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Magic's Stealing

(The Wishing Blade #1)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  9 reviews
For centuries, ribbons of magic have provided the kingdom of Cirena with light, healing, and protection. Then, in a span of minutes, those ribbons fly from their masters, stolen, save for the magic of a few chosen mages. One of these mages is Toranih, a young noblewoman who would rather have a sword in her hand than use her powers to heal or throw fireballs. As a result, h ...more
Kindle Edition, 151 pages
Published September 17th 2015 by Infinitas Publishing
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Montzalee Wittmann
Magic's Stealing (The Wishing Blade Book 1) by Stephanie Flint is a young adult fantasy novel that is fresh and intriguing. A city where magic, shape shifting, light and healing is the norm but someone starts stealing the magic and causing death. The story is based around two characters not affected who are determined to find the answer. The plot is nice with a couple of twists, well made characters, but the end stops slightly abrupt but complete. I enjoyed the story. I was given the story to re ...more
Cathleen Townsend
Sep 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Magic’s Stealing has an interesting premise: that all magic is in the form of ribbons, and these can be seen by adepts as they manipulate them.

The story focuses on Toranih, a young woman who has always scorned magic, in part because she is less gifted than her sister. But when magic is stolen from most adepts, Toranih has to step forward and hone her skills, to protect her family and her home.

I liked the book. It’s an episode, really─a smaller arc within a larger tale─but if you don’t mind that,
Alicia Huxtable
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stephanie Flint has written a new take on magic. Toranih and Daernan are the only two who kept their magic when a mage stole the people's magic.
The first book in this series sucks you in......the rest of the series should only get better
Jason Meuschke
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a lot of fun for me to read as it was my first fantasy book in many, many years. Granted it took me a bit to get used to reading some of the names, and to follow along with some of the rules of this world. I understand transformations and sword and sorcery verbiage, but things introduced here such as Ribbon Magic, were new and a refreshing twist on the old for me. Something I particularly enjoyed was the main character's arc, and growth, from the beginning to the end as well as a rising ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was such a wonderful read which I just couldn't put down. magic lovers will love this book and will want more. where will it all end? will they be able to get where they need to be? read to find it all out.
Julie LaVoie
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What struck me most about this book was Ms. Flint’s attention to detail. Her excellent world-building introduces the history, atmosphere and politics, and I was able to immerse myself fully in the story without confusion. Like the whimsical magic ribbons the characters wield, the backstory was weaved in lightly and effortlessly. The settings are fully fleshed out and the characters have three-dimensional personalities.

So, on to the story itself. In the first chapter, we’re introduced to the two
Rebekkah Ford
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magic Stealing is an imaginative and well-written tale. The author did a great job describing the scenes. I do think this book would appeal to middle grade and preteen readers. I think they’ll love it. Don’t get me wrong, though, adult readers who like these type of stories will enjoy this tale as well, if they’re looking for a clean-cut read. I don’t normally read these types of stories, so I was lost in some parts. I also like romance and was wanting more of a romantic relationship between the ...more
Donna Thompson
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was an absolute delight from beginning to end. I am in awe of authors who can just magically, it seems, conjure up stories with fully developed characters and worlds that seem like they really exist or have been around for ages. "Magic's Stealing," by Stephanie Flint, is one such book. I immediately fell in love with Toranih and Daernan and was especially delighted when I found they could shapeshift into owls. I've always been a sucker for an avian fantasy. This is a fun, fast and tota ...more
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Dave Higgins
Apr 07, 2017 rated it liked it
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Flint mixes the tropes of classic fantasy with those of young adult fiction to weave a story that will appeal to fans of either.

Preferring swordcraft to magic, Toranih’s grasp of her powers is basic at best. However, when an enemy not only rips the magic from most of her nation but also unleashes shadow warriors that are immune to mundane weapons, Toranih becomes one of the few people who can save her home. But what will embracing a power that she doesn’t understand cost?

Adapting the tropes of t
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