Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Debut novelist Charlton creates a complex world in Spellwright (The Spellwright Trilogy, Book 1) by [Charlton, Blake]. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading Loading. Because of how fast he can forge the magical runes that create spells, Nicodemus was thought to be the Halcyon, a powerful spellwright prophesied to prevent. Spellwright (), Tor Books, ISBN ; Spellbound (), Tor Books, ISBN ; Spellbreaker.

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Nico has a harder time than blakee at Starhaven, though, being that he is a cacographer. We’re here to see Martin, people. There are also several flawed and interesting supporting characters – a blind old wise man with dreadlocks and magic gargoyles that are created from the written spells, a wonderful talking bird named Azure that loves to be scratched on its head gosh darn cute and I want onea dream dragon, and elemental ghosts.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I have read about dyslexic characters in the past. Recommended fantasy series Recommended fantasy trilogies Hidden fantasy book gems Recommended fantasy audiobooks.


But there are also some problems: Spellwright is a letter-perfect story: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Charlton does a good job exploring the toll that it must take to go through life with a disability like dyslexia.


Do you know what that means? His whole magical concept surrounding language is very intriguing. Spellwright introduces Nicodemus Weal, a student in a far-flung magical academy called Starhaven.

I had to keep going back and re-reading previous pages when I had finally been given enough information to understand them. Imagine taking words OFF the page as glowing glyphs and us You remember those books you read as a kid that truly excited you, made your imagination fly and made you believe that anything, no matter how unlikely was possible? Charlton draws from his own experiences as both a medical student and a severe dyslexic, and he does so transparently.

There are not many plot twists, and some outcomes are apparent early on, but that is all ok, because you end up really caring about our heroes.

Lists with This Book. So do I want to read the next in the series.

View all 6 comments. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book. I was able to picture Magister Shannon as a Harry Potter wizard. And there is the enigma of the ones that walked the continent before them.

Blake Charlton has built a world that is as new as it is classic, and a story that kept me reading late into the night. Nico, is that you?

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What am I driving at? Nicodemus Weal is a protagonist that all of us can identify with. We all know about tomes, scrolls, and spells. I loved the subtle humor. Nicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem. To view it, click here.


Spellwright by Blake Charlton

Upon finding Spellbound in the university second-hand bookstore, I knew I needed in on the Hlake series. Jul 12, grellian rated it really speellwright it Shelves: Okay characters but no one particularly memorable. Charlton treats this disability like any other and we get to see a world filled with prejudice, misconceptions, and bigotry.

It will suddenly pick up with an action sequence and a character death for examplewhich deeply affects Nico but doesn’t make a mark on the reader. Moreover, I found the compact and intelligent prose of Charlton very satisfying. Please try again later.

Spellwright features a unique system of magic and characters that are genuine inhabitants of that world.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. They spellwrigght spells and write them on their arms and let them take form. This trait is particularly problematic for wizards, as you might imagine.