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Deadly Wands

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Growing up in a world at war, Billy’s parents hid his unique powers as if his life depended on it. But when ambitious rulers murder his parents, the orphan finds using his deadly wands for revenge literally addictive. After he commits to fighting the Mongol Empire, which seeks to conquer the other half of the world, Genghis Khan himself makes killing Billy his highest ...more
Paperback, 277 pages
Published September 3rd 2011 by Smashwords
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Christopher
Mar 07, 2012 Christopher rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
The book was amazing. You can always tell when an author does the research necessary to take their book to the next level.

I loved how Mr. Reilly added details from different points in history to create such a stunning array of characters and environments. If my laptop hadn't kept overheating, I would've read it straight through.

I loved the action sequences the most. Mr. Reilly has a great mind for strategy. I think that's what it more real to me than anything. The forces opposing Billy always f
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Becky
Mar 29, 2012 Becky rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
I won this book as part of Goodreads First Reads.

The book starts with the world in the middle of a war. Genghis Khan has discovered magic and has used it to take over half of the world. Resistance in western Europe & the Americas is pretty much the only thing keeping him from becoming ruler of Earth. I thought that the war and how the governments worked with/against one another was interesting. The more powerful magicians (quads) were needed by both sides in order to win the battles, as well
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Brittany
Feb 22, 2016 Brittany rated it did not like it
I can't even finish this. Found this looking for a similar book to Harry Potter. Yeah, this is NOT it. Way too many "storylines" being thrown in together. The premise is good but I just can't handle the writing style.

Didn't finish this one. Made it almost halfway through and just can't pick it up again. Maybe someday, I will attempt this one again. But if not, I only lost .99 on it.
Noelia
Apr 18, 2012 Noelia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely an interesting read at first. However once you get into Billy's story the book loses some of the magic it first started out with. After reading about 40% of the book I kind of felt like the story was dragged on more than necessary and the ending was very abrupt.
Carrie A.
May 05, 2012 Carrie A. rated it really liked it
Very good book that kept you guessing even to the end. The ending made me wonder what is next...

Carrie A. Watson
June Woodhouse
Oct 30, 2012 June Woodhouse rated it did not like it
Read this as it was mentioned somewhere that it was as good as Harry potter, it wasn't! Didn't enjoy it at all, not my cup of tea, pft! Waste of time.
Soumi Paul
Mar 30, 2016 Soumi Paul rated it really liked it
The suspense is not that exciting.....but the storyline is excellent...loved the plot...looking forward to a more exciting story!!!
Theresa
Jan 02, 2016 Theresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best story

The best book I've read in long time. Can't wait for the next book. Took me 5 days to read.
Jes
Aug 26, 2013 Jes rated it it was ok
This has gotten lemmed, I have been trying for 2 years to get past the first chapter. It was ok, interesting enough but could not draw me back to continue after I had to put the book down.
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The author of Deadly Wands and the asteroid-impact novel Regolith, Mr. Reilly has a Master's degree in Counseling, an autistic son, speaks Spanish, and builds oceanfront Caribbean condos.
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