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4.57  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Return to the world of The Magician’s Workshop: Where Dreams Become Reality.

In Volume Two, the Festival of Stars has finally arrived, and the Color Ceremony is about to commence. As children from all over the islands gather to stand before a puller, one question remains: who will have a Color, and who will be found void?

Rejoin your favorite characters as they step forw
Kindle Edition, 191 pages
Published November 22nd 2016 by Wondertale (first published November 2016)
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Vishnu Chevli
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, english
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One will find thousands of books in fantasy genre which are based on magical world, but very few stand out of the crowd and leave an impression on readers' mind. The Magician's Workshop is well thought & properly drafted story line. I strongly believe this story has potential to capture a huge fan following.


Second part of "The Magician's Workshop" started where first was finished, i.e. just before colour ceremony started. All coming to age kids participated
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
In my review of volume one, I spoke of how I’m not the biggest fan of serial stories but was willing to try for this one. At the end of the first volume, I was content to continue on with the serial releases; after finishing the second volume, my view has shifted. I’m no longer merely content to continue on – I need to continue on. Need with a capital ‘N’. This second volume has added so much to the story: so many new elements have come to light, so many things have become clearer, and I have a ...more
Rebecca Skane

I love the way this one ended. So much enigma! The Magician's Workshop Volume 2 Book Review
Lexie Conyngham
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The second book in this series takes us to the huge, very public ceremony where the young people we've been following have to stand in a queue and have their colours drawn from them - or be found blank - in front of a huge stadium of people. Of course there are theories about how the event is staged, or how statistics can be applied to gauge probabilities - all the usual things that big sporting events or elections attract. The descriptions of how the colours appear and how they differ are rathe ...more
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book free with the intention to review, this didn't effect my opinion of the book.

The action continues and once again this book ends with you desperately searching for the next one. If you are buying this book and haven't read volume one yet, read volume one. The characters struggles with color, finding trainers, and family helps them to feel realistic.
I enjoyed this book every bit as much as the first one! You need to read this book.
Namrata Ganti
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Where the first book was light-hearted with the focus on introducing us to the world and characters, the second book takes the story ahead more seriously. A shift in the direction of the plot adds more to the magic of this series.The declaration of whether our characters have color in them or not is finally given out.

It's interesting how parallels are drawn between the colors and personality traits. We are shown how people change when color is discovered in them as well as when it isn't. The dis
Beverly Mitchell
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was easy to get into Vol. II of The Magician's Workshop because I quickly remembered the principal characters and was able to follow them at a much deeper level. As the day drew near for the chance to show the abilities they had trained for and prove that they contained the colors within them that would mold their future lives the reader bonds with them and becomes emotionally involved. The writing and setting up the scenes for the pageantry of the Festival and Color Ceremony was very well do ...more
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow. The first book was great, but this book was just plain powerful.
If you haven't read this yet, you should. Just do it.
The character development didn't shoot off into the sky, but they did develop in a wonderfully believable way. Specific parts had me tearing up as they faced even small, incredibly personal moments of growth.

I would absolutely recommend it to anyone, adult or child, who has ever worried about finding their place in life - come read about a blue wallaroo, and see if it can l
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Everyone in the islands of O’Ceea has the magical ability of bringing whatever they can imagine into existence. At the age of 16, a colour ceremony is performed to test who has mastered their powers and has a good grasp on colours. Thos who pass the ceremony are given the title of magician. Those who fail are referred to as voids. Layauna, Kai, Talia, Weston, and Kaso are striving to their best to be able to pass the test and become members of the Magician’s workshop.

The reason behind me reviewi
Sarah TheAromaofBooks
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was really excited to delve into Volume II and see what all the characters were up to - and who was found with color during the ceremony!!!

One of my (mild) complaints about the first book was that there wasn't a great deal of action - there was a lot of stage-setting. But in the second volume, a lot more was going on. And, because I had met all the characters in the first book, I was ready to jump right in and see where the story was going.

There is a lot of analogy going on, but not so much t
Jan 24, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Striking 13
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First of all I should probably state that this is a follow up review to Vol. 1, obviously.

Secondly, my major complaint, about an unfulfilling story, has been washed away - like the old and mysterious world of O'Ceea. As I had hoped, Volume 2 delivered.

