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4.55  ·  Rating details ·  137 ratings  ·  82 reviews
He’s paid for his addiction. He’s been scarred by his spells.
He’s borne magic’s weight, its pleasure, and its guilt.
But will he surrender to it when the realm needs him most?

In one fell swoop, the resistance was shattered. Lives were taken. Hope was lost. Peace slipped like grains of sand through his fingers. So did the Crown of Stones. Now, forced into hiding, Ian Troy g
Paperback, 500 pages
Published February 17th 2016 by CreateSpace
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D. Peach
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this series and am sorry to see it end. Ian’s transformation is complete from anti-hero to hero, a change that he believes will require his death. The story, to me, was about that transition, the emotional ambivalence, the growth, the sacrifice, and the farewells. As in the previous two books of the series, the writing is superb, the descriptions exquisite, and in this final book, highly emotional.

True to its grimdark genre, there is no happy ending here, but there is a satisfying one.
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is part time travel to fix wrongs done to a race. The magic is wielded by a enslaved race bred scion in which it creates addictions. The savior must heal himself before he can save his people.
This is a thought provoking read, but is hard to follow at times with the Hallucination/time travel components.

This series is very well written and has 3 dimensional characters. If you want to try something outside the traditional give the series a read.
Kerri  L Birdsong
Satisfying conclusion

This series is proof that independent authors can write top notch novels. I will recommend this series to all my friends
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magic Borne by C. L. Schneider is book three in the crown of stones series. You can't read this as a stand alone so it's suggested that you read the first two in the series. This book has time travel (yay!) and hallucinations so at times I found it hard to follow. It was very thought provoking though. It's a book about hope, deception and love. A thrilling conclusion to the series. The plot is fast paced and written well. The characters are easy to like because they are so human like. What I mea ...more
Sara Oxton
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Magic Borne by C.L. Schneider a simply Magical four-star read the third book in the crown of stones trilogy. I enjoyed the first book in the trilogy Magic Price, and thought it was very well written first novel in the series, but then the second book showed us where the author has grown and developed the series, C.L. Schneider writes characters that you should hate, and despise but you can’t help but have a spot just for them, she makes you see them as multi-dimensional characters rather than ju ...more
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne, is the final book in the trilogy of fantasy novels written by C. L. Schneider. It is a book about hope, purpose, direction, and love. A book that is scarred by deception, lies, heart-breaking decisions and huge sacrifice. It’s a novel that delivers a thrilling climax with an emotional twist of an ending. In short, it’s fantastic, and by far the best book in the series. It’s not a book that can be read as a standalone novel, however, you’ll have to read the first ...more
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I received a copy from the author for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way.

This ending to a trilogy tied up loose ends nicely but still left room for more adventures with Ian which I hope will soon be written. It also left me with a book hangover which I’m still feeling the effects of up to this moment.

Ian is ready to make the ultimate sacrifice in Magic Borne. He is ready to do any unpleasant or difficult magical test which will aid him in putting an end to all the fight
Aviv Shener
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was good, but not as good as the last one.
The writing it self was better than the first book, but there was no need for 500 pages. This book just felt way too long.

Overall, I would definitely keep an eye on for more of this author books.
Joni Martins
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Review

