- File Size: 1017 KB
- Print Length: 293 pages
- Publisher: Smashwords (October 3, 2010)
- Publication Date: October 3, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003Y74HVY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Filled with urgency, darkness, and confusion, 'The Guardian's Apprentice' wants us to believe the one thing most difficult to believe, something that character Keegan Whitestone must believe in spite of himself; magic is very real, and it can be misused. As is proper in such lessons, comes the realization that time itself is running out. It is fun to prod Keegan - a very likeable, if not very cooperative fellow - prod him, and make him hurry. It is so much easier, and more fun, to believe in magic than to resist.
All in all this is a very solid fantasy. The world is well developed and we're quickly introduced to it through the trials and travels of Keegan, the main viewpoint character. The magic system isn't well defined, but it's pretty clear that it is the standard fantasy magic far with hexes and spells and incantations and whatnot. The main character and his cohorts are well fleshed out, and though some of the supporting characters are fantasy archetypes.
I was really surprised by a few twists in the story! I thought that I knew what was going on and then suddenly I realize that things got turned on me. Usually I either figure these things out, or the twists are stupid and arbitrary but after looking back I realized that there was a lot of foreshadowing for this one. It was really fun to be surprised like that.
The only problem that I had with this one was that Keegan is taken out of his world(the normal world) so quickly that we don't really get a good impression of what his life is like before he's brought over. There's a little too much telling and too little showing there, and it's all together too brief so that we don't get to fully see how Keegan changes over the course of the novel. We know that he's changing but we were only told how he acted before, we don't get to see it for ourselves. That was a little disappointing.
But it didn't stop my enjoyment of the book!Read more ›
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This books takes the reader on a rollicking and exciting journey into the magical world “beyond the veil” – the world of magic that has been separated (for humanity’s protection)... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maria Haskins
I loved this book. I found nothing wrong with it. I would recommend this book to 10-16year olds wanting a good book. I rated it 5 stars because it was perfect.Published 17 months ago by Teriathia.
I give this book a 4, almost a 4 ½, but I’m sticking with a 4.
Keegan Whitestone just found out he is descendent from wizard, which he thinks is a horrible thing, but he... Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed the magical world Radcliffe created here. The characters are all unique and well developed. Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by Darcia Helle
I really enjoyed this book. Keegan has always wanted to believe in magic. This reluctant Guardian gets his wish. But does he really want to be a Guardian....... Read morePublished on June 25, 2013 by Anita
If you are looking for a book that will help you relax and escape into another world while reading, then go ahead and read this one.Published on June 8, 2013 by carol.brasil
The Guardian's Apprentice (Beyond the Veil) J. Michael Radcliffe
Keegan Whitestone gets a message from his grandfather who he thought was dead. Read more
it was what i thought it would be. keep up the good work. feel free to send free samples.okay. go amazonPublished on April 13, 2013 by larry s brannon
Keegan Whitestone, who has lived with the normals into his 30's, is bored until one day he is called to come to the other side of the veil to help save both the normal world and... Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by JudyD
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