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The Sorcery Code

(The Sorcery Code #1)

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From the internationally bestselling authors who brought you the Krinar Chronicles comes a captivating tale of intrigue, love, and danger in a world where sorcery is entwined with science . . .

Once a respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent the last year of his life working on a special
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Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published December 13th 2013 by Mozaika Publications (first published January 1st 2013)
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    Emma Michaels
    Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Nice hook. I was torn between laughter and shock. I tend to enjoy fantasy, especially with eccentric male characters. Blaise is a unique and entertaining lead who is massively flawed in the very best of ways. Yet another plus since I always love a flawed character. If a character is too perfect I just can’t relate to them.

    A few friends and I were talking about ‘stupid smart’ vs. ‘smart stupid’ a few days ago at a party. A joke we were making because when you are in a room full of highly
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    Jackie  Faye
    May 31, 2015 rated it did not like it
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    Tracy Banghart
    Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    ~ I received a copy from the author for an honest review. ~

    I'll be honest, at first I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy THE SORCERY CODE. I haven't read a book with a male main character in a long time, and being thrust immediately into a scene with a man staring at a naked woman, well...I was worried.

    But the story completely defied my expectations. I was initially intrigued by the premise of sorcery working like science, and the author did a FABULOUS job with this concept. The worldbuilding was
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    James
    Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    The Sorcery Code: Volume 1
    Review by James (British expat) Manila, Philippines

    Let me just start by saying that this book is fantastic! If you like fantasy and/or science fiction novels, then you are going to love The Sorcery Code. In fact, the enigmatic realm of magic, intrigue and mystery will have you captivated throughout your enchanted journey.

    Would you listen to The Sorcery Code: Volume 1 again? Why?

    Absolutely! But I think next time I want to read the actual book for myself instead of an
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    Allison
    Jul 20, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: fantasy
    Well, it was free, so it has that going for it. However, I only got halfway through it. Jumping between 4 characters can be annoying, but I can deal with that. My problem is that all 4 characters are mind-numbingly boring. There are two magical concepts that are different in this book - a floating chaise for easier travel and life-captures which allow the user to expeience a moment in someone else's life. However, the whole magic world is out there, and only these two features are explored in ...more
    SN the Viking
    Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Recommends it for: High Fantasy,Fantasy and Urban Fantasy lovers
    Welcome to a world where magic rules and the upper class are made of the people that has magic. The commoners and peasants without magic don’t have anything to say and are ruled to a feudal system similar to that of the medieval. The world here is really well written and fun to read about, the world building is great. We follow four people in this book Blaise, Augusta, Gala and Barson.


    Blaise is an outcast, he is one of the most powerful sorcerers but he broke with the council after they
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    Robin
    Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

    5.0 out of 5 stars A New Kind of Magic December 21, 2013
    By Robin Manor
    Format:Kindle Edition
    After loving the Krinar Chronicles by (Anna and Dima Zaire's), I was very excited to read the first book in a new series written by Dima Zaire's.
    The main story is a about an in entire,highly skilled Sorceror, Blaze, who is trying to create a way to bring the ability to perform magic to all the people of his world. Currently there are basically three classes of people, the Sorcerers at the top, the soldiers
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    Ira Weaver
    Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    "I'm Looking For Volume 2 Already"

    What I love best about The Sorcery Code: Volume 1 is the different series of events that occur throughout the book. Never once was I stuck and not knowing what was going on or just board trying to rush through the book. Then as I am listening to this audio book the picture appear in my head so clear because there was so much detail and very precise with everything that it was like watching a movie in your mind. The imagery in this book is very amazing.
    I would
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    Shantea Gauthier
    I was offered this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The book is free to everyone, though.
    It opens up with a PERFECT NAKED WOMAN on a workshop floor. Blaise is trying not to be attracted to the "object" he created to make magic accessible to all.
    Despite the grossness of making a "perfect" woman shaped object to hold some sort of information (oh hi 80's sci fi movies, and hi anime tropes), the magic system seems really interesting. Plus I said I'd review it, so there's that.
    Blaise
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    K.S. Marsden
    In his bid to make magic accessible to the common people, the sorcerer Blaise tries to create a sentient magical object. He is shocked when instead, he is faced with a beautiful young woman.

