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For twelve years, the power has been usurped at the Realm of Harcilor.
Cyr, an erudite, and his adopted son, Kaaz, have formed a secret school.

Indeed, in this world, some people were born endowed with magical abilities : the Silarens.
However, it is not that easy to detect your own powers.
They will soon be joined by a mysterious young woman who will provide them with valuabl
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ebook, 1, 384 pages
Published February 2017 by Amazon (first published June 2nd 2015)
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Happy Booker
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Powerful is the first novel of its series, translated from French. The dystopian story revolves around the magical world of Harcilor. The story is set in a magical world with enchanted creatures. There are two kinds of people living under the reign of King Geldir. The Guardians, which have different magical abilities and the Lesilarens, who don’t have any magic at all. The living situation is hard and people are oppressed. Cyr, a Lesilaren, and his son form a group and slowly plan to create an a ...more
Gabrielle Viszs
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je remercie en premier l'auteur, S.N. Lemoing pour m'avoir proposé de lire ce premier tome de sa saga. J'aimais le résumé et j'aime lire de la fantasy ce qui était pour moi une très bonne idée. Concernant la couverture par contre elle ne fait pas du tout fantasy, ce qui change. Par contre elle reprend bien les lieux qui entoure le pays.

Le royaume d'Harcilor est depuis 12 ans aux mains d'un tyran. Personne n'a le droit d'en sortir, personne ne doit s'amuser. Chacun doit survivre comme il peut, a
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Minie Houselook
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Le roi Relan a renversé le roi Geldir. Geldir prenait soin de ses sujets, de leurs éducations, qu’ils aient assez mangé et de quoi se couvrir lors des hivers rudes. Ces gardiens l’ont trahi. Le pays d’Harcilor possède toutes les ressources dont les habitants ont besoin pour cela, mais elles sont à l’extérieur de la ville. Après avoir pris la place de Geldir, Relan met en place une loi interdisant à tous les habitants de sortir de la ville. Le nouveau roi contrôle alors tout le commerce. L’élite, ...more
Leah
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's been a while since I haven't read a fantasy book that remind me of an another book, in the end they all start to look alike.

But not this one. It's really peculiar, the universe, the whole plot, the characters. Everything is so good. The author has wrote a really good story. One that I will remember for a long long moment, for sure.

I can't wait to get my hands on book 2, literally !

Full review : http://read-me-deeply.blogspot.fr/201...
Lauren - SERIESous Books
DNF'd at 18% (Start of Chapter 6)

For fans of fantasy novels rich in characters and subplots, this is the novel for you!

Unfortunately, I am not one of those fantasy fans.

I found the first few chapters to be very overwhelming. There was a lot of information to process in terms of setting up the drama and the world. And in turn, you get introduced to a lot of characters as well. I found myself getting lost in all that was happening and struggled to keep everything straight.

I'm really not used to r
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Misty
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book was kindly sent to me from the author. This was a very interesting story, it was full of magic and adventure, the characters were great and easy to connect with! The worldbuilding was absolutely incredible. It’s different from many other fantasy books I’ve read, and I would highly recommend this book if you like fantasy! I’m stunned!
Kevin Holsters
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Avant de commencer la rédaction de mon avis, j’aimerais remercier chaleureusement l’auteure de ce roman de m’avoir fait confiance pour la lecture de son livre. Quand j’ai lu le résumé, j’ai tout de suite accepté de lire le récit, fantasy et dystopie, deux genres que j’adore par-dessus tout. J’ai trouvé ce livre très intéressant et vais vous faire part, maintenant, de mon appréciation globale sur ce roman.

Tout d’abord, j’ai aimé le monde qu’a créé l’auteure. Je ne parle pas seulement du paysage
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April
Nov 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je remercie l’auteur pour ce service presse. C’est le résumé (ainsi que le fait qu’il se classe en fantasy) qui m’avait donné envie d’explorer cette histoire. Je suis souvent un peu frileuse quand il s’agit d’auto-édition (ayant déjà eu quelques soucis avec une auteur en particulier), il est de plus en plus rare que je chronique ces livres. Mais pour Powerful, j’ai quand même fait une exception, car le roman avait l’air franchement attrayant et finalement, j’ai été agréablement surprise face à c ...more
Brigitte
This review is for the English version of "Powerful" which was kindly issued to me by the author. It's a Dystopian novel featuring the enchanting and magical world of Harcilor. The Silarens are born with magical powers whereas the Iesilarens don't have any magic but contribute to the society by other skills. All the Guardians have different magical abilities.

