The Silent Deal: The Card Game, Book 1

The Silent Deal: The Card Game, Book 1

by Levi Stack


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WHEN VIKTOR AND ROMULUS, two peasant boys, dig into their town's strange past, they awaken the wrath of a mysterious overlord. As the blood brothers struggle to survive, their search for answers takes them through gambling parlors, fortune-teller dens, and moonlit forests full of monsters and men alike. But even with the help of their friends, can they escape the dark experiments that their foe is creating in Staryi Castle?
THE SILENT DEAL is an explosive mix of mystery, adventure, and magic, whose wide cast includes gypsies, gamblers, fire-jugglers, and thieves. The Card Game awaits...
WINNER of 'Outstanding Fiction' at the 2013 California Writers Con.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989394703
Publisher: Levi Stack
Publication date: 05/02/2013
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Levi Stack is a debut author who lives in the rural mountains outside San Diego. While attending college, his deep love of historical epics and fantasy led him to plan The Card Game Series, an award-winning tale which he is working to complete. In his free time, he enjoys studying Old World forces, whether it be tempos on a chessboard or the way a particularly twisting plot pulls a reader through the pages. To learn more, visit

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The Silent Deal: The Card Game, Book 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite The Silent Deal: The Card Game, Book 1 by Levi Stack tells the story of Victor, an average serf boy, and Romulus, a boy who lives in the forest. Victor has recurring dreams about the 'Brass Art' in his city, graffiti of playing cards. Cards are outlawed; owning one is punished with death, talking about them gets you in big trouble, too. When Victor sees that Romulus owns a special card, he becomes even more interested in the strange boy who lives in the forest and who seems to be able to bear more pain than others. Soon, the two boys become friends and try to find out the secret behind the cards. Why are they forbidden? Why does nobody want to talk about them? And why do people turn up dead once the Leopard finds out that there still is one card out there? And is the old castle really haunted? The Silent Deal: The Card Game, Book 1 by Levi Stack is one of the best books I have read via Readers Favorite so far. When I saw that the book had over 450 pages, I hoped that it would be a really good story because good, long books by new authors seem to be a rarity these days, especially when it's book 1 of a series (books in series are usually short and often rather dull, or have little character development). I am very glad that I discovered Levi Stack's book. The main characters, and even most of the minor characters, are all unique, and very well developed. You care for them, and you really want to know what will happen to each of them, and what kind of part they play in the overall picture. The plot of The Silent Deal moves along at a perfect pace. It is a long book, so you won't be able to finish it in just one sitting. It is the kind of book you enjoy coming back to at the end of a day or for a little break during the day. It is hard to put down because the story moves on in a way that makes you think that you should read just one more chapter to get one question answered - and then the next question or problem appears. I enjoyed reading this story a lot, and hope there will be more from this author in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second part of this series was even better than the first. Be ready for vicious trials, dangerous apprenticeship classes, and an awesome cast of returning characters. Read THE SILENT DEAL and then get this pronto. Crossbones Clan for life!
Mike_Thompson More than 1 year ago
This novel took me by surprise—and I'd highly recommend it as one of the year’s best for any YA fan. The mystery of the story revolves around two boys who dare to look into their town’s history. Slowly, that history begins to be peeled away, and layer by layer, the plot thickens and gets deeper. But the reading is fast, and once you really get into the story, the pages begin to fly, all the way up to a daring showdown in a monstrosity of a castle! The storytelling reminded me a lot of Harry Potter. The scenes are very colorful and the dialogue is stuffed full of humor, suspense, and charm. Who wouldn’t expect that with such a crazy cast of characters? Here we’re dealing with criminal madmen, fortune-tellers, horse lords, gamblers, acrobats, and the list goes on and on. And the Gypsies! Every page of the story that features that gang of Gypsy youths will leave you laughing, crying, or smirking. They’re the icing on the cake—on a sparking cocktail of a narrative—in a time bomb of a story. Start reading this thing now! And then pick up the sequel, which I don’t even want to get started talking about. You can thank me later ;) -MT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. It is free and one of the best books i have read.
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This book is ausom
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