The Magician's Workshop, Volume Two
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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What I like about this book besides that the characters are still three-dimensional and so real that I think that they are real ...more
The first glimmering Chris Hansen had that there was far more to reality than he had ever imagined occurred six days after his ninth birthday. “Christopher!” cried a wise, old sage. “Life is full of deep magic. Miraculous things happen all around us.” Chris looked around him and asked, “Where? I don’t see anything spectacular.” The man held out a pair of glasses. “Here, put these on.” The boy plac...more