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BLAKE CHARLTON is currently a medical student at Stanford University. An active, engaging presence online, he lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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In a world in which the casting of spells is dependent on the caster's skill with words, the wizard Nicodemus is a pariah, a cacographer who bears a curse that causes him to misspell even the smallest magical casting and whose touch inflicts cancerous growths, preventing him from even the most casual contact with others. Cast out from his school of magic, he seeks a way to defeat the demon who cursed him and to lift his curse-and cure his old teacher's deadly illness. While the land around him erupts in civil war and old friends have become his enemies, Nicodemus must risk his very soul to convince the woman he loves to trust him to do the right thing. Charlton's sequel to Spellwright conjures up a world in which words contain real power. Yet his strength lies even more with his characters-in particular, the lexicographically challenged protagonist, who resonates with conviction and integrity. VERDICT A well-written and cleverly presented fantasy with strong characters and surprising plot twists, this saga should appeal to those who enjoyed its predecessor as well as fans of Terry Brooks and L.E. Modesitt Jr. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Debut novelist Charlton creates a complex world in which magical abilities depend on the ability to handle words. Apprentice wizard Nicodemus Weal was once thought to be the prophesied Halcyon, but his inability to control spells sends him to the bottom of the pecking order. When murders and strange activities coincide with the Convocation at Starhaven, visiting wizards and druids begin to wonder whether Nicodemus might in fact be the anti-Halcyon. While the magic system is intriguing and carefully described, the setting is never fully realized, and Nicodemus's interactions with other teachers and students seem to take place in a world bereft of supporting characters. Charlton's baroque prose perfectly mirrors the central role of language and the byzantine politics surrounding the Convocation and the potential prophecy, and the innovative spell craft will please fantasy readers weary of more traditional magics. (Feb.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

"I'm fascinated to see what happens next, and will be following every word with the absorption of an apprentice spellwright. You will be, too." --Tad Williams, bestselling author of "Shadowmarch
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"Think words can't hurt you? Sometimes, they can kill. The spells of textual magic of this enthralling take will demonstrate how." --Terry Brooks, "New York Times "bestselling author

"An enjoyable, well-written novel, with a satisfying conclusion." "--SFX Magazine", 4.5 stars

"A refreshingly new look at magic and the power of words. Nicodemus is a strong protagonist, but the supporting cast is equally as memorable. This series opener [will] resonate in the reader's mind. Highly recommended." "--Library Journal", starred review

"Spellwright""brims with a love for the genre and a thrill for written language." "--Chicago Sun-Times"


I'm fascinated to see what happens next, and will be following every word with the absorption of an apprentice spellwright. You will be, too. "Tad Williams, bestselling author of Shadowmarch" Think words can't hurt you? Sometimes, they can kill. The spells of textual magic of this enthralling take will demonstrate how. "Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author" An enjoyable, well-written novel, with a satisfying conclusion. "SFX Magazine, 4.5 stars" A refreshingly new look at magic and the power of words. Nicodemus is a strong protagonist, but the supporting cast is equally as memorable. This series opener [will] resonate in the reader's mind. Highly recommended. "Library Journal, starred review" Spellwright brims with a love for the genre and a thrill for written language. "Chicago Sun-Times""


I'm fascinated to see what happens next, and will be following every word with the absorption of an apprentice spellwright. You will be, too. Tad Williams, bestselling author of Shadowmarch Think words can't hurt you? Sometimes, they can kill. The spells of textual magic of this enthralling take will demonstrate how. Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author An enjoyable, well-written novel, with a satisfying conclusion. SFX Magazine, 4.5 stars A refreshingly new look at magic and the power of words. Nicodemus is a strong protagonist, but the supporting cast is equally as memorable. This series opener [will] resonate in the reader's mind. Highly recommended. Library Journal, starred review Spellwright brims with a love for the genre and a thrill for written language. Chicago Sun-Times"

"I'm fascinated to see what happens next, and will be following every word with the absorption of an apprentice spellwright. You will be, too." --Tad Williams, bestselling author of Shadowmarch"Think words can't hurt you? Sometimes, they can kill. The spells of textual magic of this enthralling take will demonstrate how." --Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author"An enjoyable, well-written novel, with a satisfying conclusion." --SFX Magazine, 4.5 stars"A refreshingly new look at magic and the power of words. Nicodemus is a strong protagonist, but the supporting cast is equally as memorable. This series opener [will] resonate in the reader's mind. Highly recommended." --Library Journal, starred review"Spellwright brims with a love for the genre and a thrill for written language." --Chicago Sun-Times

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