In Brief. Francesca DeVega is a healer in the city of Avel, composing magical sentences that close wounds and disspell curses, but her life is thrown into chaos . Spellbound. The Spellwright Trilogy (Volume 2) Blake Charlton Tor/Forge. The exciting sequel to the acclaimed epic fantasy debut Spellwright by Blake Charlton . AUTHOR INFORMATION: Blake Charlton overcame severe dyslexia in seventh grade when he began sneaking fantasy and science fiction.

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In Spellbound we have a wonderful new cast of characters.

There were some obvious turns and twists in the story that made it somewhat predictable view spoiler [ say the identity of the Savanna Walker or that Francesca got pregnant hide spoiler ] but I was ok with it. The action built up slowly, introducing some new characters, and reusing some old ones, and then it seemed to drag through the second half of the book. Aside from knowing what her character looks like, we know what type of person she is, her aspirations and her failures, as well as her frustrations and motivations.

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Cover art is provided by Todd Lockwood. There is splelbound clever introduction of new characters and characters are transformed from the form in which they were introduced in the first book. I’ve tried to keep spoilers out of this blurb, but it turned out to be a bit more difficult than I thought.

Also, you would think that a wonderful world like that, so keen on obeying the rules of science and language, would at least adopt the metric system. Spellbound is an improvement over Spellwright. From a literary point of view this as a tale is a journey of discovery.

What if This epic fantasy adventure is about magical systems and how those imbued with magic have to cope with the way it bends and warps their lives in unimaginable ways. He seemed to grasp what everyone else had spellboudn telling him all along extremely suddenly – that’s more than just sudden, it’s extremely spellbounv.


I thought Fran was developing love for Cyrus and simply pity for Nico, but it was nearly the opposite. So, in case you haven’t read Spellbound yet, I would encourage you not to read my ranting ;-p I finally finished reading Spellbound!


Charlton is a rare talent, and Spellbound is a wonderful, engaging and well-crafted novel. We got airships, flying kites, structures, constructs, organisms, dragons, medical tools and procedures, well the whole world really made up of some sort of prose.

What I really liked about Fran’s interactions with Cyrus, is that there is still true affection there, but we soon see why they spellblund up in the first place.

Though it felt predictable, I really enjoyed how the ending played out as well. The magic system was already unique, but now we get a chance to see that the rest of the world is as well!

Nico is a spellcaster whose power undoes and subverts the spells of those who try casting spells against him, as he is unable to accurately spell his spells, thus echoing the pain and confusion Charlton must have endured as xharlton child struggling with severe dyslexia.

Spellbound is the second volume in The Spellwright Trilogy after Spellwright.

After reading Spellbound it’s easy for me to say that Blake Charlton is definitely one of the best and most talented new fantasy writers at this moment, because he writes good, entertaining and vivid fantasy prose. It’s quite evident that Charlton has become a better nlake since his debut, Spellwrightand the sequel for all intents and purposes is a better novel than the first one.


I appreciated spellbpund numerous medical interpolations – they’re clinically very interesting – and Words and ideas associated with communication, writing, linguistics and text are treated very uniquely and with both a medical and compassionate feel from individual experience, it seems.

Though there’s always excitement about the second book in chartlon series after a good introductory novel, particularly when it’s the second book of a new author, the reality is that it often doesn’t measure up spellbpund expectations.

The characters did not feel deep or well rounded to me. But there are complications: If you haven’t read Blake Charlton yet, you should seriously consider reading his books, because they’re wonderful and imaginative fantasy entertainment. I did not enjoy this as much as I did the first it was not as unique but from the point of view of continuing the story it was brilliant nonetheless.


I’ll try to avoid too many spoilers. And what if in the middle of this tense political landscape come several powerful entities that threaten to overturn the status quo?

I was impressed by the author’s ability to explore several different things and I was amazed by how much information Blake Charlton had included in Spellbound this book contains more information than Spellwright. Honestly, with the new characters and the development of the story, Spellbound is an even stronger book than Spellwright. For the one when view spoiler [ he dies hide spoiler ] I really loved the last words to Nico.

Two magicians seeking escape from a demonic plot fall in love in the second volume of an epic fantasy trilogy. I like works, not authors. Ten years ago, Nico escaped Starhaven A Francesca DeVega is a healer in the city of Avel, composing magical sentences that close wounds and disspell curses. The world is well-made. When we last left Nic A disclaimer: A shame considering Blake Charlton is unafraid of killing off his characters, which is evidenced by a few more deaths in Spellbound.

Although the pace slows down a bit after the start, there aren’t any dull moments, because something is always going on or something is going to happen soon.

Fantasy Book Critic: “Spellbound” by Blake Charlton (Reviewed by Robert Thompson & Cindy Hannikman)

It’s a nice read, and has a nice ending. These characters include I’ll only mention four characters: Spellbound The Spellwright Trilogy Author s: As for Vivian and Lotannu, I liked them as a pair, I think they are interesting characters, but much like Cyrus they lack depth and it would’ve been better to know more about their past, what blwke thought about everything.

Her wordplays had me cracking up; her strange and awkward way of coping with situations struck me as very original and believable. Aug 26, Diana Thayer rated it really spelbound it. And I was truly delighted by the ending, on multiple levels.

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