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Halfway
     

Halfway

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by Stephanie Void
 
He was kidnapped ten years ago.
She is the only one who knows he is gone.

Cemagna and her brother Temet lived in hiding. She never knew why until Temet is kidnapped and taken to a place known only as the Wizardly Order.

Cemagna is powerless to stop it.

Temet grows up inside the Wizardly Order, which he learns is a secretive, dangerous

Overview

He was kidnapped ten years ago.
She is the only one who knows he is gone.

Cemagna and her brother Temet lived in hiding. She never knew why until Temet is kidnapped and taken to a place known only as the Wizardly Order.

Cemagna is powerless to stop it.

Temet grows up inside the Wizardly Order, which he learns is a secretive, dangerous organization. Ostensibly to help the general population, the Order actually exists to contain and control all wizards. Magic, once a gift, has become a curse. The Ten Ring, the leaders of the Wizardly Order, enjoy the power they have over all wizards... until they begin to view Temet as a threat.

Ten years later, no longer a child, Cemagna begins her search for Temet. She attracts the attention of Duke Von Chi, who takes her in and agrees to help her in her search.

What Cemagna doesn’t know is that Von Chi has his own plans for her. Strange things happen at night in Von Chi's palace, and Cemagna isn't sure she will be able to make it out alive or ever see Temet again...

This book is Book 1 of the Wizards and Faeries series.

Editorial Reviews

Slowest Bookworm
Both Cemagna and Temet were good strong characters, each with their own story, although Cemagna was my favourite... Halfway was a definite page turner. There were plenty of surprises along the way and the plot was intriguing. If you’re looking for a quick read with plenty of magic and action, then I most definitely recommend you grab yourself a copy of Halfway!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013196933
Publisher:
Silver Glass Press
Publication date:
08/03/2011
Series:
Wizards and Faeries , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Void is a South Louisiana native who currently lives near Boston. She's a black belt in Shindoryu Aikijutusu who loves art, coffee, tea, fashion, and energy drinks. She can do a really accurate Gollum voice if you ask her to.

If you enjoyed her books, please post a review.
She has a blog at www.stephanievoid.com.

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Halfway 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
A pretty decent self-published book. As far as self-published books go, Halfway by Stephanie Void is pretty decent. The book is a very short read, and probably only took me about one hour and a half to get through. The writing is aimed at the younger group of young adults, and the story seems fitting for that age range as well. While the writing isn’t spectacular, and the characters aren’t that intriguing or well-developed either, what earned this book a fair share of stars is the world-building. The setting of Halfway is a world inhabited by Wizards and Faeries, but very different from the fantasy worlds I’m used to reading. I found this change refreshing. While the world-building could be a bit more detailed, and I was left with more questions than answers by the end of the book about how this strange world works, what the rules are, etcetera, I did find it a very enjoying read. The two main characters, Cemagna and Temet are brother and sister. One day, Temet is kidnapped, and thus Cemagna’s world falls apart. She sets out on a journey to find her brother back, even if by now he may not want her in his life anymore. Meanwhile, miles away, Temet struggles with his new life in the Wizardly Order, his new-found abilities and the loss of his family. I loved the fact that the two main characters are brother and sister, and they had a very special, loving bond. More often than not we see siblings who don’t get along, and it was refreshing to see siblings who got along for a change. While I didn’t find the characters particularly inspiring – I sometimes wondered why the heck they made the choices they did – they were interesting to read about. The story alternates between Temet and Cemagna’s perspective. If I had to choose, I would say Cemagna was my favorite character. Her journey was tougher, longer, and the stakes higher. She also felt slightly more developed than Temet. All in all, this book definitely isn’t bad but it isn’t ground-breaking either. I enjoyed it and it was a quick, fun read. Ideal for a quiet evening when you have nothing else to do. This book is the author’s debut though, and it certainly shows potential. If the story was more fleshed out, the characters were given more depth, then she’d have a true gem in her hands. Right now, the book feels a little rushed. Not bad, but not in my top ten either, so a good three stars to Halfway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago