The Black Mage
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  • 0.5
    Non-Heir: The Black Mage Prequel Novella, Book 0 | Rachel E. Carter

    Non-Heir: The Black Mage Prequel Novella, Book 0

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Rachel E. Carter
    • Narrated By Pavi Proczko
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (18)
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    (14)
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    This prequel novella is set before the events of First Year (The Black Mage Book 1), following Prince Darren as a child through adolescence and his first run-in with Ryiah at the Academy of Magic. Listeners discover the dark backstory between the two princes and their father, as well as the ensuing events that shaped Darren into the Academy's most prodigal mage.

    Two Thumbs Way Up!

    I'm not one for audible books as all too many sound almost corny. This narration however was very well done! Pavi Proczko delivered a fantastic rendit..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 16 2017 by Hannah May ()
  • 1
    First Year: The Black Mage, Book 1 | Rachel E. Carter

    First Year: The Black Mage, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rachel E. Carter
    • Narrated By Melissa Moran
    Overall
    (146)
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    (138)
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    For 15-year-old Ryiah the choice has always been easy. Become a warrior and leave the boring confines of her lowborn life behind. Set to enroll in the School of Knighthood on the eve of her next birthday, plans suddenly shift when her twin brother discovers powers. Hoping that hers will soon follow, she enrolls with Alex at the Academy instead - the realm's most notorious war school for those with magic.

    So much awesome and only 1 story

    I loved listening to Melissa Moran narrate this story. She gave such emotion and so much excitement to the story is was wonderful. I loved Ryiah's tri..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2017 by Stephanie Pittser (Oklahoma)
  • 2
    Apprentice: The Black Mage | Rachel E. Carter

    Apprentice: The Black Mage

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rachel E. Carter
    • Narrated By Melissa Moran
    Overall
    (62)
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    (59)
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    She survived a trial year at the Academy, but that was just the easy part. Now 16-year-old Ryiah is an apprentice of Combat, her school's most notorious faction of magic. When she finishes she will be a mage, but in order to do so she has to survive four years with a training master she hates and her old nemesis, Priscilla. To make matters worse the unwanted attraction Ry feels for her sometimes-friend-sometimes-rival Prince Darren is at an all-time high.

    I dont say this ofent bit amazing.

    I read a lot of books and I dont find many that keep my interest for long ut this series has done it in spades. love all the banter and great story ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 19 2017 by Melanie Hope ()
  • 3
    Candidate: The Black Mage, Book 3 | Rachel E. Carter

    Candidate: The Black Mage, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rachel E. Carter
    • Narrated By Patrice Gambardella
    Overall
    (57)
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    (52)
    Story
    (51)

    Twenty-year-old Ryiah is a black mage of combat, but she is not the Black Mage. Yet. She's had her eyes on the legendary robe for as long as she can remember, and in just one year she will have a chance at her country's prestigious - and only - tourney for mages. Too bad she is going up against a certain non-heir. The one person she has yet to beat.

    Great story, but...

    Really hope someone else narrates the next book. Listened to the 1st and 2nd books and I'm still enjoying the story with the 3rd but it was hard to ge..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 06 2017 by Kindle Customer ()
  • 4
    Last Stand: The Black Mage, Book 4 | Rachel E. Carter

    Last Stand: The Black Mage, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rachel E. Carter
    • Narrated By Gracia Gillund
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (22)
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    Ryiah's world was shattered the night she discovered King Blayne's nefarious plans. Now, she has to betray the one she loves most in order to save the realm from war. Torn between love and duty, Ry finds herself on a perilous mission to help the rebels and convince the kingdom of Pythus not to honor its pact with the corrupt king of Jerar - all the while deceiving the most powerful mage in the realm, the very man sworn to protect the Crown and hunt the rebels at all costs: her husband.

    Roller coaster of emotion.

    At some point in this book, I had to stop listening. It was really painful to hear Riyah inner pain and trouble. She was really believable as a charac..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 09 2017 by Charmy (Chateauguay, QC, Canada)