• Rise of the Mage

  • Resurrecting Magic, Book 1
  • By: Keary Taylor
  • Narrated by: Sydnee Fullmer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

College is hard - classes, homework, bullies. But, being the daughter of renowned professors, I grew up at Alderidge University and was on track to have an easy start to my freshman year. Until I met Nathaniel Nightingale.

Aloof and mysterious, Nathaniel’s hands were covered in scars that told me he had a violent history. He started asking questions about my own, and then dark secrets in our family lines collided after a strange discovery in the library. We found words with power, and they unleashed abilities in the both of us that had been lost to the world.

Turns out, the witch trials weren’t entirely the product of mass hysteria. As far as we can tell, almost every mage was wiped out - killed for their knowledge and their capabilities. And now I have to wonder if my mother’s disappearance is related.

This is dangerous. It’s feels impossible. We have the weight of an entire lost race resting on our shoulders.

But we’ve got this. Together, we’ll bring it all back. Together, we’ll resurrect magic.

©2020 Keary Taylor (P)2020 Keary Taylor

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Magical Love Story

A magical account of the excitement of first love and the discovery of one's true power. The narration by Sydnee Fullmer was on point. Her soothing voice makes every novel more enjoyable.

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Cringeworthy drudgery

I don’t like writing negative reviews but this book had so much potential as far as the summary promised. Instead, the characters,the writing, the dialogue, the narration were all dreadful.

The character development fell devastatingly short and I hated both main characters before I made it to chapter 5.

The sentences were choppy and made it tedious to listen.
The conversations between the characters were flat and immature.
I hate to admit it because it doesn’t seem fair to give such a review, but this was a DNF for me.