Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Debut novelist Charlton creates a complex world in Spellwright (The Spellwright Trilogy, Book 1) by [Charlton, Blake]. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading Loading. Because of how fast he can forge the magical runes that create spells, Nicodemus was thought to be the Halcyon, a powerful spellwright prophesied to prevent. Spellwright (), Tor Books, ISBN ; Spellbound (), Tor Books, ISBN ; Spellbreaker.
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So with these ringing endorsements in my ears — OK, yes technically they were in front of my eyes – I plunged into the book. All in spellwrifht are some great ideas.
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As a result of this ability the magicians live a lot longer than the average human in this world and this of course brings its own complications. Here is the blurb on the book: Nicodemus Weal is a cacographer, unable to reproduce even simple magical texts without ‘misspelling’ — a mistake which can have deadly consequences. Charlron was supposed to be the Halcyon, a magic-user of unsurpassed power, destined to save the world; instead he is restricted to menial tasks, and mocked for his failure to live up to the prophecy.
But not everyone interprets prophecy in the same way. There are some factions who believe a cacographer such as Nicodemus could hold great power — power that spellwrivht be used as easily for evil as for good. And when two of the wizards closest to Nicodemus are found dead, it becomes clear that some of those factions will stop at nothing to find the apprentice and bend him to their will….
So, what did I think of the book?
I have come to the conclusion that I really enjoyed it. But, once I got into it I really fell in love with it. The environment that the magicians live in seems at times to be slightly too perfect, which gives it a bit of a YA feel. At the start of the book we find out that Nicodemus is 25 and yet I sometimes felt as if I was reading about a group of school children.
It felt more in the mould of say a Janny Wurtz, or an early Tad Williams book, rather than for example a Joe Abercrombie book. As the story develops the calm around Starhaven starts to fall apart and about two thirds of the way through the book Nicodemus has to grow up in a hurry because he is forced out of Starhaven.
We see him developing and having to come to terms with what he is and, possibly more importantly, what he could become. Nicodemus appears to grow up quickly when left with no other choice. By the time I reached the end I forgot about my early qualms. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens next in this universe in the second book. This book is a great fantasy read.
But, if you want a more thoughtful look at magic, and want a little less action which gives you the time to get to know about the characters and where you want to watch the magic develop and weave its own magic around you, then this is for you. This Spellwright book review was written by Stephanie Gelder. Nicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem. Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.
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