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In the city of Tonzimmel, where hover-cars zip over anonymous crowds, contracts are king, and education is everything, Alaric has worked hard to make a decent life for himself. As a level nine security chief, he needs no one and nothing, and is in control of his fate. Or so he thinks.

When a stranger from neighboring Cadaeren suddenly appears, however, babbling of magic, qu
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Paperback, First edition, 356 pages
Published 2013 by BorderStone Press LLC
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Paula
I loved this adventure! Reading the reviews printed in the book had me thinking this was going to be some dry study on sociology~ Thank the Balance it wasn't! I fell hard for the main character Alaric. This is not some science fiction book with a lot of romance, but it does have good character depth, and the romance brews at a quite respectable pace - true to the characters. Laeshana is not some frilly little thing with empty space where her brain should be, she is educated, and is instrumental ...more
Crystal
This was an enjoyable read, but not particularly complex or fancy. The characters were well-defined and understandable, the world was consistent, and the direction was clearly shaped and planned, but there were no flashes of brilliance.

The plot is a fairly standard "orphan discovers he's special and goes on a quest", with a bit of "fish out of water". Nothing wrong with that - the Belgariad's amazing. I particularly liked how Alaric was a little older than the typical fantasy teenager orphan, h
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Tamie Dearen
I was caught up in the story from the start! I love that Alaric gradually accepts his new role rather than accepting it from the beginning. Throughout the book, Alaric grows as a character through his experiences and interactions.
The author does a good job of weaving thought-provoking circumstances into the fantasy plot. As in our own society, every group feels that they are superior to the others.
I like strong female characters, and Laeshana fits the bill. There is fun conversation between th
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Joy
2.5 out of 5 stars

I thought this book started off a little shaky, but definitely picked itself up in the middle. As the story opens, we meet Alaric, a level 9 security officer who has been raised all his life in Tonzimmel. Tonzimmel supports a Gesellschaft culture where each person fights for themselves in order to move up the social ladder. When we meet Alaric, he seems rigid and unimpressionable, similar to the masses in his black uniform and boots. He was extremely bland until he meets Ruahki
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Sheri
The Quest of the Unaligned (A.L. Phillips)

A complex fantasy story with a large cast of characters. The pronunciation guide does help and at the end of the book there was a glossary and a list of discussion question. This book is for the serious fantasy reader, it is a bit hard to follow, but the plot was good and the characters were likable.

Alaric the city of Tonzimmel, and words as a security guard. One day a stranger appears from the city of Cadaeren, and tells Aldric of a quest, and mentions
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Christina
This was a fantastic book. By far, my favorite part of this book was Phillips' skillful writing. Each scenario was described so vividly that I, as the reader, felt like I was with Alaric on the Quest of the Unaligned every step of the way. The story itself was a highlight, a very epic quest which leads up to a very worthy climax. The ending of the book was just perfect, leaving the reader satisfied but still wanting more! Other things I liked about this book were its quirky sense of humor, endea ...more
Lynn
I enjoyed this story which was as much about the clash of two cultures and the progress from skepticism to "faith" as it was about a quest. The main characters were fairly well developed. There could have been more complexity with minor characters and plot lines. The king and queen, Alaric's parents were a little too unbelievably superficial and it felt like there were unanswered questions there, as well as with the main bad guy. The romance was handled well...subtle and not overdone. The idea o ...more
Holly
Enjoyable read.
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A.L. Phillips is a native of Pasadena, California. She has been telling stories to anyone who would listen since she was in grade school, and began writing her first novel at age 17.

Phillips earned a B.A. in Sociology from Grove City College, where she wrote a short version of The Quest of the Unaligned as an independent study. Also during that time, she began to publish in the academic field.

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