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Red Madrassa: Algardis #1 Paperback – December 10, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: Algardis
  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 148120601X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481206013
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,770,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Terah Edun is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of epic and urban fantasy. Her next YA Fantasy novel, SWORN TO ASCENSION - Courtlight Book #6, released in January 2015.

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Customer Reviews

I will be patiently waiting for the next book in the series.
Justine
Character development was too little-- I never found myself caring what happened to any of the rather flat characters.
Karen Smith
Its not that this book was terrible, but it left me feeling like it could have been so much better.
Joy Schneider

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KLH on August 6, 2013
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I liked the story and the characters but I admit that the contemporary American teen-age slang coming out of the mouths of folks in a different world was jarring. It made me think this was just a bunch of American kids thrown into another environment. I think the author did a decent job of world building but she needs to consider the words she has the characters use as part of that world.

There also wasn't much action or much of a plot. The book starts out with a daring rescue (briefly) but then 90% of the story is the kids going to school classes a la Harry Potter. The last 5% is another rescue after which the kids find out that they really aren't in trouble after all, and it sets up the next installment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Myra VINE VOICE on March 23, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Red Madrassa is a magic school, of sorts, where 5 teens unexpectedly find themselves enrolling. Having showed up by accident, and operating incognito, when assumed to be there to take entrance exams, they're like `sure! yeah, that's me...'

We have our [possibly] main character, Allorna, who is the daughter of some important guard guy, and she is supposed to guard the Prince but she doesn't like him.
Her friend Sidimo is a healer without healing powers, and together they rescue...
Maride from possible execution for murder (they believe him to be innocent). During their escape they try to use a portal and end up near...
Sitara who is a difference race? maybe? who also went through a portal kind of by accident, and they carry her unconscious form to the Madrassa where she is put in with...
Vedaris, who was aboard a ship and ended up here mysteriously. Also, Vedaris is a dragon.

So... as you can see, the author sets this book up for a lot of mystery and action. What is this world? What are the other races and where did they come from? Each character has their own individual drama, and are a piece of something bigger and more mysterious.

Unfortunately, I didn't feel like the book delivered on all that set-up and tension. You are introduced to 5 different characters and their backgrounds rather abruptly (in short prologue sections), then we get some action in the beginning... then nothing happens. The whole book is spent going over each character's entrance exam and classes (separately).

I found I didn't really care about any one character because it was bouncing around between them too much. I didn't care what each kid did in their class, not really.
Also, the classes were like 5 minutes long.
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From my blog On Starships and Dragonwings

I decided to read Red Madrassa because, let's be honest, look at that cover!!! It's freaking gorgeous! I just wish I could have gotten a physical copy to drool over ;-). I have to say that I adored the beginning of Red Madrassa, even if it took me a little bit to get all the characters straight in my head, and while I was a bit disappointed at the sudden ending, I think Harry Potter fans might like this magical school adventure :). I received a copy of Red Madrassa for a book tour.

Title: Red Madrassa
Author: Terah Edun
Length: 244 pages
Genre-ish: YA fantasy
Rating: ★★★☆☆- awesome start, slipped at the end

Strengths:
Red Madrassa has a full cast of interesting characters with a wide range of backgrounds included various races and sexual orientations, yey diversity in fantasy for once!
The writing was so readable and compelling! No matter what was happening in the plot, I still found Red Madrassa fun to read, which is saying something since sometimes the kids were just taking classes, haha.
There were some nice editions to the typical schools of magic, including an unknown/innate type which was pretty cool to learn about :D.
Weaknesses:
There was a mystery that was introduced in the beginning of Red Madrassa, but the characters didn't really do much to try to solve it and didn't have a hand in resolving the plot tension. It just sort of resolves itself....
No real action happens in the last half of Red Madrassa until the veeerrrry end, since the kids were mostly just going to class. Don't get me wrong, classes are great, but I really wanted the book to continue for another hundred pages at least to give me a nice epic conclusion.
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By Lauren Johnson on March 7, 2013
Format: Paperback
The concept for this book is really interesting and kind of Harry Potterish. I loved the young adult world the author was able to create and the fantasy woven storyline.

There is a multitude of characters and different points of view that get sprung on the reader in the first few chapters making the reading a little confusing. Once you are able to get past that it is a quick and fun read. The four teenagers, Allorna, Sidimo, Vedaris, and Sitara were easy to relate to. The relationships throughout the book were well done and believable.

Overall, it was a greatly enjoyable read and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Note: I won this book from LibraryThing Member Giveaways. All thoughts are my honest opinion!
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By madamediotte on March 28, 2013
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this novel, but it definitely could be improved. The beginning is full of suspense and mystery, then everything is put on hold when the kids arrive to Madrassa. I can sort of understand the appeal for Maride and Vedaris, and even, to some extent, for Allorna and Sidimo, but I really didn't understand how Sitara could put her mission on hold, just like that. Perhaps it would have made more sense if she was making a conscious effort to only stay at the school long enough to be completely healed, but she seems content to stay there. That being said, I liked the concept of the school and found the various classes and assignments interesting. This series has potential, but the plot needs some work.
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