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A sweeping tale of revolution and wonder in a world not quite like our own, A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians is a genre-defying story of magic, war, and the struggle for freedom in the early modern world.
It is the Age of Enlightenment — of new and magical political movements, from the necromancer Robespierre calling for revolution in France to the weather mage Toussaint L’Ouverture leading the slaves of Haiti in their fight for freedom, to the bold new Prime Minister William Pitt weighing the legalization of magic amongst commoners in Britain and abolition throughout its colonies overseas.
But amidst all of the upheaval of the early modern world, there is an unknown force inciting all of human civilization into violent conflict. And it will require the combined efforts of revolutionaries, magicians, and abolitionists to unmask this hidden enemy before the whole world falls to darkness and chaos.
H. G. Parry, is the author of ,The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
A spellbinding tale of revolutions and magical realism set during the Age of Enlightenment.
An impressive, serious historical fantasy with aeaders of London, Paris, and the Caribbean.
This astonishing tale cleverly interweaves the turbulent events of the French Revolution and slave abolition. The author adds a wonderful twist, where magic is confined strictly to the aristocracy in the European countries. There is a breathtaking scope of political intrigue that had me glued to the pages. H. G. Parry lush writing is reminiscent of classical English literature. Perfectly poised verbiage that inlines with this era of history.
The Magic is all that I hoped it would be, perfectly balanced with historical aspects of the storyline. All in all it’s a captivating magical, reimagining of key moments in European history. Where Imperialism and colonialism were in place and if you know your history they focus on the suppression of others.
H G Parry has created an exceptional book, that offers the reader a well researched historical tale with a captivating magic system. Let me say that I was impressed with the ingenious, meticulously researched historical facts that are woven into an epic fantasy world. The cliffhanger hanging ending will have you wanting more.
The well developed cast of characters include some notable historical figures such as William Pitt the Younger, William Wilberforce, Maximilien Robespierre, Camille Desmoulins, and Toussaint Louverture.
The reign of terror, French Revolution, The very effective, brutal slave revolution of the French colony of Saint Domingue, which is currently the sovereign state of Haiti.
The madness of King George of England, along with incredible magical realism.
This book has been my favorite so far this year.
I definitely recommend this to my friends and family .
-France’s Robespierre is a necromancer
-Britain’s Prime Minister William Pitt is a mesmerist (among other things)
-Toussaint Louverture is a weak weather mage the focus in
-Fina, a slave in the French colony of Saint Domingue, who’s magical ability is a force to reckoned with.
“Its the ones we love that know the most dangerous ways to hurt us.”
“They were each vulnerable to the other. Perhaps there was a power in that.”
“He was right about one thing: the Revolution had made him, as a person, a husband and a writer. It had given his his language. The trouble was, it was a language far more permanent than Camille’s own convictions.”