In Brief. Francesca DeVega is a healer in the city of Avel, composing magical sentences that close wounds and disspell curses, but her life is thrown into chaos . Spellbound. The Spellwright Trilogy (Volume 2) Blake Charlton Tor/Forge. The exciting sequel to the acclaimed epic fantasy debut Spellwright by Blake Charlton . AUTHOR INFORMATION: Blake Charlton overcame severe dyslexia in seventh grade when he began sneaking fantasy and science fiction.
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Francesca is a cleric, no longer attached to the wizardly order, who uses her magic to help her patients. I am excited to see where he can take us next. I think that this is a book, due to it’s complexity and it’s thoroughness, that I need to read Spellwright again to really get a true appreciation for Spellbound.
It’s a tight story, with great characterisation and the ending felt less rushed than Spellwright ‘s. Second, even after reading two of the three books of the trilogy, I still do not have a truly firm grasp on the complicated politics of the prophecy and all of its implications.
The events of Spellbound take place ten years after the first book. The result is a fairly focused narrative, with points that I had wished been fleshed out or explained a little more.
I was shocked that Nicodemus had his big revelation in the course of two days or some equally small amount of time. Again, not predictable, since I completely miscalculated this characters role in the story. His world building is better and he has created a richly detailed and charming fantasy world, without the infodumps that bugged me in the first book.
Wil je de gehele recensie lezen? The first one was the pacing. I’ve been lax on writing this review. Tensions rise as the city becomes overrun by various political, religious and magical factions who have their own beliefs about the looming Disjunction.
Spellwright features a unique system of magic and characters that are genuine inhabitants of that world. What cities are allies, which aren’t, and all those fun political stuff. Although Spellbound is a middle book, it doesn’t feel like a middle book, because the action is suspenseful and the plot is good. Story-building is that easy. The PDF version didn’t contain any maps or cover sepllbound.
I thought I had a decent grasp on the magic system, but the long passages detailing the spellbond and use of the spell sentences were first, far too frequent, and second, confusing.
Spellbreaker : Book 3 of the Spellwright Trilogy
Fantasy Book Critic: “Spellbound” by Blake Charlton (Reviewed by Robert Thompson & Cindy Hannikman)
Anyhow, Blake, please don’t read this one either. There is the clever introduction of new characters and characters are transformed from the form in which they were introduced in the first book. Other wizards construct their sentences in every muscle of their bodies. We also meet a hydromancer, whose prose is stored in water. I went into this with high expectations after reading Spellwright, and I was still blown away.
Shannon himself has become rather depressed and confused at times, I frowned more about his reactions than at the introduction of his ghost. Blake Charlton is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the fantasy charltoh. And, now, I have made this sound like a terrible book, and it wasn’t.
Considering that Spellbound is Blake Charlton’s second book, it’s amazing how good and entertaining it is I expected Spellbound to be a good book, but it exceeded all my expectations.
When we start reading through his eyes, everything is misspelled.
But his biggest challenge is his own disability, which causes him to create chaos wherever he goes. He also has a good imagination, which is needed when you write about fictional worlds.
Normally I’m reluctant to go the full five stars with a book well, not that reluctant but I rarely give entire series all fives unless I absolutely love them.
There are also intriguing mystery elements and subplots, which spice up the story. Keep in mind, if you were to tell me about how your cat gives you a concerned meow after you step out of the shower every morning, the harm is already done.
SPELLBOUND by Blake Charlton | Kirkus Reviews
Shallow character depth is part of the problem, but the bigger issues lie elsewhere. These two amazing books are just proof that Charlton deserves to be listed as one of the top balke writers for Are they just gone?
On many different levels, good. Feb 08, Erica rated it liked it Shelves: Most of the characters from the last book are in this one, with the introduction of several new ones.
Really looking forward to the last book in the trilogy!