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Traphis: A Wizard's Tale [Kindle Edition]

James D. Maxon
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A year after the death of his father, fifteen-year-old Traphis stumbles across his father’s hidden collection of books. Forbidden from learning magic at a young age, he resolves to read the books in secret. Doors to a dark and formidable world begin to open, and a treacherous adventure awaits both him and his newfound friends. In their journey to fight the power of lies, betrayal, and greed, they discover that no matter how well they master their magic skills, they are powerless without the most important skills in life, such as the abilities to trust, care, and forgive.


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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: 676 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Books For Youth; 1 edition (June 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057H0NCG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #414,857 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant read 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars easy read, moral tale 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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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Fantasy 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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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars classic but nice September 9, 2012
By Julien
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read March 27, 2014
By nealm
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Traphis March 15, 2014
By tatemjr
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book September 27, 2013
By amy
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It was great!!!!!😄😄😄😄😄😄🌠🌠⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really liked the storyline and plot :D. My favorite character was the leercat because it was really cool.
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This book is a really good book boring at first then so much actions that I could hardly set it down and leave for a moment .
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Awesome book crazy twist. Funny characters.
Cool fun. I think that this book is a great story. Totally recommend it.
Published 11 months ago by vanv
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply magical!
This book was amazing! It has tales of romance and tales of serious butt kicking action that will have you hanging off the edge of your seat.
Published 14 months ago by Johnny Breeden
4.0 out of 5 stars Traphis : A Wizards Tale
I just love these stories of wizardry, magic and mystery. This book is suitable for ages of about 12 years and upwards. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Anita
5.0 out of 5 stars Traphis
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed Harry Potter. It has many similarities as far as characters and friendships but the story is completely different. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Billie Jo Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
I am an adult but enjoyed reading about the young learning wizards and wizits. The storyline had a continuous flow. Read more
Published 16 months ago by P. Zook
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book :)
I found this book on Freebooksy and something about the description just MADE me want to read it. Turns out it was JUST as good as I thought it would be. Read more
Published 17 months ago by megHan
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic Done Right
This was a most enjoyable read. The author built upon the characters so that you came to feel as they did. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Rahvin
4.0 out of 5 stars It is interesting enough that even an adult can enjoy it.
I found it to be a captivating read. The life of a young lad, wanna be wizard, was very believable.
Published 19 months ago by crlrnt
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More 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. 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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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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