America is dead.
The terrorists won.
Now, 3,000 years later, the descendants of the survivors live in a world of ritual and magic. As enemies from across the seas begin to close in while ancient legends come alive, nobody is safe. The only two who can stop the onset of the darkest evil is the sorceress, Areenna of Freemorn, and Mikaal, the son of the High King of Neveah.
But they are young and their powers are new and erratic. With the safety of the world in their hands, can Mikaal and Areenna find the courage and strength to overcome the impossible?
©2015 David Wind (P)2015 David Wind
TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone who loves fantasy. This book immediately grabs your attention with a unique story line. Good for any age.
PROFANITY AND SEX: None, Thank you. Absolutely going to recommend to my teens and adult children.
STORY LINE: Takes place in the 53rd century in a post-apocalyptic world. Radiation has caused unusual mutations throughout the earth’s population. Although this is the first in several books, the end is fulfilling. Recommend reading the prequel Prelude to Nevaeh: Roth's Story. He truly makes the story line believable. The story line is well developed, and if you were to leave the book for a while, and then return you could pick up right where you left off. He does a really good job at describing the world in which the characters live. Not too much detail or too little. Also, I love the character development.
NARRATOR: Really enjoyed the narrators reading of this book. Added to the overall story.
OVERALL: I was drawn in, really wanting to know what happened to the characters, and listened to the entire book in two days. I am now looking forward to listening to the second two books in the series.
Interesting story, a post apocalyptic tale that captures your attention and brings you right in. It's has a funny twist in that it's futuristic, yet medieval king and queen fantasy type, but it works, very well, in fact.
It was complex enough, and a good parallel good versus evil battle, and very well developed characters. The dystopian and fantasy worked well together. I think there is lots of room for back story, and more to come.
The only drawback is having to wait for volume 2. So I really did enjoy this, and unlike many others, I'll probably find myself going back for a re-listen before volume 2.
Helene McCardle did a good job with the narration, I never found myself wondering who was whom, or wandering away.
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A dystopian that faces serious issues from our time while empowering young women. Solomon being the link from our near future to their present was clever, and Enaid was a wonderful image of wife queen and mother. Areenna and Mikaal come into their strengths and that before the island which seems as much like an introspection into finding one's true self, a woman must first accept and learn the gifts given by the women in her life.
I wish there was a more of a back story or maybe a prologue of how Solomon Roth adapted to the new world.
The ending was perfect to lead up to the next book which I'll be picking up next paycheck.
I thought the idea of a mutated medieval world after the fallout died down was interesting, I'm actually glad Mr. Wind described the mutated animals in such great detail it really helped with the reading of the book.
I was to first say Helene McCardle is brilliant as a reader. I don't want to give away a bunch of the book but there are a few twists that left me hanging waiting to go to work again and listen during my commute.
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This is a post-apocalyptic and a fantasy story all in one. The year is 5271 and the world as we know it has been destroyed by nuclear war and while the human race has survived it is more like medieval times, with castles, keeps, Kings, Queens and High Kings. Men are stronger and women can do magic. The radiation has caused many changes in plants and animals of the world. I’m having a hard time coming up with anything more descriptive without giving spoilers, while a bit frustrating, learning as the characters do makes the story more compelling (at least to me it does).
I enjoyed this story, even though at times it seemed to drag a bit, it kept my interest. The world building was good and you did not have a big info dump at the beginning, information is doled out as the story progresses. While not the same, the theme of this story reminded me a lot of The Golden Compass/His Dark Materials series….different worlds, ages but the theme of Good versus Evil and an young man and woman journeying together to fight it….an oversimplification of the plot but you get the idea. The scary part to me is how this reflects so much of what is going on in the world today. The dark circle wants to conquer and enslave all if Neveah and the Dark Circle of 5271 are from the same terrorist group that launched the nuclear war…they use dark sorceresses to cause strife, disharmony…if they can get the kingdoms of Neveah to go to war with each other, the negative energy from this will make them more powerful.
Helene McCardle does an excellent job narrating, while some of the male characters were not quite as easy to distinguish, all the female characters were very distinct. I do think that this story is one hat would do well as either a graphic novel or just in general a full cast narration.
As usual, the most frustrating part is that the adventure is not yet over but the audio for the next book is not yet available….while I could pick up the e-book, this story really works well as an audio so I will wait to continue until it is out.
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This is a really good book. The narrator did an excellent job. I'm onto the next book in the series. I received this audiobook for free from the author for my unbiased review.
Entertaining and imaginative magical, fantasy quest.
Post-apocalyptic, magic, good vs. evil, medieval, action and suspense all combined into a well written fantasy adventure.
In depth world and descriptions. Creative and interesting futuristic medieval world
Whether from nuclear fallout, evolution or a combination of both flora and fauna are changed as well as the people living in this future world.
The apocalypse has happened , but it has been over 3000 years, the year is 5271. Now the world is more of a medieval place with magic wielders. Only woman wield magic. Except for Mikaal. His ability to use magic must be kept secret. On their journey they meet a myriad of character's that help or hinder them.
Helen McCardle did a good job with the narration. Nice even pace, flows smoothly. There needs to be more difference in her male and female voices. Sometimes it's hard to determine who is speaking.
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The author did an amazing job meshing all the fights scenes with multiple characters points of view. The storyline kept me interested the entire time. It was very interesting to have Sci-Fi, medieval, and fantasy all into one book. Would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys any of those genres. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com
Great story. Loved the characters. The world building was vivid and amazing. The story itself was well written and totally holds your complete attention. Loved it. I look forward to the next one.
The narrator was very good. She really helped bring the story to life.
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I'm a sucker for audiobooks, well; books in general. The genres I read the most are High Fantasy, Fantasy, Romance... all YA or Adult books!
In the beginning I thought this book had great potential, but then there was all those different time jumps and different point of views and everything got confusing real quick. Like I said, this book had great potential, but it fell flat for me. I didn't care one bit for the characters and the so called "boggymonsters" those evil creatures, I thought those were just 'meh'.
Sorry, but this book ain't gonna get more than 1 star from me.
And then the narrator, what was she doing? I thought she was sleeping whenever she read the female characters lines/dialogue. Horrible; just plain and simply horrible.
"A Brilliant audiobook"
I can say quite simply that I’m already looking forward to the next book in series as I want to see what else this brilliant author has in store for me!
This amazing future world is absolutely irresistible and I was mesmerized by it.
Brilliant!! The narration is obviously essential for an audiobook and the narration fitted the book perfectly.
Absolutely. I think it took me three sittings to get through it but I would have loved to have gone from the start to finish in one. It was great.
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"A enjoyable listen."
Born to magic is a good soiled book I would put it in the top half of audiobooks that I've listened to.
I particularly enjoyed the parts in the past were explained.
I enjoyed the evil witch.
A good mix of si-fi and fantasy. Looking forward to part 2. I wish that there had been more time spent with Solomon Roth on his ship.
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