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The Spell Realm

(The Sorcery Code #2)

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The highly anticipated sequel to The Sorcery Code . . .

After the battle with the Sorcerer Guard, Gala and Blaise take shelter in the mountains, a place of unique beauty and danger. Augusta, however, is determined to exact revenge—even as Barson, her ambitious lover, implements his own plan. But amidst politics, battles, and in
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Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Published June 30th 2014 by Mozaika Publications (first published March 6th 2014)
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Franziska
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the second book of a series which started with The Sorcery Code, still kind of an insider tip in the world of fantasy literature. The book begins where the last book left off, at the end of the battle between Barson's man and Gala. Gala fought off the Sorcerer Guard, but due to pity for them, she heals those she still can, Barson among them.

In Turingrad the story about Blaise’s creation killing the Sorcerer’s Guard spreads and Barson uses it to his advantage that everyone thinks he’s dea
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Barbara Duncan
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!!!

I can't wait for book 3(the sorcery code) I hope it doesn't take to long I have read many many books in the past 6 months since losing my 40 yr old daughter to brain cancer and these 2 books 1 and 2 made me forget me heartache like no other. I am attracted to this genre but these books and especially the spell realm gave me some peace. I can't thank u enough. please continue with book three asap. from a faithful reader always. EVERYONE. READ THESE TWO BOOKS. I give it 10 stars. many thank
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Corina
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading The Spell Realm (sequel to The Sorcery Code) very much. The story’s pace is fast and for my taste also far too short. But I’d like it better without this sort of prologue and epilogue because I can’t really see how it’s relevant for the story. You see, the prologue and the epilogue are written of Dranel’s point of view. As described in the book, Dranel is an intelligent being that lives in the Spell Realm itself and has no essential role in this book (I guess there will be an e ...more
Heather Rainwater-Alvarado
Adequate Sequel to the Sorcery Code, Although a Bit of a Letdown

I originally purchased the first book in the series as part of Legends: 15 Tales of Sword and Sorcery which was a great purchase for $0.99. The first book was intriguing enough to purchase the second book, although I found the sequel to be a bit of a letdown. The book continues the concept of telling the story from multiple characters' viewpoints which helps keep the story exciting. Again, I don't think it would be as successful if
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John Loyd
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In an attempt to create an intelligent magical object Blaise has created Gala. His ex-finace thinks it is an abomination.

Blaise and Gala are attempting to hide in the mountains. They're helping the settlement of Alania while they're there. Augusta is convincing the council to eliminate Gala. There is intrigue within the council. Barson has his own plans.

I love the Blaise and Gala characters. The writing is fantastic. It is so smooth that with no work I was done. I would give it five stars, but I
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Lee Ann Horner
I enjoyed this book which carried on the stories of Gala and Blaise and Barson and Augusta right up till just near the end.
The story tells how Gala and Blaise flee and how Augusta is hell bent on destroying Blaises’s “monster” while Barson is planning his own coup to become King.
The characters that are newly introduced are interesting and well rounded apart from the creature in the other dimension-he was too vague. I think this was to make him more intriguing but it was just frustrating for me.
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MaxOnline
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Good book, interesting twist on magic scheme.
Shyam
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
A straightforward follow to book 1 though much less philosophical and interesting
Melissa
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good book

I like the way this book is written. It was a good book to read, but I like the first one better.
Mrinalini
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Emily Durante's narrative style is in many ways an ideal to uphold, and an absolute pleasure to the listener. She strikes the perfect balance between a neutral tonality for the narrator, and a diverse spectrum of emotions and modulation for the various characters. All the subtle variations that she manages in order to portray the different lead characters, you feel Durante herself coming through unlike audio-books where the narrator tries too hard to create too big of a distinction among charact ...more
Momma Kauk
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Would you consider the audio edition of The Spell Realm to be better than the print version?

I personally LOVE having the audible copy of a book, as I am so busy. With audible reading the story to me, my infant son and I will be playing, or I'll be doing dishes during his nap time, and I can still enjoy "reading" a book, while getting things done around the house.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Spell Realm?

There were a lot of moments I enjoyed, but IT think the most memorable
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Cathi Grainger
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely Worth the Wait, Just As Enchanting As Volume 1

I really enjoyed the first book of this series by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires, The Sorcery Code, and so I was very excited when the second book came out. Once again, I was completely satisfied with the story, the authors, and the narrator. And, once again, I will be eagerly awaiting the next book in this series!
The story line of The Spell Realm begins right where it left off in The Sorcery Code, and the characters all are the same people w
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Barbra
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and had high hopes for the sequel. I was not disappointed.

