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Magic Fell

(The Mages' Guild Trilogy #1)

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Past and present are about to collide, and the world will never be the same.

Magic has been missing from the world for a millennium, and it’s needed now more than ever. It falls to young Tasis Kadara to revive the fabled Mages’ Guild of the Dragon’s Claw. But in a culture where arcane power is forbidden and practitioners are executed, Tasis will have to keep his own aptitud
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ebook, 190 pages
Published May 19th 2016 by Harmony Ink Press
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Kristen Burns
3.5 Stars

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*I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

I don’t read high fantasy all that often, but this book caught my interest for a couple reasons (one of those reasons being elves, since I haven’t read many book about those), and I’m glad I decided to give it a chance.

For one thing, it was just a nice read. It was rather mild in that it didn’t have a ton of action or intense emotion, but it had easy-to-read writing, likeable character
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Alison
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: queer, sff, my-e-things, lgbtq
3.5 stars. This is a very enjoyable YA high fantasy. It's well-written and pleasant and light and very low-key and upbeat. It's a traditional "chosen one on a quest" sort of story and our teenage heroes have many adventures. The main characters are all likeable and pleasant and it's enjoyable to read about them. I like that there are queer and trans main characters and it's not a really big deal and there's no big drama about it. Saving the world and beating the bad guys is the issue at hand (th ...more
Serena Yates
The blurb for this book sounded interesting - what with magic’s very existence at stake and three teenagers the ones responsible for reviving an entire guild of mages - and from the moment I read the prologue, I was hooked. What you have here is a mother who sacrifices her life to end an evil king’s reign and life, her elf companion responsible for getting her daughter - the Mages’ Guild’s last hope of survival – to safety, and the promise of an epic struggle a thousand years in the future. And ...more
Emelie
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I think this was a nice, light read adventure fantasy read. It was good paced, interesting enough to have me want to read on and find out quickly what happened next. I think I especially liked how... good the book felt. I liked how creatures often portrayed as evil wasn't in this book, and that the characters came off as good and sincere, but not being meek.

I first feared that Tasis was going to be as most any othe
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John Inman
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading the first installment of Andi Van's new fantasy series Magic Fell. The writing is excellent, the characters well-drawn, the story a fresh one. I can't wait for the next book to come out. Funny. I never thought I was much into fantasy, but I guess I was wrong. Just goes to show how much we can learn when we open ourselves up to new experiences. Well done, Andi Van. You created a wonderful new world and an exciting new story that a lot of people are going to happily lose t ...more
Daniel Mitton
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
(Originally reviewed for Love Bytes Reviews with a copy provided by the publisher / author for an honest review.)

Wow. I grabbed this book on a whim when I saw it on our available to review list. I’m not a huge reader of Young Adult books, and I’m not really sure why! Every time I read one, I tell myself I should read more of them. Especially when I find one of the caliber of this one!

In Magic Fell, Andi Van brings us a high fantasy tale, complete with magic users, dragons, elves, giants, and som
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Sharon Tyler
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Magic Fell by Andi Van is a fantasy novel that will appeal to the young adult, new adult, and adult audience. Magic has been missing from the world for a millennium, and it’s needed now more than ever. But in a culture where arcane power is forbidden and practitioners are executed, Tasis will have to keep his own aptitude for magic secret. With nothing to direct them besides bizarre dreams and a mysterious cat, Tasis and his sister Zaree undertake a quest to discover the hidden island that was o ...more
Kylie
May 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-i-hate
I have mixed feelings about this book. I loved the world building, I loved the fast pace, the legend and everything was entrancing. Also, dream-visions? Magical animals? How cool is that?

But I wasn't so much a fan of Tasis. He was another stereotypical "speshul" character that everyone is obsessed with for no reason at all. There aren't any defining or believable traits in his personality other than passivity and a bland, selfless doormat-ness that reminded me of Bella from Twilight but with les
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Mandy Ryder
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Never really been one for high fantasy but this one really appealed to me. Thoroughly enjoyed this. From sweet 16 to super Mage in 28 days. Especially liked 'Rin, as he developed more and more sarcasm as the story progressed. Looking forward to the next epic instalment.
Melanie
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

for the full review visit https://wp.me/p220KL-gan

From that review: walked backwards into this series with a call to review the final story in this trilogy.  One look at that blurb and I was hooked!  You see I have loved high fantasy and dragons since I can remember, reading the books of Anne McCaffrey and her Dragonriders of Pern or Ursula K. LeGuin and her Wizard of Earthsea.  And there were so many more that started me for m
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I want more trans rep like this, where it’s not a big controversy or source of tension, and no one is sitting around analyzing whether or not the trans character passes. - Leigh

The writing was lovely, the world building full of details but without being tedious, and the story fast paced enough that I just couldn’t stop reading once I got into it. - Laura

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Kragthang
Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-fantasy
Very well written and nice start into a new series. Only 3* because everything just went a bit too smoothly for my taste. I wasn't fearing for the heroes even once in the whole book. Obstacles were overcome easily and I missed an antagonist (I guess it's the king, but we didn't see a lot of him). Hopefully there'll be more in the next book.
Zeoanne
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The only bad thing about this book is that it ended. I really wouldn't have minded if it would've continued. Great story which I recommend to anyone who likes mages, elves, and magic.
Sieran
What struck me first and foremost about this book, was the beautiful writing. It's lyrical, and has a rhythm that's very pleasant to the ear.

The other thing I really liked were the main characters. Kelwin was my favorite. K'yerin was both cute and funny. Zaree was great! As for Tassis, I liked him, but I wouldn't say I was crazy about him... Daro the wolf was adorable too!

I was both surprised and not surprised that the romance part of the story was quite minor and understated (IMO). Which was ni
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Cornerofmadness
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, lgbt, young-adult
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Michelle Quinn
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgally
After his mother dies, Tasis starts having strange dreams that are trying to lead him to a world that is not supposed to exist. When a mysterious purple cat shows up at his home, Tasis has the feeling that the cat knows him and is there for a reason.

This a short and light read with a great adventure, fantastic sidekicks (a purple cat and a wolf), family, friends. Following half elf Tasis, we learn that dragons and giants are good and humans are evil. And let's not forget the adorable love story.
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Artemisia
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very interesting plot and enjoyable characters. A little bit on the long side though with some unnecessary parts and others that needed expanding.
Overall a great read and can't wait for the next two!
Riddhi
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story is very good.I look forward to reading more about Tasis.
J.J. Carroll
May 01, 2016 rated it liked it
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The Mages' Guild Trilogy (3 books)
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  • Magic Triumphed (The Mages' Guild Trilogy #3)