this is mostly because she is a sycophant, and it makes it really difficult to care about what happens to her. She does everything, and claims it is for her god. She is the exception, and claims that it is because she was chosen by god. Do the gods exist? Who knows? Who cares? At the end of the day the conflict comes from three people who all claim the god speaks through them, but are hearing drastically different things. This has the effect of making the character seem crazy. I get it, she was unloved as a child, and she is determined to never be a slave again, but that is not enough to garner sympathy by the end of the book. Like, I read Medea, and still had sympathy, but the difference is that Hekat's actions do not feel just, and it is difficult to care. She has a lot of hubris ( like any tragic hero from your High School lit class), there is a lot of misplaced confidence in her decisions on all fronts. She became empress because she has so much arrogance that everyone thinks that she knows what she is doing, but the plot has to literally flex itself around this ridiculous conceit, until things fall apart. If she were a bit more of a character, and maybe if she had a bit more interaction with the guy who inexplicably fell in love with her, the majority of the book wouldn't have felt so pointless. I was reading this trying to figure out how she was succeeding, because she shouldn't have been succeeding, and whenever she succeeded ( because she is a sycophant) it is proof that she was "in the god's eye," but as a thinking reader of fantasy, supernatural powers do not prove the existence of a god or demons in the world, and I think it is interesting that there is nobody who is definitively "demonstruck" people point fingers, like in the Salem Witch Trials, but who is demonstruck is determined more by who holds different beliefs to you. That was the really realistic thing about it, god isn't a character in this book, god contradicts himself, not everyone has the same god. The world is clearly built influenced by classical civilizations like ancient Rome and Greece, as well as with the philosophy of imperialist societies, especially christian ones. The voice of god swings back and forth between New Testament God and Old Testament God, and the voice of god and the motivations of god change with both the individual and the needs of the new world. The last couple of chapters that are told from the viewpoint of her son were a much better read for me, and really redeemed the rest of the book. The problem is that grimdark is not my trash. I do not like seeing horrible people succeed and good people fail. I also have issues with racial coding in fantasy because a race of people with vitiligo, and brown-skinned people with blue eyes is... problematic especially from a white Australian author. I think that people who have problems with the dialogue are, right, the characters talk weird and it is draining to read.… (mais)
kittyfoyle | outras 37 resenhas | Apr 23, 2024 |
Based on the title I thought this would be about someone who would become a mage, not someone who becomes the princes errand boy. The title of the story threw me off, and I was continuing to read hoping that somewhere the prophecy you throw the main character into the mage role. Maybe actually have the main character performing magic outside of his race, or learn about his own races magic. I'm not sure if I was taking the title to literal but it seemed to just confuse me.

The plot isn't bad, and the character interaction is good but it's just plain boring. Like many of the other people who have put reviews on here, I continued reading hoping that the story would get a little exciting but it never came about. The ending of the book was just like the rest of the book, it didn't really revolve around the main character and left me saying... "Really that's all"?

I usually give a book 3 stars if I just can make it to the end, but the complete confusion and inability for the story to make me want to turn the page makes this a 2 star book.
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MattKeevil | outras 41 resenhas | Jan 5, 2024 |



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