I loved this book from beginning to end. This is part of the A Crown of Stones series but can be read as a standalone but I highly suggest you read the previous three books in this series it will help your enjoyment of this series. This author has impressed me with her creativity and imagination she puts in each of her books. I have no problem connecting with the characters as they take me on an adventure. This is a fast paced story that is engaging and kept me turning pages. In this story we have Ian and Jarryd. I enjoyed watching them grow throughout the story and what they learn about magic. Ian has sacrificed everything and is now free to choose his own way. So him and Jarryd take off on an adventure where they end up at the Wandering Isles. Unaware of what they will find, this is where their adventure starts and it could mean their survival. This is a really great story that will take you on an adventure you won’t soon forget. I highly recommend this book and this author.
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The Wandering Isles: A Crown of Stones Novella (The Crown of Stones Novella Series Book 1) by C.L. Schneider, Fantasy Author
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Genre – Fantasy
Page Count – 206 pages
Cover Designer – Eerilyfair Design
Ian Troy sacrificed everything for peace. After centuries of conflict, the realms of Mirra’kelan are united. His magic is no longer needed. Free to choose his own path, Ian sets sail on a journey of exploration with his friend and ally, Jarryd Kane.
Months on the open sea, far from the shores of home, they arrive at an isolated chain of rocky islands shrouded in mystery—the Wandering Isles. Their inhabitants, rumored to produce spirits of an exceptional quality, have gone unseen for many years. Assuming the lands abandoned, Ian is unaware of what awaits them: a race of insidious beings unlike any he has encountered before.
Coerced into a nefarious trade by the elusive islanders, reality blurs, as Ian and Jarryd become unwitting subjects in a series of mind-bending trials. Past and future fears, resurrected and melded into their own private hells, force them to face an inescapable enemy—the darkest recesses of their own minds. The only way out is to complete the trade, but will their sanity survive the process?
*The Wandering Isles is the first in a series of novellas that take place after The Crown of Stones Trilogy.
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C.L. Schneider is an award-winning author of adult epic and urban fantasy, including The Crown of Stones Trilogy and the Nite Fire Series. Born in a small Kansas town, she currently resides in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley Region with her husband and two sons.
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- 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
Such an Epic Ending, my only regret in this is that it is ending. I loved following Ian on his journey through action, adventure, love and history as he did what he had to to destroy the Crown of Stones. There were so many moments, especially in this one I had to hold my breath for fear of who wouldn’t make it through much of the action. There were moments I screamed, moments I cried, and moments I was elated. C.L Schneider did an absolutely brilliant job with this series, from the first book to the last, each one got better and better and made you love or loathe and feel for so many of her brilliant characters. It’s a wonderfully magic and rare occurrence when that can happen, especially when each book gets better than the last, but I adored all three of the books. I say my only regret in this is that it is ending, but it was wrapped up wonderfully and doesn’t need to be stretched out. I will definitely have a book hangover from this series, as I try to find something to fill the void in my heart The Crown of Stones series left behind.
I recommend this for mature audiences, especially those with a penchant for fantasy and a grand story.
5 out of 5 Stars as always.
The final book in C.L. Schneider’s trilogy was fantastic. As Ian Troy’s journey came to an end, I cried, I was that vested in his story. This heroic novel had many ups and downs, but the journey was so worth it. C.L. Schneider once again reached, for me, the status of J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin. She is that good. This is an author I will follow and I look forward to the next journey.
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider was a wonderful conclusion to the series! I enjoy this genre of books because of the history, character struggle, and character development. The story progressed it got better and better and the writing evolved with the characters. Another thing I enjoyed was just all the twists and turns it really fit with the world. There was enough action to keep you focused on the pages.
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne by C. L. Schneider is the final installment in this series. I really have enjoyed getting to know Ian Troy in this series. Schneider kept my interest through the end of the series. I enjoyed watching Ian Troy grow. His story is unique as I wanted to see where the journey would take him. Can he go back in his past to change the outcome of the future? Troy will need help to change to accomplish his goals. Will he be able to trust his magic? The new emperor Jem Reth,self-appointed is even more sadistic than his predecessor. What will be the future for Troy’s race? Can Mirrs’kalan help Troy? Whatever the outcome may be, you will have to read the final installment Magic-Borne find out the answers.
Magic-Borne was an incredible end to the Crown of Stones trilogy! I laughed, I cried, I experienced so many emotions while reading this last novel. Ian’s future and his fate finally comes to a close in this fantastic end. I couldn’t put it down, and it makes me so sad that there isn’t another book to continue Ian Troy’s adventures. I will definitely be reading more from C.L. Schneider in the future! This whole series has quickly become of my favorites that I’ve read.
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne, is the final and third book in the series form CL Schneider. I found this book to be a great conclusion to the series and just as fast paced and enthralling as the last two. These books are not standalone novels so I would read books one and two prior to finishing this review or other books first. Be prepared when you do pick this one up to carve out a chunk of time to devote to the story. It is a long winded novel at 500 something pages and I found myself looking at the clock in disbelief at 3 am because I just needed to know what happens next. Totally worth it though and the novel takes you on a wonderful and vivid adventure. There is a tad of something for every sci-fi lover in this one. From time travel, magic, and action that will have you on the edge of your seat. The characters are well developed and loveable even when you want to shake a few through the kindle screen. I look forward to seeing what will come next form CL Schneider and if it will be another fabulous sci-fi type novel or something with a new twist.
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Bourne is the third and final book in The Crown of Stones series. I’ve truly enjoyed this entire series and I’m a bit sad it’s finished but I’m definitely going to be reading more from this Author. This is a continuation of Ian’s story and is packed with action and danger. Once again I found myself lost in the pages and couldn’t put it down till the end. There’s some twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what happens next . Will Ian have the power and the will to change what needs to be changed ?Can he save them from the self appointed emperor? Find out what happens next in this Epic ending to an amazing trilogy. I can’t recommend this book/series enough you won’t be disappointed. I can’t wait to see what this Author has for next.
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