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The Brotherhood Of Piaxia Kindle Edition

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Length: 358 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • File Size: 616 KB
  • Print Length: 358 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0987770608
  • Publication Date: March 14, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007KPS442
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,074,181 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A new and exciting author in speculative fiction, Michael brings a repertoire of science fiction, fantasy and thrillers to readers everywhere.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By F. Chowdhury on July 1, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I received this book from Michael Drakich for reviewing purposes back in April. I have to admit, whilst the synopsis seemed interesting, I didn't think I'd take to it as much as I did! It has even made it's way into my Book Recommendations list, so it's no secret how much I truly enjoyed reading this book!

The book is set in the alternate land of Piaxia where magic and military force are fundamental to maintaining the peace, order and above all the control of the land. Technology is non-existent and the people make a living from traditional jobs such as fishing, farming and trading as merchants.

How much I enjoyed the book: 8/10
How well I think it was written: 8/10

I found it startlingly easy to get into this book despite the fact that it's set in an alternate world. Within the first chapter I felt like I was in the marketplace with Tarlok and witnessing his experiences first hand. The book is written in a familiar way without the use of complicated vocabulary (except of course the foreign sounding nouns) so I felt less alien and more at home in the world of Piaxia.

The story is written from Tarlok, Savan and Tessia's point of view as they are our three main characters. As you can tell from my rating I thought the book was written very well, however the multiple narrators did annoy me slightly as the focus on each character was sectioned and given in the beginning, middle and ending. This didn't have the greatest result as I found myself loving Tarlok from the very beginning and growing attached to his character. Yet by the middle of the book I found myself thrust over to Tessia and then Savan and became more and more in the dark about Tarlok's personal journey.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chantale F on May 8, 2012
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I liked this book and I was hooked on the story. Very well written. If you love fantasy novels I think this is a great book for you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By tHe crooKed WorD on April 16, 2012
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Great, well-rounded characters? Magic running rampant? A lost princess? Yes, this book has it all.

I have to admit, at first I was a little annoyed by how many "main" characters there are in this book. For probably the first quarter of the book I kept getting mixed up as to who had done what. Although, to be perfectly honest, this was only because it's been a while since I've read anything that follows more than about 3 characters. Yes, the blurb only names 3, but there are many more key players.

The political currents this book includes could have been very over-done. Instead, they balanced the line perfectly. And, unlike many political currents, these weren't boring!

It can be very hard to create so many characters and have them maintain their individuality. Mr. Drakich makes it look easy.

If you are a fantasy lover, this is a must read!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By brienneselwyn on August 15, 2012
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My Expectations
Based on the blurb and on the cover I expected a character driven story with intrigue, betrayal and acion.

The Delivery
The 311 pages of the story are divided into 44 consecutively numbered chapters which are framed by a prologue and an epilogue.
But there is more at the beginning of the book which I really appreciate. The authors delivers a list of characters without any spoiler and a map.

Incredible! So far I did not use the word fantasy. The Brotherhood of Piaxia is a fantasy novel and delivers ingredients which you can expect from this kind of novel: Swords and magic, a lost princess, a world with a medieval touch.

That sounds like a standard fantasy novel and it would be definitely fall short in case of The Brotherhood of Piaxia. Michael Drakich used the mentioned ingredients as a skeleton for his book. It is the "meat" around the bones which separates The Brotherhood of Piaxia from a standard fantasy novel.

There are a lot of opportunities to begin a novel and each has its advantages/disadvantages.
A novel which delivers a lot of information about the world and the history of the world will be sensed as a slow starter by a lot of people.
And The Brotherhood of Piaxia is such a kind of novel. I must say sometimes I like it and sometimes not.In case of The Brotherhood of Piaxia I like it.
I absorbed all the information like a sponge. While doing that I have been sucked into the story. I do not have problems with novels which have more than three characters. And as Michael Drakich delivers a list of characters right at the beginning of the book, it should be no problem to follow them.
From my point of view every character get the adequate attention due to their importance.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. K. Richards on August 30, 2012
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Brotherhood of the Piaxia wasn't my typical read, even though I am a reader of all. It was also a slow read that I really had to get into, but once the action kicked in a few chapters in, I started to become excited. The plot was very riveting and I found the characters to be this story's greatest feat, especially Tessia. Michael's writing style I appreciated the most, as it was very mature and compelling. With a story like this one--full of adventure, myths, and mystery--that's the kind of writing it deserved.

What I thought was the most surprising was that Drakich included a lot of characters at times and still managed to give them their own personality, never having one sound like the other. He highlights three characters in specific (my favorites) but they were a lot of characters to really connect with. I'm really into the folklore genre right now, and kingdoms and wizards and such, so Brotherhood of the Piaxia was truly amazing to read. It really widened my reading scope to a lot of new books and genres! The chracters in the story really come alive and become a part of you, the reason why I loved the fact that Drakich gave them their individual chapters.

A lovely read worth the buy!
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