The Dragon Orb
…and now the magical barrier is about to fail.
What waits on the other sidee?
Bakari is nerdy and awkward. At 15, he’s lived at the Wizard Citadel for most of his life. Everything seems to be working out like he’d hoped. He just got promoted to Level 1 and despite being painfully shy, he has a friend.
Kharlia knows medicine.
And he really li...more
Bakari is a scholar wizard going on his first adventure in the fantasy world of Alaris. Tasked by the High Judge to figure out the problem with the barrier that protects them from the surrounding lands he finds more than he bargained for with the Dragon Orb. Alli and Roland two apprentices training to be a battle wizard and a counselor wizard attend to their mentors as they help to deal ...more
Dragon Orb is an adventurous book about friendship, that revels in as many YA tropes as it can find.
Alaris is a kingdom separated from the rest of the world by a magical barrier. But the barrier is failing. Not to mention that there are rebellious factions within Alaris determined to undermine the ruling structure, traitors even at the highest levels of wizardry, and rumours of new powerful wizards appearing.
I bought it a while back because of the lovely cover and cool title. Because it has dragons!! And dragons are my thing! I love everything about them and will try to read every book that has them ...more
(The Alaris Chronicles Book 1)
THE DRAGON ORB is the first in a new series which I categorize as YA fantasy (based on the ages and maturity levels of the three protagonists). AllI, Roland, and Bakari are youthful wizards in Alaris, a land ruled by judges. Alli is a battle wizard, Roland a counselor wizard, and Bakari a scholar-wizard. When a rebellion commences, and the barrier falls, all three must demonstrate talent, courage, and resolution.
Powerful wizards with special abilities are rare, but three have already appeared. There's Bakari who can remember everything he's ever read, Ally who's a powerful and death-dealing battlemage, and then, Roland who has a large supply of magic and can even tal ...more
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This is a wonderfully sweet fantasy. The characters are so cute, the relationships heartwarming and relatable, and the racial diversity is excellent.
The plot is tight and the pacing is good. There's lots of action, too. I also love the political dynamics of the world, and the world itself is well-imagined.
But the writing and dialogue almost ruined the book for me. The writing is so awkward and amateurish, and the dialogue is unrealistic, packed with in ...more
Once again we find author Shelton, of cremillion fame, creating a vast world to be explored. . First with horses, now dragons. Three young hero's , one female (yay), are trained in three disciplines of the art of wizardry . Battle, council, scholar. The story is a barrier between kingdoms to be or not to be broken. It is swell written narrative .and look forward to the next installment ! Is Alli more powerful than Roland? Thx Mike.
PS stop speeding up the endings, so what if ...more
Well written . I enjoyed it very much would recommend to anyone who likes fantasy series books. This book is very good . Only thing I disliked was the death of a very good character but it is possible that the character comes back later very interesting
There is a conspiracy thriving to push the kingdom into turmoil, and this is closely linked to a barrier which has separated the Elvyn land and the kingdom for 150 years, but which is now coming down.
What will be the consequences?
We have various characters: the good ones, the evil ones, and those on who the verdict is still out.
The chief characters are young wizards, ...more
There is something about this book that I really enjoyed. The writing was simple and yet effective and there was lots of description to help the world building along.
The plot was well thought out and included everything that a good fantasy world needs - history, culture, politics, magic, adventure and intrigue.
It is so refreshing to see such diversity in what I would class as a middle grade read. I think it's so important as a reader to be exposed to as much diversity as possible and our le ...more
Lots of action and adventure as well as political intrigue and good world building all ingredients of epic series . Well fought battle scenes make this book stand out, from the very beginning . A young female battle wizard takes on multiple fighters and cleans up the town without harming the innocent. Always a good start in my book. As many great epics do this book started from multiple directions and ended up as a clash toward The end. We come to know many ch ...more
Fantasy is not my favorite genre, so I was hesitant to read this book when the opportunity presented itself, but in the end I was glad I did. You are thrown into the action from the very first pages. While reading, you can lose yourself in the story. At one point I looked and saw I was 88% through (pages numbers are not available on this version of the book). The next thing I know I am on the last page. Th ...more
The three main characters are all quite different too. Alli is a beautiful and powerful apprentice battle mage, Roland is a suave counsellor wizard's apprentice ...more
These young wizards needed to get their act together and focus on what was right and not just follow the way of th ...more
The book takes place in a kingdom called Alaria, a kingdom cut off by a magical barrier from the outside world for one hundred fifty years. Now, the barrier is failing and the ...more
Lets be clear The Dragon Orb is not a bad book because its YA in fact I feel like Shelton sneers at the YA genre, taking YA 'tropes' and making it completely unbearable.
I am 100% fine with the 'chosen one' trope or having a b ...more
Blurb- The fate of a kingdom rests on the shoulders of three young wizards who couldn't be more different.
Bakari is a brilliant scholar wizard who's more at home in a library than a battlefield. Alli is a beautiful young battle wizard whose grace in battle is both enchanting and deadly. Roland is a counselor wizard with a seemingly limitless depth of untapped power -- and the ego to match it.
As the magical barrier protecting the kingdom o ...more
I so enjoyed this well written story with magic and magic users. The erray of characters are remarkable and different sub stories well worth your time.
Roland is a young man been train to become a counselor wizard, he is also cookie and inmature though he has more power than many have seen for centuries.
Alli is a young woman being train as a War Wizard. She has to much power for one so young and immature as she ...more