Now that the Magician Puller had arrived at the top of the pedestal, he raised the ancient Staff of Light in the air with both hands, and the nine Colors that had until then been wrapped tightly around his body began to unfurl. Nine strands of ligh
Volume 2 of this exciting series follow on directly from Volume 1, building convincingly on the world and characters that come before, explaining some details, deepening others, and creating at least as many questions as it answers. New characters are added to the mix, bringing new dimensions of mystery, and new concepts for readers to imagine and ponder. Honest Kaso might have to lie. Mathematical Jaremon might be betrayed by statistics. Sweet Aliva may struggle with truth and betrayal. Meanwhi ...more
Thomas Pujol
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: in-progress
Summary: The Magician’s Workshop Volume 2 continues to display story writing that is as deep as you want to go. It will tantalize the tourist, or captivate the connoisseur with its rich world, complex characters, and intricately woven storyline.

In volume 2 of TMW, we are presented with a world that reflects, in many ways, the depth and complexity of our own. A highly structured society and multiple cultures. We get celebrations, traditions, festivals, biases, etc.
The center piece in this book
Anne (The Reading Life)
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 20, 2017 rated it liked it
On the islands of O’Ceea, having a Color means everything. It’s a social status, a mark of privilege, and at times it can also be . . . a curse. Which of the characters will have a Color pulled from them, and how many of them will be named void?

The Magician's Workshop, Volume Two picks up the stories of each of the characters that were introduced in the first volume. Layauna spends more time with her grandfather and learns her fate in the Color Ceremony. Will Blaze continue to terrorize her? Can
Amber Jones
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Book Two definitely does not disapont at all. It continues with old characters but expands on the magical realm we are reading about. Beautifully well written.

showed their characters with universal feelings common in us all. I could relate to situations and difficulties these characters were experiencing even though their characters were living in a land and time of magic and projections. Going to such a special place and being part of these lives "magically" gives us insight into lives so diff
Oh My Bookness
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Magician’s Workshop: Volume Two

By: Christopher Hansen and J.R. Fear

 The Magicians Workshop volume two takes the characters on a emotional roller coaster, the suspense who will get color, who won't? No matter what happens you will be there along with them emotionally tied, cheering for them or being highly disappointed when they walk away without color. The characteristics of some take a turn, how far will some go to help to get their way and to help their loved ones? Lessons will be learned,
Chelsea DeVries
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story continues as it opens with the Color Ceremony revealing the fate of the island's young mages. More relatable storylines and emotive character flaws are found in the sequel but both books take you on a compelling and adventurous journey that gives light to the notion that anything really is possible if you can imagine it. 

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Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Michael Jordan
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book because it was fun and exciting. Nothing was bad with book.
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book reintroduces you to the group of kids living in the magical islands of O'Ceea. The upcoming Color Ceremony and the possible results affect all O'Ceea inhabitants.

With The Magician's Workshop, Volume Two, authors Hansen and Fehr continue the wonderful fantasy story about O'Ceea and the importance of colours. It is a very enjoyable and compelling read, drawing you in as the kids and their clans prepare for the Color Ceremony. Hansen and Fehr carefully elaborated the characters, and their
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
My first read from author Christopher Hansen was triggered when the author contacted me and asked if I'd like to read and review his book, I'd never heard of him or this book before that contact. Upon completion of that book back in March I was offered a chance to read and review this book. A very good read likable, with well developed characters. I'm a character read. I like to know who the characters are and what makes them do the things they do. Over the length of these two books the author d ...more
Hemantkumar Jain
Feb 24, 2017 rated it liked it
The expectation from Book 2 were low after reading book 1 – I was expecting the whole book to be focused on one event and nothing much. It sure did and before the book ended, it gave me what I was looking for. A hint of mystery and suspense. Now the storyline will be more interesting.

Carrying forward from Book 1, the color ceremony is conducted in first half while the second half is about some of the characters and their complex lives and colors.

The auhors show that the story has potential to s
Amy Shannon
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A magical (pun intended) sequel

I enjoyed the first book in the series, and was introduced to the myriad of great characters, but that book set the tone for this one, which has more depth and action than the first one. The reader gets taken on a mysterious and magical journey and was wonderfully written. Hansen and Fehr make a great author duo, and hope there is more to come. I enjoyed the story and the premise of both books. It may be slated for young adults, but it's great for those of us who a
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Color, No Color! Will that really matter for the characters in this book?
The Magician’s Workshop Volume 2 by Christopher Hansen and J.R. Fehr is an amazing continuation of the first volume of this series. This book continues right where the first book ended, and that is pretty cool. Once again, each chapter has its own different point of view character in it.

What I like:
What I like about this book besides that the characters are still three-dimensional and so real that I think that they are real
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-with-kids
Volume One set up the characters and the fantastical world of O'Ceea. This volume brings the story home, and made me want to keep living and reading within this world. ...more
Apr 21, 2020 rated it liked it
The saga continued... but to what end?

This volume did not conclude the plot - so we wait for volume three to unfold the author's scheme.
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