The Brotherhood Of Piaxia

The Brotherhood Of Piaxia

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by Michael Drakich, Mary Drakich
     
 

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Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! In the border town of Rok, a young acolyte, Tarlok, and his older brother, Savan, a captain of the guard, become embroiled in the machinations of

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Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! In the border town of Rok, a young acolyte, Tarlok, and his older brother, Savan, a captain of the guard, become embroiled in the machinations of dominance. In the capital city, Tessia, the daughter of Piaxia's most influential merchant, begins her own journey of survival. Follow the three as their paths intertwine, with members of the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant's guild manipulating the populace for their own ends.

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ISBN-13:
9780987770608
Publisher:
Traanu Enterprises
Publication date:
04/15/2012
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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The Brotherhood Of Piaxia 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
We start the story with a group of warlocks killing a royal family. From there, Piaxia is divided where one warlock rules over one town. Fast forward twenty years. Kurmia has been corrupted by his power. He has a plan to kill off the other warlocks so he can rule Piaxia. Then the rumor of a princess that escaped the killing years earlier give hope to those that think she could rule Piaxia. There are many characters that have different roles to this story. It is almost overwhelming, but you do get a feel for whom is playing what role in the story. I liked the plot of the story. There was a little of fantasy, politics, romance, and such without each one being over done. There were some great strategies used for battles. I think this book started slow but got on a role about a third into the book. Having said that, I think it could have been a trilogy or such because of all the information, the ending was a touch rushed. Beyond that, this was a great story. This is a great book and one that you don’t want to pass up. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
736 nook pages. Good fantasy story. 20 years ago, warlocks over threw the monarchy. 12 warlocks took control of a territory each, and agree to abide by certain rules. So what happens when one wishes to rule all? Bring in the only remaining blooded noble, warlocks with conscience, and a slew of characters, and you have one fine story
AngRI More than 1 year ago
My Review: I really enjoyed this one, like most other epic fantasy novels, it takes some time and effort to get into but that is just due to a lot of needed world building. I didn't connect with all the characters as much as I would have liked, especially the main characters, but I absolutely loved Bron! The Brotherhood of Piaxia had a lot of very interesting twists and was filled with magic, politics, and war, there was even a touch of romance but it was a breath of fresh air that the romance didn't take over the story! The only issue I did have with the book was that there seemed to be a lot of pointless characters, granted some were needed for a while and were killed off, but there were still others that gave you a little hint of history or a side story that got you interested but you never got to revisit that story. All in all though it was really a great stand alone fantasy novel. My Rating: It has been a while since I read a really good epic fantasy, they are so few and far between, especially as a stand alone novel! I really enjoyed it, even with the slow start, it grabs your attention and you really want to find out what the "key" is and how they found it. I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag!
CaptivatedRding More than 1 year ago
It seems that I've been reading quite a few fantasy books recently, and I'm not able to remember why I ever stopped. The Brotherhood of Piaxia is all about warring wizards, lost royalty, and setting things right. There are many characters in this story, but all of them play a special part in the grand scheme. Even with all the varied characters, I never had a problem keeping track of the story and what was going on. The only drawback I found was the slightly slow build-up to the real meat of the story. During this build-up I know there is a lot of story-building and helping the reader understand each of the characters and their motives, but at times I found myself getting distracted. Once I reached the middle of the story, however, I was lost...In a good way. I couldn't wait to find out how all of the intrigue would play out. If you love fantasy that mixes magic, lost royalty, sacrifices, heroes, and strong characters, I would suggest The Brotherhood of Piaxia.
Karen_ReleaseNotes More than 1 year ago
