Sorcery and Scholarships

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Aki wishes going to magic school involved less paperwork. It seems fairies drink less dew than beer, there are fewer magic castles than cheap apartments, and some professors can make even magic boring. She'd be happy to graduate, and maybe find a non-jerk date, but her school has ulterior motives. As schemes twist around her and a war approaches, she wishes paperwork was her biggest problem... More
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Words: 64,550
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465988188
About Ian Isaro

Ian Isaro has worked in computer education, search engine optimization, and development in Tanzania. The usual next step in this career path is writing urban fantasy ebooks. In his free time, he enjoys copy-pasting his bio into online forms.

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Review by: mandy sickle on Aug. 17, 2012 :
This book is about three different people from three different walks of life each with a different goal. Each receives a chance to attend Axis University. First there is Aki who is struggling to get by, she's using small magic charms to pay the bills her essence is a more in the middle of light and dark. Whereas Blake's essence is very dark, he's also hiding what he really knows, pretending not to care. Then there is Keisha she really wanted to attend law school but when not accepted settles for Axis in hopes of being able to pay for law school. She's also the light essence of the trio.

A prophecy is looming on the horizon stating a battle will happen between the dark and light a good vs evil in essence. All of the students are learning different skills to help cultivate their abilities as well as their essences for the university.

I honestly had a harder time getting into this book, but once I was into I actually enjoyed it. I have lots of questions and not as many answers as I would like but I'm sure the next book will clear them up. I like the character development we get a good idea who and why each of the three is the way they are. It's a quick read enjoyable read that keep me wanting to know what was going to happen next as I got more into the book. This book reminds me a little of Harry Potter but the characters are old and for me more relatable. For me it's a unique twist on the wizard and witch aspect which I liked.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Peter Lombard on March 06, 2012 :
this was pretty cool
(reviewed 54 days after purchase)

Review by: Bernard Dix on Feb. 21, 2012 : (no rating)
This book is an interesting blend of the mundane with the magical. There is enough unknown and mystery to leave one wondering and wanting to know more. The development of the characters is satisfying; even with less major characters one gets a sense of what they are like. The ending has a lot of action, and there are unexplained surprises in it. The epilogue sets up the scene for a subsequent book.
(reviewed 36 days after purchase)

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