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Traphis: A Wizard's Tale Kindle Edition

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Length: 432 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Age Level: 12 - 18
Grade Level: 5 - 12

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"The author, with his great imagination, writing creativity, and sense of humor takes us through scenes full of surprises, unexpected turns, and new discoveries. Although this book is beneficial to everyone, I would especially recommend it to the young generation because it teaches them the great values of life." - Lana Lykova (High School English Teacher)

About the Author

James D. Maxon (1977-Present) was born at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. His parents were divorced when he was just three-years-old. Having acquired a love for fantasy at a young age, he began to write stories of his own, providing children and teens with messages of faith, hope, and insight.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1143 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Books For Youth; 1 edition (June 21, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 21, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057H0NCG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #418,439 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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James D. Maxon (1977-Present) was born at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. His parents were divorced when he was just three-years-old. Raised in a strictly female household, James grew up in the midst of mental illness and depression. He, himself, struggled in school due to a learning disability. Without a positive male role model, James learned how difficult it can be for children to realize their true potential. Having acquired a love for fantasy at a young age, he began to write stories of his own, providing children and teens with messages of faith, hope, and insight. Overcoming his disability, James graduated college with a 4.0 GPA. He deepened his connection to the creative world by following a career in design. He now lives with his wife and daughter in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and spends much of his free time applying his imagination to the real world.

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 28, 2011
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Heavily influenced by Christian themes, the story is standard fantasy coming of age fare that was fast paced and enjoyable. In fact, it probably moved a bit too quickly, I would have liked to see further development of the magic system and the main character. That said, it was tightly written, well edited (in fact, I don't remember a single typo, a rarity in independently published books like this) and I highly enjoyed the book so I don't deduct anything. Don't be afraid to give this one a shot!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Winer on July 31, 2014
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I truly enjoyed this book. I would recommend it for upper elementary to adult readers. One of the most important things about the story is that the main characters were true heroes. They were portrayed as ordinary people who rose to greater heights than they felt they were able to achieve. Whereas this book my not be the great literature as found in the Tolkien books, I think it mirrors well the essence of them. I enjoyed it as much as the Narnia stories. My only criticism would be that it was a little slow getting started. This was not enough to hinder me from staying up far too late at night to read just one more chapter!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Clarke on July 1, 2013
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Lovely story, the storyline keeps you guessing and has some surprises. I do think the characters have more power than they should, bit of a surprise that they are faced with so much overwhelming bad guys so early in their career. I'd have liked to read more about how they learnt to use their power. But I do like the way they need each other to be successful.

There is a touch of religious overtones and a moral to the story, but its s good one so no probs.

It is easy to read and I will be looking at other books by this author

Jenni Clarke
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Youngwirth on August 17, 2014
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This was an amazing book and had few flaws. From my point of view, it was confusing when traphis and tyron were talking about what really happened from the past. I would recommend this book for young magic lovers everywhere. May even seem like the next Harry potter
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on December 14, 2011
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Traphis: A Wizards's Tale is a fine fantasy sure to please both Potter and Eragon fans. A coming of age story with plenty of magic and a good cast of characters. The story is well crafted, highly polished, with excellent dialog and three dimensional characters. One review mentions that it was a bit too fast paced, I actually enjoy a very fast pace in the books I read. "Traphis" kept a good pace with some intense moments interspersed throughout the story.
Traphis is an empathetic character. Falin is a good mentor. My preference is for intense, action-driven stories, and the author does an excellent job forming this world and its characters so that the reader will find much here to enjoy.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Julien on September 9, 2012
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Usual story of teenager initiation & saving the world.
Not that many unexpected twist, but the magical system is a bit original & pleasant
Overall, an enjoyable read
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By Kindle Customer on March 27, 2014
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to fast at time,s less a classic wizard's tale.a storyline of one and friends.but still a good read.the last 3 chapters where very good
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By tatemjr on March 15, 2014
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I don't know if I wrote a review about this book the first time I went through it, so I will write another or the first which ever this is.
On the second read I found I enjoyed the read as much if not more than the first. Young love, coming of age, all mixed in with magic and some pretty good battles. Creatures, death and resurrection oh my what fun.
I would like to see more of these characters and find out if the kids grow up to marry a suffer through puberty of their children. Thanks for the escape.
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How many pages are in the paperback book
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner (I only now saw this message). There are approximately 424 pages, but there is no paperback version of this book yet--right now it's only on the Kindle. If you are interested, you can aquire a free copy this Thursday (08/02/12-one day only). Hope this... Read More
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