Arcane

Arcane Warlocks before their time Fourteen year old Augum and friends Bridget and Leera dream of becoming warlocks But with a kingdom in total chaos it will take courage sacrifice and an iron will to make

  • Title: Arcane
  • Author: Sever Bronny
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Warlocks before their time Fourteen year old Augum and friends Bridget and Leera dream of becoming warlocks But with a kingdom in total chaos, it will take courage, sacrifice, and an iron will to make that dream come true.The Lord of the Legion, a vicious tyrant, has overthrown the king in a relentless and murderous quest for seven mythic artifacts and Augum s mentoWarlocks before their time Fourteen year old Augum and friends Bridget and Leera dream of becoming warlocks But with a kingdom in total chaos, it will take courage, sacrifice, and an iron will to make that dream come true.The Lord of the Legion, a vicious tyrant, has overthrown the king in a relentless and murderous quest for seven mythic artifacts and Augum s mentor, the legendary Anna Atticus Stone, possesses one While Augum struggles with demons from a painful childhood, a betrayal puts him, his friends, and his mentor through a harrowing ordeal that threatens to destroy them all and change the course of history.Arcane, the debut novel in the fantasy adventure series The Arinthian Line, follows three friends as they navigate an ancient abandoned castle, endure grueling training, challenge old mysteries, and learn that a bond forged in tragedy might just be the only thing to save them from a ruthless enemy.Alternate cover edition can be found here

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    1. I wrote it, so I'm not going to say if it's any good--that's for you to decide. But if you didn't particularly like Narnia, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings, then Arcane is probably not for you. It's an adventure romp about friendship and survival. There's no cursing or sex or gore or anything. It's not grimdark, nor is it written with flowery prose that will make you swoon. Oh, and there's a happy ending. That kind of thing.Anyway, let me give you a peek behind the curtain: Gallons and gallon [...]

    2. An Amazing Adventure!This is an adventure that starts building right from the very first pages. The author gives a detailed base of the characters which is essential to the adventurous plot and provides the reader all the information they need to care for the main characters. The plot builds as the story moves along making the reader unable to put the book down. After the detailed beginning the book moves along with twists and turns that are very unsuspected. The characters grow stronger and the [...]

    3. Finally, a good fantasy book for teens! It's The Hobbit mixed with Harry Potter but set in Eragon kinda. It's got great fantasy and adventure elements and is a great read for middle schoolers, high schoolers, hell, even adults!Augum hasn't had a very exceptional life, as a fourteen year old orphan in the service of an old knight, he hasn't experienced much in the ways of the world. When the Legion comes to town murdering everyone and setting the village on fire, he flees for his life, only to be [...]

    4. 2.5 Stars. This is a long, harsh review because most of the other critical reviews don't go into very much depth. Some points are only nitpicks, but nitpicks add up.I will say that I knew from the outset this book wouldn't fare well with me. I mainly got it because (1) the author is nice, (2) it was $0.99, and (3) the author said that this series allowed him to quit his job, which had me curious about the quality. I enjoy some middle grade fantasy, but from the start I knew that this book would [...]

    5. Augum is a fourteen year old boy who has had it a lot harder in life than most other kids around him. For as long as he can remember he has been an orphan. He's constantly being made fun of and mistreated because of it. Augum loses a lot throughout Arcane but he gains a lot when he befriends Bridget and Leera. Together the three friends are thrust into an epic journey of survival and self discovery. I can't even describe how cool I thought Arcane was. I enjoyed it so much, I didn't want to put i [...]

    6. Throw Fireballs in Arcane!It all seems simple enough. You say some words, wave your wand, and poof! Something happens, a feather floats, or you are now at a rock in the middle of the ocean, or maybe that random fire went out. This is the world of magic that almost all of us see. Magic is just so easy it seems, there’s really no trial and error. You either get it, or you got something a little wrong, it’s as easy as that. In the book Arcane, Sever Bronny has a completely new take on magic, wh [...]

    7. I bought this book on a whim because it was cheap and I liked the story that the writer posted on Reddit when he finished the entire series.When I read the first couple of pages, I wasn't immediately hooked. It all felt a bit forced, the language, the dialogues, even the magic felt like nothing special. I also hadn't realized that this was more of a YA story (yeah don't know how I missed that either, as it's not exactly a secret).I thought this would be a book that wouldn't get finished, and I s [...]

    8. I received a copy of this book from the author, through the Group “YA Lovers” in exchange for and honest review. So first, I am going to say Thank you!Augum; I really liked him. He had it tough as an abused orphan slave boy, until he ended up in the care of Sir Tobias Westwood. Westwood taught Augum to read, hunt, etc. and it is thanks in large part to Westwood that Augum survives to end up with Mrs Stone. Augum has spent all of his life ridiculed and beat up on for being a gutter born orph [...]

    9. I wish I could give this a half-star, because it's really a bit better than 3, but not really a 4.What would happen if Voldemort took over England and Dumbledore had to train Harry, Ron and Hermione while on the lam?That's not exactly what this book is, but it's a good starting point.The kingdom is in chaos. "The Legion" and its master, Lord Sparkstone, have deposed the king and are waging a vicious campaign of reprisals and suppression. Augum's home is burned to the ground, his knight-master/fo [...]

    10. *This book was provided by the publisher/author for an honest review.Arcane was a fast paced read for me. It did remind me slightly of Harry Potter, but only in the fashion of having young teens and a school for magic. Every character was well developed and I really felt for them through all the tests, tribulations and triumphs. The villains are wickedly evil. The author has created a fantasy world that pulled me in and captivated me. There were a few unexpected revelations I thought were going [...]

