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Mystic: The Mystic Trilogy #1 Hardcover – November 3, 2015
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"Mystic is a wonderful tale that takes the reader into a world imaginable, realistic, and fantastic at the same time." ―Portland Book Review
About the Author
Jason Denzel is the founder of the web site Dragonmount, the leading online community for Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" saga and the web's top destination for franchise-related news, features, and discussion. Dragonmount has been featured in USA Today, CNN, ABC, Wired, and the Los Angeles Times. Denzel lives in Northern California with his two young boys, and owns a lot of swords.
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This book was recommended to me by Amazon because I had bought other fantasy series books (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Outlander, Game of Thrones, etc.). I didn't know what to expect from this author (Jason Denzel) as I'd not heard of him before (apparently he is the founder of a website called Dagonmount.com which is a commuity for The Wheel of Time books).
I have twin 14 year olds (a boy and a girl) and we try to read together as much as we can, taking turns reading out loud books that are science-fiction/fantasy/time-travel, etc. This book hit it out of the park for our family.
I highly recommend this book as a holiday gift for anyone whose young adult likes this genre (this book wouldn't be rated 'R' ;) While I felt it is suitable for young adults -- I do have to admit that I'm 41 and loved it too... I kept thinking to myself 'I hope they make this into a TV series.'
At it's heart, this is a great story that unfolds brilliantly. The story revolves around a young heroine named Pomella who as been summoned from her tiny village to participate in a competition against three others to become an apprentice to the new High Mystic. This competition has very high stakes because if she fails, she'll become homeless and nameless-- basically an outcast on the island.
I fell in love with Pomella because she is an 'everyday person' who happens to be a heroine. She is someone I related to because she was so genuine - she is able to express her doubts and insecurities just like all of us can. She was very authentic and a good role model for both my son and daughter (14 year old twins who also loved the book).
Throughout the competition, Pomella meets people both human and non-human who come with many surprises and unpredictable twists and turns.
The only bad part about the story is it ended, but I read that the author is making this a 3-book saga and I can't wait until the next story. A great read!!
Set in a world of magical creatures, Mystic relies on quick glimpses and minor mysteries to spark audience interest, but fails to linger long enough to provide any substantive answers. Instead the story hurries through its narrative. Inner thoughts help to emphasize themes of perception and identity, outlining conflicts that often resolve all too quickly, with many questions left unanswered. In the end the story is little more than comfort food; fun, easy, but not very memorable.
*Young Story/Fast Read
*Strong but familiar Characters
I'm giving it five stars not because it's the best book I've ever read, but because it so perfectly encapsulates the kinds of books I read back when I first stepped out of the young adult genre into the wider world of fantasy. While not epic on the scale of Game of Thrones or the Wheel of Time or even Harry Potter, "Mystic" touches on the closer-to-home morals and lessons we look for in the best of humanity: compassion, love, and maybe a little rebelliousness. This novel is nostalgic and sweet, exciting and fun, and I'd recommend it to any teenager looking for a first look into fantasy adventure.