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Discover a lost magic, long buried and forgotten....

Without a rune marking his role in society, Brock is doomed to a life below the lowest rung of the social ladder. Unwilling to accept his fate, the teen risks his life to obtain a fake rune that marks him as a member of the Empire's ruling class. He then embarks on a quest to join an institution where the Empire's future leaders are trained.

As a student of the Academy, he soon uncovers a chain of secrets kept hidden for centuries, secrets that expose cracks in the foundation of Empire society. Among his discoveries is a powerful magic, long buried and forgotten.

Brock's compassion and sense of justice are seeds that sprout tight friendships and a blossoming romance. An unwillingness to be bullied earns him a dangerous enemy, growing into a feud that escalates to a climactic showdown.

©2016 Black Rose Writing (P)2016 Black Rose Writing

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good story. subpar narrator.

The book was interesting. Both the world and premise leave a lot of potoential for this series. My only complaint about the story is that all the women the protagonist meets seems as easy as Bond girls.

The naration was not very good. I nearly stopped listening in the first few minutes because of it. That would have been a shame too because it an interesting book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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another good book bad narrator

I read a lot of books, and listen to a lot of books do you self a favor read the book first. the narrator wasn't as bad as the worst of them but he's close. it makes you realize that good narrators are hard to come by. I won't get the next if it's the same narrator. the book is OK but I can't tell until I read the next book. again I blame the narrator. lol

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A great fantasy.

Equal ballance of character, plot and story. Friends on adventure and new horizons. Looking forward to the next.

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fun book, but the reader drones

play this book at 1.2 it makes the narrator more tolerable
I realy enjoy the story and I can't wait for more

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Meh

Robotic narration and juvenile cliched dialog sink what were some otherwise decent world building. probably wont be continuing the series.

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