The Circle of Tivedon

The Circle of Tivedon

by Ryan Shorten


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479138753
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/03/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Ryan Shorten, having been a fan of all things magical since he was young, turned a love of reading into a passion for writing. The Circle of Tivedon is his debut novel and the first book of The Circle of Tivedon series.
Written for a Young Adult audience, the story explores building relationships and adolescent responsibility in the face of adversity. Engaging characters that reflect the diverse backdrop of the realm of Tiertyn will all be forced to make the toughest decisions of their lives.

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The Circle of Tivedon 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Jayl and his sister Myah can’t wait to go to school in Tivedon! The school is taught by the elders of Tivedon, known as “The Circle of Tivedon.” When they get there they both love the school and quickly make friends with some classmates. The teachers at the school were nice and the classes were fun. Everything seemed to be going great! But everything changes when an ancient evil rises again (Lord Rimyaroth). An evil that will start a war. Two people at Tivedon are murdered, including an elder. Soon Jayl does not know who to trust and the whole world is thrown into chaos as he is wrongly accused of the crimes. Myah, a royal daughter and a teacher go off to try to stop the war. Jayl finds out there is a magical talisman that can help stop the ancient evil, but he has to find it with the “help” of two really mean kids from school. Another group tries to find allies to help battle Lord Rimyaroth. Will things ever be peaceful again? I want to say first off, I really enjoyed this story and would be happy to read the next book in the series. This is a kind of funny (meaning odd – not ha ha) review because, this book started slow for me and at times I found myself putting the book down, but also wanting to continue the story. There is a lot going on in the plot (I even had trouble writing a summary of the story). I think because of the killing (not graphic, but still murders) and the complicated plot (reading level), I would recommend the book to kids 13+. The world created by Mr. Shorten (Tiertyn) was great. He described it very well and I could imagine myself there. The action and adventure in the book was described well and was exciting. The characters were good, but there’s not one that really stuck out for me, but they are all very likeable. The story is a fantasy story, and I think kids who like that genre will enjoy this book, but it definitely isn’t for a reluctant reader or a reader who can’t stick with a story. **NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
sandyemerson More than 1 year ago
Okay so when I first started reading 'The Circle of Tivedon'  it reminded me of Harry Potter, except that it was set in a high fantasy type of world instead of a modern one.  That impression didn't remain as I read on.  There's still that touch of magic about it though, but, I think, a more subtle kind. If I said that I got enthused about this book, well, I'd be lying.  There were times when so much was going on that I had trouble keeping up with the plot line.  It wasn't that there was so much action in it that I couldn't keep up, but more that there were too many characters in it.  I'd just be getting into one character's story and then it would flash to another's.  I actually felt there could have been two books in this one single book.  The plot as a whole was interesting and I must admit that as such it enabled me to keep reading because I didn't get bored.  It certainly had its fair amount of action.  The characters of this book were varied, but I didn't really get a sense of any of them.  There was no background story for Jayl and Myah.  I knew where they came from, but not much else.  It may be that more will come to light in the next books.  I just wish that there could have been more told in this book because I didn't connect with even one of the several characters in it.  That's not to say that some of the characters weren't enjoyable and learning more about their magical abilities was actually kind of cool.  And how they worked in relation to each other was actually quite fascinating too.  Ryan Shorten is a story-teller even though his writing style was a bit off to me.  That's not to say anything against him, just that the book wasn't really for me.  I think it would have been if it hadn't felt so...cluttered and if there had been a bit more work done with the prose.  -sigh-  more showing not telling comes to mind.  They must be the most hated words a writer hears, but I have to share it.  Although, it did have some good points.  I did like that it was told in third person.  Third person can be awesome. Overall, I really wanted to love this book because the pitch sounded kind of amazing, but it didn't live up to my expectations.  I only found the book okay.  I definitely did not hate it - it was too good for that, but I didn't exactly like it either. I would recommend this book to magic lovers.   This book review was by Sandy from Magical Manuscripts