Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Debut novelist Charlton creates a complex world in Spellwright (The Spellwright Trilogy, Book 1) by [Charlton, Blake]. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading Loading. Because of how fast he can forge the magical runes that create spells, Nicodemus was thought to be the Halcyon, a powerful spellwright prophesied to prevent. Spellwright (), Tor Books, ISBN ; Spellbound (), Tor Books, ISBN ; Spellbreaker.

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Actually reading the story, though, and experiencing the events at the ponderous and overly-detailed pace set by Charlton, leaves more to be desired. Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king chalrton ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him.


He is currently a senior resident physician in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Yet Nicodemus Weal stands above the rest and fights convention just like the author of Spellwright Sometimes it hurts to have my mind Actually, I was just worried that my newfound love of the author would be tarnished by a book I didn’t like.

Whereas in other books a simple conversation would be short, sweet, and then we would move on, Charlton has this habit of wanting to spell out no pun intended every little thing. One of the things I most enjoyed was how complete the worldbuilding is and the many different cultures that populate the novel. Oct 28, Anu rated it it was amazing Shelves: The worlds, past and present, that Blake Charlton describes are richly imagined, and the complex plot advances at breakneck speed without leaving the reader behind…[H]ighly recommended for all fantasy lovers.

Imagine taking words OFF the page as glowing glyphs and us You remember those books you read as a kid that truly excited you, made your imagination fly and made you believe that anything, no matter how unlikely was possible?

Each order of spellcasters have their own unique spellcasting languages that they keep secret from the other orders.

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Our hero suffers from a disability; you see he is a cacographer… Dictionary. It is a rare feat to successfully combine writing fantasy fiction with the demanding life of a medical student seriously, how does Blake Charlton manage?

Recommendation and final thoughts: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. In summary, it was 2,5 stars rounded up, and I’m not certain if I’ll go for the next book in the series.

Several emotional situations were handled very weakly. But, by identifying it early and providing specialized education to young people we can make sure that kids don’t have to suffer thinking they’re stupid.

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My pr 1 Rating – 4 out of 5 stars. Original review posted at Layers of Thought. I totally loved this book and I completely enjoyed this book! Sure this book plays out a coming of age story that has been done so many times before, but it found a way to be fresh, to be literate. Moreover, I found the compact and intelligent prose of Charlton very satisfying. Once action does pick up, though, things are happening one after the other.

She did well and went to college where she listened to text books on tape, following along with the written words to give you an idea how much dedication that takes a page novel takes around 12 hours to listen to. There’s intrigue and betrayal and trying to chart a moral path amidst impossible choices. Cannibals And Carpet Fitters It’s like faith, I guess. I have heard plenty from my dyslexic friend.

Third, the magic within this book is among the best I have ever read. Murder, prophecy, cursed heroes, political factions, gods, druids, even a dragon; they all appear in this first novel, set in a well-constructed world which is beautifully described without detracting from the overall plot.

He made the signing really fun! Nonetheless, it is a solid read, and a particularly accessible one – I would especially recommend it to those looking for fantasy novels for first-time fantasy readers, young adults Charlton’s book does not have profanity or any real sexual contentor both.

When murders and strange activities coincide with the Convocation at Starhaven, visiting wizards and druids begin to wonder whether Nicodemus might in fact be the anti-Halcyon.

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This was one of those rare gems that slowed me down to take my time and read each and every word. Lists with This Book. Read reviews that mention magic system blake charlton main character nicodemus weal brandon sanderson magical languages epic fantasy long time agwu shannon takes place magic systems worldbuilding fantasy novels looking forward robin hobb storm petrel charlton has created george rr martin magical system many readers.

I put his book aside because I had fear. Trivia About Spellwright Spel There are not many plot twists, and some outcomes are apparent early on, but that is all ok, because you end up really caring about our heroes. While the magic system is intriguing and carefully described, the setting is never fully realized, and Nicodemus’s interactions with other teachers and students seem to take place in a world bereft of supporting characters.

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That said, the book noticeably improves in quality as you continue reading it, until by the end of the book the prose and characters are a match for more established fantasy writers like Brandon Sanderson who shares a similar style of prose in his “Mistborn” trilogy. I think I was surprised that I liked it as much as I did because a lot of it was derivative as most fantasy tends to be in some way, like I have said in the past. chaelton

Definitely recommended for lovers of YA high fantasy. However, wicked things start occurring around the main character, while the future of mankind is decided upon by representatives of all magical academies. I loved it… Parts of the magic also reminded me of Peter Bretts the Warded Man series and could easily fit in to that world as well.