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Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil

(Flynn Nightsider #1)

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Break the enchantments. Find the truth. Ignite the revolution.

A century ago, the Enchanters defeated the evil Lord of the Underworld, but not before he’d unleashed his monsters and ravaged the earth. The Enchanters built the Triumvirate out of what remained of the United States, demanding absolute obedience in exchange for protection from the lingering supernatural beasts.
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ebook, 1, 400 pages
Published March 22nd 2014 by Glass House Press
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
5 Cranky Stars


This is a 5 star story of a postapocalyptic America. There are demons, magic and a caste system in place. The Triumvirate has shielded the cities with protective domes to keep out the demons.


However, the demon activity is increasing. Our hero Flynn is a member of the lowest caste and is essentially a nobody. He lives in the Fourth Ring but because he has been an orphan since age 10, he attends the Academy. Which means, he gets a basic education, housing, food and the pleasure of c
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Tash McAdam
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I may never stop screaming.

I have been waiting for this book since the first FireDragon novella was released in 2014 (I'm about to read both the novellas again, and then reread Flynn knowing what I know now and I'm so excited!)

ANYWAY it did not disappoint! Demons, monsters, kick ass heroines and well-intentioned, hardworking but ultimately quite ridiculous FLYNN! I love this whole concept- a demonic apocalypse destroying the world as we know it now, overrunning huma
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Karissa Laurel
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think The Firedragon was the first Mary Fan book I ever read. The Firedragon is a sort of prequel novella to Edge of Evil, and I was immediately entranced with the awesome world Fan was building—I was/am a huge fan of the Kate Daniel’s series by Ilona Andres and a lot of The Firedragon reminded me of Kate. I especially loved the main character, Aurelia Sun. Aurelia is a young, kick ass, monster fighter. She’s unapologetically brazen, sometimes rude, opinionated, confident, and a little bit fer ...more
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews

 *I won a hardcover copy from the author and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*


This review will be specifically for the Hardcover copy.


 I normally don’t comment or take the condition of the book itself into the review unless it effects my reading experience and that it sadly did.


I’m not sure if it was just a bad copy or if all the hardcover copies of this book are like that. But mine had a terrible binding job. The pages just started falling out, which saddens me even

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William Herr
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mary Fan has done it again. She's created a fully developed world, and filled it with characters you can't help but root for.

In a dark, dystopian urban-fantasy future, mankind has been saved from destruction by the Triumvirate, a group of magical saviors who defeated the Dark Lord after an armagheddon-esque battle that decimated the earth. In return, the group ushered in a caste-based theocracy reminiscent of mankind's darkest history, and enforced by bloodthirsty denizens of the underworld. The
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Jacqueline Simonds
Mary Fan’s “Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil” is a wild, convoluted tale that will have you at the edge of your seat. Monsters, rival anti-government groups, magicians, caste systems, and severe plot twists will keep you guessing until the very end! This book continues on the YA Firedragon series and is a great addition to that world. Do not miss this book!
Danae
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you, NetGalley for letting me read Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan. I will keep it brief. This book is amazing and even if you are not a huge fan of paranormal you should read this book. If I could give it 10 stars I would. Definitely, a must read. I mean look at that cover...
For my full review on this book check out my blog at https://bookgirlreviewsbooks.blogspot...
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Josh Pritchett
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Flynn Nightsider and Edge of Evil, Mary Fan revisits the twin themes of oppression and discrimination. In an alternate Earth, magic and science co-exist, however it is magic that has the upper hand. The main group of magic users known as the Enchanters, rule what was once the United States while at the same time, enacting laws that keep non-magic users from advancing in this new society were magic rules.
Enter Flynn Nightsider, a teenage boy who begins to look into the death of his mother. Whe
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Sabrina
3.5 stars

I quite enjoyed reading this in the evenings to decompress my brain after university work. I got strong Teen Wolf vibes and I definitely liked that. Fan took a lot of things that could've turned out trope-y and instead made them fresh and realistic, which I loved. Pacing initially started off a little slow, and the exposition about the post-apocalyptic setting felt a little clunky at the start, but it definitely got better! The world-building was quite detailed and I liked the magic sys

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Shirley Cuypers
3.5/5

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This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Mary Fan!

Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil
tells Flynn, someone born without magic in a world full of it. The government thinks that people without magic aren’t worth much and those with are important. The Rising, a group of rebels, wants to change the government and so Flynn decides to help them. During his stay with the Rising, Flynn learns a lot about himself and his dead mother.

Flynn Nigh
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Arkham Reviews
Where to begin...

I was really optimistic about this novel based on its two prequels. While both of the Firedragon novellas did have their problems, I thought that these issues were the kind of things that could certainly be ironed out in a longer book. Unfortunately, I didn't find this to be the case at all.

To begin with the positives, I still do think that Fan's world-building shows a lot of promise. If I was to describe this story to a reader, I would call it a cross between Harry Potter and T
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GracieKat
This book is really cool but it took me a while to finish. The cover art looked kind of generic, like a lot of other fantasy covers. It took me a little bit to really get interested in it. However, I feel like it was more leaning towards fantasy than sci-fi or horror. The plot, world and characters were interesting but there was something I can't quite put my finger on. I think it's because the world-building felt a bit forced. It felt like it was jammed in there rather than being built naturall ...more
Angela (Books of a Shy Girl)
You can find more reviews on my blog: Books of a Shy Girl.

Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan is a Young Adult fantasy book set in a futuristic America where people are divided between those who can yield magic and normal people. The country is ruled by a the Triumvirate which had defeated a long time ago the Lord of the Underworld. However, under their reign people are more and more dissatisfied about how the capital city is governed, especially since the fact that normal people a
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Kbookwiz
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book takes you to an adventurous journey accompanied by a lot of mysteries and amazing twists and turns. Flynn Nightsider’s mother died in a tragic way when he was 10 years old. He lives in a country goverened by Triumvirates. He was sent to academy of supernatural when he was 12 years old and after few years he found out that Triumvirates are not what they seem to be and have a lot of hidden secrets. To unravel the truth of his mother’s death and expose the Triumvirates he leaves the acade ...more
 Diana Davis
Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil Kindle Edition
by Mary Fan 
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Mary Fan has created a Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic America for Young Adults. While Flynn is an interesting character who is clearly more than he seem, he behaves like a 12-14 year old rather than the jaded 16 year old he is meant to be.

The story starts slowly, with a lot of world building being dumped on the reader. There is a lot of telling to st
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Jessica Belmont
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil is an interesting fantasy, with unique monsters, a captivating world, fun characters and nonstop action.

Mary Fan has created a really cool world, with a caste system. I enjoyed her use of description, but it did at times, get a little overbearing. Sometimes I wanted less description and more action, but there is no doubt that this is a solidly built world with lots of layers.

