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Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! Follow Tarlok, Savan and Tessia as their paths intertwine, with the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant’s guild manipulating the populace fo ...more
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Published March 15th 2012 by Smashwords Edition (first published March 14th 2012)
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Lisa Hapney
May 26, 2012 Lisa Hapney rated it liked it
The author requested that I review this book. I really enjoy a good fantasy and the description sounded pretty good so I sat down to read it. Overall it was a decent story. Not epic and sweeping, but not bad either and I didn't have to struggle to finish it. The writing was good and the story flowed along. All things considered the writing was not the problem (and that is a compliment). I believe the overall problem was that the author played it a little too safe in the story and I really didn't ...more
Annamaria
Aug 12, 2013 Annamaria rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Although a bit slow to start, The Brotherhood of Piaxia, picks up in speed and action after the first few chapters.
The main characters come alive within their own chapters, and each, in their own way, advances the story in a memorable way. War and magic intertwine to create the excitement, rushing you through pages as a warlock takes control of a peaceful world
Commanders, warlocks and even the merchants’ guild come together to fight this evil emperor and to reinstate the monarchy. . Interestin
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Rebecca McKinnon
Apr 16, 2012 Rebecca McKinnon rated it it was amazing
Great, well-rounded characters? Magic running rampant? A lost princess? Yes, this book has it all.

I have to admit, at first I was a little annoyed by how many "main" characters there are in this book. For probably the first quarter of the book I kept getting mixed up as to who had done what. Although, to be perfectly honest, this was only because it's been a while since I've read anything that follows more than about 3 characters. Yes, the blurb only names 3, but there are many more key players.
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Jessica Bronder
Feb 25, 2014 Jessica Bronder rated it really liked it
We start the story with a group of warlocks killing a royal family. From there, Piaxia is divided where one warlock rules over one town. Fast forward twenty years. Kurmia has been corrupted by his power. He has a plan to kill off the other warlocks so he can rule Piaxia. Then the rumor of a princess that escaped the killing years earlier give hope to those that think she could rule Piaxia.

There are many characters that have different roles to this story. It is almost overwhelming, but you do ge
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Judy
May 28, 2014 Judy rated it it was amazing
My Review: I have to say I have liked everything I have read by this author. He seems to be able to write in any genre he chooses. This turn at fantasy is no different. The world is well developed and the characters are interesting. Love the simple shepherd Bron. The key to the great power is so simple when it is revealed. I would definitely look forward to more of this world. The only thing I would mark down is the editing could be a little bit better but I got so wrapped up in the story that i ...more
Angie
Sep 17, 2012 Angie rated it really liked it
Synopsis: "Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! Follow Tarlok, Savan and Tessia as their paths intertwine, with the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant’s guild manipulating the populace for their own end."


My Review: I really enjoyed this one, like most other epic fantasy novels, it takes some time and
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Karen
Jul 04, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
At the author's request, I reviewed this story and I can say that I did really enjoy it. It is well written with a wonderfully thought out plot and will leave the reader truly engaged. One issue I had was the number of characters and at first, I was a little confused until I could sort everyone out. This, however, does not distract from the story and the characters themselves are interesting and delightful. It's not often that you see male characters shown with such closeness and camaraderie wit ...more
Christine
Jun 24, 2012 Christine rated it really liked it
It seems that I've been reading quite a few fantasy books recently, and I'm not able to remember why I ever stopped.

The Brotherhood of Piaxia is all about warring wizards, lost royalty, and setting things right. There are many characters in this story, but all of them play a special part in the grand scheme. Even with all the varied characters, I never had a problem keeping track of the story and what was going on.

The only drawback I found was the slightly slow build-up to the real meat of the
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Farhana Chowdhury
Jul 01, 2012 Farhana Chowdhury rated it really liked it
I received this book from Michael Drakich for reviewing purposes back in April. I have to admit, whilst the synopsis seemed interesting, I didn’t think I’d take to it as much as I did! It has even made it’s way into my Book Recommendations list, so it’s no secret how much I truly enjoyed reading this book!

The book is set in the alternate land of Piaxia where magic and military force are fundamental to maintaining the peace, order and above all the control of the land. Technology is non-existent
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Ron
Jun 11, 2012 Ron rated it it was ok
This was a pleasant foray back into fantasy lands for me. It had been a while, and even longer since I read a book fitting the characteristics of The Brotherhood of Piaxia.

If I had to define the book in one line, I’d say that it’s the kind of read that will get you hooked to the genre for the first time and will make you roll your eyes when you get back to it, years later. This is by no means “bad”: I’d put a lot of novels in that category, starting with the famous and beloved Drizzt series by S
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Jackie
Book Synopsis


Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! Follow Tarlok, Savan and Tessia as their paths intertwine, with the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant’s guild manipulating the populace for their own end.

My Thoughts


Filled with action, intrigue, adversity, warlocks, magic and a multitude of chara
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Liz
Jan 18, 2016 Liz rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Twenty years ago, in the land of Piaxia, the corrupt royal family was put to the sword by a group of determined warlocks known as the Brotherhood. In the present, the now-ruling warlocks each hold sway over individual towns. The story begins when Kurmia, warlock lord of the town of Lia, takes steps to eliminate the other warlocks and assume the title of emperor over the land of Piaxia. Soon, rumors arise that as least one royal family member survived the slaughter years ago, one who now has a ri ...more
Rubysbooks
Sep 28, 2012 Rubysbooks rated it really liked it
Every once in a while I read a fantasy book that reminds me why I love fantasy. The Brotherhood of Piaxia is one of those books. Warlocks, magic, corruption, war.

