Magic-Price

Magic Price Ian Troy is one of the Shinree a fallen people with an inherent addiction to magic Scorned and reviled for the deadly side of their spells the Shinree are bred as slaves Their magic is suppressed by

  • Title: Magic-Price
  • Author: C.L.Schneider
  • ISBN: 9781492829065
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ian Troy is one of the Shinree, a fallen people with an inherent addiction to magic Scorned and reviled for the deadly side of their spells, the Shinree are bred as slaves Their magic is suppressed by drugs and used only as it serves the purposes of the other races Descended from a long line of soldiers, Ian is conscripted into the Rellan army and made to fight in theirIan Troy is one of the Shinree, a fallen people with an inherent addiction to magic Scorned and reviled for the deadly side of their spells, the Shinree are bred as slaves Their magic is suppressed by drugs and used only as it serves the purposes of the other races Descended from a long line of soldiers, Ian is conscripted into the Rellan army and made to fight in their longstanding conflict against the ruthless Langorian invaders The downfall of Rella imminent, Ian goes against orders and turns to the Crown of Stones, an ancient Shinree relic of untold power Ignorant of its true purpose, Ian uses the crown to end the war, and pays a terrible price A decade later, still tortured by the aftermath of that day, Ian lives as a bounty hunter in self imposed exile Having renounced his magical heritage, he curbs his obsession with a steady stream of wine and regret He struggles to put it all behind him, until a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings Ian s past crashing into the present Targeted by a rogue Shinree, and a ruthless old enemy, Ian is forced to use magic again His deadly addiction is rekindled and his life of isolation is brought to a swift end With the land he gave up everything to protect once in jeopardy, and his people s future at stake, Ian becomes embroiled in a violent race for control of the Crown of Stones To save the realms and those he cares for, Ian must embrace the thing he fears most his own power.

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    1. I caught sight of this book on an advertisement and the cover drew me right in. I wasn’t disappointed. This book had a good amount of action and character development that kept me hooked throughout.First, I loved how the magic was handled in this book. It was different, developed, yet not fully unearthed by the characters. It grew along with the story, which was quite nice. I found the interaction of the races very interesting. I won’t spoil it, but there’s some great meanings in there if [...]

    2. WowI had been looking through books on similar to another I had just finished. Saw the cover, and thought of Geralt of Rivia (the Witcher) and Drizzt Do'Urden, they just popped into my mind. So I clicked on it and decided to check out the plot."Ian lives as a bounty hunter in self-imposed exile" - this line right here made me buy it, along with the rest of course, but I love a good protagonist who's a bounty hunter. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down, shut the door to my office, set [...]

    3. As an avid reader and reviewer, I get through a lot of books, mostly written by indie authors. Some are good, some excellent and then there was The Crown of Stones. A whole level above most other indie books, this truly is the cream of the crop. I adore fantasy but get bored by long, meandering journeys with very little purpose. This book had none of that at all. There was plenty of action, without being too hectic to keep up with. There were slower moments with character-defining conversations, [...]

    4. Book reviewThe Crown of Stones: Magic-Priceby C. L. Schneider5 star.This is a rare piece of magic indeed, it put its spell on me from page one, big action to start leading to a very personal first person experience. The story is told through the perspective of Ian Troy, of the magic wielding race, the Shinree, enslaved and drugged they trudge through their life of hell. Answering to whatever master holds their chains. The story is not his fight for freedom as you might’ve expected, but a fight [...]

    5. Ian Troy has spent the last ten years trying to forget the war - the choice he made and the countless lives he took. But things are coming full circle as an old enemy strikes again, forcing Troy to embrace the darkest parts of himself to fight back.Ok, I really enjoyed this. As you may have guessed from the high rating.Crown of Stones was one of the books in Indie Book Club's March group read. Yes, I realise that it's almost May. First of all, my inability to be on time for anything is infamous. [...]

