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Spellwright Nicodemus is a young gifted wizard with a problem Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text but he has always been dyslexic and thus has trouble casting even th

  • Title: Spellwright
  • Author: Blake Charlton
  • ISBN: 9780765317278
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text but he has always been dyslexic, and thus has trouble casting even the simplest of spells And his misspells could prove dangerous, even deadly, should he make a mistake in an important incantation.Yet he has always felt that he is destinedNicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text but he has always been dyslexic, and thus has trouble casting even the simplest of spells And his misspells could prove dangerous, even deadly, should he make a mistake in an important incantation.Yet he has always felt that he is destined to be something than a failed wizard When a powerful, ancient evil begins a campaign of murder and disruption, Nicodemus starts to have disturbing dreams that lead him to believe that his misspelling could be the result of a curse But before he can discover the truth about himself, he is attacked by an evil which has already claimed the lives of fellow wizards and has cast suspicion on his mentor He must flee for his own life if he s to find the true villain.But is at stake than his abilities For the evil that has awakened is a power so dread and vast that if unleashed it will destroy Nicodemus and the world.

    Spellwright Spellwright, by Blake Charlton Jan , Spellwright is an amazing book about overcoming the hero s disability and struggling to accept and fight against a world that thinks he is destined for only one thing Yet Nicodemus Weal stands above the rest and fights convention just like the author of Spellwright BlakeCharlton Spellwright BlakeCharlton Spellwright The Spellwright Trilogy Blake Charlton Spellwright, the first novel by Blake Charlton, is a fun and often inventive read that will remind many extensive fantasy readers of writers such as Brandon Sanderson and Raymond Feist. Spellwright s Grimoire Official Pillars of Eternity Wiki Spellwright s Grimoire is a grimoire in Pillars of Eternity II Deadfire Description edit edit source A grimoire is the lifeblood of any wizard s magical repertoire These books are painstakingly constructed with rare materials arranged in precise configurations, and are able to temporarily hold fragments of ambient soul essence, which is Macmillan Series The Spellwright Trilogy The Spellwright Trilogy Nicodemus Weal is an aspiring wizard who works magic via written words He struggles with his spell casting, however, because he is cacographic when he was very young a curse was placed upon him that causes him to misspell his spells. overview for Spellwright Reddit Spellwright points points points month ago I m around the same height and I ll say so long as you re good looking and interesting you should be fine, although being would make things a lot easier. Summary and reviews of Spellwright by Blake Charlton Blake Charlton Blake Charlton has had short stories published in several fantasy anthologies Spellwright is his first novel A medical student at Stanford University, he lives near San Francisco, where he s working on a sequel. Spellwright Blake Charlton Free Download, Borrow, and EMBED for wordpress hosted blogs and archive item description tags Blake Charlton Official Site SPELLWRIGHT is a well crafted epic fantasy that mines the author s own experiences living with dyslexia for a new twist on a classic story, and like Weal himself, Charlton has managed to turn what some might consider a curse into a powerful gift. Spellwright Download eBook PDF EPUB spellwright Download spellwright or read online here in PDF or EPUB Please click button to get spellwright book now All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don t worry about it.

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      • Blake Charlton

        Blake Charlton is now a proud dyslexic, but as a boy he hated the condition that kept him effectively illiterate He learned to read fluently by sneaking fantasy novels into seventh grade special ed study hall Since then he has been in no particular order a JV football coach, an undergraduate at Yale University, bald, a high school English teacher, a chronically semi employed writer, a special education advocate, and a medical student at Stanford University He is currently a senior resident physician in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco Blake s non fiction has appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, The British Medical Journal, and The New York Times among others.Blake s science fiction short stories have appeared in the Seeds of Change and the Unfettered anthologies Blake s novels Spellwright and Spellbound are published by Tor Books in the US and Harper Voyager in the UK They have been translated into 9 languages Spellbreaker is due out 2016.


    1. What if magic demands absolute accuracy in how your spell out the spells? What if the wizard is dyslexic? An absolutely brilliant debut novel!

    2. 5 StarsI just finished this amazing book and need a bit of time to digest all that I took in. This was one of those rare gems that slowed me down to take my time and read each and every word. Sure this book plays out a coming of age story that has been done so many times before, but it found a way to be fresh, to be literate. It is really funny that a book that is called Spellwright, is about a young man that misspells, yet it is written in a way that makes everything about the books' words seem [...]

    3. Ahoy there me mateys! So this book is a bit of a conundrum. Ye see I normally write me reviews immediately after finishing a tome. I like to put me thoughts in me log right away as it helps me process what I read. And yet this novel was read months ago and I am still struggling with pinning this one down. Me rule be to review every book I read so I figured come hell or high water, today be the day.The Good:- extremely fun magic system. magic spells are written out in luminous text using parts of [...]

    4. I wrote a nice pithy review of this in my head last night, right before I went to sleep. I might have had a dose (or two!) of Dayquil in me, and we all know how a little of the good stuff enhances creativity! Sadly, the entire review stayed in Dreamland, so you're stuck with the usual not-entirely-relevant kind. This book was good. I liked it. Just kidding. That's not my real review. GOTCHA! {--- might still be the Dayquil. Apologies.Spellwright got off to a bit of a slow start for me. The first [...]

