Mark of the Mage (Scribes of Medeisia Series #1)

Mark of the Mage (Scribes of Medeisia Series #1)

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ISBN-13: 9781482789256
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/30/2013
Series: Scribes of Medeisia Series , #1
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Mark of the Mage 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
notrow1 More than 1 year ago
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
Necroscope84 More than 1 year ago
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.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very easy read ans sucks you right in! Enjoyed this very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally agree with first 2 reviews----Good truly does triumph over "evil"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
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Great book! I couldn't put it down. R. K. Ryals captures you're attention from the first page. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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This book grabs you right from the start. Strong and likeable characters, hateful villains. If you skip this read you will be missing a wonderful voyage to a troubled world. Can't wait to read the next in the series!
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Interesting and action packed. Wished the romance could've been more developed, but the book isn't a love story, so that's perfectly acceptable. Would recommend, for sure.
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Well written. A pleasure to read.
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flintJH More than 1 year ago
hard to put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book.. can't wait to read book II
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romance and adventure nonstop. Look forward to reading the next book.
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Too weird! This got dumped pretty quickly!
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