    6. Ian troy is a shinree ,and like elric of melnibone, he is a relic from the past.For shinree, magic is the most potent drug.d the price is always payed by life.Not the wielder's life.inree magic leeches from life around the wielder.A cataclysm in the past swallowed almost the entire race of shinree. And the remnants were reduced to mindless slaves,subjected to kayn'l the drug that seals the magic. Ian is perhaps the only free shinree.A warrior who ended a war in a single stroke.And he will judge [...]

    7. Enchanting, Magnificent, Unbelievable, Brilliant and a Masterpiece. I couldn’t imagine how C.L. Schneider crafted the world building because I was awestruck with how she built it and introduce it to her readers slowly and amazingly on the novel. I was lost in the world of Troy. I could imagine that I can feel his pain real time. The struggles he fought, the guilt that he tries to hide and his courage, it was outstanding, outrageous and passionate.Aside from the world building, the another thin [...]

    8. So. I’ve started this review a half dozen times and haven’t been able to come up with the right words to convey how I feel about Magic-Price (and the Crown of Stones series in general). I’ve read other reviews, seen how eloquently they talk about execution and pacing and plot, and wonder if I’ll ever be able to do this right.Sigh.Okay, so I’m just going to be real. I was drawn to Magic-Price when I saw the cover roll through my Twitter feed. Being a person who loves earth tones and gri [...]

    9. I had heard good buzz about this work, and though I rarely commit to high-fantasy I felt drawn in by the spell its cover cast upon me. But, as I delved beyond the fancy façade, I found that spells come with a heavy price. The only race able to use magic are the Shinree, and each time they cast they must pay with some measure of life from their surroundings. It is at times a devastating trade-off, one which the story's broken protagonist Ian Troy has sworn off due to its addictive propertiesd hi [...]

    10. C.L. Schneider is a masterful storyteller. She was able to tell a tale that was unique, superbly written, and full of adventure. I absolutely loved the originality of the story, as it was unlike anything I had ever read before. In many ways, it was like experiencing magic in a new and refreshing way, which was very exciting.The story certainly held my interest throughout. I really liked the idea of how the protagonist, Ian Troy, was ultimately a dark, flawed character. For example, Ian was deepl [...]

    11. A great fantasy book. Love the cover too. One of the things that makes a great book is to take something common, and put a new twist on it. C.L. Schneider puts a new twist on magic, making it an addictive and painful burden to its users. It's a brilliant new perspective on magic using, and Schneider nurtures and develops this unique concept brilliantly. The world she has created is vast, colorful, engrossing, and most importantly, believable. Schneider is a master at creating entertaining and be [...]

    12. The Crown of Stones was a fun and episodic read with lots of action and adventure. The author creatively plots and structures narrative events, making it hard to put the book down. The Crown of Stones is a complex and rich story world. All the characters are well-developed and I enjoyed learning about their back stories, especially the main character Ian Troy as the lonely figure. As a fantasy novel, I felt that I was transported to another world. Yet, I think this book refers to our current mom [...]

    13. First off, I very much enjoyed this book. I love a good fantasy and while I have not always gotten on with first-person perspective this kept me engaged throughout. I very much enjoyed the magic system, the ideas resonating with me because of similarities to a series I wrote myself in days gone by. The protagonist (more of an anti-hero rather than a good guy) was frustrated, prone to addiction, and weak at a very fundamental level because of both of these traits. This made me most interested in [...]

    14. This was a Goodread. The magic in this was worthy and well played through out the story. There is a consequence for its use. Enjoyed this tale and look forward to the next book.

    15. From the beginning of C.L. Schneider's The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price, the style of her storytelling is at once both poignant and relatable. Within three pages of reading about Ian Troy, a Shinree, with an uncontrollable addiction to magic, who is a member of a slave race that suffers a horrible consequence after allowing his innate magic ability to surface a little too wildly, I was sufficiently hooked--enough so to want to recommend this book to my fantasy-reading friends.I was surprised by [...]

    16. UPDATE!I read the Audiobook of this again in February 2018. Still loving it and can't wait for the others to be released in this format. I felt it was done really well.Xxxxxxx.I received a copy from the author for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way.Sometimes, you just know you’re going to fall in love with a book or series and I’m happy to say I was right on the money with this one!Told from the POV of Ian, a Shinree soldier, the book opens with a battle in the war [...]

