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The Indivisible and the Void

(Age of Axion #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Each year, Democryos sends his brightest student into the war-torn countryside to work magic. But when his wife leaves him for a mysterious stranger, he finds his own life ravaged.

Forsaking the comfort of the citadel, he searches for her, traveling through the same forgotten lands where he sent his students. Along the way, he befriends an elusive member of the king’s hare
Kindle Edition, 443 pages
Published February 15th 2019
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Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of the best fantasy novels I've read in awhile! It starts off slow, but it is very much worthwhile to get through the early pages as it soon become an engrossing and inventive tale. Very imaginative and I'll certainly be looking for the next book in this series. If you like fantasy adventures, I'm sure you will enjoy this one.

The magic in the novel lies in stones that give certain people unique abilities. There are only so many of these stones so the number of people who can wield them is f
Oct 27, 2019 rated it liked it
This ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Indivisible and the Void was a book that instantly intrigued me. The title alone made me want to dive into but then the cover and synopsis really won me over. It's a shame that it took me so long to dive into it and then to really get into everything as well. In it, you will meet Dem - it's a pretty interesting beginning to the book because his wife is missing. Well, not missing - she left him for another guy (ouch!).

Lucy Gardiner (luc_lostinbooks)
Pleasantly surprised 😀 What an imagination!

The story follows MC Dem, he wakes up and discovers his wife has seemingly taken off with another man in the middle of the night.. but all is not as it seems.
He ends up going on a journey meeting a women in the kings Harem called Chimeline, a holy man and an ex solider called il-Colu who join him along the way to find out what happened.

The author takes commonly used fantasy tropes - group of outcast going on a quest, magical school.. and turns them on
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a book! I’ve read everything this author has written. The books get better and better. And they never repeat plots. This guy has a stunning mind. What I love most is that his books are intelligent. I love speculative fiction but a lot of it is unsophisticated with more filler than plot. Never happens with Wozniak’s books. He’s so creative and the writing is tight and picturesque. I was on the edge of my seat through the end of this and can’t wait for the next one next in this new serie ...more
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read, own-ebook, arc
This ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I've had this book sitting on my kindle app since like last fall. I finally read it and Good Unnamed I am kicking myself for not reading this sooner! I feel like my mind exploded after that ending and I NEED book 2 right now!!

The Indivisible and the Void is an adult sci-fi that introduces us to the world of voidance. This science is what our main character has made his career on. Democryos is the Master Voider and has always bel
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Entering the medieval-like world of DM Wozniak’s The Indivisible and the Void, I was immediately drawn into the protagonists’ quest to discover the whereabouts and the reason his beautiful young wife left him. With the creative type of magic dubbed voidance, Master Voider Democryos embarks on his Journey, which is reminiscent of Dorothy’s travels in the Wizard of Oz. However, Dem is joined by an assassin who is a member of the King’s Harem, an effulgent, who introduces the requisite religious as ...more
Joel Dennstedt
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers' Favorite

“A lie is just another form of ownership.”

The science-fiction worlds of D.M. Wozniak are littered with intelligence, creativity, and emotionally-relevant, present-moment details, making them wonderfully satisfying to any reader who craves great writing in his sci-fi and great sci-fi in his stories. It is impossible to discuss/review The Indivisible and The Void without first making these important observations, for the mechanics of serious writing must be m
InD'tale Magazine
An adventure that combines fantasy, religion, and a bit of sci-fi, “The Indivisible and the Void” is reminiscent of “Ender’s Game” and “Wizard’s First Rule” in that it takes a powerful character and makes them face truths about their power and their choices and actions that they don’t expect.

Read full review in the 2019 May issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Everything in our creation is built out of infinitesimal building blocks, called the indivisible. There is nothing else, besides the indivisible and the void.” – Master Voider Democryos

The story begins in medias res with Democryos receiving a letter from his wife, explaining that she has left him for another man. Dem, who had believed her to be his one true love, is shocked and hurt and angry. After inspecting her bedroom, he finds out more about her infidelity and some clues as to where she co
Lena (Sufficiently Advanced Lena)
First I want to thank NetGalley and D.M. Wozniak for giving me access to this book.

