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Publisher's Summary

In Elena's world words have power over life and death - but none more so than hers.

As the daughter of shopkeepers, Elena has always known that the mysteries of reading and writing are closed to her. Only the mageborn can risk harnessing the power unleashed from putting pen to paper. Until Elena discovers an impossible new ability and joins the elite ranks of the mages.

But with the kingdom at war, the authorities can't agree if Elena is an asset, or a threat they need to eliminate. Thrust into the unknown world of the Royal Academy without friends or experience, Elena will need all of her wits, strength, and new power to carve a place for herself.

Except as the threats to both Elena and the kingdom mount, wits and strength won't be enough. Elena will have to turn to new friends and an enigmatic prince to unlock the mysterious potential of her words - because both her life and her people depend on her becoming stronger than she ever dreamed possible.

If you enjoy strong heroines, fantasy worlds, adventure, intrigue, and romance, then try the Spoken Mage series now. Available for a reduced price in this complete series set.

©2020 Melanie Cellier (P)2020 Melanie Cellier

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Rough ride for me.

I enjoyed the magical aspects, court intrigue and redeeming characters but if I ever putmyself through a Princess Bride type book again I hope they commit me. Ladies who wrote such raving reviews are you still pining for your prince or knight. The girl was just so bad a person. I mean really her way or the highway and lord knows she knew better than everyone else. Quite honestly the king or queen would have threatened her family to make her work for the kingdom. Just made me want to get sick at her whole attitude. Everyone else around her top notch. I'm still just amazed at how many reviewers just gushed over this romance novel. If you got through this far with my review thank you and take care.

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watch this writer for the future

juvenile. if this writer matures and deepens (and has a very good mentor) there is potential. this series is immature and shallow with the usual expectations and mistakes of a young writer. action is limited, heroine is stereotypical, interactions are shallow. but the world creating has potential, and plot development could grow. i will watch this writer for futute growth

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Long but entertaining

Elena is born into a common, non-mage family. When she develops mage skills, she is whisked away to the city for trial's and she must fight for her life

Normally, only the mage-born have magical power, so when Elena is discovered with unusual abilities she is both feared and looked at like a test lab rat.

While the kingdoms are at war, everyone looks to use Elena is an asset to their arsenal, or a threat they need to eliminate. Trying to understand the snobbery of the upper class, the politics of her new world, Elena struggles to find her own way while still being true to herself.

I have to say...I nearly gave up during the first 3 books as I found the story dragged. Book 4 makes much more sense in the end and the 4th is full of excitement while Elena comes into her own.

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thoroughly enjoyed!

I find it hard to sink my teeth into an audiobook, especially as I first found the narrator's accent a little distracting. About halfway into the first book it no longer distracted me and I came to really appreciate the energy and talent she puts into the different voices. The story itself caught me at about the same time. I came to really like Elena and her group of friends as well as finding the world building and form of magic to be pretty cool. Definitely recommend!

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Great book

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down. I love the characters and story. Very unique and well written.

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A captivating series

Well-written, with plenty of teenage angst, magic, and nice twist. I understand there's a fifth book in the series, and I'd like to see what our Prince and Spoken Mage do to continue changing their world for the better.

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Great listen!!!

These books kept me entertained for days!!!! Great character development and the narrator Rocked!!!! So glad that this came up on my suggested books.

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Interesting premise, boring execution

The concept of written words unleashing magic is very interesting. The premise is a new spin on knowledge being power that I hadn't heard before, and found quite enjoyable. That said, this book is written as though all information is on a need to know basis, and the reader doesn't need to know. There is very, very little world building so things that should hit with an emotional punch fall flat. Pair that with the fact that all of the characters have communication skills on part with an angry pigeon and the book is a bit of a slog. Swap out this quartet for Proctor of the Small by Tamara Pierce to get a very similar story and a more enjoyable read.

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Loved the depth!

There’s a lot I expected as well as didn’t. Now I’m a fan of this author and want to read more from her.

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Wonderful Series!

I absolutely loved this series. The performance was great. The story was fun and I loved how well the author tied all the pieces together across the four books. Excellent storytelling. Characters were delightful. Adventure and discovery kept you following along. For anyone who likes magical tales, along the Harry Potter way, you’re sure to enjoy this!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-22-20

brilliant

A book that's in the same class as Trudi Canavans books. It captives and has a hint of mystery and romans.

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  • Enda Mcloughlin
  • 10-14-20

Best mage book I have read in years.

Such a well written book. I found myself completely submerged in the world the author had created. Puzzles, mysteries, back to back adventures, ethics, politics and not to forget love. All written in a spell binding way. Goodness I hope she writes more in this series. I feel nearLy heart broken that it has ended. This would make an excellent movie. I will keep my fingers crossed for that!

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  • Katie Burns
  • 06-26-21

Great series

I throughly enjoyed this series and will be buying more books from this author.
I loved the plot, the characters, the twists and the romance. All perfect and I highly recommend this book if you love fantasy and magic :)

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  • Nancy
  • 05-10-21

Loved This Series!

Shiromi Arserio really brings these characters and the story vividly to life. I've enjoyed every minute of these books, and I can't wait to listen all over again. So much more than a love story (though the love story is very sweet), the characters are rich and the story is utterly engaging. Can't wait for more by this author

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  • Steven Lehmann
  • 02-21-21

a bit rambling in places

I know it's written from the perspective of a teenage girl, however the mental gymnastics of angsting over the same issues gets repressive and long winded in places. Also, she's very judgemental and unfair in certain places as well, especially in regards to Prince Lucas. That may be exacerbated by the tone of the narrator.