I thought the book started a bit slow. But it wasn't that "nothing's happening, when is the action starting?" kind of slow. Before the big turning point and before the big changes, we get to meet the main characters and see them evolve, grow up or turn into a better version of themselves. Also, during this time, we see how magic can cor
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Marybeth (Manhattan Reader)
Twenty years have passed since the corrupt royal family was put to the sword by a group known as the Brotherhood, made up of warlocks. The story tells a tale of good trying to triumph over evil in a fast-paced novel.

This book is made up of a lot of action, mystery, intrigue, and magic. And I think this is why I gave it three stars. There was such an overload of material, it felt almost overwhelming, especially with the amount of characters that was in the novel.

Admittedly, once the reader gets i
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Nadège Richards
Aug 30, 2012 Nadège Richards rated it really liked it
Brotherhood of the Piaxia wasn't my typical read, even though I am a reader of all. It was also a slow read that I really had to get into, but once the action kicked in a few chapters in, I started to become excited. The plot was very riveting and I found the characters to be this story's greatest feat, especially Tessia. Michael's writing style I appreciated the most, as it was very mature and compelling. With a story like this one--full of adventure, myths, and mystery--that's the kind of writ ...more
Karen
Jun 27, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
The Brotherhood of Piaxia had a slow start, something that I dislike. But the action starts after some chapters, and then it was hard to put it down.

The plot was very good, I really enjoyed how the book had put the plot in the center. Many other books, put the characters in center and that can be a bit boring.

I liked Drakich writing style, he used a style that I appreciate. It was easy to read, but I had to read some parts twice.
The book contained a lot of characters, in the beginning it was ha
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Annamaria Bazzi
Jul 12, 2012 Annamaria Bazzi rated it really liked it
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Although a bit slow to start, The Brotherhood of Piaxia, picks up in speed and action after the first few chapters.
The main characters come alive within their own chapters, and each, in their own way, advances the story in a memorable way. War and magic intertwine to create the excitement, rushing you through pages as a warlock takes control of a peaceful world
Commanders, warlocks and even the merchants’ guild come together to fight this evil emperor and to reinstate the monarchy. . Interestin
...more
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
This is one of those high Fantasy books in which you will completely immerse yourself in. There are several central characters and political intrigue with magic and adventure. Set during the time of Castle's, Princesses and alliances between Kingdom's is crucial.
Princess Tessia is in the middle of the negotiations between Kingdoms and she is my favorite character, showing strength and determination. She also brings a little bit of the softer side to all of the politics that are going on.
I like
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A.D. Trosper
Jul 24, 2013 A.D. Trosper rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I really enjoyed reading this book, I thought the political maneuverings were well done and the strategies of battle well thought out.

Drakich did a good job of making me care about the characters, particularly Tarlok, his brother, and Grott. I liked the wide use of magic in the book as well. I found the lack of orphaned farmer boy (or something close to it) and evil god-like "dark lord" quite refreshing.

I do wish the story had a moved a little slower though and developed Tessia and other events
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Marianne Søiland
Jul 31, 2012 Marianne Søiland rated it liked it
Tja... Ideen bak boka er ikke dårlig. 12 trollmenn styrer hver sin by i landet Piaxia. Iblandet stridigheter og maktkamper, en dose kjærlighet og usannsynlige krefter så kunne dette blitt en god historie. Istedenfor blir den langtrukken. Her har Drakich rom for å bygge gode karakterer, men utenom Tarlok er det ingen jeg får noe troverdig forhold til. Det verste eksempelet er Tessia som på kun kort tid går fra å være en usikker handelsmannsdatter til dronning over Piaxia uten noe som helst mellom ...more
edifanob
Aug 15, 2012 edifanob rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-books, 2012-reads
Fantasy with magic and sword. There is much more behind the story as you think at the beginning. Laveable characters, a lot of action, emotions.

A very satisfying read except the end. I found some of the solutions a way to easy.

This is the last sentence of my full review which you can read over at Edi's Book Lighthouse:

"Or in simple words The Brotherhood of Piaxia is like the espresso you enjoy after a good meal."
Donna
Jul 26, 2012 Donna rated it really liked it
This book was given by the author for an honest review.

A slow beginning that quickly advanced to all out action. There were a few too many characters for my liking, a bit much to keep straight.

There was never a time while reading when I thought the bad guys would win. It was a fun read but somewhat predictable. I did like the fantasy element of the story. It was a very well written story. I was able to read the entire book in one sitting.

I look forward to more by Michael Drakich.
Christine Hayton
Sep 23, 2014 Christine Hayton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rated-reviewed
This is a fantasy Young Adult novel and I found it well written and quite interesting. Being it is YA, it was not my usual read and although I did enjoy it I would not recommend for adult readers. The story line and pace are definitely suited to young readers and I have no doubt they would be enthralled by the book.
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Shelves: fantasy
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