Colour Wielders: Heirs of the Magykal Realm, Book One

Colour Wielders: Heirs of the Magykal Realm, Book One

by Dawna Raver

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$15.99

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ISBN-13: 9781620072271
Publisher: Whampa, LLC
Publication date: 04/19/2013
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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Colour Wielders: Heirs of the Magykal Realm, Book One 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
bkwrm29 More than 1 year ago
The Pot. I thought the plot was so amazing and I loved the very idea of it. This book appealed to me in so many ways! I loved the way this book was put together and thought that the author did an amazing job of making this idea into a reality. I had a few problems with the book but I enjoyed it overall. One of the problems I had was Quinn’s reaction to Arik. I understood her instant attraction but I felt like she fell into the romance way too fast. Especially after finding out that her last boyfriend was from the Magykal Realm and set out to gain control of her. I just wished that she wouldn’t be so trusting. Quinn. I liked Quinn’s character in some cases, but in others I was a little wary to really understand her side of the story. I felt like after being betrayed so harsh, she should-be been a little more cautious with the next relationship she got into. I felt like she found out her boyfriend was trying to take control of her for her master, then she goes for the Scottish dude who is supposed to protect her but is in love with someone else, until finally she goes after Arik. I felt like she could never make up her mind and just got into relationships because she was trying to find someone to lover her to make up for her own mother not loving her. In some parts she was a psychotic mess with her emotions. Arik. Arik, however, I really enjoyed his character. Unlike Quinn, I really felt for Arik and loved his parts of the book. Arik was a guy who let others think the worst of him so he could save everyone. Arik was the perfect hero for this book and I loved his interactions with Quinn. Arik was just the perfect compliment to the story and he made me want to read more of the book. Overview. All in all I really enjoyed this book and thought that the author did a really good job at creating this book and story line. I hope to see another book in the series soon! I can’t wait to see where Quin and Arik’s story leads.
CatDipity More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It took me a little bit to really get into it, but I love the story itself. There are a lot of new terms to learn, but there is a glossary at the back, and they're mostly explained as they're used throughout the story. There was a lot going on, with very little background, at the beginning, so it was a bit confusing, but as the story went on, it started flowing so much easier. There were a few spelling/grammar/punctuation errors, but I'm going to say less than about 20 throughout the entire story- and it was a fairly long story. I generally can read a book in less than a day, but this one took me 3 days of reading quite a bit, to finish. And now I'm ready for the next book! I need to know what happens with Quinn and Arik, Loki and Maddy, Morgana and Moincata, Devin and Ian, Finn and Corra! There are so many stories going on with this book! So many possibilities, and so many things I hope will happen. Quinn is a Faery Princess, but she's grown up in the mortal realm with her Faery Prince brother and cold Goddess mother. Her step-father was believed to be her real father. Now he's gone, and her cold mother Corra has nothing but resentment and a serious lack of mothering for Quinn. After giving her virginity to a man she thought she loved, everything changes as her life is at risk, her Magyk is partially awakened, and she meets her real father, King Finn. Her memories are repressed through magyk, but she manages to find them anyway, and everything changes. Her life up til now has been a complete farce, and she begins to learn all that really is, along with an intense amount of danger, and some serious feelings at learning she's Arik's one true love. Review by Kendra @ FaeBooks
ConciseReviewsByMichelleL More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this Urban Fantasy book! It has a great mix of the Magickals world crossing into our world, and the changes that can happen. I will admit I had my confused areas, but that does happen with me and fantasy books. We have a mix of the Fae and Mythology and even some from the Aruthian Legends, so it was interesting for sure. We have some witty comments that relate to many things today that I liked and found funny at times. Overall the book is very interesting. It does start off with a shocker; I mean the first few paragraphs is Quinn losing her virginity, and being betrayed. I am not really spoiling anything, as it happens right away. Then everything spirals out of control. I found I didn’t really like Quinn a lot in the beginning. She did grow on me as the story went on. At first it just seemed she got over the trauma of her first time in the first chapter, and was ready to lust and move on to another guy, then from him to Arik, (first the traumatic one, then Devlin, then Arik) Though we don’t get sex again right away but she sure is ready to go there. Just that part bugged me a bit, there is no way a girl will get over something like that within days and lust after 2 other virtual strangers (I understand we have a magical connections on those, but still just didn’t go over well for me on that part) But overall this is a great book, the relationship Quinn has with her brother Ian is special, and I really liked that. I found the relationship that develops with Quinn and Arik sweet and it sat well with me, if a bit fast I still liked the idea of them together. Wow, that cliffhanger and shocker at the end was something. Now I am anxious for book two, but see nowhere when it will be out, so it’s a bummer it may be a big wait. I sure hope not! I need to see what happens, I will say it again, I absolutely Hate cliffhangers that leave us hanging in the middle of some major development or scenes. Just hate it. Anyway, even though there is that hated cliffhanger, I still highly recommend this book. If you like fantasy books, or paranormal romances, then you will like this for sure. 5 out of 5 stars for me. I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.
