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The Divine Apprentice (The Divine Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Series: The Divine Series (Book 1)

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  • File Size: 613 KB
  • Print Length: 347 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0991266404
  • Publication Date: February 2, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I8074YE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Allen Johnston is a resident in Lansing, MI. He has a wife that he loves living life with. They share four children that keep life interesting and on edge. He loves aviation and works as an Air Traffic Controller at the Capital City of Michigan. He is full of energy and attacks life with a vengeance. He lives by the motto that anything is possible. When considering learning to fly, he was told that it is not possible to receive a pilot's license in less than a month by his supervisor, who was also an instructor pilot. Needless to say, he proved that the impossible was, indeed, possible.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hope on May 15, 2014
Format: Paperback
I had the privilege of receiving a free signed copy of this book by the author. Fantasy has always been my favorite gene, and none is dearer to my heart than a young hero's journey of discovery, which is what this tale is. As far as epics go, The Divine Apprentice is low scale, with the majority of the book focusing on Kade's personal growth and merely hinting at the major conflict against the Big Baddie (Kade meets him only briefly), but the setting up of Kade's character still makes this book enjoyable.

First off, the pros:

Dragons. I am a HUGE dragon fan, and sadly I don't encounter them enough in my fantasy reading. I mean, c'mon. DRAGONS! Dragons make everything better! Rayden, the dragon of the story, is a lovely take on the whole dragon thing. He reminded me a lot of Toothless from the How To Train Your Dragon movie. He doesn't have human level intelligence, but he's at least as intelligence as a pretty smart pet one would have. Another thing I love about Rayden is how he and Kade got together. Instead of Kade hatching him or taming him, their first encounter involves a fight against a powerful monster in which they save each other's lives. That's a bond that is far more powerful and goes far deeper than a simple imprinting or a gradual working on Kade's part to build up the dragon's trust.

Magic. Another thing I love in fantasy is a good magic system. Two of my favorite magic systems are Brandon Sanderson's Allomancy and Patrick Rothfuss's Sympathy. This magic system could well become my third favorite. The magic system here is called the Divine, and can only be wielded by a few Chosen. The Divine involves a series of Moves, which is mostly complex hand movements, combined with the proper words at the end of the sequences.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By D. Madrigal on January 20, 2014
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Picked this one up as a E-book as something to read to help me get to sleep very bad idea that was for hours later drawing near the conclusion of the book realized I was going to have a pretty tired day at work but it was worth it The characters are quite enjoyable the interactions between Kade and Rayden were fun, and I always enjoy a book where the Protagonist has a dragon because come on who doesn't want a dragon for a companion also hoping to see more of Chance well enough typing I'm off to get the next in the series
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 18, 2014
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The story line is well constructed and really keeps you guessing where it is headings. I want to see how it unfolds
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Trinchillo on March 6, 2014
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I really enjoyed this Book. a little short but it has two sequels out so that is not bad. The magic system was interesting, the story was slightly cliched in that he is a boy from prophecy, but I like the story anyway. And he has a pet dragon, that is always nice in a fantasy story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dani Sacrey on October 6, 2014
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I read a lot. Some might say I read too much. My job affords me the pleasure of constantly being surrounded by books. It's heavenly. Through the many amazing authors, both best selling and indie alike, and the many different genres I enjoy, I have come across some truly sensational literature. With that said, it has been years, upon years since I've found a book that it truly pained me to set down.

Allen J. Johnston has a marvelous imagination and an obvious savvy for storytelling. "The Divine Apprentice" is an intoxicating read and I unabashedly admit I was hooked from the first chapter. I found it a perfect deluge of everything I could ever ask for in an epic fantasy novel. From his original storyline, grisly villains and incredibly depicted action scenes to his clever, believable characters (including a playful yet fierce pet dragon), it was an absolute seamless, fantastical pleasure to read.

I highly recommend this book and series to readers of all ages. There's something within the pages for everyone to enjoy. 5 hearty stars for Allen J. Johnston & "The Divine Apprentice"!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Floyd on February 28, 2014
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Well written, and fun book to read. I am certainly going to be reading the next book to see where the story heads!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dionne Washington on October 12, 2014
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This was a really cool read. I started out reading a sample and soon realized a sample wasn't enough, so I finally bought it. Kade was a super cool character and the way he got the dragon was artfully created and portrayed in a great manner. I love dragon books and this one was at the top of my list of dragon books I'd want to read over and over. And now I can since it's in my kindle. Great story!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Constance Lukaszewski on December 22, 2013
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I am not really into Sorcerer's and Dragons, But this looked interesting from the cover, ordered the book , it did take me over a week to read it at night into the wee hours of the morning, it keeps you on the edge of your seating with suspense and wanting more, looking forward to buying the next series. Very well written and the imagination of this writer is amazing and amusing at times as well!
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