    11. This is one of those cases where it's basically impossible to dumb it down to a single rating. But as this is exactly what I need to do, I decided to award 3.5 stars. (And I am of course fully aware that doesn't allow me to do that. But anyway.)I enjoyed the book, but there were a number of things that bugged me. For example, some of the dialogues were written to sound archaic, but to me they just sounded artificial and made me cringe (and in my opinion there was absolutely no need for choosing [...]

    12. This book was a fifty fifty split for me. While I enjoyed the authors' enthusiasm for his main character, I felt like the first half of his story suffered from inconsistent pacing. It wasn't until after Augum, the protagonist loses his home village and meets his new and mysterious tutor, and ultimately forms a few highly anticipated friendships that the author allows us to settle in to the story and actually get to know the characters. Up to this point everyone in the book felt like a rough sket [...]

    13. Highly recommendedAn entertaining and adventurous read, I highly recommend. You will enjoy the adventures in the arcane world! So, what are you waiting for, read it!

    14. At first I gave the book two stars, but on second thought, I decided that wasn't fair. After all, the book had really been for my daughter, and I had only read ahead of her to make sure I thought it was appropriate. She's 10, a precocious reader and a very quick one too. She devours books quickly and is always impatient for something new to read. She's read Harry Potter, the Land of Stories series, and most of the Narnia books, so she loves an adventure story. I found Arcane because it was free [...]

    15. A great start to a magical adventure. I am a big fan of magical fantasies series, such as Erec Rex, The Royal Institute of magic, The Tapestry, and Septemus Heap. I have been looking for a new series to get lost in and I was hooked by the first chapter of this book. It is well written with likeable main characters and an unlikable Prince, but I'm sure he will change his ways soon enough once Ms. Stone gets through with him. Anyway, I would recommend this book for anyone older than 10. I am a tea [...]

    16. Was mislabeled when I got this book so I'm going off that. Started off okay then turned into a sea of lackluster dialog and cliche rushed plot points that are just so awkwardly said, I cringed. "Genre: Coming of age epic adventure fantasy" Epic? Dear god no. It's a young adult fantasy with not much going on in terms of plot, descriptions are over-sold and dreadful dialog. What annoyed me the most was the comparsion to actual books of the 'Epic Fantasy Genre' where whole worlds are made. Just bec [...]

    17. A Pleasant ReadWhile nothing stunning, Arcane was an entertaining story that kept me returning to it. The characters were easy to grow attached to, and while there was a relative lack of suspense, just watching the narrative unfold was rewarding. The take on magic was original in its own right, something that is refreshing in a genre full of repeated tropes. I would definitely recommend this for a light and enjoyable read, but don't go into it expecting anything particularly deep.

    18. Pretty good series.It's a pretty good series. It's not smutty, which I appreciated. Each book is not complete in its own right, which annoys me. The best series have a complete story in each novel.It's a bit repetitive.It's a bit dark and hopeless, like a Greek tragedy, which irritates me. While you have some closure in the form of a last moment deus ex, it doesn't feel real or complete.

    19. A nice read, well written and easy to follow. The story isn't that unique, but this is a nice variation with action and character development to keep the reader's interest. Some of the elements weren't explained enough to really engage me such as how Mrs. Stone's 'arcane' worked and how one word would make things happen such as portals, etc This should work well for a YA fantasy. For me as an adult, I'd like to see a bit more depth for greater credibility. It's a good light read.

    20. I first discovered the Burden's Edge on facebook and the cover grab my attention right away. I search about the author and discovered his previous series. I decided to read this before jumping to Burden's Edge. Oh boy!! Once I started reading Arcane, I can't put it down. Now I'm hooked to the series.

    21. I thought I was going to love this book, but I just didn't. It wasn't bad, the writing was fine and the story decent. I really think it is a case of "its not you (the book), its me (the reader)." I'm in a bit of a reading slump and I might have liked the book more if I weren't. Regardless, I don't think I'll continue with the series.

    22. La magia de lo arcano.Interesante concepto acerca del poderio de la magia (de lo arcano), la forma en como se describe, los personajes cuesta aceptarlos al principio pero para el final del libro esperas que vayan evolucionando y quieres saber más, esperas descubrir que otras cosas podrán hacer.

    23. Compelling, magical and heart-wrenching.This book follows a young man who discovered he is not an orphan, but instead a lightning sorcerer with a legendary family lineage. I loved this book!! It is rare to find such mastery of plot, character development and literary craftsmanship. A treasure.

    24. A beautiful and Magical adventureI am a great reader who has hundreds of books and over 80 E- books. I could not get this book off my mind, it contains so much adventure and magic and surprises, then the author gave all the characters a presence that will make you feel you know and care about them. You will be glad you read this book.

    25. Amazing I can’t believe I passed this book up. I was looking for a book to read and decided to give it a try. Glad I did. This book is truly amazing. I couldn’t put it down and I loved it. It made me cheer, laugh and cry.

    26. Amazing!What a great adventure! Bronny really knows how to drag you into the world he so wonderfully created. I caught myself laughing, feeling excitement and joy while reading. Would recommend to anyone.

    27. Excellent & original!I was delightfuly surprised to find this book was written with a format of its own. This is a great book. Your going to hate finishing it. The journey is wonderful!

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