- File Size: 1398 KB
- Print Length: 348 pages
- Publisher: Lynette E Creswell (December 8, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 8, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008I7N3O2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #748,034 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
This is an excellent novel for teens. The characters are compelling, and the storyline is a good play on the traditional switched-at-birth theme. If at times the dialogue is a little stilted, over all this book was an enjoyable read. Crystal is a kind, rather cocky and headstrong girl. She is somewhat confrontational, but it seems to be her nature. Matt, whom she meets on Earth and whose life she saved is also a well-drawn, three-dimensional character.
Bridgemear is hard to like, but he is Crystal’s birth-father and a powerful magician, and Amella is a strong, usually likeable character. I like the way their relationship was handled.
Tremlon, the shape-changer and King's envoy, has a major role in this tale, and his burden of guilt and responsibility is handled well. At the end, I was left wondering about Amadeus, a strong, loyal and brave elf warrior who struggles with many issues. I’m definitely curious to see where that thread leads in the next book.
I did find the wood sprite, Bracken, to be quite hilarious, and I enjoyed Nekton, the innkeeper of Fortune's End, who longs for a real adventure. There is great atmosphere in this tale, and great adventure.
As in all good tales, bad things happen to good people, and worse things happen to the bad people. I liked the way the evil King Forusian, who kidnaps Crystal with lustful intentions, was dealt with.
I’d gladly recommend this book to any young teen, and give it four full stars for inventiveness and a good, immersive story. The narrative may be a little too young for some adults, but I found it to be an excellent afternoon of reading.
This book has a fun story to tell, with magic, betrayal, and courage. The fantasy gets you day dreaming of such a world with different races, tabooed magic, and forbidden love. The ending leaving you satisfied, yet keeps the story open for the next. It's an enjoyable read!
I'm really impressed. Thank you very much Lynette for world building, creating an epic coming of age journey for a reader to be carried away with in a more meal sized package. Other than a few point of view shifts that muddle unless you immediately reread the passages I feel that this is a well thought out story and worthy of reading for ages nine and up.
On a more mature literary note it is amazing how we can develop fantasies and display questions or views of race relations. I felt that it was going to get a bit preachy but the topics were presented as an undercurrent throughout the book and resolved to a side by the end. The manuscript could use another pass by an editor but so could several works I have read from Tor and Random House.
I recommend this book not only for personal entertainment but as a book for discussion in groups of readers as they challenge each other to find all the plots and ideas.
Imagine having been born to the mortal world, only to discover that you belong to another place where mythical creatures like elves, witches, shape-changers, wood sprites, warriors and mages dwell and conquer each other. Get ready to be fascinated, amazed, intimidated and frightened with the creatures of he Kingdom of Nine Winters. That's where Crystal was transported to, where she got lost, captured and rescued. But amidst all these experiences, she learned the truth about herself, she discovered who her true friends were and she tried her best to embrace her destiny.
I love so many things in this book. First, the characters. Crystal is one feisty daughter of Bridgemear, the magician, and Princess Amella, the banished daughter of King Gamada. She's incredibly brave and loyal, who wouldn't think twice in saving her friends, even if her life is in danger. She even got transcendental magic she never knew of. And there's Matt - a mortal who became Crystal's friend after she saved her from drowning and getting killed by an evil force (Abbadon) and who accompanied her to the Magical world.
Among the other characters I liked in the book are:
Bracken - the naughty wood sprite who was caught stealing Bridgemear's food
Tremlon - the trusted King's envoy and shape-changer who told Crystal about her birthright.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a pretty good book it has a very interesting story and great characters. I can't wait to read book two.Published on October 9, 2014 by Abel
This new fantasy is particularly creative and quite unique. Instead of relying on traditional fables and fairytales, Ms. Read morePublished on October 9, 2014 by Valerie
I couldn’t put it down! What a delightful read. The quality of the descriptive writing and appealing characters jumped off the pages, transporting me into world of engaging... Read morePublished on August 29, 2014 by Donna
I have just read the first book of a trilogy, Sinners of Magic, which didn’t take me long as I couldn’t put it down! What a delightful read. Read morePublished on May 15, 2014 by joy wood
Absolutely enthralling!!! If you enjoy fantasy fiction then this is the book for you. As soon as I reached the end of the first chapter.... I wanted to see the movie. Read morePublished on March 12, 2014 by Belinda Creswell
If you enjoy fantasy and fairy tales then this is a must read. So full of enchantment from start to finish. Read morePublished on February 15, 2014 by Stephanie Alice
R M Steiger. I loved this book from start to the end, this is certainly magical, wonderful, fantastic story. Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 by Rose
Sinners of Magic is an enchanting tale, masterfully woven together to create a book as spellbinding and magical as any I have read. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by tfaby3