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They took it all: his will, his memories, his freedom, his magic.

Imprisoned by his enemies, tortured and drugged to keep his magic suppressed, Ian Troy returns to a world as marred and broken as he is. Ravaged by the reign of her new High King, Draken of Langor, Mirra’kelan’s citizens live in fear. The Shinree, misled by Jem Reth’s promises, are no longer slaves, but they
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Published December 29th 2014 by CreateSpace
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K.S. Marsden
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After he is defeated, drugged, and thrown into a high-labour prison; it is only a matter of time before someone tries to break Troy out. After all, there are too many people that want his help; and too many people he's pissed off, for fate to leave him be.

Yeah, I suppose it was ok...
When I read Magic Price (click here for my review), I took my time because I wanted to enjoy it, rather than sneaking a bit of reading in here and there.
For Magic Scars - everything else got put on the back-burner, a
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Magic Scars is book two in The Crown of Stones series written by C.L. Schneider. This is a fantasy with lots of action and detail. Ian Troy wakes up after being in prison for two years and has no idea who he is, where he is, or what is going on. He has been tortured and drugged to keep his magic suppressed. The world is as broken and messed up as he is mostly due to the new reign of the High King, Darken of Langor and Jem Reth. Ian is really struggling to put his life back together and pick up t ...more
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Protagonist are easy

I believe you can tell a lot more about how well a book is written by how well you understand characters you don't like than those you do. Usually the main protagonist while flawed is never so flawed that you can't come to appreciate them. Then there are other characters, ones you will never come to admire but if well written you do come to understand. I had that experience with this book, a character I would never wish to have a good outcome or excuse their choices but I cam
Aviv Shener
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
More people needs to know about this books.
They are dark, but beautiful. so beautiful.
M.L.S. Weech
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One great thing about being on vacation is I can read much more. I reblogged my review of the Summer Indie Book Award-nominated Magic-Price last week anticipating I’d be ready to post my review of Magic-Scars today. This review also gives me a chance to try out my new format for reviews.

A note on format: Reviews are essentially opinions. Everybody has one, and at the end of the day, a person either likes a book or doesn’t. The real question is how to be objective. As a writer myself, I love an o
Naomi Valkyrie
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars is the second book in The Crown of Stones series. It picks up two years after the events of book one.

I have to say that I have loved every book I’ve read by this author and this one holds up to the rest of them. The world building is superb. And, while it can slow the story down a bit sometimes, I love the attention to detail. When you are reading this story, you get lost in the adventure and feel like you are living alongside the characters.

This is definitely a
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I stumbled upon C.L. Schneider 's first novel in this trilogy, Crown of Stones: Magic-Price, last year and was instantly drawn to her main character, Ian Troy, as well as her unique style of writing. She carefully built a story, a fantasy realm, and some interesting characters in the first book that left me wanting more even after a 500 page read! She truly has the ability to bring you into her world by creating such imagery that you can almost taste the wine, smell the blood, feel the pleasure ...more
D.M. Cain
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A dark, engrossing and thrilling journey like no other. The best book I've read in years.

This novel continues the journey of Ian Troy as he comes to terms with his magic use, and the significant effects it has on his body and mind. The tension is building in this book as the major characters, and some new ones too, fight for what they believe in. We see some incredible new locations - my personal favourite being Darkhorne prison which is a bleak and horrifying place, brought to life by C.L. Schn
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have
I received a copy from the author for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way.

