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 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 when a newly dead patient sits up and tells her that she must flee the infirmary or face a fate worse than death. This is a well-written and densely plotted story that features characters with disabilities in a positive and prominent manner. Spellbound is set ten years after the events of Spellwright and as such, life in the S Blake Charlton’s debut novel Spellwright review made my top five books read in list last year, so me buying Spellbound was a given.

It might just be me too, being a sucky reader. Rather than retread over old ground, Charlton has paved his way forward based on the lessons learned presumably from his own experiences in the prior book, building and expanding them aggressively in the second.

Spellbound delivers everything promised—and then some. I enjoyed every second of it. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Zelfs het vriendschappelijk vastpakken van een hand leidt voor de ander tot de dood. We got airships, flying kites, structures, constructs, organisms, dragons, medical spellbpund and procedures, well the whole world really made up of some sort of prose. I’m not sure why there were kobolds in diminishing numbers who randomly just fell out of the story. Subscribe to the RSS Feed. The only thing that I would say to Mr. Since then he has been in no particular order a JV football coach, an undergraduate at Yale University, bald, a high school English teacher, a chronically semi-employed writer, a special Blake Charlton is now a proud dyslexic, but as a boy he hated the condition that kept him effectively illiterate.


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Writing that leaves you fully immersed in the story? I don’t know if it’s because I wanted to take time to let the book settle before I talked about it or if I was just lazy. Cyrus, short but cute and very talented in the air.

Ten years since he battled the demon Typhon who stole his birthright and murdered his friends. Well done, for a throw-away character. It was fun to read about them. The one where his author was still alive was peculiar in that it is an interesting way of thinking about body, as in all is made out of text and how to react to it. And who is Cyrus? There are also two wizards, Vivian and Lotannu, who show up in Avel aboard a warship with motives that no one can guess.

I really got lost in the politics see belowand think I’ll take a pass on the last of the trilogy. I am excited to see where he can take us next. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Spellwright is a letter-perfect story: But there are complications: I’m still excited about the third book because maybe I will have grown enlightenment by then and the sense of it all will come crashing into my mind. It is one of the best fantasy books I’ve read the past two years.

The back and forth between Francesca and Cyrus made me laugh out loud at multiple points in the novel. Let me say that again, because I seriously doubt that you read what you thought you read.

Again, going into details would be giving spoilers, but Charlton succeeds in even giving this horrific monster a sympathetic side. In many things I liked her a lot, she has wit, curses a lot in a very cute old-fashioned way and has her flaws as well. The story, characters, and dense ideas are so layered and interwoven that it could have spellhound a big mess, but he keeps it all straight and easy to understand.


It hard to explain speolbound further without moving into spoiler territory, but suffice it to say I really loved how Charlton handled Fran’s story and where she ends up.

Spellbound is right up there with my most entertaining novels so far this year.

Spellbreaker : Book 3 of the Spellwright Trilogy

It just halts you in the flow of the text, but this is just something minor that I notice quickly on whatever text I read. 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. Overall, Spellbound is quite the accomplishment. Please provide an email address.

Spellbreaker : Blake Charlton :

All in all, it is a scene that I would love to see acted out on the big screen. Much of Charlton can be glimpsed through both protagonists and this makes the story all the stronger, because the reader knows it is authentic. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Battlemage Age bkake Darknessbook 1 Stephen Aryan. It starts with the rush of action and exhilaration with which most fantasy stories end.

I had two problems with this spellbohnd and its previous book, as I read two of the three of the trilogy. Spellbound has the exact opposite effect. Spellbpund well, because they are such a cute couple I just gave them more time in my head.

Oct 12, Steve rated it really liked it Shelves: That’s why I’m not afraid to praise Spellbound in this review. It’s unique, it’s well thought out, and it’s right up a reading geek’s alley!