    5. I tried so hard to like this one. Charlton has built a unique world on the back of novel magic system, and by the time I got to the end I was actually ready to dive into the next one. However, a host of mundane problems with the pacing made it a bit of a slog for me.Spellwright introduces Nicodemus Weal, a student in a far-flung magical academy called Starhaven. The arcane runes studied at Starhaven are not just the means to casting spells; they are the spells, themselves. Magical words are pain [...]

    6. A dyslexic student struggles with linguistic magic. Nice idea, huh? Main protagonist Nicodemus is haunted by nightmares, finds the source of his disability, wins the cure and looses it again - all of that in the area of his magic school.It is very unusual for me to pick up a novel classified as Young Adult. It may sound a bit arrogant, but I'm not in the mood to endure the typical tropes around those novels any more - immaturity, predictable plots, and simple characters. Two reasons motivated me [...]

    7. It's very rarely now that an original fantasy novel arrives and this is what Spellwright is. It's an incredibly original story focusing on a world where all magery is controlled by the casting of runes and language. Throughout the story the magical power of language is explored and the idea that various forms of magical languages exist proved fascinating. I hope the sequel proves as interesting as the debut in this series because if it does it will prove a worthwhile read. And while I lack the t [...]

    8. Ok, Blake? Don't read this review. You're not supposed to be reading reviews on your stuff anyhow or something. I read that in a Book For People Who Want To Grow Up To Be Writers sojust don't do it.Alrighty! Here's some backstory (this is going to be a long-ass review so if you're reading for any reason other than boredom, you'd be better off finding another 4-star review)I had no idea who this Blake Charlton character was prior to June, 2012. He was at our big, ol' library conference, on a pane [...]

    9. Sometimes when I’m having a more daydreamy day than normal, I imagine that I can fling my magic at someone who frustrates me like water out of a squirt gun. In Charlton’s debut novel, you really can fling magic at your enemies.In the fantasy-appropriately named academy of Starhaven, great wizards conduct magical research, and apprentice wizards train in the magical languages. Wizards trained in magical languages can forge spells in their arm muscles and propel them out into the world to serv [...]

    10. I really liked this book. Lame, Fourth-Grade-Book-Report opening, I know, but I really DID like it. I think I was surprised that I liked it as much as I did because a lot of it was derivative (as most fantasy tends to be in some way, like I have said in the past). This whole Magical Institution of Higher Learning thing is getting kind of old to me. And Nicodemus? Really? COME ON, that is an old rat from NIMH and sounds like a name the guy from Gentlemen Broncos would've made up. Plus, the plot s [...]

    11. Nicodemus is dyslexic, a real problem when wielding magic requires meticulous spelling (at least, in most of the spell traditions). Besides this one limitation, however, he's also quite capable and really pretty powerful.Here's the thing: I had a hard time putting this book down. You really feel for Nico and his friends and the threat to their home. There's intrigue and betrayal and trying to chart a moral path amidst impossible choices. All good stuff. So the story was excellent and it would ha [...]

    12. 1) Rating - 4 out of 5 stars. I was going to give it a 3 and 1/2 but then the author actually twittered me when I said I was reading his book. That’s worth a half of star right?2) Genre - Fantasy3) Synopsis - Spells are cast using words. What happens if you can't spell? There is no way you can be the child of prophesy right?4) Feelings - I heard about this book and it sounded interesting. The author suffered from severe dyslexia and this book seems to be a fantasy version of that scenario. My [...]

    13. This is a strong opening to a new fantasy series which takes the power of language literally. One of the things I most enjoyed was how complete the worldbuilding is and the many different cultures that populate the novel. Nicodemus is a deeply sympathetic character whose cacography (think of dyslexia but with magical ramifications) not only keeps him from being able to cast spells but also makes it difficult for him to even handle magical artifacts. Too often a character is given a disability wh [...]

    14. Finally a book written a dyslexic person for dyslexic people with a dyslexic hero.Spellwright is an amazing book about overcoming the hero's disability and struggling to accept and fight against a world that thinks he is destined for only one thing.Yet Nicodemus Weal stands above the rest and fights convention just like the author of Spellwright

    15. Upon finding Spellbound in the university second-hand bookstore, I knew I needed in on the Spellwright series. Unfortunately, book one was not to be found meaning I could not pick up the series there and then. Never fear, however, I was pulled in enough by the notion of the series that it didn’t take long for books one and two to be sitting at my bedside.A magical world based upon words. A dyslexic protagonist. What’s not to love? Of course, I was going to be pulled in.As soon as I could, I [...]

    16. This is an excerpt, for the full review please visit my blog, A Dribble of Ink:It’s obvious from the very early pages of Spellwright that Blake Charlton is a child of late-eighties and early-ninties Fantasy. It’s full of dastardly villains, righteous youths and hidden destinies. Like contemporaries Brandon Sanderson and Peter V. Brett, Charlton is doing his damnedest to bring back the type of fantasy where the good guys are good, and the bad guys are bad (barring a few genuinely surprising t [...]

