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A decade later Ian is still tortured by the aftermath of that day, Ian now lives the life as a bounty hunter in self-imposed exile. With him having renounced his magical heritage, he curbs his obsession with a steady stream of wine and regret. But as he struggles to put it all behind him, until one fateful encounter with a pretty assassin that brings Ian’s past crashing into his present. When Ian is targeted by a rogue Shinree and a ruthless old enemy he forced to use his magic again, but with this comes a price. His deadly addiction is rekindle and his life of isolation is brought to a swift end. But the land he once gave up to protect is once more in jeopardy and his future people as stake, he becomes embroiled in a violet race for control of the control of the Crown of stones. In order to save the realms and those he cares for, Ian must embrace the thing hid fears most; his own power!
This is my first book by C.L. Schneider and defiantly won’t be the last.
It was a fast-paced read with a great imaginative world. I love the take on the magic side of this story, it grew along with the story and depth to the story. I liked that we learnt of the world as Ian did.
The world in which this was written in was well developed, there was a great history that came along with it.
This book had a good amount of action without being too hectic to keep up with and character development that kept me hooked throughout. This is a rollercoaster of a ride that keeps throwing surprises till the very end!
The plot to this book is so well thought-out and I that the author created such a mentally visual book, I felt as though I was in the book with how the Author wrote it. The history between nations was believable, and the races – particularly the magic-addicted Shinree – were fascinating. The depth and darkness of the plot was what gripped me, from the beginning, but what connected me to this story even more was the characters. Each character in this book is well-described with a believable personality, and the main three characters are unique and wonderfully likeable.
This is defiantly an epic high fantasy read, that will have you hooked from the beginning! You will not regret dropping everything to read this. I can’t wait to read Book 2 in The Crown of Stones Series.
Book 1 in a series of magical races and war. I love adult fantasy, and can say that magic price got me hooked instantly, intriguing, beautifully written, strong lead characters. The main character, Troy throw himself into exile in hope to forget the loss of life that he caused, forgotten but never forgiven by his enemies which he finds out along his travels.
Excellent fast paced fantasy world which Is believable through C. L. Schneider writing style, not boring or repetitive like some fantasy novels, totally captivating throughout the many fantastic lands and cities you read and brings the characters to life to the max. Love how there is a touch of history to educate and keep you fully engaged without becoming bored of the plot.
You're instantly drawn into the descriptive writing of this fantasy novel where magic is considered too dangerous to yield.
I love fantasy books and would say this is definitely in my top 10.
I can honestly say that any avid fantasy reader would not be disappointed with this book and would imagine this is going to be one heck of a series, would recommend to anyone. Fully impressed with book 1, couldn't put it down and look forward to book 2 and the complete series.
Utterly hooked is not enough to say about Magic Price.
It's a different take on fantasy, dark and painful, I wasn't sure if it was for me but it was so well written and compelling that I had to keep coming back.
However, it is no trouble whatsoever to do so, as this was a good and thoroughly engaging book. Every fantasy series dealing with magic comes with its own system, all of which want their own twist. The twist here is that only a certain race can do magic, it is innate but more importantly, it is like a drug - it is less about how the main character, Troy, can use magic and more about how can he stop himself when the temptation and craving become too strong (and when dire circumstances demand the use of magic, and his enemies all want him to use it, even at high cost).
The fact that there are no real innocents in the story, although there are definitely sides, means you are guessing from one minute to the next who to trust. Things are not going to be easy for Troy as friends, family, and enemies keep him reacting without time to stop and think things through, and secrets of his past keep pummelling him, both things he's done and important events he knew nothing about. I will be pleased to see what happens next and will be following his adventures closely.
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