Basic Details:
Book Title: Magic-Borne
Subtitle: (The Crown of Stones #3)
Author: C.L. Schneider
Genre: Magic/Horror
Part of a series? Yes
Order in series: 3
Best read after earlier books in series? Yes
Overall score:
I scored this book 5/5
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This is the third and last book in the series. We have followed Ian Troy through the last 2 books and follow him again now. During this time he has paid the price for
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great read about answers. Ian Troy struggles to keep going against the strength of his enemies. Desperate for answers to solve things and tackle his ever growing magic, he seeks the stories of the past. Can he find the answers and defeat his enemies before it's too late?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Ian trying to keep going despite the odds. Great catsbof supporting characters like the stern Sienn or the caring Jillyan or Jarryd as wis
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
crown of Stone Magic Borne by C L Schneider is the third instalment of the Crown of Stones Trilogy and is a five star read. I would recommend you read the other books in the series before this one.
Each book in this series just gets better, the author developers the story really well. This is a great fantasy story with magic, love, friendship and hope.
Ian Troy carries the fate of the world on his shoulders, a very heavy burden. He is a great character, he is not a perfect hero and he has paid t
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Magic Borne is the third book in The Crown of Stone Series by C.L Schneider. This is such an intriguing and action-packed high fantasy- with adventure, magic, time travel, tragedy, sacrifice, questions, discoveries, tension, drama, originality, superb world building, suspense, and fantastic character growth and development. I definitely didn’t want to put it down till I had discovered how everything played out in the end.
This book sees the completion of Ian’s story- and what a journey it
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. Find the first review here [link] and my second review here [add link]
Redemption. That is Ian Troy’s heart desire. From the very first pages of book 1 he is on a quest to repay for the worst mi
Sam Sheerin
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Crown of Stones: Magic Borne
Book three
CL Schneider
4 stars

The final installment in The Crown of Stones trilogy and this has been one of the best fantasies that I've read this year. Fully recommend that they are read in order to fully appreciate the storyline and the character developments that have happened over the three books. You won't be disappointed, CL Schneider has an extraordinary vision for this fantastic fantasy series.
This has it all, heartbreaking decisions, family feud, lies, sac
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne is the third and final installment in C.L. Schneider’s fantasy trilogy. The books cannot be read alone and need to be read in order to follow this epic story. In this book, we learn the fate of Ian Troy which we have followed in the previous two books.

“No other Shinree has borne as much of magic’s weight, its pleasure, or its guilt.”

This is a magical and creative series created by the author. There is no lack of description of the characters, events, places as th
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Magic-Borne is the third and final book in C. L. Schneider’s The Crown of Stones series. It is an epic fantasy series that centres around Ian Troy, a Shinree whose fate is intertwined with that of the magical Crown of Stones.
This series has fantastic world-building. I’d definitely recommend starting at the beginning to get more of the details. There are many different races and species characters with different motivations and alliances. There is a long history that influences current and future
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
MAGIC-BORNE is the third book in "The Crown of Stones" trilogy. This is a series that has to be read in order. You would be doing yourself and the series a disservice if you read it all wily nily out of order.

This was the (I believe) the longest book of the trilogy and it took me a bit to read it. I was reading the books one right after the other, but I found I had to pick this one up and down a few times to be able to finish it. There is a lot going on... Action, adventure, intrigue, redemption
Timothy Bateson
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing conclusion to the series

This is the amazing conclusion to an even more amazing series of books. I couldn't wait to reach the conclusion of the story, but knew it would be a bitter sweet ending, and parting of ways.