Well, if I thought Ian was broken before, if I thought he had worked his way into my heart with his stubborn will to live against all odds, in Magic Scars, the author shows us an ever more damaged Ian, physically and psychologically. My heart was aching so much for him

What I loved about this second books is that it doesn’t suffer from ‘second book syndrome’ where hardly anything of importance happe
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
C.L. Schneider's imagination runs wild in her series The Crown of Stones, and her sequel, Magic - Scars, is even better than the first book in the series. Schneider's story climaxes in this novel, and it is everything that a great epic fantasy novel should be, while adding in contemporary issues to amplify the story. The issues of oppression and prejudice against Troy's race connects to today's racial issues, and in that way Schneider allows fantasy fans to connect their love of the genre with t ...more
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Schneider’s Magic-Scars is just as good, if not better than Magic-Price. The second volume of The Crown of Stones trilogy continues Ian’s quest to restore power to the Crown of Stones. Ian Troy attempts to recover his memories, which were stripped from him at the end of book one. This is a brilliant move by Schneider, because as Ian’s memories slowly return in Magic-Price, we are reminded of past events from book one. Schneider creatively parcels the story events of Magic-Scars through a number ...more
Lu J Whitley
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Here we join up again with Ian Troy, a magic user in a world where magic users are, at best, second class citizens, and, more often than not, slaves.
After having been sprung from the prison mines by his daring friends, we find Ian adrift. Without his memories, without sensation, Ian is a shell of his former self. That quickly changes as he remembers all those who have done him wrong and all those that have been taken from him, and after 2 1/2 years, he's ready to kick some ass and take some name
S. Usher Evans
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You don't always get five stars on a second book. Hell, you may not get four.

I really like this series for a number of reasons. Mostly because as an author, I appreciate the sheer amount of brainpower and detail that went into this monster-book. I mean to tell you, there's so much world packed into these two books.

I'm still getting used to having a male protagonist (lolz, #feminism), but I was happy to see the females in the story grow into their own, and a couple new gals who held their own a
Miranda Shanklin
This book was more focused than the first one. I found it a lot easier to follow along and keep the characters straight.

I really enjoyed this book. I found the pace to be fast enough to not get bored but not so fast that you feel like you are missing some of the details.

It is very detailed and you feel like you can picture what is being portrayed. The progression of the characters was nice and they evolved with the world around them.
Michael Stern
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
C.L. Schneider has done it again. The sequel to The Crown of Stones: Magic Price is an exciting and twisty tale, continuing the saga of Ian Troy. The reader learns more about the historical conflict that torments Troy and the Shinree people and where the magic originates. A fantasy world worth visiting, Magic Scars will leave you wanting more.
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
The magic/drug addiction is cool, but adds to what the heck is going on at times? What is real & not real? The writing is well done to be able to hold one's interest while giving off such a hallucinating effect - I can't wait for the last book to bring all the arc into focus! ...more
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The continuation of a epic new fantasy series that has it all. I can't wait to read more about Ian Troy and the world he lives in.
Laura Furuta
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars
By: C. L. Schneider
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars by C.L. Schneider is an epic fantasy book. This is the second installment of The Crown of Stones trilogy. Ian Troy has been captured by his old enemy, King Draken of Langor. He has been tortured and drugged, robbed of his will, his memories, and his magic. He is rescued and as his body heals and rids itself of the drug he was given, he realizes that he has returned to an unfamiliar world
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Magic Scars is the second book in The Crown of Stone Series by C.L Schneider. As with the first book, this is an action-packed high fantasy- with adventure, magic, tension, drama, originality, brilliant world building, suspense, and so much more. I loved the first book, and couldn’t wait to continue the series, reading all three books pretty much back to back.
The story starts off a couple of years after the events in book one. Ian Troy had been imprisoned, tortured, and drugged to suppre
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I give The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars by C.L. Schneider 5 stars.

Ian Troy has now been imprisoned. He has been tortured and drugged beyond belief. His captors want something from him and he can’t give them the answer. He doesn’t know it. He’s left drug-addled, no longer able to use any magic and forced to work on the mines. All seems lost. Then a tragedy happens.

