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4.36  ·  Rating details ·  129 ratings  ·  63 reviews
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
Paperback, 486 pages
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
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
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
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
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Ashley Nestler
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!
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
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
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 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
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
Amber Daniels
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it
This installment in the trilogy left me somewhat confused and I kind of lost interest but I can't wait for the 3rd one none the less because of course I have to know how it ends. I hope the 3rd one ties everything together for me. and then again it could just be that I need to reread the series from start to finish. There is so much that goes on in each of the books it's hard to keep up. But the author does create a world all it's own.
Destiny Bridwell
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the trilogy. After reading the first one I was excited to just in to the next one and I did just that. I had to find out what happened to Ian. It being a sequel it continued perfectly from that last one. There were a few time I was biting my nails as I read it. I love books that get the reader involved. I don't like to have spoilers in my reviews. The third book's review will be up soon. 
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Received through GoodReads First Reads for reviewing - thank you.
Really enjoyed this! Characterisation is strong, pacing excellent, and the plot well executed. Not read the first Volume but I found that didn't matter too much as the story was revealed as the plot moved along. Have ordered the 3rd volume!
Janice Smith-gentry
A great read.

I really have enjoyed reading this series. The twists and turns of the characters leave you not wanting to put it down so you know what will happen next. A good read for adults.
Julz Duxbury
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Following on from Magic Price, this compelling story follows Ian as he is rescued and continues his fight to free his people. So compelling I hated putting it down! The story is dynamic, the characters fully rounded and the visuals absolutely clear. Loved every minute of reading it.
Patricia Grigg
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story has so many twists and turns you keep being pulled on into every aspect of what is going on. A good read. Thumbs up to the author.
Chantelle Smith
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: itsy-bitsy-books
With Ian struggling to put his life back together after being imprisoned by his enemies, he finds he isn’t the same man as before. After being drugged, tortured his memories, his magic and his will has been taken. Then to top it all off, once he returns back to the world he called home he finds out that it’s just as broken as he is. Mirra’kelan’s citizens all live in fear.
With all being thrust together by necessity, refugees from the other realms have come together and formed alliances that wer
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Magic-Scars is the second book in C. L. Schneider’s The Crown of Stones series, and picks up the story about two years after the events of Magic-Price. It opens with the news that Ian Troy, the protagonist, is dead. With over fifty chapters to go, however, the reader is unlikely to be convinced by this. But Troy, whilst alive, has suffered a lot during his imprisonment between the books and has a long way to go before he will be himself again.

At the beginning of Magic-Scars, Troy has lost his me
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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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The Crown of Stones (3 books)
  • Magic-Price (The Crown of Stones, #1)
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