    17. Ten years after using the Crown of Stones to end a bloody conflict, Ian Troy has thrown himself into self-imposed exile in an attempt to forget his mistakes and the incredible loss of life he caused. But old enemies never forget, and they’re stirring in the realms of darkness to bring Troy’s harrowing past back to haunt him. Now, he has to forge new alliances and place his trust back in his magic if he is to defeat his greatest adversary yet.The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price, by C. L. Schneid [...]

    18. I received my copy of this book for free from a First Reads giveaway.The events of Magic-Price begin ten years after a war is abruptly ended by our protagonist Ian Troy unleashing a huge amount of magic, massacring an entire battlefield. Ian is part of a magic-wielding race, the Shinree, who harbour a destructive addiction to magic. Whenever they cast, they draw upon so much energy from around them that they end up killing anything alive.The ending of this war did not dissipate the tensions bet [...]

    19. I liked this story a lot. There were a couple of spots in the beginning where the pacing didn't quite feel right, but overall, it pulled me in and kept me there.The world was well-thought out, and I was glad to see it introduced gradually instead of in info dumps. We're given reasons for the conflict that spans years (instead of it getting hand-waved away as "that's just how it's always been"). But while one of the characters insists that the evil country can be saved, it is portrayed with littl [...]

    20. 4.5 I love when I open a book (well this was on my kindle so I didn't technically open it) and immediately know I'm going to love a writer. This was how I felt with Crown of Stones. From the very beginning--perhaps three or four words in--I was hooked. I equally loved and hated all of the right characters. I was so invested in Ian's life, my heart stopped and raced so many times I was sure to have an arrest at some point.Schneider did such a brilliant job of creating this world and all of its be [...]

    21. It has been a long time since I've found a fantasy book I could really get into, but I really enjoyed reading Ian's story. All the characters and the world are well fleshed out. I found myself absolutely falling in love with Jarryd and Malaq, and I hope we get to hear more from them in the volumes to come.Being roughly 500 pages long, (485 according to my kindle) there were a few spots that were slower paced and a bit of a slog through, but there was more than enough action to make up for those. [...]

    22. I received a copy of this book for free through First Reads. In "The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price", C. L. Schneider has given the genre of fantasy a new lease of life.Ian Troy is the perfect anti-hero in this novel that turns on its head everything I've ever read about magic, its use and it's consequences.The storyline is compelling and grips you right from the very first sentence.The writing is superb. Although there are some problems (mis-used words, spelling errors, and an over use of punctu [...]

    23. When I finally started reading this book, I didn't just read it, I binged it. I've not torn into a book like this in a very long time. I was instantly swept away by the characters, the plot, the fast unrelenting pace and mostly by the vivid world and compelling history. The writing is simply beautiful, painting a picture that takes you through a dark and troubled story of conflict, lust, addiction, depravity, heart ache and desperation. I can't wait to read the last two books in the trilogy, I'm [...]

    24. A solid and good book. Well thought out magical system, quality world building, interesting characters, fast paced action, fluid conversation, all tied up together in an interesting page turner of a story. I'll post more on my website but suffice to say I did enjoy this book and look forward to the sequel.

    25. I received a free copy from good reads. A great read from beginning to end. There is action, blood, death, magic, and everything from the start. Definitely, enjoyed how the different characters spoke. The book is easy to read and flows nicely from page to page. The story has great characters that help the reader embrace the book even more.

    26. I had mixed emotions about this book at first. Too much explicit sex and the main character couldn't seem to make his mind up about anything! But I enjoyed the writing style and the story and ended up kind of liking it. May or may not read the next installment.

    27. Finished Crown of Stone, book one, Magic Price by C.L. Schneider last night. A wonderful fantasy adventure, with more twists than a bag of pretzels on a roller coaster. Put it on your to-read list. Great story.

    28. This is a good book. Once I took it up I did not want to put it down. I wanted to see what Ian would face next.Ejobson Nate JrA Legend of Th'Alexis

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