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The Shaman's Curse

(Dual Magics #1)

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Vatar risked his life to try to save his friend--and failed.
Now he has an implacable enemy in the vengeful shaman, who blames Vatar for the death of his only son. In his isolation, Vatar finds some comfort in daydreams. He knows the strange girl he sometimes imagines is just that--a dream. She’d better be.

Because, if she’s real things could get even worse for Vatar. The ac
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Kindle Edition, 376 pages
Published July 7th 2014
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Kitty_ranma
Warning highly addictive story.
It strikes me that there doesn't seem to be a explanation for the stars that are given. So I thought I'd start giving my take on it.
1 horrible no redeeming qualities. So far I've never given a 1.
2 blah but there are redeeming qualities.
3 ok worth reading.
4 great but there's something off.
5 loved it.

So now about this story. I couldn't stop listening, I can't wait for more of this series. I want to say more about this story but I absolutely hate spoilers, so I
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Donna Weaver
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Vatar risked his life to try to save his friend--and failed.
Now he has an implacable enemy in the vengeful shaman, who blames Vatar for the death of his only son. In his isolation, Vatar finds some comfort in daydreams. He knows the strange girl he sometimes imagines is just that--a dream. She’d better be.

Because, if she’s real things could get even worse for Vatar. The accepted magic of Vatar’s plains tribe wouldn’t enable him to see or communicate with a girl he doesn’t even kn
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AudioBookReviewer
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
My original The Shaman's Curse audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

Vatar is an adolescent on the verge of taking his manhood test. He and his friends are on a hunting trip when they decided to cool off in a nearby river. Vatar has a premonition of trouble but tries his best to ignore it. None of his friends know about Vatar’s premonitions as they would be seen as a form of magic and magic is not allowed in the society in which Vatar lives.

Vatar and his friends wad
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Jeanne Johnston
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Kind of your basic fantasy, but not badly done. My biggest complaint is that the story just ends abruptly in the middle, and the excerpt from the next book cuts off even worse, mid paragraph.
Jeff Davault
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was a very pleasant surprise, as it wasn't typical high fantasy, though it has a good magical bent, though less of the swordplay one might expect from fantasy. While the villain was a bit one dimensional, I thought the other main character's were well drawn and more fleshed out. I am definitely looking forward to the next in the series.

If you want something a bit different in a magic system, as well as some interesting characters, you may want to give this a try. As with any book, it won't
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Wendy
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was interesting read. The author's writing was a bit rough. I can however see potential in her writing. The story had enough originality in it to keep me reading. I liked how the characters were written especially the father and son dynamic. Look forward to reading more from the author.
Victoria
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It is a great book to read
Amanda Kern
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Awesomeness

This is a good book. I really enjoyed it. I will definitely read the next book. I can't wait to see what happens. I have even preordered the 4th book.
Lamonica Hart
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome. looking forward to next book.
laurie moore
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a read

It's a wonderful world to get lost in. I must get the next book. The fear of magic the acceptance and learning. It is a journey I enjoyed.
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Professionally, I've been a financial analyst and a visual basic programmer. I also have a paralegal certificate, although I've never worked in that field. It's anybody's guess what I'll be when I grow up.

Imagining stories and writing have always been an important part of my life. It's one I've finally gotten to spend a significant amount of time on while I care for my mother who has Alzheimer's d
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