The Artefacts of Power series is a tetralogy of fantasy novels written by British author Maggie Furey. The series revolves around the character Aurian, after whom. To the city of Nexis, where Magefolk rule uneasily over a race of mortals, a young girl named Aurian comes to learn the magic arts. Her dormant powers are. The Artefacts of Power book series by Maggie Furey includes books Aurian, Harp of Winds, Sword of Flame, and several more. See the complete Artefacts of.

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Maggie Furey is a British author of a number of beloved, long-in-print fantasy series. Born and raised in the North of England, she now lives in Ireland.

Ideas had been simmering in my mind for years — and suddenly, the time had come. I knew I could do this — I had never been so certain about anything in my life. The series has now sold in excess ofcopies, and been published widely in translation especially in Europe. In ages past, there had been four magical weapons, fashioned to be used only by the Magefolk.

But their history had been lost, together with the Artefacts themselves, in the Cataclysm which had wrought changes on land and water alike. Aurian, the child of renegade Mages, finds herself sent to the city of Nexis to join the Academy and then train as a full Mage. Little does she suspect that she will quickly become entwined with a power struggle between Miathan, the Archmage, and the human inhabitants of Nexis. But this friendship infuriates Miathan, and leads to a deadly conflagration, in which the first Poaer is revealed.

Rich, colourful and infinitely enchanting it is a work that will give enormous pleasure to fantasy readers. Qrtifacts its hard-to-find nature, the novel has been garnering good reviews ever since it was released. There had been four Artefacts of Power, belonging to the four branches of the Magefolk. Now, millennia later, only the human Mages survived, and the Artefacts were lost.

Until the coming of Aurian…. Child of wizards, swordmistress, the ppwer Aurian had set her power against that of Miathan, the evil Archmage. Trapped in the Southern Lands, her powers reft by pregnancy, Aurian must rely upon the untried powers of the half-blood Mage Anvar as their odyssey takes them to the realm of the mysterious Xandim, to the peaktop city of the Skyfolk, and to the worlds beyond.


Armies mass, and men and women must choose sides in the mighty conflict for control of the world and the Artefacts of Power!

Only the Sword of Flame, last and greatest of the Artefacts of Power, can help them — but the Sword is hidden. Meanwhile, Death awaits his third and final meeting with the pair…. As the Mages set out once more, the world stands poised on the brink of conflict. Miathan is fortifying the city of Nexis artifatcs, in the south, the fierce Khazalim are arming for war.

The Skyfolk have abandoned their long isolation ufrey the Xandim prepare for their last great ride. Both the Leviathans and the Phaerie have decisions to make which will change their existence forever. The future stands balanced on a knife-edge between hope and destruction.

All await the coming of the Sword of Flame — and Aurian. Aurian faces bitter defeat. She has failed to master the Sword of Flame, her only defence magggie the forces of evil. But she has also unleashed the deadly, unpredictable Phaerie upon the world, and the end of that is unknowable. And now she must journey through time itself….

Now, Aurian and a few allies travel into an uncertain future. Knowing she must defeat Eliseth, who controls the Cauldron of Rebirth, without destroying the world, Aurian is faced by many dilemmas before she finally reaches the ancient Dragon City of Dhiammara.

There, in the home of the extinct fire lizards, a final conflict will take place, in which Aurian must triumph or die. Three unlikely heroes must penetrate a land of sorcery and secrets to save a world hurtling toward chaos.

Scholar’s Blog: Maggie Furey’s ‘Artefacts of Power’ series – reprise

From the dazzling imagination of Maggie Furey comes an astonishing new epic of a wondrous world on the brink of collapse… and the daring trio who will risk the deadliest odds to save it.

The world of Myrial ot racing toward apocalypse. For aeons, its mysterious Curtain Walls have functioned to separate realm from realm, and race from race, so that each cordoned area remains a sanctuary for its species. But now the miraculous walls that have provided order for so long are disintegrating with disastrous results. Mingling climates are causing unrelenting rains or deadly droughts, while warlike races are preying mercilessly on the helpless and meek.

The Artefacts of Power

And the carnage will only grow worse unless a seasoned woman-warrior, a brazen firedrake, and a venerable Dragon with amazing telepathic powers — all trusted members of the Shadowleague — succeed where everyone else has failed. For they must first locate the heart of Myrial, where the secret for undoing this disaster resides. In order to reach their goal, however, they must overcome treachery, intrigue, and evil — and a mysterious figure from the past whose actions threaten to tear the Shadowleague apart.


As the Curtain Walls across Myrial continue to fail, the threat of war grows ever greater. But the Shadowleague, the council responsible for peace and order, is beginning to tear itself apart. If this occurs, any hope of avoiding the deepening crisis will be destroyed. And as the divisions spread, the artiafcts and enigmatic Lord Blade rallies his supporters, waiting for his chance to take over.

To prevent catastrophe, Loremaster Veldan must persuade Zavahl, the tortured former Hierarch, to open his mind and unlock the knowledge of Aethon the Dragon Seer. With the fate of the world hanging on a half-remembered tale from long ago, Veldan, the firedrake Kazairl and their companions must travel down a dark and dangerous atrifacts. The Curtain Walls have fallen — leaving the world of Myrial vulnerable to unknown enemies from other realms. A slaughter by brutal winged invaders has left the city of Tiarond reeling, and artjfacts laws governing reality itself no longer seem to hold.

Under the rule of a renegade leader, the Shadowleague slowly gathers itself together from its tattered remnants and braces for a devastating attack meant to shatter it forever.

Furey, Maggie – Artifacts of Power 1 – Aurian

It must be found before off secret is discovered. Two warriors and a firedrake embark on an urgent mission to find him — before the Dragons do. When all hope seems lost, a young boy points the way to an amazing discovery. Posted on Friday, March 21st, Until the coming of Aurian… Child of wizards, swordmistress, the headstrong Aurian had set her power against that of Miathan, the evil Archmage. Meanwhile, Death awaits his third and final meeting with the pair… As the Mages set out once more, the world stands poised on the brink of conflict.