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  • Title: Spellwright
  • Author: Blake Charlton
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Nicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text but he has always been dyslexic, and thus has trouble casting even the simplest of spells And his misspells could prove dangerous, even deadly, should he make a mistake in an important incantation.Yet he has always felt that he is destinedNicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text but he has always been dyslexic, and thus has trouble casting even the simplest of spells And his misspells could prove dangerous, even deadly, should he make a mistake in an important incantation.Yet he has always felt that he is destined to be something than a failed wizard When a powerful, ancient evil begins a campaign of murder and disruption, Nicodemus starts to have disturbing dreams that lead him to believe that his misspelling could be the result of a curse But before he can discover the truth about himself, he is attacked by an evil which has already claimed the lives of fellow wizards and has cast suspicion on his mentor He must flee for his own life if he s to find the true villain.But is at stake than his abilities For the evil that has awakened is a power so dread and vast that if unleashed it will destroy Nicodemus and the world.
    Spellwright Nicodemus is a young gifted wizard with a problem Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text but he has always been dyslexic and thus has trouble casting even th

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    1. What if magic demands absolute accuracy in how your spell out the spells What if the wizard is dyslexic An absolutely brilliant debut novel

    2. 5 StarsI just finished this amazing book and need a bit of time to digest all that I took in This was one of those rare gems that slowed me down to take my time and read each and every word Sure this book plays out a coming of age story that has been done so many times before, but it found a way to be fresh, to be literate It is really funny that a book that is called Spellwright, is about a young man that misspells, yet it is written in a way that makes everything about the books words seem gra [...]

    3. Ahoy there me mateys So this book is a bit of a conundrum Ye see I normally write me reviews immediately after finishing a tome I like to put me thoughts in me log right away as it helps me process what I read And yet this novel was read months ago and I am still struggling with pinning this one down Me rule be to review every book I read so I figured come hell or high water, today be the day.The Good extremely fun magic system magic spells are written out in luminous text using parts of the bod [...]

    4. I wrote a nice pithy review of this in my head last night, right before I went to sleep I might have had a dose or two of Dayquil in me, and we all know how a little of the good stuff enhances creativity Sadly, the entire review stayed in Dreamland, so you re stuck with the usual not entirely relevant kind This book was good I liked it Just kidding That s not my real review GOTCHA might still be the Dayquil Apologies.Spellwright got off to a bit of a slow start for me The first several chapters [...]

    5. A dyslexic student struggles with linguistic magic Nice idea, huh Main protagonist Nicodemus is haunted by nightmares, finds the source of his disability, wins the cure and looses it again all of that in the area of his magic school.It is very unusual for me to pick up a novel classified as Young Adult It may sound a bit arrogant, but I m not in the mood to endure the typical tropes around those novels any immaturity, predictable plots, and simple characters Two reasons motivated me to pick up [...]

    6. I tried so hard to like this one Charlton has built a unique world on the back of novel magic system, and by the time I got to the end I was actually ready to dive into the next one However, a host of mundane problems with the pacing made it a bit of a slog for me.Spellwright introduces Nicodemus Weal, a student in a far flung magical academy called Starhaven The arcane runes studied at Starhaven are not just the means to casting spells they are the spells, themselves Magical words are painstaki [...]

    7. It s very rarely now that an original fantasy novel arrives and this is what Spellwright is It s an incredibly original story focusing on a world where all magery is controlled by the casting of runes and language Throughout the story the magical power of language is explored and the idea that various forms of magical languages exist proved fascinating I hope the sequel proves as interesting as the debut in this series because if it does it will prove a worthwhile read And while I lack the true [...]

    8. Ok, Blake Don t read this review You re not supposed to be reading reviews on your stuff anyhow or something I read that in a Book For People Who Want To Grow Up To Be Writers sojust don t do it.Alrighty Here s some backstory this is going to be a long ass review so if you re reading for any reason other than boredom, you d be better off finding another 4 star review I had no idea who this Blake Charlton character was prior to June, 2012 He was at our big, ol library conference, on a panel with [...]