ClaireTaylor More than 1 year ago
Dawna Raver Colour Wielders Heirs of the Magykal Realm #1 I loved this story from start to finish. There is never a dull moment and you'll soon find yourself completely engrossed in the world the author has created. Quinn and Iain have no idea of their family lineage, but have always had special gifts. On the night of her 16th birthday, Quinn's world comes crashing around her, and they slowly learn the truth about who they really are. You are slowly introduced to more characters, some not being what they appear. Arik is a bad boy that will have you daydreaming, and there are several more characters you'll either love or hate. Full of action and magic, it's well written and the story flows smoothly, leaving me turning page after page to find out what is going to happen next. The ending leaves no other option but to want to continue the story when book 2 is released. If you love magic, fantasy, paranormal or mythology then this book is definitely one to read. I received an e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
Dawna pens "Colour Wielders" in a plot that takes you on a magickal adventure into the land of the Fae. Her characters are intriguing, interesting and well written. This was an interesting novel with a cliffhanger at the end, and it kept my interest throughout...especially once we got into the battle scenes, the different legends and the demi-gods. Highly recommended for all magickal and fantasy lovers. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
A-Secret-Book-Affair More than 1 year ago
First and foremost I have to say how much Curiosity Quills continues to impress me. You guys obviously have a great eye for new amazing talent because once again I'm shocked to find out at the end of the book that this is Dawna Raver's DEBUT novel! Not only is it refreshing to see a publishing house take risks and work so hard to help new talent but they find writers with fresh new perspectives who aren't afraid to go against what is current and have the moxy to write something original. Okay, okay, I've said my peace (Hint Hint: Check out Curiosity Quills, you won't be disappointed!) so now on to the actual review. There are a few elements of Colour Wielders that really truly impressed me, especially knowing now that it is a DEBUT novel. First off, I love the way Raver weaved in a variety of mythical elements, and not all exclusively from one nation's culture alone. There were many references (some were mythical beings/Gods, mythical creatures, or locations/realms) and although they all ultimately reference Gaelic backgrounds, I was still pleasantly surprised that it wasn't exclusively the Irish faery realms or the Scottish druids. Raver proved herself extremely resourceful by using all things Celtic in nature, and she even goes as far as to show elements of Arthurian lore. Not only is she creative enough to pull this off, but she even throws in her own creations making it %100 original! The way that Colour Wielders started off was another thing that really impressed me. Raver didn't make everything all magical with unicorns (although we do get unicorns later, and they end up not only being the expected pure beauties they are, but for lack of a better way to say this... bad ass) and rainbows, but she gives us dark and gritty with a dash of heartbreak and whole lot of breaking down all in the first couple chapters. It was beyond refreshing, and to be honest it really did make any beautiful or happy moments that showed up later in the novel that much brighter. Also not to mention as a reader we tend to root more for the people we have already seen kicked in the mud rise above it later. I'm not going to give any more details on this aspect because I don't want to spoil the journey through this title for anyone else. Another aspect I found myself appreciating was the flow of the writing. There was some back and forth between different characters, but I felt it was minimal enough to not be overwhelming, and having the other perspectives really did enhance the story overall. There wasn't a single point throughout reading Colour Wielders that was difficult to follow, and there were no chapters that felt like unnecessary fillers. I think the only thing I took issue with was how abruptly the story ended! On one hand I was incredibly disappointed with where Raver decided to end her first installment of this series because it was right in the middle of the story's climax and it literally... just ended. However, admittedly on the other hand it did serve its purpose... now I can't wait to read the next installment! Even though I gripe like a child throwing a temper tantrum about the abrupt ending, I really did enjoy reading this title and will most definitely be reading the next one as soon as it comes out:)