    Treating magic like science; political court drama; and a war against the rebels - this sounds like my perfect book!

    I couldn't even get half-way before I gave up.
    I'll admit, I've persevered with much worse books, but I was just so plain bored, and there are so many other books demanding my attention right
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    The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales Book Review A Magician And A Warrior

    The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales is a fantastic fiction story.

    The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales is an entrancing fight between sorcery and science.

    The Sorcery Code is from the bestselling author Dima Zales.

    The Sorcery Code (The Sorcery Code: Volume 1) by Dima Zales comes to you from a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author. The author has a creative power of building a world of fantasy
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    Euonym
    Feb 25, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    I was so excited for this book after reading the prologue. A sentient being becoming aware that it IS a sentient being? How cool is that?! Great way to kick off a story. Shame it was a steady decline through 'til the end from there.

    The moment the two lead characters first see each other- Gala naked and impossibly beautiful, Blaise, her creator and instantly attracted (and how terribly Pygmalion of him)- I had a bit of an inward sigh. When Blaise had to have the actual thought regarding his ex
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     ♥ Rebecca ♥
    This book was weird and not that great, and I would like to give it 2.5/5.

    It had some interesting concepts, but the world building was not very good and I was very confused most of the time. I didnt feel connected to any of the characters and I feel like I dont even know Blaise at all, and I thought he was supposed to be the main character. I dont understand anyone's motives, and I dont even know who the villain was supposed to be. My vote goes to Augusta, since she's psycho and spent most of
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    Teresa Gomez
    Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I was given an ARC in return for a review.

    I really enjoyed Dima's book The Sorcery Code. It starts off with a somewhat geeky Blaise who locks himself away to try to create a perfect object of magic and instead creates a beautiful woman who is very powerful (Gala). When Augusta (Blaise ex) get sent out to check on him and what he is doing she finds Gala and deems her an abomination and Augusta has to destroy her. Blaise needs the help of the two women who helped raise him to hide Gala away so
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    Deepanjan Datta
    Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Fast, and often furious, The Sorcery Code makes for a fine, fine book. Beginning on a sensual note (well, a naked women would certainly keep you interested for the next ten minutes), it quickly draws the reader into realms of spells, surrealism and sorcery where each character has an agenda. Clever flashbacks flesh out the reasons, yet lets each one retain their flawed perspective, adding an essential ‘human’ touch to even the most gifted characters. The drama and human emotions like jealousy, ...more
    James Altman
    Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I found The Sorcery Code to be a very enjoyable book. Even though it is listed under the genre of fantasy, I found the characters to be quite relatable. The stories use of four different viewpoints throughout the story was a nice touch, and it was easy to follow whose viewpoint the story was being told from because the chapter name was the name of the character whose viewpoint was being told. This story also has some romance in it, but it does not go into great detail, and is tastefully done. I ...more
    Heather Bennett
    Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This book has great characters and a great story line. It grabs your attention from the beginning. Blaise is the male outcast who creates Gala. Augusta who is Blaise's ex-lover. Blaise wants magic available for the common people not just the sorcerers. This book contains, love, war,and magic. There is science, world building, flashbacks, and a human touch. This story is fascinating and takes you on many twists and turns. I hope there is another one.
    Eva Rose
    A very unoriginal premise with a Mary Sue that is all perfect and beautiful. It was darn boring to boot as basically nothing of real importance happened. I am so glad I got this book for free.
    Tracy
    May 22, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    Don't waste your money or your time on this one. Lame, juvenile, predictable plot. Ridiculous characters.
    Seirra
    Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
    A review copy was provided for an honest review. The Sorcery Code is an interesting amalgamation of fantasy and romance. It reminds me of a twisted version of Weird Science. If you're familiar with the movie than the Sorcery Code has a similar idea. Though they are totally separate works, its connection actually drew me in instead of turned me away. What I liked a lot about this novel is that the writing is beautifully descriptive, it unleashes complex information but elaborates on it in the ...more
    Elizabeth
    Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    The Sorcery Code: Volume 1 implants the reader/listener in the middle of a magical world that seems to have already existed for many years. The characters are well rounded and fully developed, the magical world is complex and highly interesting, and the story line seems refreshing and well paced. The newly created Gala is a perfect character through which readers/listeners can discover the fantastic, unique world of Sorcery Code just in time for the exhilarating action to come.
    Without revealing
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    Cathi Grainger
    Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: loved-it
    The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires
    This book was very enjoyable from the opening line until the last sentence, and I cannot wait for the next book in the series. The world that these authors have created is very elaborate, and they have done an excellent job of inviting their listeners in, and making us feel at home. The writing is descriptive and natural, and it is very easy to relate to the characters. The story offers much to its listeners, laughter, sexual tension, drama, and
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    Guillermina
    Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Riveting story!!! The author managed to create a very complex magical world with codes, rules, and unique characteristics. My favourite scene was the very first, when Blaze, amazed at what he had created, looked at her expecting some kind of explanation. The description of Blaze and Gala's reactions and the woman's appearance was very accurate. I loved that scene.
    I highly recommend this amazing story to all those that love fantasy novels. The descriptions are very detailed and allow you to close
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    Biblio-Bound
    Jan 14, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: aty2018
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    Berls
    Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

    My Initial Reaction…
    I think I expected something different when I started Sorcery Code and it took me a little bit to get fully committed to it. However, it really picked up by the second half, though, and I’m eagerly awaiting the next book.

    The Characters…
    The characters in Sorcery Code are the kind that you don’t instantly love or hate, but grow to
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    Marilag
    I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. Goodreads-wise, this is really a 2.5/5.

    There is a stark divide between the magic-users and the non-magic users, and the side of magic is clearly where everyone wants to be. The sorcerers are the top of the pack, and Blaise--a highly skilled sorcerer of the council--sacrifices his spot among his people in order to bring magic equality to everyone by creating an item used by non-sorcerers. In this quest he accidentally makes
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    Liz Wharton
    Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: read-owned
    My first book review foray into the world of fantasy, and I couldn't have started with a better book. Should you crave a little wizarding world escape, ala a grown-up auror Harry Potter, then The Sorcery Code is the book for you. Not only do you get to wander around in the new land where sorcery rules, but add in a polarizing social class where non-magical folk are exploited and ignored. And let the drama ensue.

    I really enjoyed the story arcs in this book, and especially the character
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    Tiffany Michele (BookAndCoffeeAddict)
    In the world of The Sorcery Code, the ability to perform spells is the defining characteristic separating the Haves from the Have-Nots. Sorcerers are large and in-charge and the common people are barely scraping by. Blaise, a once respected member of the Sorcerer Council – now an outcast, is sensitive to the plight of the common man and wishes to bring them the ability to do magic so that they can use it to their advantage as well. He means to create an object to bridge the gap and allow ...more
    Dixie Conley
    Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: reviewed
    I received an electronic copy of this book as part of the EPIC: Fourteen Books Of Fantasy boxed set in exchange for an honest review.

    This is a story of a land with a unique form of magic that only the most mathematically inclined people can wield. They're in charge, but they were put there by a revolution and are equally afraid of a revolution occurring to them. Unfortunately, concentrating their power and denying it to the people just puts the people into a worse state and more likely to
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    Kyra Halland
    Fun fantasy that, like other readers, reminded me of Weird Science. A sorcerer, Blaise, is trying to create an object that will allow the downtrodden common people to use magic and instead comes up with Gala, a gorgeous female magical AI. The book follows Gala's adventures as she discovers the world and her own powers, Blaise's attempts to protect her, and the attempts of Augusta, Blaise's former fiancee who has definite ideas about magic being reserved for the upper classes, to find and destroy ...more
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