    9. This could be the poster child for a book that needs editing Spellwright is equal parts complex yet confounding, intriguing yet boring It simultaneously stokes that fire for fantasy that first launched me into writing my own stories waaay back when I was a wee pre teen, reminding me of those halcyon days of lying crosswise in an armchair, reading the Belgariad or chunky 600 page Recluce hardbacks, not a care in the world because there was no school and I didn t have a job Ahhhh, youth For that [...]

    10. Sometimes when I m having a daydreamy day than normal, I imagine that I can fling my magic at someone who frustrates me like water out of a squirt gun In Charlton s debut novel, you really can fling magic at your enemies.In the fantasy appropriately named academy of Starhaven, great wizards conduct magical research, and apprentice wizards train in the magical languages Wizards trained in magical languages can forge spells in their arm muscles and propel them out into the world to serve their pu [...]

    11. Upon finding Spellbound in the university second hand bookstore, I knew I needed in on the Spellwright series Unfortunately, book one was not to be found meaning I could not pick up the series there and then Never fear, however, I was pulled in enough by the notion of the series that it didn t take long for books one and two to be sitting at my bedside.A magical world based upon words A dyslexic protagonist What s not to love Of course, I was going to be pulled in.As soon as I could, I started b [...]

    12. I really liked this book Lame, Fourth Grade Book Report opening, I know, but I really DID like it I think I was surprised that I liked it as much as I did because a lot of it was derivative as most fantasy tends to be in some way, like I have said in the past This whole Magical Institution of Higher Learning thing is getting kind of old to me And Nicodemus Really COME ON, that is an old rat from NIMH and sounds like a name the guy from Gentlemen Broncos would ve made up Plus, the plot suffers fr [...]

    13. Nicodemus is dyslexic, a real problem when wielding magic requires meticulous spelling at least, in most of the spell traditions Besides this one limitation, however, he s also quite capable and really pretty powerful.Here s the thing I had a hard time putting this book down You really feel for Nico and his friends and the threat to their home There s intrigue and betrayal and trying to chart a moral path amidst impossible choices All good stuff So the story was excellent and it would have easil [...]

    14. 1 Rating 4 out of 5 stars I was going to give it a 3 and 1 2 but then the author actually twittered me when I said I was reading his book That s worth a half of star right 2 Genre Fantasy3 Synopsis Spells are cast using words What happens if you can t spell There is no way you can be the child of prophesy right 4 Feelings I heard about this book and it sounded interesting The author suffered from severe dyslexia and this book seems to be a fantasy version of that scenario My problem was I just c [...]

    15. This is a strong opening to a new fantasy series which takes the power of language literally One of the things I most enjoyed was how complete the worldbuilding is and the many different cultures that populate the novel Nicodemus is a deeply sympathetic character whose cacography think of dyslexia but with magical ramifications not only keeps him from being able to cast spells but also makes it difficult for him to even handle magical artifacts Too often a character is given a disability which i [...]

    16. Finally a book written a dyslexic person for dyslexic people with a dyslexic hero.Spellwright is an amazing book about overcoming the hero s disability and struggling to accept and fight against a world that thinks he is destined for only one thing.Yet Nicodemus Weal stands above the rest and fights convention just like the author of Spellwright

    17. This is an excerpt, for the full review please visit my blog, A Dribble of Ink It s obvious from the very early pages of Spellwright that Blake Charlton is a child of late eighties and early ninties Fantasy It s full of dastardly villains, righteous youths and hidden destinies Like contemporaries Brandon Sanderson and Peter V Brett, Charlton is doing his damnedest to bring back the type of fantasy where the good guys are good, and the bad guys are bad barring a few genuinely surprising twists in [...]

    18. I was very disappointed with this book The premise had great potential I always look forward to books that branch out to new ways of handling magic However, it seemed to me like the author did not fully consider how his magic system would work It alternated between being just another version of old role playing style spell casting and being almost an analog to coding ala Wizard s Bane The plot line was interesting, and the world intriguing, but the characters were never fully fleshed out I found [...]

    19. You remember those books you read as a kid that truly excited you, made your imagination fly and made you believe that anything, no matter how unlikely was possible This book is like that I got this on a loan from a friend AKA my library lol Not only is this an astoundingly good first novel, it s the first one in a long time that makes me feel better about the human race in general The imagery of this book is absolutely beautiful Imagine taking words OFF the page as glowing glyphs and using them [...]

