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The Shattergrave Knights

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  204 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Every family has its own traditions. The Merriwether family traditions are dark magic, devil worship and insurrection. Jack and Olive Merriwether thought they were two ordinary teenagers until they learned they were descended from the murderous sorcerer Gorgyaz. Now that the truth about their ancestry is out, the government wants to take their freedom, a witchfinder wants ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 258 pages
Published June 10th 2011
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Sarah Castillo
Aug 01, 2011 Sarah Castillo rated it did not like it
I couldn't finish this book. The characters didn't hook me and the action at the beginning of the book was sort of.. set up feeling.
The setting and world was a little hard to understand.
It's possible it got better, I wouldn't know because I couldn't finish it.
Josh
Oct 05, 2011 Josh rated it liked it
Nice indie book, though not the best I've read. The characters were at times too sarcastic, and the witch hunt at the beginning was slightly too stereotypical. The main characters were quite one-dimensional, though the great aunt was fairly well written.

None the less, it sets up an interesting world. Three hundred years previously, Maxander and Hugo fought, along with their respective peoples and armies. Hugo won, at least canonically, and is now revered as a Saint among the vast unified Protect
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Hollie
Oct 17, 2011 Hollie rated it liked it
I would give this one three and a half if I could. It was a good story, and I plan to read the next one if it's as inexpensive as the first, but it didn't quite capture me entirely. I'm horrible at remembering particulars, so I usually try to review immediately after finishing a book, but didn't get the chance with this one and now I've read a couple other books in the interim with cloud my recollection of the particular ins and outs of this book. My overall impression at this point is that it w ...more
Katy
Nov 21, 2011 Katy rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and at $1.99 I couldn't pass it up. It was perhaps not the best book I've ever read, but it was a very worthy first book; and in any case, not every book has to be intense and thought-provoking. I can't hold it against it for being a lighter read.

The characters were a little flat, but still fun to read; it didn't really get in the way of the story. The world was well-constructed and in large part believable; the treatment of magic was interesting. The Tautho were
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T.L. Barrett
Dec 17, 2011 T.L. Barrett rated it really liked it
The Shattergrave Knights is an inventive and entertaining adventure set in a fantasy world overrun with a dystopian religion and features twin brother and sister who are heir to a dangerous and sinister legacy. Although it is a quick read, and I wanted more detail, I found this memorable and exciting. I have never been so excited to read about goblins or dragons. Mr. Haendler is a great handler of magic, and the evil government is frightening. I look forward to hopefully reading much more from t ...more
MarsianMan
Jul 12, 2012 MarsianMan rated it really liked it
I liked the brother and sister combination. They are young and flawed but learned from their mistakes. The story started out a bit slow although not uninteresting. Once it picked up speed it never slowed down.
Russ
Aug 11, 2011 Russ rated it it was amazing
Great first book. I enjoyed it and hope for a sequel. Doesn't really break any ground, but still very good.
Danielle
Nov 23, 2011 Danielle rated it it was ok
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
Too jarring to read a medieval-style fantasy peppered with modern tid-bits such as turkey bacon and guns with rubber bullets. A couple interesting non-human characters, though.
Barbara
Oct 12, 2011 Barbara rated it liked it
Good reading. I think this is a cut above a lot of the YA fantasy reads. I would definitely try another book from this author.
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I am an author and attorney, both professions in which one is called upon to craft compelling narratives, build sympathy for your protagonists and denounce your villains' shocking misdeeds. For as long as I can remember, I have had a deep love of storytelling. I have previously written for such fine publications as Palladium Books' Rifter magazine and The University of Chicago Legal Forum, but The ...more
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