Most of his friends think him dead in the mine collapse. He was pulled out by some close friends and allies. But he is broken both phy
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the second in the Crown of Stones Trilogy. Ian Troy’s journey continues when he is captured by his enemy King Draken because he is a Shinree and is a magic user. He is sentenced to prison and stripped of his magic, his will and has no memories. Ian is tortured and drugged to make him do unspeakable things. Being drugged has kept Ian from using his magic and he doesn’t know what he does. The prison is a dark evil place. You can hear the screams of the other prisoners through the walls. Af ...more
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great read about memories. After the events of the last book, Ian was drugged and imprisoned. He is set free and taken to safety but when he wakes up he has no idea who he is. But he must remember, as Kings and enemies grow more powerful and threaten the lives of everyone. Can he find himself again before ti's too late?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Ian as a brave warrior but also lost and vulnerable underneath. Great cats of supporting
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
The impressive fantasy continues in The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars which is the second book in the series, written by author C.L. Schneider. From the synopsis: They took it all: his will, his memories, his freedom, his magic. He was imprisoned, tortured and drugged to suppress his magic. His task is to recover/repair the Crown of Stones. Ian struggles to separate himself from the person he is becoming versus who he was before. To become the weapon the resistance needs, he must assume responsib ...more
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars (Volume 2) by C.L. Schneider is another epic adventure that I gave 4 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend reading Volume 1 first to understand the history of the characters and their world. This novel continues with the story of Ian Troy who has been captured by King Draken of Langor. They have a history-and not a good one. Ian is hideously tortured losing everything: his belongings, his mind, and his power. He is rescued, and slowly heals from the poison warping h ...more
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
CL Schneider has quickly become my go to for book with sci-fi and magic details that will promise to keep me enthralled. Normally this isn’t my go to for genres but I can never deny myself the chance to discover the books Schneider puts out.

The Crown of Stones: Magic Scars is book two in The Crown of Stones series from CL Schneider. I would highly recommend that you read the first book, Magic-Price, before diving into this one. Be prepared to be sucked in and have a huge need to get your hands
D. Peach
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read the first book in this series several years ago and always planned on continuing. I’m not sure why I waited so long, but I picked up book 2 and 3, and I’m glad I did. Picking up where I left off was easy, so clearly the first book made an impression.

I would characterize the series as grim-dark fantasy. It’s violent, contains profanity, contains a few scenes of erotica, and has a great anti-hero. Ian Troy has a moral compass, but he’s also prone to rage and has the power of the crown of st
Tausha Treadway
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars (Book 2) by C. L. Schneider . This is the second book in the Crown of Stones series and while it is not my favorite genre I have gotten sucked into this world and I want to read more and more. This is the continuing story of Ian Troy who has been captured by his old enemy King Draken of Langor. Ian has been sentenced to prison and while there he has been tortured, drugged, robbed of his will, his memories and his magic and made to do unspeakable things. As he awa ...more
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars is the second book in "The Crown of Stones" trilogy and I highly recommend reading this series in order.

As with Magic-Price, this tale is told in the first person narrative and is full of action. I'm so grateful that I am reading these stories after the entire trilogy has been published. I can't imagine having to wait for the next to be released.

The story is almost told from a moralistic point of view. Decisions that are made ALWAYS have consequences. When a fact
Suzanne Rogerson
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I love these books. They are filled with nonstop action, murder, blood, sex and plenty of swearing. It's all a part of the wonderful world C.L Schneider has created.

I loved the start and how the reader is as much in the dark as the main character as to how he woke up onboard a ship. Ian has no memory of who he is or who he can trust, and his instincts tell him something is very wrong with his predicament.

In this book we learn more of the history of the Shinree and Eldrings, of the magic that Ian
Rita Kruger
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as part of a blog tour giveaway in order to write a review for my blog
As I mentioned before, I came to the first book with a blah feeling because it was something I had to do. But I soon found myself totally addicted to CL Schneaider’s writing.

This book is much better than the first one. I loved how Ian Troy’s character develops here. His struggle is real, as his addiction is real. He has to find a way to selvage himself, and seeks f
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Born in the Midwest, I live in New York's scenic Hudson Valley Region with my husband and two sons. A huge reader since childhood, I penned my first full length novel in high school on a typewriter in my parent's living room.

Magic-Price, the first book in The Crown of Stones trilogy, was not only my first published novel, but a lifelong dream come true. With the trilogy complete, I'm excited to b

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