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Phoenix Incandescent

(Endeavor Series #1)

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4.30  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Fresh out of college, Charlotte is running the Wayfarer’s Inn, a castle in the middle of farmland that gives humans the chance to vacation amongst mermaids, centaurs, elves, and dwarves. The guests don’t know that the magic is real, but Charlotte does. For now. She hasn’t developed powers like her father, so now she must either marry into the magical world or have her memo ...more
Paperback, 2nd, 282 pages
Published June 7th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 8th 2013)
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Anthea Syrokou
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a magical and creative ride this has been! Author A.E.M. kept me glued to each page. I was intrigued and delighted as I faced a world where anything was possible. This well-written novel, not only showcases the author’s brilliant imagination and her creativity, but it was also full of beautiful notions and insights into the complexities of relationships.

The protagonist, Charlotte, is a Dane — a human who therefore lacks magical abilities. Together with the handsome and chivalrous Beau, the
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Stevie Turner
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I opened this book club read with some trepidation, as Fantasy is not my usual reading genre. However, the book is well written and easy to read, and would appeal to old and young alike. I think it was a good choice for my initiation into Fantasy!

Charlotte Locklear was raised by her parents Audrey and Isaac in a magic castle/hotel, where she now works at the front desk. She does not possess her father’s magic weaver powers, but in order to gain these abilities she knows she has to marry into the
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Jaye Marie
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a veritable feast for the imagination. Visually stunning, with more magical characters and creatures than you could shake a stick at. All so real and interacting brilliantly together as if part of legend and not recently created. If this were a film, it would beat anything already made...
Charlotte’s father, Isaac, is descended from Wizards and teaches magical classes at the Wayfarer Inn, while her mother, Audrey who has no magic, runs the Inn, a place for humans to vacation with sup
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Maureen Turner
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What struck me as I read Phoenix Incandescent was just how much fun, author AEM must have been having whilst writing this novel. She has an amazing imagination full of mystical characters from Centaurs to Mermaids and more.The story opens with the main character, Charlotte, having to make a coming of age decision whether to join the magical world of these wonderful creatures or join the alternative community of the Danes, those without magical powers. At this point she has no idea if she possess ...more
Laura Pascucci
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I loved getting lost in this magical world. When it ended it left me wanting more. I hope there is going to be a sequel!
Sabrina Fish
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fauns, eagles, and Centaurs, oh my!

This is a fabulous first look into a new mythical fantasy world full of fauns, eagles, centaurs, unitaurs(unicorns), elves, fairies, mermaids...and it goes on and on.

AEM has created a captivating fantasy world full of easy to love, and hate, characters that will keep you turning the page. I truly enjoyed this coming of age story about a young woman who suddenly finds that she is not who she’s grown up believing she was. Her inner conflict as she is hit by reve
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Millie Thom
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love fantasy and have read many books in this genre over the years. The book description of Phoenix Incandescent intrigued me – as well as the fact that it’s the first book of a series (the Endeavor Series) so I decided I just had to read it. And I was very glad I did. I found it an engrossing read with all the elements I would hope to find in a well-crafted and fast-paced fantasy novel that draws readers in and keeps them involved.
AEM has created a rich and colourful fantastical world, popul
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Amiya Powell
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantasy is one of my favorite book genres because anything can happen. When I crack open those pages, I’m hoping for the unknown, the impossible, the incredulous! The further from reality, the better. Odd creatures? Check. Spells and potions? Check. Enchanted objects? Check. But the more farfetched the story, the more important it is to have a solid foundation to contain it. Too many fantasy writers do not heed this, in such a hurry to get to the “cool stuff,” they don’t spend enough time creati ...more
Susan Rooke
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I won’t spend time describing the plot of Phoenix Incandescent, author AEM’s first novel in her fantasy series, as other reviews have already covered that. Instead I’ll tell you what I loved about it. Starting with the author’s boundless imagination. AEM swept me up and took me on a journey through her vivid magical world. Her characters are memorable and—no matter how far from human—very relatable, even those whose magical otherness would seem to preclude our understanding. I cheered for heroin ...more
Anna Bastow
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All magical creatures populate the world of Charlotte. Minotaurs, Mermaids, Elves, Dragons, fairies, Fauns ... And the author even creates new ones like Unitaurs, Bronze Eagles ... The book doesn't waste time it drops you into the battles and confusion very soon and the characters are memorable and relatable.

I can't wait for the next installment!
S.S. Bazinet
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A magical story of enchantment and young love!

I was enchanted by this story! I started reading it on a Sunday morning and only planned on reading for a short while. Hours later, I found myself in the middle of a world populated with magical creatures that included a bird people called bronze eagles, also centaurs, fauns, elves, fairies and many other wondrous beings.

And yet, I think what kept me entranced by the story were the feelings that were evoked. I really enjoyed the sweet, innocent inter
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Child Wrangler by day, Word Wrangler by night.

AEM resides in central Oklahoma with her husband and four children.

She hangs up the apron in exchange for the laptop she "borrowed" from her husband.

Her book notes have recipes for play dough and drawings by her children.

Her husband brings her books rather than flowers.

But she wouldn't have it any other way.

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