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Eurich is thrown into a seemingly ill-fated destiny. After learning of his legendary magic, he is convinced that he alone must stop an impending doom, but nothing is ever as it seems. His best friends Jason and Raine try their best to help him save the world, but help isn’t what he needs —he needs a way across the barrier.

Despite this fate thrust upon him, Eurich knows wh
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published September 7th 2012 by Malachite Quills Publishing
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Ashley Byland
Jun 24, 2012 Ashley Byland rated it really liked it
There is an interesting story to how I came upon this book. So, I run another site, Support Indie Authors, because I just love indie authors and want to get them as much exposure as possible. Anyway one night I was searching twitter for more authors to add to my website, and that’s when I met Asher Tensei. We got to chatting and he asked me to check out his first chapter of his book on his website and asked me if I would like to be the first one to read and review his book. I was very touched an ...more
Kirstin Pulioff
Jul 25, 2012 Kirstin Pulioff rated it really liked it
Asher Tensei has created the beginning to an epic fantasy in his debut novel, Mana. Set in both the Earth world and an alternate world, Asher cleverly entwined the two in an understandable and cohesive way to create a wonderful read.
Eurich, the protagonist is a relatable character, growing throughout the book as his powers are discovered and developed. You find yourself routing for him as he discovers more about himself, his family, and the prophesy he is set to fulfill. The side characters also
Jul 12, 2012 Arie rated it it was amazing

For a first time writer this book is outstanding! I am a very picky reader, who happened to come across this book and it's author, and him having asked me to read it. I won't lie, at first I was thinking "this is not going to be very good..." we'll he proved me very wrong. This is a book you could never get bored of reading, one of those books that every time you read it you find something new that you hadn't read the first or first few times. Though like every book it may have a few flaws, but
Sep 01, 2012 Deja rated it it was amazing
Mana is the most amazing book and I really think everyone should be reading it! :)
Dec 21, 2012 Serenity rated it really liked it
This book is great as a debut book. I like this book, very good detail that can make you imagine. Now about the book. Eurich is the guy with a good heart, who is also a foster kid. Atleast he has a good couple taking care of him. He is starting school today and is mainly excited to see his two best friends, Raine and Jason. Albert (foster parent) says Raine like Eurich may have some feelings for her. As he heads off to his day, he is stopped because he forgot his stone. Serra (Foster mum) had ma ...more
Krystal Milton
Dec 28, 2012 Krystal Milton rated it really liked it
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We live in a world where vampires are the most coveted fantasy; Werewolves are an exotic delicacy to be had, Fairies as well as pixies are the center of innocent imaginaries, where animals talk and magic is smoke like clouds floating over the horizon. Simply put, we live in a world where fantasy is sought and kept.

Asher Tensei has sailed beyond all of that with his debut novel Mana. He creates a symbolic contrast between our world and the fantasy of others, where magic, myth and fantasies collid
Sep 02, 2012 Camila rated it really liked it
*A copy was provided by Enchanted Book Promotions exchange for a honest review . The following review is my opinion and not a paid review.*

My thought:
Just looking the cover you can figure what is waiting for you inside the books, with this neon purple and the necklace.
I've ended the book, and I can say that I really like it. It's so interest, and amazing how the author manages to introduce you into the magical world he has created in this novel. Tensei have made an impressive work in his debut n
Zrinka Jelic
Dec 08, 2012 Zrinka Jelic rated it it was amazing
Eurich is a teenage boy on his last year of high school. He lives with his adoptive parents, Serra and Albert. From outside they appear like a normal, everyday family. Except there's a lot more beneath what eye can see. First is is a magic stone he wears all the time as a pendant. The strange things start to happen on his first day of senior year. Soon he discovers that his parents are two wizards from the world known as Samsera, the world existing parallel to Earth, yet the two can never see ea ...more
Feb 18, 2013 Lindsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a book that I got online for free was worth the read. When I started reading this I was not expecting the book I got. This was a book that I'm glad I read.

This is the authors first book and I have to say that Asher did a great job.

The first character we meet is Eurich and he knows that something weird is going on. He feels different. In a way he is living a pretty normal life but then he starts seeing things. He starts having visions about another world. He also sees a future disaters that
Mary Grace
Sep 24, 2012 Mary Grace rated it really liked it
Mana has proven to be a fantastic read from the very start. This is one of those books that will make you enjoy reading novels by indie authors. What really interested me was the story and how Tensei provided us with a detailed enough story to savour from page 1 to the end. MAna exceeded my expectation a lot. It was very descriptive, the characters were written very well and the pacing of the story was just right.

