Rebel Elements (Seals of the Duelists, #1)

Rebel Elements (Seals of the Duelists, book 1)

Author:

Kindle Edition, Pages: 325

Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Heroic Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery

Language: English

Reads: 11

Downloads: 730

Rating: Rated: 348 timesRate It

Rebel Elements (Seals of the Duelists, book 1)
Enter the sum

File summary

TXT (46 KB)

PDF (3.1 MB)

EPub (13.1 MB)

Mobi Kindle Edition (20.8 MB)

Audiobook MP3 full length (458 MB)

Book Summary

Bayans struggles to hide his emerging elemental magic from his family fail spectacularly in front of a visiting imperial eunuch named Philo, and he realizes that there is a worse fate than becoming a mountain-dwelling Skycaller: the empire will claim him as a Duelist.

Before Philo can deliver Bayan to the Duelist Academy for training, bandits ambush their retinue and leave behind a mysterious trinket. While Philo tracks down its true importance through ancient archives and noble manors, Bayan struggles to fit in at the Academy, where his anger at his situation gets him into as much trouble as his outlander appearance. Worse, his rage poisons his magic, making him a threat to his hexmates.

Bayans dreams of escape begin to fade as he forms bonds of friendship. But when an assassin strikes close to home, a chain of events is set in motion, leading Bayan and Philo to uncover a deadly plot that could change the world as they know it. Bayans fate stands at a crossroads: one path leads to the destruction of all he has come to know, and the other to his own.

Reader Reviews
  •    Dulabar Brandavr
    2020
    Bayan lives in a remote part of the world, his country of Balanganam having been only recently added to the ever growing Empire. When a surveyor comes to the Bayan’s city of Pangusay, all Bayan wants is for the surveyor to move on before he discovers that Bayan is hiding his emerging magic. Bayan has his life planned out and it doesn’t include being a Skycaller. Unfortunately, when he meets the surveyor, a eunuch named Philo, his magic runs wild creating a huge crater. Oops. However, Philo says that Bayan is not a Skycaller and that under the laws of the Empire he will be required to go to the Duelist Academy where he will be indentured to the Empire for the rest of his life. Need I say that Bayan is not pleased with this plan? But to the Duelist Academy he goes where he is poles apart in so many ways to the other duelists and his magic appears different than anyone else’s. Life just isn’t going as planned for Bayan. Will he ever fit in?

    This is an excellent epic fantasy with several storylines coming together in a richly woven tapestry. The writing is smooth, the plot interesting and fast-flowing, the world varied and fascinating and the characters have depth and are well-developed. I was compelled to keep turning the pages to see what would happen next. I look forward to the next book in the series. In the meantime, I’m going to let my twelve-year-old read this and tell me what he thinks. He loves books with characters that use magic and he reads so much that I’m running out of recommendations for him.

    *Book source ~ Many thanks to Red Adept for providing me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page on my blog.


    Reply
  •    Gardakasa Martille
    2020
    Enjoyed the unique magic system.

    In summary this book would be a decent first draft.

    The plot was weak. The perspective jumped to seemingly random characters. Non substantial info was brought in and then discarded, used only for a single chapter. This did not have the elements of a finished, polished book.
    Reply

Watch other ebooks...

  • Cinders
    Cinders by Cara Malone
    Cinders
    Cinders

    Reads:
    12

    Pages:
    208

    Downloads:
    779

    Cynthia “Cyn” Robinson has only ever wanted three things: the approval of her stepmother, to...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT

  • Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever
    Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever by Bill Gifford
    Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever
    Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever

    Reads:
    33

    Pages:
    384

    Downloads:
    1967

    From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT

  • Conquer The Night (Graham, #2)
    Conquer The Night (Graham, #2) by Shannon Drake
    Conquer The Night (Graham, #2)
    Conquer The Night (Graham, #2)

    Reads:
    29

    Pages:
    495

    Downloads:
    1731

    His family murdered and his heart hardened by hate, Sir Arryn Graham had come to...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT

  • Witch Hunt (Ophelia & Abby, #4)
    Witch Hunt (Ophelia & Abby, #4) by Shirley Damsgaard
    Witch Hunt (Ophelia & Abby, #4)
    Witch Hunt (Ophelia & Abby, #4)

    Reads:
    63

    Pages:
    292

    Downloads:
    3724

    Small-town librarian Ophelia Jensen is finally starting to embrace her lot as one of the chosen—a psychic and folk...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT