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The Carbynarah Chronicles: An Epic Fantasy Adventure

(The Carbynarah Chronicles #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Enter a world of fantasy and magic …
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From the pen of author Jon Franklyn, comes an epic tale of two opposing factions locked in a bitter conflict that has waged since the beginning of time.

The Carbynarah Chronicles takes the reader on an epic tale of magic, swords, and sorcery as the battle for the very soul of this magic
Kindle Edition, 603 pages
Published October 2nd 2017
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Julie Johns
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully written story. I bonded with the characters (great character development) and soon had my favorites as I traveled with them through the pages. I was totally surprised at the unexpected ending and look forward to book 2.
Jamal Lewis
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yron has no idea that magic could cause lightning, and neither did I, but this event kicked off what was a magically delightful novel. The author has keenly developed the world of Carbynarah, a place that rivals Narnia. As much as Yron likes learning about magic his teacher doesn’t fully avail him to one striking detail: in Carbynarah, Magic Users are killed or jailed. How does Yron handle this revelation is what drove me to “The End.”

If you’re looking for a book that starts off fast and fantast
Christi M
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
From the very first page of The Carbynarah Chronicles, you are thrust into a story that has already begun. The story is in play and you and the first 2 characters you meet are there to catch up. There is war and it is in progress and from the first page on you never stop being in a battle or preparing for a battle. You always feel like you are driving toward a destination only to meet another diversion or reason that takes you and the main character away to fulfill the need of another part of th ...more
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Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (12/17)

“The Carbynarah Chronicles” is Book 1 of the epic Swords and Magic Fantasy Fiction Adventure by Jon Franklyn.

Carbynarah is a land of magic, some of which has been forbidden. A war has begun between two factions, and the use of magic is beginning again, which breaks an ancient treaty. This endangers the users of magic. Grand Master Raajanaar has a gifted Maiggii named Yron who is apprenticing under him. Yron sets out on a mission to help defend his
Robin Morgan
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-own-books
This book was actually won through a giveaway the author had here on and the following is my honest opinion.

One of the major issues readers can have when they read epics like this is the sheer number of pages one has. Being an author myself I can tell from personal experiences in writing my manuscripts there’s often a lot of stuff which I wrote that I eventually wound up deleting because it didn’t really move the story along or didn’t do anything regarding the development of a particu
Goodness Mfonido
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe I finished it already! This was a great book and is leaving me hungering for more!
This book is what I call a grabber. It catches you at the outset and doesn't let go til it's finished. A really enjoyable reading. Highly recommended.
Monica Kelly
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Franklyn takes you on a magical journey, with a unique approach and a fantasy storyline. I love it when a book can draw me in and keep me want more, I felt as if I was in the scenes of the book with the characters mesmerized by my own wizardry lol… At first, I thought this book is going to take me forever to read its a large book, but the pages seem to turn themselves. The banter and battles were intriguing and the Natural magic of the world written so you can visualize. I recommend this book to ...more
Jan 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish

I can't. I just... can't. DNF'ed it so fast...

There are so many typos and double words and sentences that are too long and are nonsensical in this that I am completely turned off by this no matter how the summary make it seem good and how much some reviewers seem to have enjoyed this. I mean, it's got a general rating of 4.45* to it...

Had this been edited better and such, I probably would have kept reading and enjoyed my reading of it but there is just a point I reached where I had enough of
Kent G
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great read. I couldn't stop reading this book. The author Franklyn takes you to a different world! ...more
Jon Franklyn
Dec 07, 2017 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
With humility, I want to thank all my friends and family ... Writing a book and exposing yourself to the world to critic your work is a very hard thing to do ... For me it was a great emotional risk ... for the last 60 days since we published our book, it has been a real roller coaster ride of excitement and disappointment ... but today, when I was notified that this weeks we were rated #1 in digital books on Amazon in two catagories in the USA, Australia, United Kingdom and Canada it caused me ...more
Yvette Gill
The heart of gold

You have to be strong
It's the will to live only the strong survive no telling about the weak
I would recommend this book to people who read harry potter books
Magical wizards is it really real ?
Mar 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: giveaways, kindle, own

I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways.
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received a business card with a code to get a free e-book. Given my extensive reading list, it took a while to move down the pile to this book.

The description of the book plot came off as overly bland and generic. I have at least finished reading the book. There are far too many grammar errors, especially the same one over and over that reading is jarring. The dialogue, when it happens doesn't have a natural flow to it.

Just the style of narrative and the exposition for passing on information f
Píaras Cíonnaoíth
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Author Jon Franklyn weaves an outstanding and noteworthy tale of sci-fi fantasy with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints an exciting and adventurous story of swords and sorcery in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and integrity. If you’re looking for an action packed, sci-fi fantasy adventure that’s packed to the rafters with courage, bravery and heroism, th ...more
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Really picked up at the end

I received this book as a gift/prize, so thank you to the author for the giveaway! I had several issues with this book at first. There are several grammatical errors, which could just be because it's a kindle edition. At times, the sentences just didn't make sense and I had to reread whole paragraphs to understand what was going on. I don't usually mind stories that jump perspectives, but the way this was done seemed to feel forced in some points. The grammar/sentence
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
War has taken the realm. As the empire of the Yemenites are being invaded by the Shakarines, young maiiggii Yron is racing around helping the King lead his people to safety - and also uncovering

This book was a good read. It was long and epic in scope - you learned alot about the world and how the people within it did menial jobs. The book did have some rough patches - times where the story rewrote certain points and times where they talked about modern day "sewage management systems". These poi
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book

At first, this was difficult to start, but I quickly got into it. I love the different characters and environments. I want more! I was so disappointed when I realized I was at the end.
53 Year
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hits all the right buttons

First, what I wouldn't do for a Ring of Warmth here in the North Country! That said, the author is so detailed, painting vivid pictures and rich scenes at every turn. I found myself practicing the hand gestures and imagining myself a mighty wizard. And I know that my wife and I have mastered the Wizard's Language that Mr. Franklyn so thoroughly describes in this book.

The author hit a home run with this one! Dragons. Wizards. Noble kings. Ancient swords. Strong male and
Geoff Burch
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good read

Hard to put down after some of the storylines started to merge. There is a bit of jumping and some missing back story/storylines, but overall enjoyed it.
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Franklyn was born in the majestic San Juan Islands, in Washington State (ten miles east of Vancouver Island) surrounded by artists and writers. Inspired by the faculty at his local high school, including the cousin of Kurt Vonnegut, author of over 25 books and plays, Jon always dreamed of writing his own book. Graduating from Anacortes High School, Westminster College, and the American Institute o ...more

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