    20. People talking talking talking about their magic involving words words words that are cast by talking talking talking which requires talking talking talking and explaining As You Know Bob style every exhaustive aspect of wordified magic ever to the people who don t know, a surprisingly high number of people among this supposedly wizardly bunch This requires talking talking talking By the time the Big Bad gets around to gloating about the evil plan by explaining it in detail, I was already beyo [...]

    21. It took me a while to get used to this kind if magic Forming spells with their muscles, it was different And eventhough I studied English, I felt like I knew nothing at times I probably should ve looked up some of the unknown terms, but I guess I was too lazy And the finally I got sucked into the story and I just didn t care I only cared about what happened next So yeah, I really enjoyed this book and I m saving for the next two

    22. staffersmusings 2Sometimes a book s title says it all Spellwright Spell means to write in order the letters constituting a word It also means a verbal formula considered as having magical force Spell in these two cases is considered a homonym because they share the same spelling and the same pronunciation but have different meanings Wright or write or right or rite all mean something different but sound the same They re called homophones A wright is a person that constructs or repairs something [...]

    23. Probably I should not be so frank, but the first thing that caught my attention in the description of Spellwright besides the cover art majestic prior to actually reading it was, quite unexpectedly, the author s biography It is a rare feat to successfully combine writing fantasy fiction with the demanding life of a medical student seriously, how does Blake Charlton manage , and even so to overcome dyslexia In fact, it should not be surprising that the main character himself suffers from the imp [...]

    24. Original review posted at Layers of Thought.An epic young adult fantasy with a modern and creative twist A humorous and mildly scary hero s journey, this book is perfect for smart youngsters from tween age into ancient adulthood.About In a fantastical world where spells are created from magical languages, the main character Nicodermis is a trainee in the skills needed to create these spells He believes himself to be an insignificant part of a bigger picture There is a big problem with his spelli [...]

    25. I wish had half stars, I would give the book 3 stars I wanted to love it but I couldn t quite get there I understand that it s the author s first novel, as well as being the first in a trilogy The book got better as it went along so maybe the following books will be better I did like this one well enough to know that I m going to find the next one and read it.Nicodemus Weal is a student at the magical academy of Starhaven, where students are taught how to use magical languages to forge spells of [...]

    26. I couldn t believe that this was the author s first novel when I read the afterword His biography is a phenomenal success story Having overcome dyslexia and to graduate summa cum laude from Yale is fabulous Now he is a third year medical student teaching creative writing to medical students Nico, is that you I didn t even know there was a class like this in med school It seems like Blake Charlton is living his fantasy.The magic in this book was one of the most creative that I have ever read It d [...]

    27. My Thoughts What was great about this book was that Nicodemus was dyslectic When he tried to write his magic he misspelled and the spells often become something else This is called cacography and those who are afflicted are thought as broken and also dangerous since their magic can be out of control The author used own experiences as he is dyslectic and created a wonderful tale about a wizard who can t write spells It certainly brings that something extra to this book, the hero has flaws, and it [...]

    28. This story has all the workings of most fantasy series, in that there is a young boy who is embroiled within a prophecy and must go on a journey in order to save the world What makes this a completely stand out story, is the completely original concepts that the Author has used with regards to the types of magic used, not only in the way the characters manipulate their magic but also the constructs within the language that is used Language is the focul point within this story and yet the main ch [...]

    29. I completely enjoyed this book usually, when the author is setting up the new universe and getting things rolling, the momentum takes a while to pick up To say this was untrue for this work would be a euphemism I got completely bowled over by the premise and the nouns are completely fantastic as is the language and vocabulary Maybe I found the sudden dynamism of Nicodemus character toward the end a bit abrupt but that would be asking for perfection I totally loved this book and am waiting for th [...]

    30. Blake Charlton has created an original world of fantasy where the ability to spell determines how well you re treated In the Starhaven Academy, those who cannot spell correctly are labeled, taught a different curriculum, and rarely ascend the scholarly ladder of success Many forces are at work to destroy our hero, a mispeller, and many are willing to help him if it also fits their agenda We come to the end of the book, dazzled by the textual battles and buzzing with the discoveries made I m exci [...]

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