Ian Troy is one of those rare characters that develops throughout the series, and always seems to have one more surprise for the reader. His progress from simple soldier to the man he becomes in this story is nothing short of epic. His personality, his abilities, and his out
Sunshine Somerville
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I savored this series as long as possible, but I finished the last third of this finale in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. This truly is one of the best conclusions I've ever read of an Epic Fantasy story. And this really is an epic story - spanning centuries of history, exploring all the complexities of a world populated by multiple races, and of course a healthy (and unhealthy) dose of magic and war thrown in. For every bit of great action, there are equally wonderful, slo
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne, is the final and third book in the series form CL Schneider. I found this book to be a great conclusion to the series and just as fast paced and enthralling as the last two. These books are not standalone novels so I would read books one and two prior to finishing this review or other books first. Be prepared when you do pick this one up to carve out a chunk of time to devote to the story. It is a long winded novel at 500 something pages and I found myself looki ...more
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I must confess. After I read the second book of The Crown of Stones Trilogy I knew I was hooked. I had this one, The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne by C.L. Schnieder standing by and I started it as soon as I finished Magic Scars and read it from cover to cover. Did not do anything else till I had finished the book. It was that good. From the beginning of Ian’s story and the tremendous guilt he carries, to the dawning of his realization of what his world needs, all things come to a climax in this l ...more
Melissa (missy)
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the final book in this series.
There's a lot going on in this book as the author tries to bring everything together and you have to pay attention.
It wasn't a quick easy read and it's definitely important to have a good recollection of the characters, events, and interactions from the previous books.
I'm glad I had just read the last book .
This book had friendship, love, sacrifice, discovery, and hope.
It also had some pretty vivid and intense fighting and showed both the good and bad thi
Tausha Treadway
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider. This is the final installment into this series and I'm sad for it to come to an end. It's the story of the fate of Ian Troy. In one big swoop the resistance was gone and lives were lost and the Crown of Stones was no longer in reach for Ian. Ian has been thru so much on this long journey. He's been knocked down, his magic stolen and betrayed by everyone. Knowing that the future is very bleak Ian tries to change events and save those t ...more
Madilynn Dale
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider


The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider is the final book in this series. It’s an amazing conclusion to one of the best fantasy series I have read in a long time. It continues to feature Ian Troy as he travels into the past to correct wrongs and find a way to bring down his father. I love that Malaq and Jarryd continue to be present for this story. They have fun personalities and really seem to balance Ian's
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
.5 Star
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Bourne is the third and final book in The Crown of Stones series. I’ve truly enjoyed this entire series and I’m a bit sad it’s finished but I’m definitely going to be reading more from this Author. This is a continuation of Ian's story and is packed with action and danger. Once again I found myself lost in the pages and couldn’t put it down till the end. There’s some twists and turns that had me on th
Caroline Noe
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Magic Borne is the final book in the Crown of Stones trilogy from C L Schneider (although a novella followed).

Ian Troy's epic battle to defeat Jem Reth's evil and overcome the magic curse of the Crown finally comes to an explosive finale, but first a shocking revelation and heartbreak awaits the suffering Shinree and his loyal friends.

This whole trilogy is fabulous. Full of narrative twists and turns, wound around characters that are set on huge learning arcs, these books will stay with me for
Katie Kearney
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne by C. L. Schneider. I’m not at all sure what to say in this review because I’m so sad this is over but the author ends it amazingly. Once again this author takes readers on an exciting adventure with Ian and a whole cast of characters that pull you into their story world completely. I really enjoyed this story and am so thankful I picked it up. The characters are complex and relatable, with a story that truly came to life right before my eyes. I do strongly recom ...more
Kerry Baker
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Bourne by C.L. Schneider is the final instalment in this amazing trilogy. You do need to have read the other books first as the story follows on.
This book was an absolutely brilliant conclusion to what has been an amazing series. For most of the way through I really couldn’t decide how I thought it might end and that kept me on the edge of my seat!
By the time I started this book I was so emotionally invested in the characters and their lives. At time’s I was a wreck th
Kerry  carr
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This is the 3rd and final book in The Crown Of Stones Series.

It follows the continuing story of Ian Troy and his friends as they set out to ride the world of the evil Jem. But after an attack their resistance has fallen and Ian is struggling to control the magic inside him.

Ian is sent on a journey back in time to try and find out how to control the crowns magic, how to stop the spell thats changing him into an eldring and how to defeat his father so peace can return. This is no easy journey, peo
Erica Fish
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne by C. L. Schneider is the final installment in this series. I really have enjoyed getting to know Ian Troy in this series. Schneider kept my interest through the end of the series. I enjoyed watching Ian Troy grow. His story is unique as I wanted to see where the journey would take him. Can he go back in his past to change the outcome of the future? Troy will need help to change to accomplish his goals. Will he be able to trust his magic? The new emperor Jem Reth ...more
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