    17. I was very disappointed with this book. The premise had great potential - I always look forward to books that branch out to new ways of handling magic. However, it seemed to me like the author did not fully consider how his magic system would work. It alternated between being just another version of old role-playing style spell casting and being almost an analog to coding (ala Wizard's Bane). The plot line was interesting, and the world intriguing, but the characters were never fully fleshed out [...]

    18. 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? This book is like that. I got this on a loan from a friend AKA my library lol. Not only is this an astoundingly good first novel, it's the first one in a long time that makes me feel better about the human race in general. The imagery of this book is absolutely beautiful. Imagine taking words OFF the page as glowing glyphs and using [...]

    19. People talking talking talking about their magic involving words words words that are cast by talking talking talking which requires more talking talking talking and explaining As You Know Bob-style every exhaustive aspect of wordified magic ever to the people who don't know, a surprisingly high number of people among this supposedly wizardly bunch. This requires more talking talking talking. By the time the Big Bad gets around to gloating about the evil plan by explaining it in detail, I was al [...]

    20. staffersmusings/2Sometimes a book's title says it all. Spellwright. Spell means to write in order the letters constituting a word. It also means a verbal formula considered as having magical force. Spell in these two cases is considered a homonym because they share the same spelling and the same pronunciation but have different meanings. Wright or write or right or rite all mean something different but sound the same. They're called homophones. A wright is a person that constructs or repairs som [...]

    21. Probably I should not be so frank, but the first thing that caught my attention in the description of “Spellwright” (besides the cover art – majestic!) prior to actually reading it was, quite unexpectedly, the author’s biography. It is a rare feat to successfully combine writing fantasy fiction with the demanding life of a medical student (seriously, how does Blake Charlton manage?), and even more so to overcome dyslexia. In fact, it should not be surprising that the main character himse [...]

    22. Original review posted at Layers of Thought.An epic young adult fantasy with a modern and creative twist. A humorous and mildly scary hero’s journey, this book is perfect for smart youngsters from tween-age into ancient adulthood.About: In a fantastical world where spells are created from magical languages, the main character Nicodermis is a trainee in the skills needed to create these spells. He believes himself to be an insignificant part of a bigger picture. There is a big problem with his [...]

    23. I wish had half stars, I would give the book 3 ½ stars. I wanted to love it but I couldn’t quite get there. I understand that it’s the author’s first novel, as well as being the first in a trilogy. The book got better as it went along so maybe the following books will be better. I did like this one well enough to know that I’m going to find the next one and read it.Nicodemus Weal is a student at the magical academy of Starhaven, where students are taught how to use magical languages to [...]

    24. I couldn't believe that this was the author's first novel when I read the afterword. His biography is a phenomenal success story. Having overcome dyslexia and to graduate summa cum laude from Yale is fabulous. Now he is a third-year medical student teaching creative writing to medical students? Nico, is that you? I didn't even know there was a class like this in med school. It seems like Blake Charlton is living his fantasy.The magic in this book was one of the most creative that I have ever rea [...]

    25. My Thoughts:What was great about this book was that Nicodemus was "dyslectic". When he tried to write his magic he misspelled and the spells often become something else. This is called cacography and those who are afflicted are thought as broken and also dangerous since their magic can be out of control. The author used own experiences as he is dyslectic and created a wonderful tale about a wizard who can't write spells. It certainly brings that something extra to this book, the hero has flaws, [...]

    26. This story has all the workings of most fantasy series, in that there is a young boy who is embroiled within a prophecy and must go on a journey in order to save the world. What makes this a completely stand-out story, is the completely original concepts that the Author has used with regards to the types of magic used, not only in the way the characters manipulate their magic but also the constructs within the language that is used. Language is the focul point within this story and yet the main [...]

    27. I completely enjoyed this book! usually, when the author is setting up the new universe and getting things rolling, the momentum takes a while to pick up To say this was untrue for this work would be a euphemism. I got completely bowled over by the premise and the nouns are completely fantastic - as is the language and vocabulary. Maybe I found the sudden dynamism of Nicodemus' character toward the end a bit abrupt - but that would be asking for perfection :) I totally loved this book and am wai [...]

    28. Blake Charlton has created an original world of fantasy where the ability to spell determines how well you're treated. In the Starhaven Academy, those who cannot spell correctly are labeled, taught a different curriculum, and rarely ascend the scholarly ladder of success. Many forces are at work to destroy our hero, a mispeller, and many are willing to help him if it also fits their agenda. We come to the end of the book, dazzled by the textual battles and buzzing with the discoveries made. I'm [...]

    29. It took me a while to get used to this kind if magic. Forming spells with their muscles, it was different. And eventhough I studied English, I felt like I knew nothing at times. I probably should've looked up some of the unknown terms, but I guess I was too lazy. And the finally I got sucked into the story and I just didn't care. I only cared about what happened next! So yeah, I really enjoyed this book and I'm saving for the next two!

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