Borrowed Magic

The best Books Borrowed Magic the best work After a three year siege Lord Kern the dark mage is dead Magic has left Tredare and life is almost back to normal For everyone except Maren that is Bef

The best Books Borrowed Magic the best work After a three year siege, Lord Kern, the dark mage, is dead Magic has left Tredare, and life is almost back to normal For everyone except Maren, that is.Before the siege, an attack by Lord Kern left Maren near death and with a sliver of magic buried deep inside her Now, for reasons Maren doesn t understand, that magic has been triggered, giving her the ability to see After a three year siege, Lord Kern, the dark mage, is dead Magic has left Tredare, and life is almost back to normal For everyone except Maren, that is.Before the siege, an attack by Lord Kern left Maren near death and with a sliver of magic buried deep inside her Now, for reasons Maren doesn t understand, that magic has been triggered, giving her the ability to see the truth that her world is nothing than a magical fa ade and that the kingdom s hero may not be a hero at all.But this gift of sight comes at a high cost Maren is in constant pain, and fears her own death is imminent Plus, no one believes her suspicions that another Dark Mage has risen, and that Tredare may be in just as much danger as it was when Kern was alive With the country s future in the hands of a man who s vowed revenge on its king, Maren must convince someone else of the truth Unfortunately, the only person powerful enough to help is also the one man she can t trust the man she almost married the man who abandoned her and disappeared for three years Kern s son.As Tredare crumbles around them, Maren must persuade him to help before the king is murdered by the very hero he reveres and before the same magic that gives Maren the gift of sight also takes her life.. The best Kindle Borrowed Magic Not many books keep me on the edge of my seat, but Borrowed Magic’s nerve-wracking plot and unrelenting heroine was the perfect recipe for just that.The story starts after a three-year war against the dark mage Kern. Maren, our heroine, is the King and Queen’s closest friend and is nervously awaiting the return of her childhood friend, Phillip, whom she hasn’t seen since he left Maren confused and broken-hearted. When Phillip returns with fellow war hero and mystery-man Teige, who makes Maren uncomfortable – in more than one way. She discovers that not everything is what it seems and becomes a pawn in a deadly game.“Respect, over time, could transform into love and sincere devotion. It would make people follow a leader without questions, trusting in him not to lead them astray.” – Borrowed Magic, Shari LambertI’ll tell the truth. The story started off kind of weird. You were thrown into a conversation between the Queen and Maren without context and I don’t think anything said was explained later. However, once Phillip and Teige arrived, the plot moved along at a steady, building pace that put my emotions through the ringer.Lamberts prose was on point – it was polished and vivid.“That’s what poetry is,” she said, running her hand over the well-worn cover. “Truth in beautiful words.” – Borrowed Magic, Shari LambertOne of my biggest pet-peeves in literature is a weak heroine. I want the girls I read about to be flawed, but strong of character and Lambert delivered when she wrote Maren. Maren is a different type of heroine – she a lady, grew up in a castle, and lives in a society where woman do not have leadership roles. She’s not a warrior/ bad-ass. HOWEVER, that doesn’t negate her strength. Maren is intelligent – the King’s friend and trusted adviser (although in a non-official capacity). She is sweet, kind, and gracious to all those around her even Lady Kira – the castle mean girl – and even those she find’s unsavory.Maren’s struggles throughout the story are hard and although she succumbs to A LOT, she doesn’t go down without a fight. Sometimes her self-preservation is non-existent and I wanted to scream at her, but even though I felt that there were times she could have saved herself pain, I don’t feel her character would allow even an ounce of selfishness when her loved ones are involved. I simply adored how Maren - who isn’t your typical heroine -was integral to saving the kingdom.Phillip is a brooding Lord with an interesting history that you discover well into the story. He was the one who found the soldiers and trained them in order to finish the war against Kern – although Phillip was the one to put a sword in his heart. Phillip and Maren have a long history – they loved each other since childhood. Yet, when Phillip discovers a secret that he thinks Maren kept from him, they part after a series of hurtful words were spoken.“She’d always wondered about girls who cried over a broken heart. Now she understood. It was something intangible that she couldn’t explain. But it brought with it a physical pain that shot through her chest and robbed her of breath.” – Borrowed Magic, Shari LambertI won’t lie and say that didn’t bother me because it soooooo did and Maren’s continuous declarations of wanting Phillip to trust her were echoes of what I was thinking. Yet, I completely understood both sides and their reactions. They were young and when they meet again after 3 years and a devastating war, they were both changed. Their love story is beautifully woven throughout a gristly tale. Both characters growth is immense and they have plenty of hardship, but love is never an easy road.“She recognized the feel of his arms and the sound of his voice, but is was more than that. She recognized him.” – Borrowed Magic, Shari LambertLambert is a master at building your anticipation and tearing your heart out to where you felt there was no happy ending in sight. Although I adored this book, the ending felt rushed. There were a few emotional points that I felt were skipped over that didn’t rise to the standard Lambert started the book with.If you are a fan of medieval fantasy with mages, a monarchy that you would be happy to live under, a heroine that is selfless and brave, and a deep plot that demands your attention then look no further than Borrowed Magic.

