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Mages Rising

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Not for me 😔

The premise of the story is one that drew me to the ARC. The characters were all right. I felt they needed a little more fleshing out.

I needed a few days to ruminate over my review, but here it is.


The premise of the story is one that drew me to the ARC. A dystopian society, where those with magic are forced to hide their abilities. But a revolution builds and so does the conflict. This is a trope I honestly love: the "Chosen One" where they rise and come into power. 


Love of tropes aside, the characters were all right. I felt they needed a little more fleshing out, so they weren't as stilted. I wasn't keen on any of them, which is a personal opinion. I'd like to see more depth in them, more likable traits, I think this would have made them pop off the page.


While the core of the plot was solid, as it played out it felt a little convoluted in some areas. I'd lose my focus amidst reading, and this wasn't due to a lack of action, I think it was just how it was executed in the story. For instance, we're literally thrown in the midst of something at the beginning and I'd wondered if I'd missed something–a prequel or more? This forced me to read the first paragraph again to settle in to the story. This happens a few more times as I read through the book, which brings me to the issue of readability [for me,] it wasn't a seamless read.


Magic truly was the focus and hero of the book and I applaud the author on the detailed description, the mechanics, how's and why's. This to me was the ultimate highlight in the story which kept me intrigued and wanting to know more as the story went on.


I thoroughly enjoyed a dystopian magical society, but in the end I felt confused and torn when I read this book.

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About the author

I was born and raised in Montreal, QC. In 2018 I decided to share my work with the world. For me, reading is about relaxing and experiencing a world outside reality. As an author, I strive to give my readers a place where they can escape their everyday lives and experience something impossible. view profile

Published on April 01, 2020

Published by Dartfrog books

90000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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