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Halfway (Wizards and Faeries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Void
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Book Description

The world of Halfway is the anti-Harry-Potter: the wizard school is part of a shadowy organization that takes the students by force from their families. And the outside world isn't much better: if you are a wizard, you are looked upon with fear because of what you represent.

In the midst of this, in secret, twins are born: a boy and a girl. They are Halfway, the rare offspring of humans and a now-extinct race of faeries.

But the twins don't remain a secret for long. Temet, the boy, is taken as a child by the wizards. Cemagna, the girl, vows to rescue him. But the only way to escape the wizards is to keep running...

This book is Book 1 of the Wizards and Faeries series.


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About the Author

Stephanie Void has been writing since she was 14. She has a variety of odd interests: exploring new places, painting, gothic fashion, singing, coffee, tea, and energy drinks. She’s a black belt and teacher of Shindoryu Aikijutsu. She’s a Louisiana native who now lives near Boston. She loves hearing from readers; you can contact her at her website and blog: stephanievoid.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 296 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Silver Glass Press (June 23, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057Y4VJU
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,047 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wizards and Faeries! December 12, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed Halfway. It was quite a short book and only took me two evenings to read. If you've read Running From Secrets by the same author, you will have come across one of the main characters in Halfway before - Cemagna. Saying that, Halfway is it's own story so you do not have to read Running From Secrets first.

From the synopsis you'll already know that Cemagna and her twin brother Temet grew up in hiding, and this is their story. The chapters were split between each of the protagonists and written in first person for Cemagna and third person for Temet. I know this probably sounds confusing but it worked really well and never dragged me out of the story.

Both Cemagna and Temet were good strong characters, each with their own story, although Cemagna was my favourite. She seemed more `real' to me than Temet and her journey through this story was most definitely harder than Temets, or maybe I just love female kick-ass protagonists! Saying that, I really did enjoy Temet too although I would have loved to have learned more about the Wizardly Order and what Temet was learning.

Halfway was a definite page turner. There were plenty of surprises along the way and the plot was intriguing. If you're looking for a quick read with plenty of magic and action, then I most definitely recommend you grab yourself a copy of Halfway!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Quick Read May 22, 2012
By Larissa
Format:Paperback
(Actually 3.5 Stars)
I really enjoyed Halfway. The characters were very interesting and I loved reading about the world Stephanie Void created. I will definitely be continuing on with the series and recommend it to fans of magic both adults and youths alike.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More than just a fantasy novel February 2, 2013
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I'm not an expert on fantasy novels, but I don't think you need to be to enjoy this story. The author's writing voice carries the reader along nicely and the story is well paced and fun. What really worked for me was the way in which Ms. Void wove together elements of mystery, suspense and of course magic. Engaging characters and a story line that held my interest.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read for one evening September 29, 2012
Format:Paperback
Halfway is a short novel, presumably the first in a series, about magical Twins. They are half fairy, which is a rare and potent mix. They live with their fairy mother on a remote isthmus, seeing no one as they grow up. A few days after the boy's talents manifest, a ship appears and the boy is abducted and taken to a school for wizards. His sister and mother's attempts to reach him, manifest the girl's talents but fails to rescue the boy and ends in tragedy.

Ten years later, the girl finds a way to leave the isthmus and goes in search of her brother. He, thinking her dead and that he had no where else to go, had remained at the wizard school, but now he faces a nasty test by tutors jealous of his abilities.

It's such a short book, that there's little to say about it. I read it in one enjoyable sitting, but I felt that it would have benefited from a slightly fuller treatment.

The characters only just emerged as fully fleshed characters for me near the end. The story, though well enough told, is flawed in that, even though she thought she was on an island, the girl never in ten years searched for a way to get off. I find that somewhat unbelievable. How did she live there alone from the age of 10 to the age of twenty? Then, after seeing no one her whole life, a random man comes to steal the fruit she lives on and she leaves with him as if she has been desperate to leave for some time. It would have been much more believable and would have strengthened the girl's character a great deal, had she found a way off and made the trek herself. The boy could also have made an earlier escape attempt and failed.

There were some interesting surprises and challenges near the end. The story concludes well and sets us up nicely for the next instalment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised July 6, 2014
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I am glad to have read this book. I really enjoyed it. I'm glad that the twins found each other. Now the battle really begins.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Will have you in love May 28, 2014
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This was a start of a relationship for me. I was counting the days until the sequal came out. Now im sitting here hoping for a third! You will love this. Lots of heavy fantasy detail with a nice lighter feel. Easy to follow and read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars like it April 6, 2014
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at the beginning almost stop but then I continue and love the book I read it in 2 days it got my attention now I want to rest how the twins handle all the persecution against them for been half faery nice read
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4.0 out of 5 stars nice March 23, 2014
By bebop
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I have not read this book yet but I love being able to order books online for my phone or on the kindle fire.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Don't miss this precious novel of sibling loyalty love and great deep love for all. Thank you amazon for the pleasure
Published 3 months ago by Gita Sturtevant
2.0 out of 5 stars Not believable
I read 52% before giving up, random acts of unbelievability keep the story moving, slowly.
Published 6 months ago by James Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter - the Dark Side
Magic is not fun. Going to a school of magic ... or not going ... can get a talented young person killed. Magical society leadership is corrupt and the enforcers are bullies. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Anastasia
5.0 out of 5 stars A very exciting book!
A pair of twins are forcefully separated from one another at the age of ten due to the magic they possess. Both of them have superb advertures while trying to find one another. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Predator51
5.0 out of 5 stars Halfway
Very easy read with just enough to keep you guessing great for kids and adults. Inspiring to come from such a young writer looking forward to more from her.
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and engaging
Love the characters, and the well-written narrative gives you just enough information that you want to keep reading to find out what comes next.
Published 18 months ago by Tawny Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars good easy read. good story line.
This is an interesting book that got my attention. Only complaint is ending seemed rushed as if they were trying to wrap up quickly. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A neat little story
I enjoyed this story. A whole new take on wizards and faeries. The character's are fun and loveable. And of course the evil are vary bad.
Published 19 months ago by D. TAYLOR
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This was a wonderful book . I enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy and magic. Age appropriate for everyone. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Rhonda
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More About the Author

Stephanie Void writes fantasy, science fiction, and children's books.
She spent most of her childhood indoors reading, since going outside meant the sun might kill her. Some of her favorite authors are Edgar Rice Burroughs, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Patrick O'Brian, and Madeleine L'Engle. All this reading made her want to write stories herself, so she did.
When she isn't writing, she might be doing one of these other things: oil painting, graphic design, photography, singing, perfecting her Gollum voice for everyone's amusement, or enjoying nature.
Sometimes she mangles some songs with a string instrument and calls it violin playing.
Once somebody thought it was a good idea to give her a black belt and a teaching license in Shindoryu Aikijutsu.
She's from New Orleans, Louisiana but moved up to Boston to eat snow.

Her Books:
Running from Secrets
Halfway (Wizards and Faeries Book 1)
Wanderer's Shadow (Wizards and Faeries Book 2)
The Blue
Across the Universe with a Giant Housecat

Her Short Stories:
"Music of the Spheres"
"Formula for a Galactic Conquest"
Our Summer Garden (children's book)

She also has a YouTube channel where she offers tips and advice to other writers. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/user/StephanieVoidWriting

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