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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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It took me only a couple of days to read this Last year I read and reviewed Blake Charlton’s fantastic Spellwright and now I’ll write a review about the fantastic sequel, Spellbound, which is even better and more fascinating than Spellwright. Thus, getting bblake hands on book one became of vital importance.

Readers are given a detailed look into political systems, the characters, and cahrlton magic system. 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.

Other books in the series. It starts with the charoton of action and exhilaration with which most fantasy stories end. What if there is a constant tension between those systems that teeters on the brink of open warfare?

It just halts you in the flow of the text, but this is just something minor that I lbake quickly on whatever text I read. So, towards the end of the battle when it became a bit of a free for all, I wasn’t really sure who was fighting who.

Charlton has improved as a writer and that blessing is evident throughout this book. I also had hopes for Nico himself. Previous Post Next Post. The story picks up 10 years after Spellwright This book is so much fun. Tensions rise as the city becomes overrun by various political, religious and magical factions who have their own beliefs about the looming Disjunction.



Well what can I say. Also, with having a doctor protagonist, we’re subjected to quite a few scenes of medical discussion and procedures.

Charlton brings out a great tale, one that moves swiftly from point to point without letting up on the urgency. Aside from knowing what her character looks like, we know what type of person she is, her aspirations and her failures, as FIXED! One particular cacographer seems to be integral to the prophecies And if he makes one wrong move, not only will his life be forfeit, he may end up destroying all mortal life as well.


So in all, a very cool fun prose. Spellwright as a debut novel introduced a fascinating magic system whereby magicians cause spells to be made in various muscles. Spellwright is a letter-perfect story: The Best Books of These two amazing books are just proof that Charlton deserves to be listed as one of the top fantasy writers for The magic system is different and intriguing, quite unlike anything I’ve read before.

There were lotsa medical words, too, but after watching enough Bones and House I suppose it wasn’t that much of a challenge anymore.

The plot and the subplots are fascinating. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. As Nico tries to forestall the apocalypse, he realizes that he doesn’t know if he can fully trust anyone, not even the woman he loves. We knew at the end of book two that action was to occur, and in Spellbound we watch all of the effort come together to create the showdown spellound were all waiting for.

I cannot wait to see what the final book in the trilogy has in store for us.

SPELLBOUND by Blake Charlton | Kirkus Reviews

We also meet a hydromancer, whose prose is stored in water. As I do not like how female main characters are portrayed in most books, I tend to avoid books that have a prominent female main character.


Feb 08, Erica rated it liked it Shelves: Another magic I don’t understand? It seems that her only hope will be to find the rogue wizard Nicodemus, but to do that she has to tag along with her ex-lover, Cyrus, the Air Warden of Avel.

Yes, Typhon’s Disjunction will destroy the world as Nico and Fran know it, but for him it’s what will save his people—and yes, give him world domination. There, I said speolbound. As a sequel should, Spellbound ramps up the story from Spellwright, and smooth over many of its faults. All foam and no beer?

Spellbound is the sequel to Charlton’s highly praised debut, Spellwright. This is a well-written and densely plotted story that features characters with disabilities in a positive and prominent manner. Most of the characters from the last book are in this one, with the introduction of several new ones.

Looking for beautiful books? Story-wise, Spellbound is hit and miss. There weren’t any histrionic or operatic scenes though, so their overall portrayal was believable and sympathetic. At the end of the first book, he seemed to have gotten a bit of sense, but here, he’s back to the self-centered, moody boy he was in the beginning. A magical world based up words, with a dyslexic protagonist — of course, I would be game. I loved every part of this book, because the author didn’t underestimate the intelligence of his readers.

Nico and Francesca don’t know it yet, but they are going to have to fit together the pieces of an age-old puzzle and discover the demon’s darkest secret….