Wow this is one of the most unique fantasies that I've read in a while. I have a soft spot for books with quests so I couldn't resist. The main character was so on point in this book, he felt really likeble and not like an idiot just seeking vengence. Sadly towards the end the book looses it's way for a bit, but the begining was incredible.
The only thing that didn't made it for me was the representation of the fem
Jeff Benson
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
D.M. Wozniak's past novels range from well-paced fantasy to tightly written dystopian thrillers. The Indivisible and the Void rises to a new level, effortlessly bridging fantasy and science fiction in unexpected ways.

I don't want to give too much of the plot away, but readers will find themselves immersed from the opening pages in a world where mysterious forces lie in Voidstones, the holders of whom bear great power and responsibility (even as the source of the magic is not completely understoo
Faith Jones
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This author made a strong impression on me with his previous series of dystopian science fiction novels, written in a literary style, unusually mature and soulful for the genre and presented via a compound eye of viewpoints. I hoped the futuristic ennui and drifting melancholy would percolate through into this next project as, I think, trying another genre is like changing the subject but the way you write is part of you and harder to abandon. Wozniak has a style that comes from within and doesn ...more
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Indivisible and The Void by D.M. Wozniak:

“Each year, Democryos sends his brightest student into the war-torn countryside to work magic. But when his wife leaves him for a mysterious stranger, he finds his own life ravaged.

Forsaking the comfort of the citadel, he searches for her, traveling through the same forgotten lands where he sent his students. Along the way, he befriends an elusive member of the king’s harem, a holy man harboring guilt, and a maimed soldier. Together, they stumble up
Helgaleena Healingline
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a skillfully delineated world where there is a form of magic based upon the use of 'voidstones', a mineral which allows practitioners to manipulate the world at the molecular level. Ability to do this is hereditary.

Also hereditary is a certain type of cultist who preach that use of the stones is completely evil; these cultists, known as Effulgents, are completely hairless and their offspring, if also hairless, must join them.

When the Master Voider's wife suddenly leaves him, the king o
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a grand adventure! I felt for Dem right from the start as he deals with the blow of his wife leaving him with an another man. It doesn't help that isn't really secret. Beyond that, as things unfold you find out more about him and what it means to be a Voider, of which he is a master and teacher under pressure to train others with his gift to aid the king. However, he's focused on finding his wife which takes him places and reveals things he'd never seen coming.

He isn't alone though and that
Juan Manuel Sarmiento
Aug 26, 2020 rated it did not like it
I really should stop reading books solely based on their gorgeous covers 'cause... this was a choice.

Follow Democryos' quest to discover why his young wife left him. Yes, that's how this medieval scifi historical fiction book really starts.
He's prideful but ignorant and while she's after his wife she encounters another woman who he falls in love with.
The plot is messy but also the writing style and main character's mind. Flashback scenes are mixed with the present and narrated in present tense t
Christopher Halt
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Indivisible begins with the protagonist [Dem] finding a heartbreaking letter from his wife, stating that she has left him for another man. The reader is immediately hooked!

Dem leaves the citadel, where he lives and works, in search of his wife—and her new lover. His journey takes several interesting turns as he scours the countryside in search of them. No spoilers here, but as we are slowly given backstory of what led to his wife’s decision, we realize—as Dem does—that there is much more going o
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great literary fiction book that mixes sci-fi, fantasy and religion. Very enjoyable, and the tone and pitch were just right. I enjoyed it so much that I'm now looking for the books following it, and will be talking about it on my blog in many ways in the coming months. It made a real impression on me.
**Disclaimer: I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
Henry Lazarus
Oct 25, 2019 rated it liked it
D.M. Wozniak writes of a medieval world where some with the right talent can use crystals to access The Indivisible and the Void (paper from Amazon). Democryos, head master of the Void school, finds his young wife, a former student, has run away. Ignoring his responsibilities to the king, who needs more voiders for his war, he follows his wife, bringing with him the member of the King’s harem who had been offered to him for solace. Following in a hot air balloon, he crashes near a village of rel ...more
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2020, arcs

Probably unpopular opinion here, but I’m very sorry to say that this book in the end wasn’t for me.
It has one of the best starts I ever read but unfortunately I lost interest half way through the book.
I started to not caring about the story, about the characters, about the adventure.
It has nothing too complicated to understand but after the middle of the book the all fast-pace it had at the beginning died down 😔

Thank you Netgalley and the puplisher for providing an ARC of this book
Jaspreet Kaur | ballad_of_books
If you are tired with today’s life but still want to get a taste of what is going around you then pick up this book because it will take you straight to a world where there is magic and it will make you have a look into the cruel realities of our lives. What a ride it was. I read it in one sitting. It was a magnificent tale woven through beautiful writing .
Peter Dixon
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Chubby fantasy novels usually take me a few sittings to get into and several weeks to finish. Not this one. I was gripped from start to finish. Great plotting, pace and excellent characterisation. Volume 2 NOW, please!
Mel Tinsley
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Netgalley and the author for the chance to read and review!
I can say this is 100% unlike any book I have read before. I love rhe magic and the whole world so much. The author is original and talented, I hope in the next book we see more character from the ladies and let them shine!
Jeffrey E
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book really surprised me. I wasn't sure at first. The concept took me a bit to get my arms around but once I did, i was pulled forward through this fascinating world until the end...when I was frustrated that it was over! Other than making a fairly complex concept feel natural by the end, Wozniak does a wonderful job building a world full of three dimensional characters and immersive settings. I struggled slightly to understand the relationship that's at the center of everything, but things ...more
T.L. Needham
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A quest for justice . . . or revenge?

“The fundamental notion which any voider’s power relies upon is this: Everything in our creation is built out of infinitesimal building blocks, called the indivisible. There is nothing else, besides the indivisible and the void.”— Master Voider Democryos [Dem}

Dem leads the college that trains voiders to manage their power of voidstones and to use it wisely. Lady Marine, his beautiful former student, then his wife, leaves him for another mysterious unknown voi
Lauren Aquino
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I was really pleasantly surprised by this one! The blurb isn’t too descriptive or intriguing, and I have to say I was a bit hesitant about the quality of the novel when I first started it. My suspicions seemed to be confirmed in the first half of the book, but then it started picking up and heading in an unexpected direction.

In this book we follow Democryos, a teacher and master voider at a prestigious university for voidance. His character is particularly interesting because we get to see th
Jordan Stivers
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley, fantasy
Such an imaginative, mysterious, and well-detailed world, I find myself already hoping for book 2 of this new fantasy series from D.M. Wozniak. I immediately connected with the main character Dem and found all of the characters to be well-developed. The characters experience a good amount of growth through the story and the villain is a great foil to Dem himself. They kept me guessing as they slowly revealed themselves through the plot situations that occurred. If I had to pick a favorite, I'd g ...more
** A huge thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review

I hadn't heard of the author prior to selecting this title.. so it was a bit of a "judge a book by cover" (isn't the artwork just beautiful?) moment followed by ... "ooooh... now this sounds like something I want to read!"

Boy oh boy did Wozniak deliver.

What a story. The story opens introducing us to Master Voider Dem. His wife has left him and so as a reader we follow Dem into piecing together what has happen
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this enthralling series opener from Wozniak, the Master Voider Democryos leaves the comfort of his royal adobe after his wife leaves him for a mysterious stranger. Under the rule of the corrupt ruler King Andrej X, voiders and effulgents find it hard to see eye to eye because of the former’s faith in reason and the latter’s blind worshiping of an unknown supreme power. But circumstances bring the Master Voider Dem and the Effulgent Blythe together. Accompanied by unexpected allies on the way, ...more
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars rounded up to four stars. This is a difficult book to rate because I loved, liked, and disliked "The Indivisible and the Void."

"Loved"' it because even though it's quite a long book, I enjoyed it enough to get through it relatively quickly. Being able to get through a 500+ page book in such a short time is often the biggest testament to me on the overall enjoyableness of the book. It had satisfactory characters, an interesting magic system, and adventures that were divided into separa
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D.M. Wozniak is not nearly as interesting as the worlds and characters he creates, except, perhaps, for the fact that he has six children - three of whom are triplets. He lives in the close suburbs of Chicago with his wife Michele, five daughters, one son, and a massive labrador. He's not sure if his home would be part of Bluecore 1C or in the Redlands.

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