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Wingheart: Luminous Rock

(Wingheart Trilogy #1)

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Magnus Wingheart never knew about the world of Arkane. He never knew about the past his older brother, Drake, had kept hidden from him, nor that his parents had died at the hands of an inhuman enemy in a city he had never known to exist. When that enemy resurfaces, sixteen-year-old Magnus, Drake, and their former guardian, Cecil Handel, become ensnared in a deadly hunt for ...more
Paperback, 680 pages
Published September 15th 2012 by Arkane Books (first published September 9th 2012)
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⭐︎erin⭐︎
I bought all the books on a whim, at a book fair a couple years back and let me just say I regret everything. I really wanted to love this book, I even met the author and was so excited to read it after taking about it with him. But maybe its just me, but I found it so boringgggg. I couldn't bring myself to even finish this book(so I guess I technically didn't even read the entire thing), that's how hard it was. I wasn't able to connect to the characters at all, and that basically ruined the cha ...more
Wise_owl
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
I gave this book an honest chance, and I have to say that while possessing of some interesting idea's, it's execution suffered on a number of levels that left it not very enjoyable as a read.

The book is essential a sort of portal fantasy; Magnus Wingheart is a young man whose parents died years before. Living in his brothers bookshop he discovers he is part of a secret conflict on another world, that magic is real, and that these two facts will now push him into a life more adventurous than he c
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Fainne J. Firmin
Mar 24, 2015 rated it liked it
I got this book from "The Word on the Street" signed by the author when it first came out, and I remember being surprised that the author was two years older than me - seventeen - and that he'd spent ten years working on this. Yes. We spoke. There was no one else showing interest so I talked with the guy. The book seemed interesting.

The conversation made me quite excited to read it, and I was . . . underwhelmed. He'd done a great job of making it sound good, and in truth the plot and characters
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Synnie
Sep 29, 2014 rated it liked it
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It was a decent book. The plot was pretty good but I found it rather slow. I didn't find the characters were overly memorable. The problem I had with the book was the writing itself. He seemed to go over the top with trying to pack his sentences with as much as possible. It seemed like he was trying to add a noun, a verb, an adverb and an adjective in every single sentence. It was unnecessary more often than not. It was an decent enough read but I don't think I'll be reading the rest in the tril ...more
Minddrag
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book and I thought it was amazing. It was really well crafted and I think that the story line flowed along really well. It had a complicated story line that made the plot more interesting and the characters were well crafted. I really loved the characters and the powers that they use in the book. The magic was really interesting. It was interesting because it is different from most magic in books.
Marc Goodfellow
Mar 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
I am changing my review because somebody can't take negative criticism and wrote a childish response. So all I have to say is I am not liking this book. I have every intention of finishing it because I payed for it but do not think I will be buying the next book if there is one.
Freddie Rivera
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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What a wonderful book. I enjoyed it from start to finish. I can't wait for the next one, and I recommend it to everyone.
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Benjamin Gabbay is a young writer in Toronto, Canada. Drawing inspiration from mythology, the supernatural, and intriguing scenes of the everyday world, he loves to fashion intricate storylines that infuse a stunning new realism into classic fantasy. After the publication of Wingheart: Luminous Rock in 2012 just prior to his 17th birthday, Benjamin presented talks and workshops at Canadian librari ...more

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