Mages Mistake, Tales of Menel Fenn Book 2

“The loving construction of Mage’s Mistake and the originality of the plot make it a fascinating read. It is sure to be enjoyed by fantasy and romance fans alike…….” – Reviews
Mage’s Mistake is an enchanting fantasy novel by Kevin Nielson. It is set in a beautiful and ethereal world, which is comprised of Sanctuaries, and seems to mould itself according to the people’s wishes and desires. Fantasy readers will love the fast-paced storyline and the colourful characters. Mage’s Mistake also intertwines romance with its fantastical elements, and is sure to touch even the hardest of hearts.
An array of characters, each with their own backstory and unique personalities, make Mage’s Mistake a delightful reading experience. There is Justina, who wakes up with no clue of who or what she is, and who is greeted by a frog-man named Alex; Devron, a high-elf who struggles to get off his high horse and seeks to redeem himself from a cruel act in the past; Stackit, a lonely hunter; and a Congresswoman Sandra, who stumbles into a curious world after rescuing a woman who looks very much like herself. Together, this unlikely group investigates the mystifying world and delves into a mystery like no other.  Mage’s Mistake is easy to read and follow. The fast-paced plotline grips your attention from page one and never lets go until the very end. Characters are well-fleshed out, and each faces his or her own dilemmas and challenges. The book is divided into clear chapters, and it is always clear where the story is headed. Various mysteries pepper the book – how did the Sanctuaries come about? Why does Justina find Alex the frog-man familiar? Does Stackit find love in the end? Why are their so many women running about who are the splitting image of Justina and Sandra Redwood? The reader will find answers by the end of the book, constituting a satisfying ending.
The loving construction of Mage’s Mistake and the originality of the plot make it a fascinating read. It is sure to be enjoyed by fantasy and romance fans alike.



Mage’s Mistake Review by D. Russell

Mage’s Mistake written by K.D Neilson is a fast paced gripping ride. This fantasy adventure, with just a touch of romance, grabs the reader’s attention from the first page to its very last.

K.D Neilson has masterfully depicted his characters with personalities that are both believable and individual. They move flawlessly through his fantastically designed world in which the novel is set.

The plot unfolds at a lively pace typified by a writing style that adds texture to the tale and highlights the author’s ‘down to earth’ persona; all of which come together to create a unique take on this genre, making for a very enjoyable read.


Mage’s Mistake- Reviewed by Dominick Swennen  from Fantastical Imaginations

Mage’s Mistake is the fourth instalment in the Tales Of Menel Fenn, the original series by New Zealand author K.D. Nielson, and tells the tale of five characters that are waking up in a very strange world where everything seems familiar. Or, upon closer look, maybe not so familiar at all. Desperate to find out what happened to them, they form a reluctant alliance and set out on a quest in search for answers.

This book is set in a world where nothing is at it seems at first sight and you can tell from the many details that this is a world where Nielson has spent a lot of time on its development. It’s an intriguing and very interesting world with quite some mysteries that are waiting to be resolved. It is a great world to read about and I wouldn’t have minded if the story was a lot longer.
The five lead characters are also quite original: we have a High Elf turned Lich, a Frog Prince, a vampire, a hunter and a woman from our world who ends up in this fantasy world and who is probably the answer to all their questions.
The development of these characters and their interaction is not as original as it could be, but it also isn’t cliché. Nielson does a decent job with how he puts these characters on the pages.

The storyline is quite original and really fascinating. It takes Nielson some time to establish the characters, but once that’s done you get a tale that is quite different than most fantasy stories. It’s a story about lost love and sacrifices, but differently than I’ve read before.

And that brings us to my conclusion. Mage’s Mistake is, despite the fact that it could use some more editing, a solid novella with quite some originality. Nielson has definitely a flair for creating an original world, inhabited with original ideas and characters. A nice fast read.




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