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Mark of the Mage: Scribes of Medeisia Book I [NOOK Book]

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Books never die, but they can be forbidden.

Medeisia is a country in turmoil ruled by a blood thirsty king who has outlawed the use of magic and anything pertaining to knowledge. Magery and scribery are forbidden. All who practice are marked with a tattoo branded onto their wrists, their futures precarious.

Sixteen year-old Drastona Consta-Mayria lives secluded, spending her spare time in the Archives of her father's manor surrounded by ...

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Mark of the Mage: Scribes of Medeisia Book I

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Overview

Books never die, but they can be forbidden.

Medeisia is a country in turmoil ruled by a blood thirsty king who has outlawed the use of magic and anything pertaining to knowledge. Magery and scribery are forbidden. All who practice are marked with a tattoo branded onto their wrists, their futures precarious.

Sixteen year-old Drastona Consta-Mayria lives secluded, spending her spare time in the Archives of her father's manor surrounded by scribes. She wants nothing more than to become one of them, but when the scribes are royally disbanded, she is thrust into a harsh world where the marked must survive or die.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044276680
  • Publisher: R.K. Ryals
  • Publication date: 1/25/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,009
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 272 KB

Meet the Author

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, R. K. Ryals is a scatterbrained mother of three whose passion is reading whatever she can get her hands on. She makes her home in Mississippi with her husband, three daughters, a Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, and a coffeepot she couldn't live without.
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  • Posted March 24, 2013

    Review 6****** This is the first book in a new series by R.K. R

    Review 6******

    This is the first book in a new series by R.K. Ryals. I absolutely LOVED it!

    Drastona (Stone) Consta-Mayria is a fantastic character! She is only sixteen years old, but she wants to be a scribe. She is more comfortable with old books and texts than dealing with people. She is naive and sheltered, but when she is thrown out of her home and marked as a scribe, she is unprepared for the danger and adventure that awaits.

    This is a fantastic new series that held my attention from the first page! I struggled to put it down, and was extremely annoyed when I had to - going to sleep could wait! Having read other books by this author, I was extremely excited to get my hands on this book, and it did not disappoint. I was torn between liking Kyle and hating him. He is intense and focused. He eventually won me over, and I have now got a book crush on him! Lochlen is another fantastic character. I have a feeling he's a consummate flirt! It doesn't hurt that he's a dragon either! These two characters (Kyle and Lochlen) are complete opposites, but somehow, they compliment each other; It doesn't hurt that they are friends. I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the series!

    R.K. Ryals has done it again! This is a fast paced action adventure that has captured my imagination. This is a YA novel that is full of magic, talking trees, animals and dragons! It is an exciting start to a new series! I highly recommend this series if you love YA. - Lynn Worton

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2013

    Wow! This is why I read: for books like this!!!  It's been a whi

    Wow! This is why I read: for books like this!!!  It's been a while since I've read a good fantasy and I was more than extremely surprised.  One of my greatest joys in life is finding great books by very talented authors, authors such as: Elle Casey, Amanda McKeon, Colleen Hoover & so many more & while they all have different writing styles they all have 1 thing in common, their books are extraordinary just like this one. They all contain a bit of magic that enhances my life & so it was with great joy in my heart that I sat down to write this review.

    The Scribes of Medeisia is a brutal world in which the madness of a king has affected every walk of life for those who live under his iron fist.  Magic and Knowledge have been outlawed, those who bear magic are branded with the mark of the mage and usually killed swiftly afterwards.  Those who are considered learned men and women and able to read and write are also branded with the mark of the scribe.  When the story starts we find Drastona Consta-Mayria living a very sheltered and secluded life as an illegitimate child of a nobleman.  All her life she has loved the written word and has grown up in her father's archives working beside the old scribes who store and safeguard knowledge.  When the scribes are disbanded and her father is called to court her sheltered life is torn apart and she soon learns that the world is not the place that she once thought it was.  Court for her is a dangerous place because of her knowledge but she has the added danger of also carrying the power of mages within her blood and after a betrayal she must learn to make her own way in the world.  Her father cannot protect her and if not for the kindness of a soldier she would be dead.  Soon she is hearing the voices of trees and wolves and learns that she is no ordinary mage and finally finds a home with a group of rebels and what ensues next is just pure music to the mind.

    I love the medieval world, the magic, the sentient trees, talking wolves - of course Drastona is the only one who can hear them.  Man wasn't meant to understand nature, not even mages but she's no ordinary mage and her destiny was penned in ink long before she was born.  We have all the makings of a classic fantasy.  legends, myth's, magic, a prophecy to be fulfilled, good vs. evil but there's so much more.  I couldn't put the book down from the very first page and knew I'd found something special right away.  So many books gloss over the evils and sometimes necessary evil's of war but not this one.  Every choice has far reaching consequences and sometimes Drastonna and her allies must make choices that could cost the lives of a few so that a kingdom can be saved.  These choices weigh heavily upon the main characters and you get a sense of the isolation that they must feel along with the scars that not only mark them physically but also mentally.  Mark of the mage was beyond good, it was magical and no matter how much I type or how much I say I can never really come close to saying how much stories like this make me feel so you'll have to read it yourself to find out.  You won't be disappointed.  R.K. Ryals is a great storyteller who knows how to tell a tale that will suck you in and leave you wanting for more.  As soon as I read the last sentence I was like wafjafja;dkfja; seriously.  Not that it was a bad ending it's just I was so ready to see what happened next.  Thank goodness the next book is out.  I'd probably go crazy if it wasn't.  

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Minihorsegirl

    I love this book! Stone is my favroite person. She is so brave. This book deserves one hundered stars! The dragons are awesome. Toatly get this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    my rating

    I thoughly enjoyed the book I do recommend it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Surprisingly good!

    Very easy read ans sucks you right in! Enjoyed this very much.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Excellent!! Jmm44

    Totally agree with first 2 reviews----Good truly does triumph over "evil"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2014

    good

    hard to put down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2014

    great read

    I really enjoyed this book.. can't wait to read book II

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2014

    Excellent.

    Romance and adventure nonstop. Look forward to reading the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2014

    DO NOT BOTHER!

    Too weird! This got dumped pretty quickly!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2014

    Good book

    You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Kudos

    A well written book with fresh ideas. Ill be seeking more from this author. Good job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2014

    Toucan

    Ok book for young adults.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    We are proud to announce that Mark of the Mage: Scribes of Medei

    We are proud to announce that Mark of the Mage: Scribes of Medeisia Book I by R.K. Ryals is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Wooww

    If yiu read this series than you have to read the prophecy series by kaitkyn hoyt because this is just a different side to bthe same story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    A "Must Read" searies!

    I've read all three books and I'm looking forward to the next book!
    The story line is in no way predictable. The characters come to life and pull you into an amazing world of fantasy, love , hatred and grief!
    Great author!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Well written

    Well written

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