The story picked up pretty smoothly from where The Sorcery Code left off, and even though it had been a while since I finished the first book, I was able to jump right into this one. The familiar characters are back, along with a new face or two, but I won't spoil that surprise. The authors did a really nice job of continuing to flesh out the characters while keeping the story going with plen
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Marian Lim
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was really looking forward to reading this sequel to The Sorcery Code. The story had me glued every step of the way till the end. This 2nd volume, The Spell Realm doesn’t disappoint. It takes off where The Sorcery Code ends. I was enthralled with the narrative description of the Spell Realm, and the authors continued to give life to the main characters with more action and intrigue as they try to keep the balance of the Physical Realm and the Spell Realm. Emily Durante kept the story alive wit ...more
Ronda Snow
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Even better than the first book, The Spell Realm feels more comfortable with the characters who are deeper and even more relatable than before. This time, the book earns a permanent place in my wheelhouse by hinting at real world, modern, advanced physics and connecting that world view to the magic and fantasy of the story. Through Gala's eyes we see how enchanting and wonderful magic and science together really are. This is purely a personal connection, but the story moves from a passing mentio ...more
Shannon Mckee
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was very eagerly awaiting the sequel to The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales, and I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed. The story picks up exactly as I had wanted it to, and I was left feeling as though I had to keep listening to hear what would happen next. All of the elements that I love about a story can be found in this series. Great characters that you want to scheme along with. Exciting plot that keeps you on the edge wondering what each character is going to do next. Fantastic imagery tha ...more
Bc
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished The Sorcery Code last week, and I just had to read the sequel immediately! The Spell Realm is, in every respect, a worthy sequel and a great addition to any fantasy fan’s library. I don’t want to spoil anything, but this book is packed with action, fantastic worlds, and political intrigue. The authors Dima Zales and Anna Zaires also greatly expanded on the universe that they’ve previously built in this series. They introduce some interesting and thought provoking concepts that ar ...more
Patricia
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dimas-zales
I really enjoyed this book, Blaise & Gala had gone to the mountains to get away from the other sourceres. When they found them Gala try to do everything to keep Blaise safe but Augusta had managed to make a spell on Blaise that force Gala to go back to the Spell Realm or Blaise would die if she didn't. In the mean time Baron Augustas lover & leader of the gaurds managed to take over the tower & destroy all the saurceres that were left behind & he bacame the King. when Blaise realised what August ...more
Donna
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've enjoyed the first two books in this series very much. The characters are memorable enough that hopefully I will remember the storyline when book 3 is published. I know I'm probably in the minority but I really prefer to wait until an entire series is out before reading it so I can read all the books in sequential order without interruption. I'm anxious to find out if Gala and Blaise are able to escape from where they find themselves. Augusta and her bloodthirsty lover will hopefully be deal ...more
Lilly Yordanova
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved every chapter of this great sequel of the unique fantasy by Dima Zales. As I expected I was not disapointed - the fast-paced tempo, the unexpected turn of events and the great characters that I have grown to love so much were as best as ever. I recommend this book to all fantasy fans - it is a great experience and you will not regret your choice. This second book of The Sorcery Code left me as eager to read more about Gala and Blaise as the first one so I can't wait for a third book of t ...more
Sonja
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
First of all, this is a romance novel with fantasy elements. If you approach it from that mindset, you will not be disappointed. However, if you are expecting a fantasy novel that ranks with the likes of Pratchett or Hickman, you will be very disappointed. Having read the first book, I knew what I was in for. As a romance novel, it is great. The love/hate relationship between Augusta and Blaise is full of sparks and treachery. There is one really exciting battle scene that had me on the edge of ...more
Caitlin Smith
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I liked the part when Blaise and the hunters came up against these hybrid wolf bears. The wolf bears lead them into an ambush. Blaise saved the day by using sorcery. He throws a fireball at one of the hybrids. He also does mirror spell that makes the hybrids think they are seeing another pack of hybrids.

I did want to sit and listen to this book in one sitting. If I had the time I would have sat and listened to the book in one sitting.
Sam Cole
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I would say the story line of these sequel picks up very smoothly where it ended for the first one. Emily Durante was brilliant as before, however I found the story less engaging compared to its prequel. I heard the book from audible in my car audio on a long trip to LA. I got the book now. Hope I would like it more while reading.

I would definitely recommend the book to everyone who love fantasy genre in general.
John O'Riley
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story even better than the first book in the series. This is turning out to be one of my absolute favorite series. The concept of the spell realm and how the author describes it is fascinating to me and there is never a dull moment in the story. I really like the two main characters, Blaise and Gala. The story ended in a cliff hanger and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before the next story is published.
shane rank
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Want to read book that be dulls or lags~ this is it

Great storytelling at a fast pace. A fantasy novel where you don't have to wait and wait for the subject to find a and master their power. By the end of book 3 I wouldn't be surprised if Gala can build a whole new planet. Fast moving, great story, complex characters, politics, personal ambitions, friendships, and treachery........with a whole lot magic thrown in.
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Shawnee
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent mind bending story

Highly recommend as the writer puts himself so into the story you get a glimpse of his incredible mind, both in his love of story telling, the most beautiful aspects of living, and the mathematical equations that make his and possibly our realm exist. While that may not sound interesting to some, it's also an amazing romance between a highly unlikely pair. Some of the best science fiction I have read period. Well done & I hope there's a movie...
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Boyana
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book of the series but while the continuation made for a good read, it somehow did not match the exitement. The story was developing at a much slower pace. The ending, however all but made up for it. I still think this is a pretty good story and am awaiting the next book.
Tori Meskell
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, fantasy
Dima Zales has done it again. This is an original story line with lovely characters. The magic works something along the lines of programming a computer (my own analogy), but now there's a "creature" that doesn't need to be programmed to do magic. I really enjoyed finding out more about the country they are in, and about how the magic works. I can't wait to see what happens next. ...more
Tasha
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have to say I have NEVER read a book/series like this one before. I read the first book and I was so hooked that I started reading the second one immediatly after the first. This book/series will leave you amazed at how real it seems it is almost as if you close your eyes and you can see it all right in front of you.
Clinton
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read this in 5 hours and I'm actually kinda sad it was over so quickly. That being said it is an interesting series with a cool world and magic system. The magic reminds me of programming actually. Cool book. ...more
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