The people of Harcilor lived in peace for centuries under the reign of King Geldir until the kingdom was overthrown by Relan, twelve years
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Laeti
Oct 26, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
On est aspiré dans l'ambiance dès les premières pages. Le peuple est à la limite de l'esclavage, les temps sont sombres mais un espoir persiste. Un petit groupe décide qu'il est temps de se rebeller. Mais cela ne va pas être simple car si le Roi est un humain lambda, son fils est doté de pouvoirs.

Voilà, le ton est donné. Il y a les êtres dotés de pouvoirs, ceux qui n'en ont pas mais qui peuvent apprendre la magie, et d'autres personnages que l'ont découvre petit à petit, en même temps que l'on
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Virginy
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ici, nous plongeons dans un univers de Fantasy, où certains habitants du Royaume d’Harcilor possèdent des pouvoirs magiques, tel que le Bouclier (pratique pour se protéger) ou l’Inflammation (idéal pour allumer le feu dans la cheminée). Ces Silarens et les non magiciens vivent sous le joug du terrible Renan et de son fils Litar, puissant Silarens, qui ont pris le trône par la force douze ans auparavant.

Cyr et Kaaz, en quelque sorte le maître et l’apprenti, sont des piliers importants du récit.
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Cassandra
I truly enjoyed this book.
The best way I could describe it would be Throne of Glass, meets lord of the rings, meets vampire academy in terms of genre, setting and the ability to have and use powers.
The concept of magic being inherited by these beings, to not only possess one power but multiple, is so fascinating. Selna is such a strong female character/heroine, that sets such an amazing example of the strength women have and the sacrifices that ultimately must be made for the greater good. I b
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Charlène
"En conclusion, Powerful 1 est un livre qui m’aura pas mal ennuyée dans l’ensemble, pour la bonne et simple raison que je suis restée extérieure à l’histoire sans pouvoir réellement m’attacher aux personnages, hormis pour les 40 dernières pages. J’ai eu l’impression d’être un petit peu ballotée dans tous les sens, même si l’histoire a été travaillée, bien pensée et que l’intrigue est intéressante. La plume, quant à elle, se pique d’instants vraiment agréables, et je me demande ce que la suite po ...more
Mickaéline Cuny
Si l'idée de départ n'est pas des plus originale, l'univers riche mis en place, l'attirance des personnages, captive le lecteur. Et malgré quelques maladresses, "Le Royaume D'Harcilore" est une lecture qui s'avère agréable.
Psychée Délik
Ce tome pose tout d'abord les bases de l'univers créé par S. N. Lemoing, qui a inventé toute une civilisation et une partie de son langage. J'ai apprécié découvrir ce nouveau monde imaginaire. Je regrette cependant qu'il n'y est pas de carte dans ce livre. Cela m'aurait permis de mieux situer les lieux.

Autre petit défaut que j'ai trouvé à cette histoire est la confusion parfois provoquée auprès du lecteur. Par moment, je ne savais plus si l'on était dans le présent ou dans le passé. Il y a égale
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Christiane
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In Powerfull, the author invites us to join her imaginary fantasy world where we discover the Kingdom of Harcilor. The vicious despots King Relan and his son reign with cruelty and malice since they took the throne by force.
But there is still hope. People start to revolt. They discover new magical powers and are ready to fight for their rights and a better life. But their oppressors are extremely powerful. Will they succeed?
There is a lot of magic in this story; fans of fantasy will absolutely l
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Cait (lil_ms.bookworm)
Fantasy series seem to be all the rage these days, and I find it hard to find a series that seems unique with a refreshing spin on the overwrought genre, but Powerful felt very different than anything I’ve ever read before. There are so many complex elements to the story from characters who possess magical abilities (Silarens), a usurper king with a posse of criminal and corrupt Guardians, and a strategic plot to reconquer the kingdom. At first, the story was a little overwhelming because there ...more
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S. N. Lemoing was born in 1987 near Paris, France.
She worked as a PA and AD for films and TV. She wrote, directed and produced episodes for 3 webseries and short films.

The will to write without boundaries led her to become an independent author.

• Her first novel is POWERFUL - T1: The Realm of Harcilor, a fantasy novel acclaimed by more than 100 literary bloggers (90+ French book bloggers and 10 En
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