Okay, maybe there was something that I didn't like. It's the characters internal mo
Cindy Smith
Dec 10, 2012 Cindy Smith rated it it was amazing
Asher has written a wonderful beginning to a fantasy series! In this first part, he develops his characters and sets the tone for the rest of the series.

We are introduced to Eurich, who lives with his foster parents, and his two friends Jason and Raine. The three have been friends for years and it starts with Eurich's discovery that they both have feelings for Raine.

Eurich's parents have kept secrets about his heritage from him, which are now coming into play. He finds he is part dragon, from
Step Into Fiction
Jul 07, 2012 Step Into Fiction rated it really liked it
Shelves: ashley
For a debut novel, I have to say Asher hit it out of the park. I have read a lot of books where a lot of detail is missing. You can still imagine everything but it can be kind of vague. Not in this book. It is a gripping story from the get go and the details in this book make this an easy read and a very easy place to imagine in your head when you are reading.

Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

Review completed by: Ashley
Elaine Katumu
Dec 02, 2012 Elaine Katumu rated it it was amazing
LOVED Mana, one of my favorite books. Gives a new twist to fiction books like I've never seen before. Recommend it to everyone!!!
Eurich is fairly content with his life. Sure, he may fantasize about something really exciting happening one day, but overall, he has great parents, good friends, and a bright future. All of that changes when his teacher gives him a book filled with stories and creatures not of this world. Eurich doesn't really believe the book could be real at first, not until people around him start changing, until he finds himself in a strange world with an otherworldly guide. Soon, Eurich realizes fantasies ...more
Dec 31, 2012 Preston rated it it was ok
The Plot of the story is an interesting one, though I'm not sure I'd agree with the Author that it is "unique". My problem with the book is that it's all over the place, there are sections that make no sense, Chapters, that I understand the author feels the need to have in the story, they just scream about being out of place. Areas that seem just tossed in to add meat to the book, but no real substance. All of this along with the poor editing, and hard to understand areas made this a difficult r ...more
Betlehem Fekade
Sep 18, 2012 Betlehem Fekade rated it liked it
Title: Mana
Author: Asher Tensei
Rating: 3.5 out 5

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My friend once told me that he could never write a book because no matter how well he described it no one will ever see the things he saw when he wrote it and with some author’s I agree that’s the case. The story will be just a dialogue with no spatial awareness what so ever but with Mana I would have to disagree. This book is written beautiful with vivid des
Jane Geddis
Jan 31, 2013 Jane Geddis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I found this another book that could have benefited greatly from an editor. The characters of Asher, Jason and Raine are all fully realized, and the element of teen narcissism refreshing to see a fantasy book where most heroes of the genre are selfless. Just because someone has magical powers doesn't mean he'll without question sacrifice himself to save the work, especially when life hasn't been that great anyway. That said some of the prose is awkward and hard to follow, not that its not worth ...more
Lynda Coker
~ Eurich leaned down to unfold the paper, which was tattered and singed: I'll see you soon; just try not to die before you get here.~ Page 26

Like taking a climb up a steep hill, this read took time and persistence. The story premise is not really different, but does have some original twists. The author includes a lot of dialog and uses it to good advantage, pushing the plot elements forward. If you like reading about an unlikely hero who is thrust into the role of world-saver, then you'll enjoy
Jan 29, 2013 Katiria rated it liked it
Mana was a very unique and interesting read for me I loved the characters and loved the fantasy world that Asher created but I do think the book needs some improvement in the story but I really enjoy reading Mana and I can't wait to continue to read the next book!
Mariah Olave
Sep 01, 2012 Mariah Olave rated it it was amazing
Best book I've ever read! It has an awesome story, scenery that pops off the page, and characters that are very natural and real! Everyone really should be reading this!!
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Asher Tensei went to college for psychology, but later felt that writing was more his speed.

He had an idea, and after the fruition of the Twilight Saga, he was sure that writing was a life-long passion. The ability to portray a world vividly in his writing meant that he could, in his mind, stand up to some of the big players in the young adult genre.

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