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The Choice of Magic

Art of the Adept, Book 1
Série : Art of the Adept, Volume 1
Durée : 20 h et 42 min
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The ancient magic of wizards was anything but dark. It was the enlightenment that lifted humanity from the squalor of superstition, and the worship of fell spirits and capricious gods, but those days are gone. The shining glory of the sorcerers burned away the subtlety of wisdom, replacing it with easy power, held only in the hands of the elite - a new age built upon the elemental supremacy of aristocrats and the ignorance of the masses.

But this will change, for the greatest power comes with knowledge, and the deeper teachings of wizardry have not been utterly lost. The last wizard of the old tradition still survives in solitude, nursing tired grudges and waiting for death.

His passing might have gone unnoticed, but for the imposition of a youth too stubborn to accept his refusal to take an apprentice. With a new student comes new hope, and that hope has caused old powers to stir again. That the world will change is inevitable, but the shape of the future is anything but certain.

©2019 Michael G. Manning (P)2020 Podium Audio
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  • Chase Delano Morgan
  • 03/06/2020

Frustrating character development

Author takes us on a journey. MC's stupidity grates at your skin, but he is a kid thrown into the midst of all sorts of craziness.

I was a BIG fan of the Mageborn series, so I expected good things from this series. It's different from what I expected, and I have honestly been very frustrated with MC as I've been listening. I realize my frustration stems from the fact that I'm invested in the character and I want him to be better, to make better decisions, to be braver, etc.

I wanted to bash the MC in my review, but if I'm being honest the author has actually done a fantastic job of developing MC's character. I guess I just have to grit my teeth and deal with all the stupid growing pains in the hope that eventually he'll do better. I wanted Will to be more like Mordecai, but Will's story is his own and this series is more ambitious than the Mageborn series.

It's a good book. I'd encourage you to give it a listen/read.

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  • Alex
  • 04/06/2020

Holy cow

yes I said it this book was amazing really if your looking for a good book I recommend this book to you hope you enjoy it as I did

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17/06/2020

Here's my opinion...

I'd like to first explain that yes, I did in fact enjoy this book. Just look at the scores I gave it...but like with all reviews, you should take my opinions with a grain of salt.

That being said the book starts out with a 12 year old peasant boy who's just about to turn 13 and has likely only been given a basic education from his single mother who just so happens to operate an apothecary. Yes the MC does stupid things...he's a frustratingly ignorant boy going through puberty who's quick to anger, quicker to direct blame and easy to fool, just like 90% of all 13 year old boys are like when not in direct sight of their mother.

That's the whole point of the book, it's a coming of age story, if your not interested in that and want to skip straight to when he's a man and knows everything...read a reincarnation fantasy novel...there's tons of them now. Personally I have to be in a specific mood to tolerate an ignorant MC so there is no shame if it's just not your thing listening to another person learn and grow.

To each their own, but if your willing to forgive a small child their faults and hear them succeed then give this book a try, you can always return it if it's not your cup of tea.

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  • Ed Feustel
  • 06/06/2020

More Please

I really enjoyed this. I hope that Audible will acquire and make available the next two volumes!

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  • Alex solis
  • 04/06/2020

Truly a good book!

Spoilers ahead!

Okay so I thought this was a pretty damn good book up until the old man died! He definitely shouldn’t have left the story so fast! I really thought he was really funny and a great character!
So after the old man died there was several chapters where you were like come on... but then then the book went back to being great!

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  • Zack
  • 28/06/2020

The Grandpa was correct he is stupid.

Other than the main character being half retarded the story is good. The narration is well done. I would recommend this book.
P.S. The book has a poor name.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28/06/2020

WOW

I don’t mean wow as in I’m amazed but wow as in is this really that bad? The main character is so stupid that he has the mentality of a 3 year old. He does not think at all and is constantly making bad decisions. It is almost as if this is being done too add content to the book.

Overall the story has a decent plot but is ruined by the main character decision. I want to like this book but I just don’t. I could see how some would like this, but if you expect your main character to have an average level of common seance then this book is not for you.

Over all the performances is great and the story is not bad. Unfortunately the main character ruins the book for me.

P.s I love the old man in this book and the god dam cat is funny too.

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  • Gary Boyce
  • 26/06/2020

SO GOOD!

This was a very enjoyable book. Perfectly written and performed! Audible, I need the other two books!

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  • jackie
  • 25/06/2020

It's good.

There are a few, "why" moments but not enough to turn you off the tale. Finished in two sessions. Can't wait to see what happens next.

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  • stone
  • 25/06/2020

Awesome!

I could not stop listening. I enjoyed as much as I enjoyed the Dawn of Wonder. Awesome book amazing Narrating. I laughed alot!

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