The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne (Book Three) by C.L. Schneider – Review by Sarah Oakes

Magic-Borne (The Crown of Stones, #3)Magic-Borne by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

  1. A great read about answers. Ian Troy struggles to keep going against the strength of his enemies. Desperate for answers to solve things and tackle his ever growing magic, he seeks the stories of the past. Can he find the answers and defeat his enemies before it’s too late?
    A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Ian trying to keep going despite the odds. Great catsbof supporting characters like the stern Sienn or the caring Jillyan or Jarryd as wise but kind and more to him.
    I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the prologue with the stones and auras and waterfall and magic with their bright and beautiful colours for a sense of awe and wonder so vivid it’s as if you’re actually there. Or the portal with its vivid colours and strange sensations wonderfully written. Or Kabri later with its white sand and beaches in the sunset for a sense of beauty and calm.
    A great example of world building with a range of fantastical beings with their own rules and laws and societies. I loved how the author explored more of the history of the Shinre in this novel adding more to them.
    I loved how the book brought the reader straight into the story with short sentences and fast paced action to grab your attention and draw you in to make you want to read more. I also liked the use of the journal entries as part of the narrative was written well and didn’t disrupt from the narrative of the present. It also added suspense, with small details revealed slowly to make you want to keep reading, wonderfully written.
    The only issue I would raise is that I by the end of the story I felt the rivalry between the world and Langorians was never truly explained when it was a major point in previous novels. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.View all my reviews
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