Flynn Nightsider is part of the lowest caste. He is well-intentioned and hardworking
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United Indie Book Blog
You want to take your time reading this book. I had to put it down. There is so many twist and turns in it. A young boy named Flynn caught in the middle of a war of magic, monsters, evil and good. The United states isn't known as the United States anymore. Everything has changed and its being ruled by powerful sentinels. Life isn't easy for Flynn, I think most of us can understand life not being easy. Flynn is special, he just doesn't know it. He has questions, Like all kids do. Can they be answ ...more
Mari
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You want to take your time reading this book. I had to put it down. There is so many twist and turns in it. A young boy named Flynn caught in the middle of a war of magic, monsters, evil and good. The United states isn't known as the United States anymore. Everything has changed and its being ruled by powerful sentinels. Life isn't easy for Flynn, I think most of us can understand life not being easy. Flynn is special, he just doesn't know it. He has questions, Like all kids do. Can they be answ ...more
 Reading Reindeer Emigrates To Pluto
"Just because they're in charge doesn't mean they're right," reiterates a character in this sci fantasy. I think that statement serves as the perfect epigram--and introduction--to this engrossing story. Massively creative world-building provides the solidest foundation for this novel, and non-stop action, excitement, and suspenseful tension keep the reader on track throughout. In the Dystopia subsequent to the magical apocalypse, supposedly the "new world" is perfect and perfectly governed. Not ...more
Genelle Themann
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know what to expect, but I soon found myself lost in a tale of government corruption, rebellion, monsters, magic and unlikely heroes. If you were to take a heaping cup of Harry Potter, mix it with healthy handful of the Divergent series, and throw in a pinch of the Hunger Games, you might come up with a story line such as this. But it takes an adept chef to balance the ingredients to provide such a tasty treat as this. There's enough humor and action as well as thrills and chills to kee ...more
United Indie Book Blog
I have been wanting a good dystopian/fantasy read and I am so glad I picked up Mary Fan's Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil! We have everything in this book demons, monsters, anti-government groups, butt kicking heros and so much more! I honestly don't even know where to begin. This book demanded my full attention from start to finish and now I'm just trying to figure out what to do with my life now. I enjoyed Flynn so much and his journey. I enjoyed all the characters and the world Mary Fan ...more
Pamela
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-siren
I really enjoyed this story and hope the author does another book in this universe, I'm going to read the novellas that are in this universe next. Liked the aspects of good vs evil and the underdog hero. The reason for not a 5-star is the slow start but I think if I had read novellas first I would have gotten straight to the action. Hope to read more Flynn books since he is a likeable scrappy character.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I'm leaving this review voluntarily
Michelle VanDaley
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although this book did not grab me from the start I am glad I kept reading because it was a really good story and great start of series. Overall the characters were well developed and the world building descriptive. The pacing in the beginning was rocky but it smoothed out after a few chapters. I look forward to more in this series and from this author
Ashley
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting, action packed book with demons, magic, etc. A dark atmosphere, which I love in any book. But it took me a little to get into the book, which is why 4 stars instead of 5. Definitely a creative, unique story.

I voluntarily reviewed this book after receiving a free copy via Hidden Gems.
Scarolet Ellis
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan is a wonderful book to read. This is book is a wonderful read caus I love reading stories about magic. I highly recommend this to everyone who loves reading about magic as much as me then this story is really for you to read.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Kaili (Entertainingly Nerdy)
I really enjoyed this book! This a young adult fantasy novel that mostly follows Flynn Nightsider. This book has all you'd want from a fantasy novel like magic, monsters, and a kick butt female character. If you're into fantasy then I definitely recommend this book.
Lisa
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great reading I love shifter books and this one rocks.
Anisa
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For some reason, this reminds me of percy jackson (in a good way) with the lord and magic and stuff. this book is incredibly fast paced and exciting.I hope book 2 will release soon!
Lisa Toohey
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book. Fan creates a well thought out world where magic and monsters are at war, and nothing is as it seems.
Tamera
I thoroughly Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan. The world building was really interesting, with a Harry Potter meets Hunger Games vibe in the sense of a magical school meets a chaotic world rebellion.

It took a bit for me to really get into the story, despite an interesting premise and interesting characters, it just dragged for me. The first chapter grabbed me but it didn't hold on the way I wish it had. I'd argue that the book is a bit too long for the story, the chapters are ce
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Mary Fan is a YA and SFF author hailing from Jersey City. Her books include STRONGER THAN A BRONZE DRAGON (YA steampunk fantasy, Page Street Publishing), the STARSWEPT series (YA sci-fi, Snowy Wings Publishing), the FATED STARS series (YA fantasy, Snowy Wings Publishing), the FLYNN NIGHTSIDER series (YA dark fantasy, Crazy 8 Press), and the JANE COLT trilogy (space adventure, Red Adept Publishing) ...more

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