The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars by C. L. Schneider. This story transports readers to an adventure in fantasy that you won’t soon forget. This is the second book and I do recommend you reading them in order. This book was just as good as the first, we’re taken on more of a journey with Ian. This book packs quite the punch with its smooth storyline and well developed characters. The authors writing style is clear and well detailed. It’s hard not to get lost in this story. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. I’m excited to see where the author takes readers next. Four stars and highly recommended.
Once Again, C.L. Schneider has done it again in the continuation of Ian Troy’s story. I like how it didn’t immediately pick up where the last book was left off, but that only made me starving to know just what happened, and was trying to put the pieces together just as Ian himself was. I have to say it’s not often that a sequel is as good as it’s first book, but this one took the crown home. With her World Building, descriptions, and attention to detail and not afraid to be graphic some times, This was just as brilliant of a take on the fantasy genre as her first one. I am eager to see how it all concludes in the third and final book, which I am about to start reading the second I finish this review. I recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy and even to those who usually aren’t fantasy folks, you need to give this one a try.
Much like Ian Troy, I too have an addiction to magic, though mine is confined within pages of fantasy novels, and this was no exception, if anything it only made my addition worse. It begins with your usual fantasy good vs evil but as the story unfolds, and more background and world building is done, it becomes so much more than that. Schneider did such an amazing job taking the fantasy novel and making it her own. The building of the background material and the world made me want more and more. I loved how it wasn’t all just so simple black and white with how everything was meant to be, but that it touched on all the Grey area in between. I will be the first to say all magic comes with a price, but it’s a price worth paying to read this book.
A great read about memories. After the events of the last book, Ian was drugged and imprisoned. He is set free and taken to safety but when he wakes up he has no idea who he is. But he must remember, as Kings and enemies grow more powerful and threaten the lives of everyone. Can he find himself again before ti’s too late?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Ian as a brave warrior but also lost and vulnerable underneath. Great cats of supporting characters like the sarcastic but caring Malaq or the distrustful Krillos.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like the icy regions at the start with its sense of beauty and danger, wonderfully written. Or with the memories of Kabri with its sand and sea, full of life and people and bright colours so vivid its as if you’re actually there.
A great example of world building with a fantasy world with its own history and geography. I liked the sense of expansion, as the author explores more of the world with seas and ice and mountains, adding things to develop this world further. The first person narrative worked brilliantly to show Ians struggle to find himself again. I also liked the use of suspense, with small details revealed slowly to make you keep on reading to find out what happened. The memories and flashbacks worked well to display what had happened and didn’t disrupt from the narrative of the present. The only issue I would raise is that there were a lot of long sentences that were hard to read which could be reduced with a variety of sentence lengths. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.
CL Schneider has quickly become my go to for book with sci-fi and magic details that will promise to keep me enthralled. Normally this isn’t my go to for genres but I can never deny myself the chance to discover the books Schneider puts out.
The Crown of Stones: Magic Scars is book two in The Crown of Stones series from CL Schneider. I would highly recommend that you read the first book, Magic-Price, before diving into this one. Be prepared to be sucked in and have a huge need to get your hands on book three as soon as you can. I sure know I have found my anxiety fully ready for it after this book because I know there is more to the story we didn’t get here that will be in the next novel.
In Magic-Scars we find Ian waking in a strange dark prison and he has zero idea about the basics; who, what, where, and why. The worst of it all is that he has been drugged in order to suppress his magic from being used. The world around him is a disaster and he will struggle to put the pieces together to be able to be whole enough to fight and protect the ones he loves and cares for. This book is vivid and gorgeously written with so much detail you will feel as if you are right there in the novel with Ian. I loved this and felt like I literally sat on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading, all the way till the last page. I am so anxious to read book three!
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars (Book 2) by C. L. Schneider was a great continuation of Troy’s story. The world that was created in the first book was expanded. The attention to detail continued and it helped me keep everything straight. The emotional rollercoaster made this a well worth it read. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book!
Schneider has done it again! Magic Scars (sequel in The Crown Of Stone series) was everything a sequel should be. Sarcasm, shock, tons of fighting, and plenty of magic, it lives up to the first book in plenty of ways! I could hardly put the sequel down, and I can’t wait to read the third book! This second book of the series is one that will keep you feeling, and dying to find out what happens to Troy on his journey with the Crown of Stones.
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars by CL Schneider is the second book in a fantastic series. The story of Ian Troy continues as more memories come back to him. He is trying to figure out his past so he can understand his future. The world they live in is very uncertain and dangerous. How will he work this all out?
The characters are very well written and guide the reader through a great story. I recommend reading these books in order because each book builds on the next. I have enjoyed many reads from this author and this did not disappoint.
This is the second book in the series.
In this story we follow Ian Troy with his journey from being captured and drugged, to finding his way back to the man he once was.
Along the way he delivers some retribution which leaves his skin marked. Why this happens no one knows but they search to find out.
To become the person the resistance need him to be he needs to be able to use his magic and control his addiction. The risk of him not being able to do that are too high.
Its an amazing second book to the series and i cant wait to read the third.
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars is the second book in “The Crown of Stones” trilogy and I highly recommend reading this series in order.
As with Magic-Price, this tale is told in the first person narrative and is full of action. I’m so grateful that I am reading these stories after the entire trilogy has been published. I can’t imagine having to wait for the next to be released.
The story is almost told from a moralistic point of view. Decisions that are made ALWAYS have consequences. When a faction suppresses natural “order” sometimes the price that must be paid is higher than the results initially gained. Manipulation of societies is NEVER a good idea and perhaps folks in today’s socio-economical environment could learn a thing or two from reading this fictional account of good vs evil. – I digress…
As an arch from book 1 to book 3 the story flows forward and the protagonist has some growth that was good to see. This is a fast paced adventurous tale that I did skim a little bit. There were times when things felt a little repetitive, but that is to be expected I think.
On to book 3…
Review by @mauraharper