Bookworm_Babblings More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Quinn Sinclair thought she had a normal life; she gives herself to a guy despite her visions’ warnings. Then she finds out she’s actually the Princess of a Fae world. She meets Arik, a demigod bad boy of sorts, and there’s an instant attraction. He seemed rather self-centered, but if you knew his story you’d understand why. This novel was like ultimate fantasy/mythology book. The characters were amazing, there are Gods, Faes, and Mythological creatures, and even Loki appears. Quinn started out as a weak main character and finally began to hold her own. It was such a quick fun read and a book that has let my imagination run wild. This is the best fantasy I’ve read in a very long time. I can’t wait for book 2 to come out!
Scotzig More than 1 year ago
Disclaimer: I proofread the book. Color Wielders begins in the most unexpected of scenes–Quinn’s birthday, just after losing her virginity to her boyfriend Thaene. Completely in love, and convinced that her visions had shown them together over and over. Except, her interpretation was wrong. Thaene’s violent demand that she show her Magyk is only the beginning. She learns that she is a princess, hidden away from her own world, the world of Gods and Faeries. Within that Magyk world, we also have Arik Morgaine, who made an angry promise years ago to turn young Quinn over to the very ones who threaten her. Now, the rebellious demigod can’t shake the thoughts of her from his consciousness, not even for a night of mindless sex, he needs to see her. I’m not the “giddy schoolgirl type,” but that’s almost what this story turns me into. I entered the world of Colour Wielders when I was asked to proofread it, I’d seen the cover and blurb floating around the internet, and was pretty excited to get the request–the book didn’t disappoint. It’s obvious from the start that this book holds nothing back. Take chapter 1, Virgin Territory, well . . . it isn’t anymore and talk about a botched first time. I have to admit I groaned when I read of Thaene’s “Zac Efron good looks” (sorry to fans, but not my type), but was amused at the irony when his true appearance was revealed. I found the story addictive and the characters intriguing. The book switched between the POV of Arik and Quinn, starkly different personas, but they share a history of betrayal resulting in distrust. Even after they meet, Arik tries to keep his distance, but every second he spends with Quinn weakens his resolve. He shows her the promise he made, to turn her over to Moincata, but rather than push her away, it seems to convince her of how much he has changed. In the beginning of the book, Quinn seems a bit wishy-washy (especially around certain men), but it’s great to watch her grow as a character from a naive girl who experienced the deepest betrayals, to a strong young woman who fights through the pain for what she wants. I identified with Quinn (and for personal reasons, my understanding of this character went far deeper than I like to admit). There are other fantastic characters as well, some of whom readers will recognize like Loki and Morgana le Fay. My favorite (along with Arik) was Quinn’s brother Iain. He simply doesn’t get enough attention. He and Quinn share a telepathic connection, and some of my favorite parts in the book included their private and sometimes unintentional exchanges. I loved his sense of humor and his protective nature. Like Quinn, every time I thought I had things figured out, some new information or event would pop up and send my expectations to shambles. This was one of those books that I had to keep reminding myself to check the punctuation and formatting as I was hopelessly getting lost in the story. And the ending, I was staring at the page with my mouth gaping open. I think some of my guts are still on that last page where they got kicked out, but I love a good cliffhanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. It was an new twist on Celtic and Norse mythlogy. The ending left me speechless and wanting more.