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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price by C. L. Schneider – Review by Dani Dando

Magic-Price (The Crown of Stones, #1)Magic-Price by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This fantasy had a darkness to it that I just adored. A tale all about addiction, hate, pain and how sometimes the right thing does not always look wonderful.
Ian Troy is a Shinree magic-user who happened to be on really good terms with the Warrior Queen who led the Rellan Army. His views on the way the war should be fought differs somewhat t hers and in order to bring piece he wields an old relic that, while it does the job he intended, comes at a pretty hefty price. Years later and Ian is still reeling and still trying to run away from everything that he is.
Honestly, I loved this, its so dark and grim and has an edge to it that is enthralling. The world-building is impressive and leads to something utterly magical. Would definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading more of the series. Schneider is an incredibly talented author.

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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price by C. L. Schneider – Review by S. Bittles

Magic-Price (The Crown of Stones #1)Magic-Price by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I listened to the audiobook while following along with the ebook. I really enjoyed it, but I probably wouldn’t do it like that again. The Narrator has a very creative reading style and does an amazing job with the the different character voices!

I was drawn in by the synopsis, but found it hard to get into the book. I had to take a couple breaks and a few times paused the audiobook to reread some pages. With that being said, once getting halfway through the book, the Author definitely hit their stride and has me wanting more.

The Author does a fantastic job with main character, Ian Troy, and his struggle with the suffering and heartbreaks he continually faces. The world in which he lives and all the past and continuing pain, makes this book a heavier, darker toned read.

Although I have read many fantasy novels, the Author has a very unique take on magic, and how it works. I have high hopes for the next two books in the series and I look forward to reading more works by this author!

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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price by C. L. Schneider – Review by Ayla Eddy

Magic-Price (The Crown of Stones, #1)Magic-Price by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The author of this book has created a story about magic, adventure, action, and suspense. The world in which the fantasy takes place is well written. It has a unique magic system in place. It has unique characters throughout the story. Ian Troy is a character that just feel for him whether in a good way or a bad way depending on parts of the story. He is not your average main character that ends a war and becomes the hero. In order to end a war that has gone on long enough he uses The Crown of Stones which left only him alive. A guilt he has to live with knowing how many he massacred, including his Queen. He is left like a drunk trying to stay sober in the years following. But he cannot hide from the world forever and eventually gets caught back up into the adventure.

The story keep me turning the pages wanting to know what would become of Ian. It was my first read by this author and I enjoyed the experience this author’s story gave me. I am looking forward to reading more of this series and more from this author in the future.

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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price by C. L. Schneider – Review by Rayne East

Magic-Price (The Crown of Stones, #1)Magic-Price by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very different take on magic.
The story had a really good flow and was easy to read. The world building and characterisation was very well developed and I was vested in Ian Troy as the MC. The author has presented a fantastical story filled with magic, action, drama and intrigue. I enjoyed the unique nature of the magic and it’s affects. The ending left me wanting to know more.

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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price AUDIO BOOK by C. L. Schneider – Review by Kayla Octaviano

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The narrator of this story was amazing. His voice was perfect for all of the suspenseful moments and determining plot twists. The book took place in such a great fantasy world and I love that I got the chance to escape to it!

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price by C. L. Schneider – Review by Desiree Ottinger

Magic-Price (The Crown of Stones, #1)Magic-Price by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ian Troy is a man that was raised to have no conscience and when his magic takes a tragic turn, he suddenly finds one. Unfortunately for him, he spends the next 10 years’ time on regret, shame, and suppressing his magic. With a past enemy rising to power seemingly overnight, he struggles with keeping his magic under control while trying to keep Rella, the country he was raised to protect, safe. As he begins the trek to save what he was raised to protect, he finds out that everything is not always as it seems. Much of his past is a lie and secrets are revealed! Will he figure out who he is and what he can do in time to save Rella?

I enjoyed this read. At times, I felt like there was a lot going on. I feel like the author did an excellent job in world building and weaving in its backstory throughout the story. I enjoyed how she wove together the relationships between characters. I appreciated how I didn’t always see the twists and turns coming, too. This was an excellent beginning to what promises to be a pretty epic trilogy! Looking forward to book 2!

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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price by C. L. Schneider – Review by Candida Hopper

Magic-Price (The Crown of Stones #1)Magic-Price by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This isn’t a genre I read often but I thought I would take a chance on this one. It took me a little while to get into it but once I did I was hooked. The author did a great job building a world full of fantasy, action, magic, and great characters. This book is different from any other fantasy books I have read before and that sets it apart and makes for good reading. Ian Troy has spent a very long time running away from his past but people haven’t forgotten what he did. There is certainly a high price to pay for using magic. We are taken on an adventure in this story and left wanting more. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.

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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price AUDIO BOOK by C. L. Schneider – Review by Taylor Stephenson

Best Audio Story Yet

The author has done it again!!! I’ve read another of her series, so I was really excited to sink my teeth into another of her fantasy series. With her story, and the narration this is easily my favorite audible. The narrator did an absolutely phenomenal job bringing this story to life. I haven’t ever heard anyone do quite so many different vocals, and do them WELL.

This dark, intense, and highly action packed story is gripping from beginning to end. I picked it up and simply couldn’t put it down. It was a little raunchier than I was expecting, so I had to take some breaks. The main character can be a bit of a rake. I would have liked to see a little more character development, which may be happening in his next adventure.

All in all, I can’t wait to read the second book and find out what happens next.

 

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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price by C. L. Schneider – Review by Taylor Stephenson

Magic-Price (The Crown of Stones, #1)Magic-Price by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The author has done it again!!! I’ve read another of her series, so I was really excited to sink my teeth into another of her fantasy series.

This dark, intense, and highly action packed story is gripping from beginning to end. I picked it up and simply couldn’t put it down. It was a little raunchier than I was expecting, so I had to take some breaks. The main character can be a bit of a rake. I would have liked to see a little more character development, which may be happening in his next adventure.

All in all, I can’t wait to read the second book and find out what happens next.

Reviewed by @taylorkstephenson

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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price AUDIO BOOK by C. L. Schneider – Review by Amanda Glaspie

Captivating with a shocking ending. Following Ian Troy as he navigates how to save the kingdom from war and other powerful shinrees all while battling his own demons. This is a story that will have you wondering what’s next. Initially I struggled to get into the book but it didn’t take long that I found myself not wanting to stop listening. The narration was fantastic and helped be to tell the story. The character development was strong especially when you think you’ve figured out a character and it all changes. I am definitely ready for the next bookin this saga.