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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I did not enjoy this as much as I did the first it chsrlton not as unique but from the point of view of continuing the story it was brilliant nonetheless.

Again, not predictable, since I completely miscalculated this characters role in the story. The in-between bits do not matter expressly as we are able to grasp the whole. Spellbound shows Charlton’s growth as a writer. It’s excellent epic fantasy for adult readers I’m sure that younger readers will also love it. He learned to read fluently by sneaking fantasy novels into seventh grade special-ed spellbuond hall.

Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. No trivia or quizzes yet. Spellbound was a fun read: But in discussions with Blake Charlton, his lack of lush scenery is intentional.

I still find blakd foreshadowing and pacing weak at times, though much improved. It happened at least three times, sometimes more strikingly than other times. For several eighths everything was going swimmingly and we were back up to 4 stars but then, spellboynd, around the sixth eighth and all the way to the end, it went all roller coaster.

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

Enter new, more likable characters: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. There is not a dry moment to be seen. There is a huge leap in his writing’s maturity from Spellwright to Spellbound, and this balance is not the least example. The magic system is just so in depth that I need a refresher before diving into the story again. A fantastic addition to the series and full of absolutely everything any damn good fantasy novel should be. There, I said it.


These characters include I’ll only mention four characters: As someone who studies many languages, the possibilities and limitations of language have always been fascinating to me.

I really enjoyed this, and thought that it blae better than Spellwright though I enjoyed that novel too. Fortunately, Spellbound makes up for all of this with the last one hundred pages of the novel, which features wonderful twists and revelations, a thrilling showdown with the demon Typhonand an Epilog that is much more satisfying than the one found in Spellwright.

Here’s a bit of information about Nicodemus and Francesca: In Francescas case it looked to be like some sort of weird Stockholm syndrom that made her leap from ugh who the fuck are you to oh look at yar byceps! Blake Charlton is now a proud dyslexic, but as a boy he hated the condition that kept him effectively illiterate.

Absolutely not to be missed. While Spellbound was very similar to Spellwrightthere were a few things that came across to me as different. He suffers from a canker curse, which is slowly killing him. Not that I mind spontanuous encounters like that, but within two days their lives have been turned upside down, there is that dude that has a long history with her and Nico is, let’s face it, super socially awkward you would be too, running half naked in the dark only able to touch ugly kobolds.


There were lotsa medical words, too, but after watching enough Bones and House I suppose it wasn’t that much of a challenge anymore.

Needless to say, having loved Spellwright so much, I couldn’t wait for Spellbound. Spellbound is set ten years after the events of Spellwright and as such, life in the S Blake Charlton’s debut novel Spellwright review made my spellbounc five books read in list last year, so me buying Spellbound was a given.

Preview — Spellbound by Blake Charlton.


He seemed to grasp what everyone else had been telling him all along extremely suddenly – that’s more than just sudden, it’s spellboynd sudden. Charlton has impressed me more than I thought I could be impressed by an author. Ten years after the events of Chalrtonthe physician Francesca DeVega discovers that her city of Avel is now secretly controlled by the demon Typhon, in preparation for the Disjunction, a prophesied demonic invasion.

When we start reading through his eyes, everything is misspelled.

The first one was the pacing. The book is surprisingly stand alone, t As a sequel should, Spellbound ramps up the story from Spellwright, and smooth over many of its faults. What I did not like though, and I’m perfectly aware that while writing this I am doing the same thing that I’m going to critisize, is that some words repeated themselves in short succession.

You get glimpses here and there, but that’s it.