At the author's request, I reviewed this story and I can say that I did really enjoy it. It is well written with a wonderfully thought out plot and will leave the reader truly engaged. One issue I had was the number of characters and at first, I was a little confused until I could sort everyone out. This, however, does not distract from the story and the characters themselves are interesting and delightful. It's not often that you see male characters shown with such closeness and camaraderie with each other. That fact helped to make you really become engaged with the characters and want to see them succeed in their quest. My only change would be maybe fewer characters so there could be more character development along with the plot. It was so easy to become one with the story. Everything was so vivid and I couldn't be help but be sucked into this fantasy world. Even though this was a different universe, it was still realistic and the descriptions allowed you to visualize the different scenes and settings. This story was full of magic and fantasy and all of it was believable, well, as believable as fantasy can be! There is also political intrigue and just a touch of romance. It was an imaginative story and my time was well spent. If you are a fan of fantasy, I think you would enjoy this story.
Karenschoicebooks More than 1 year ago
The Brotherhood of Piaxia had a slow start, something that I dislike. But the action starts after some chapters, and then it was hard to put it down. The plot was very good, I really enjoyed how the book had put the plot in the center. Many other books, put the characters in center and that can be a bit boring. I liked Drakich writing style, he used a style that I appreciate. It was easy to read, but I had to read some parts twice. The book contained a lot of characters, in the beginning it was hard to know who was who. But I personally like books with a lot of characters, even though we didn't got to know them very well. Anyway, Tarlok, Savan and Tessia were the once we got to knew best. My favorite character must be Tessia, she is fantastic and very lovable! The fantasy in the book was fantastic. Lost princess and magic is like the best combination you can have in book and Drakich made a wonderful mix with these two points. To conclude, this book was very good, I liked it. If you like fantasy, then you must read it!
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Book Synopsis Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! Follow Tarlok, Savan and Tessia as their paths intertwine, with the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant’s guild manipulating the populace for their own end. My Thoughts Filled with action, intrigue, adversity, warlocks, magic and a multitude of characters this is an adventure that will be enjoyed by lovers of fantasy mixed with romance for years to come. Granted there are times when you feel overwhelmed by the sheer size of the cast of characters but once you start immersing yourself within this tale that ceases to be a concern, rather you will race through each chapter rooting for good to withstand and ultimately overcome evil! This is a classic tale that is given new life by the author with his imaginative twists and plot turns, a tale that introduces the reader to memorable characters, fantastic feats of magic and victorious battles where planning and execution of audacious strategies overcome superior forces. In all the years that I have been reading it still thrills me to find another story that would make a great epic movie, this is possibly one of them if in the hands of the right director and casting agent! The book is easily read, the language is at times a bit over the top but suits the time and places that are used for settings for the characters, there is a sense of wonder in certain places and in others you know exactly what is coming before the scene plays out. All in all an excellent way to escape real life for a time while following the journey that ends quite satisfactorily. [Ecopy received in exchange for an honest review.]
Annamaria_Bazzi More than 1 year ago
Although a bit slow to start, The Brotherhood of Piaxia, picks up in speed and action after the first few chapters. The main characters come alive within their own chapters, and each, in their own way, advances the story in a memorable way. War and magic intertwine to create the excitement, rushing you through pages as a warlock takes control of a peaceful world Commanders, warlocks and even the merchants’ guild come together to fight this evil emperor and to reinstate the monarchy. . Interesting war tactic discussions between the commanders and warlocks brought to mind some of the ancient Greek and Roman wars. Deep in the fields, among the sheep, a few surprises come to light, such as Bron, who made me cheer. Brave actions caused my heart to pound while rooting for their success. But at times, my heart sank when the war wasn’t going well for the good guys. A hard-to-put-down book.
rehobbit More than 1 year ago
Great, well-rounded characters? Magic running rampant? A lost princess? Yes, this book has it all. I have to admit, at first I was a little annoyed by how many "main" characters there are in this book. For probably the first quarter of the book I kept getting mixed up as to who had done what. Although, to be perfectly honest, this was only because it's been a while since I've read anything that follows more than about 3 characters. Yes, the blurb only names 3, but there are many more key players. The political currents this book includes could have been very over-done. Instead, they balanced the line perfectly. And, unlike many political currents, these weren't boring! It can be very hard to create so many characters and have them maintain their individuality. Mr. Drakich makes it look easy. If you are a fantasy lover, this is a must read!