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  1. Shari has always loved to read Bookworm may even be an understatement But when she discovered Georgette Heyer in high school, her love of reading exploded Ms Heyer s books were not only entertaining, witty, and smart, but they saved Shari from the awkward, unromantic teenage years To this day, Shari s favorite books all have romance in them.Although Shari spent a good deal of her time at Brigham Young University on the ballroom dance team, she did manage to get a BA in History and English before going on to get a Juris Doctorate After graduation, she decided her first priority was to be a mom a career she s stuck with and loved In between cleaning, laundry, and homework, Shari writes Just like with reading, she wants to get lost in a world, whether imaginary or historical She lives just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and four children.

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  1. Not many books keep me on the edge of my seat, but Borrowed Magic s nerve wracking plot and unrelenting heroine was the perfect recipe for just that.The story starts after a three year war against the dark mage Kern Maren, our heroine, is the King and Queen s closest friend and is nervously awaiting the return of her childhood friend, Phillip, whom she hasn t seen since he left Maren confused and broken hearted When Phillip returns with fellow war hero and mystery man Teige, who makes Maren unco [...]


  2. Okay So, I m not going to tell you how amazing Borrowed Magic is because I happen to know, love, and adore the author, Shari Lambert I m not going to tell you how awesome this book is because I actually got to beta read it through it s many transitions, changes, and rewrites And I m not going to tell you how fantastic this story is because the truth is, fantastic doesn t even begin to describe this story For me Now let me preface the rest of my review by saying that I am not a multi time book re [...]


  3. 3.5 Cranky Stars This story is a little bit different to your usual historical magical books you ll pick up and read The difference you ll notice is the feeling that you re not reading the first book in the series Several events had obviously happened in the past and we re now stepping into the next episode At first, it threw me off and confused me quite a bit, especially since the rest of the previous events had been teased out little by little from the main characters as I read along In a roun [...]



  4. See this review in its natural environment, Dani Reviews Things.I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The story starts off with two heroes, Philip and Teige, approaching the castle after defeating the dark mage, Kern, and ending an almost three year siege Maren, our heroine and the Queen s closest friend, anxiously waits to face her childhood friend, having not seen him since [...]


  5. Thoroughly surprised by how engrossed I became in this book in the first few pages Many fantasy books take a while to get me hooked, but Borrowed Magic had tension and mystery from the first page to the last I wish that I had started this the day that I got it instead of waiting several months It had that can t put it down quality that I feel is the strongest compliment I can give to any story It starts with the premise that a three year siege is over and everything that the dark mage, Kern, has [...]


  6. I was given an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review.First of all Look at that cover The cover itself is a work of art Full of promises of what lurks within the pages of this book Borrowed Magic.When i received an ARC copy of this book i wasn t sure what to expect but what can i say As soon as i delved into the pages, i found myself pleasantly surprised I was enthralled from the very beginning up until the very end This is one of those rare stories that has been created by a truly talente [...]


  7. This was a captivating read I recommend reading the prequel Siege first to know some helpful back story from the start I think it got particularly interesting about a third of the way into the book, though I don t want to give any spoilers as to why I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys fantasy and clean romance.


  8. In 3 words, I LOVED IT I wasn t expecting much, I usually try to keep an open mind and I was so pleasantly surprised and how so nicely written it was and the plot was smart.I wont add spoilers or the plot cause I believe I am fully capable of giving it all away, but I highly recommend it and no one who would read it would come to regret it.


  9. The cover drew me into this novel, and I m so glad that it did I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book Maren was a character who grew in strength and made me like her through it all I d highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good fantasy.


  10. This is a perfect fairy taleThis is all I ever wanted in a fairy tale Best of all someone of any age could enjoy it.ough its a bit scary for young children I am looking forward to from this authorad the prequel first





  11. I was very surprised at this book I really loved it, I couldn t put it down I recommend it to anyone who loves a good quick read full of romance, and magic



  12. To say that I simply liked it is an understatement Ok, maybe I m a little biased because I love the love stories born from long standing friendships However it is impossible not to highlight the flaws that I found unpleasant Beginning with the deepening of some little things, everything happened too quickly and most of the book is made up of the pain of Maren caused by Lord Kern in disguise and Philip, the man she loves Suffering both physical and mental and love are the sovereign in this novel [...]


  13. I downloaded the prequel novella Siege for free on on the recommendation of an awesome blogger THANK YOU and your awesome blog,Dani at danireviewsthings dot com and became so completely enthralled that as soon as I finished, I came straight back to download Borrowed Magic because I had to know what happened next.I was most definitely not disappointed Borrowed Magic picks up exactly where Siege left off and immediately continues to draw you into Maren s world and how she deals with life and it s [...]


  14. Let me start by saying that this is absolute, sheer genius I love this book It s so amazingly, phenomenally well written, you have no idea You re seriously missing out if you haven t read this For real.The plot is amazing It s well thought out The story flows amazingly and keeps you on edge The words flow freely and make for an amazing story on paper The language is easy to understand and the characters are amazingly intricate The way she s thought the story out is absolutely phenomenal.Maren, t [...]


  15. With dark magic trapped inside her, Maren alone can see through a magic spell placed over the kingdom of Tredare.For me, this story got off to an incredibly slow start The background information holds promise, and the mention of a dark wizard was really what kept me reading until around page 80 when the story suddenly became incredibly interesting Unfortunately, too much information about unimportant characters and numerous scenes of dialogue without action, coupled with so many scenes of MC Mar [...]


  16. I was looking forward to reading this one after seeing the blurb and wasn t disappointed Packed with castles, magic, swords, princes and evil wizards, this is the type of book that makes fantasy fans hearts beat a little faster.The main character, a teenage girl named Maren, is a very good friend to the king and queen, and after going through a period which almost destroyed the kingdom, her support is something they treasure greatly She s ready to give her all to save her friends times, almost t [...]


  17. 4.2 stars This was a sweet enjoyable read.The Writing The writing was good This book was fast paced and easy to read The scenes were great because they described the surroundings but not too much it made me bored The Story The story was complex than I thought it would be and it surprised me in a good way From the beginning I was drawn into this world.Starting with the world, I really liked it It felt like back in time with kings, kingdoms and castles, which I love but at the same time the fanta [...]


  18. This book deserves attention It was so good Mages, Kings, Queens, and dark magic What s not to like In the first couple pages there were so many characters introduced I felt a little confused and wasn t sure if I would remember who was who However, the author had a wonderful way of introducing all the characters to the reader so that you felt like you knew them and that they were some of your closest friends I loved the main character Maren She was a strong chic With everything she had to go th [...]


  19. I recieved a copy from Xpresso Book Tours for review All opinions are 100% my own 3.5 5 starsThe story begins with the triumphant death of Kern, the dark mage, who has wrecked havoc on Tredare with his thirst of power He was killed by his own son Phillip whom our main character Maren had some history with but who also broke her heart Right from the beginning, this book hooked me with its fascinating writing and amazing plot line Shari Lambert made it so easy to adore Maren, Adare, and Daric and [...]


  20. YA Fantasy is my favorite genre to read I was so excited to read this book The cover alone pulls you in before you ever read one word in the book It s beautiful and very intriguing, the same goes for the novella.I first read the FREE novella which is a prequel to Borrowed Magic It was a great beginning and I recommend that you also read it first It sets everything up so nicely that you already have met the main characters and understand them and their motivations by the time Borrowed Magic get s [...]


  21. I received this book via Book Tour to give an honest review Thank you Starting with the cover, i love it, its perfect In the book there s love, family, kingdom, magic, strong and moving characters I loved one of the main charaacter s Maren s role and her decision to fight against the oddities and find what doesn t seem to fit in the story so well everyone is believing to And then she sees that nearly makes her collapse and hold her breathThe book is powerful and loved to read it The book was int [...]


  22. I was given a copy of this book for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this bookNTAINS SOME SPOILERSBefore the siege, an attack by Lord Kern left Maren near death and with a sliver of magic buried deep inside her Now, for reasons Maren doesn t understand, that magic has been triggered, giving her the ability to see the truth that her world is nothing than a magical fa ade and that the kingdom s hero may not be a hero at all.But this gift of sight [...]


  23. I love high fantasy and this seemed to have a neat hook so I snatched it up I looked at the earlier reviews before I got it, and it s a good thing I did There is actually a free prequel novella that comes before it It gives a lot of the history of the characters something you do get in the flashbacks in the novel as the story goes along, but I really appreciated getting beforehand I think it made me enjoy the book so much The story here starts out as being fairly familiar, but the writing here [...]


  24. Borrowed Magic is one of the best medieval books I have ever read In my opinion it is up in the top with Narnia and Lord Of The Rings If you haven t read it I highly suggest that you do It is about Lady Maren who lives in the kingdom of Tredare Everyone in the kingdom is happy since the war against the Dark Mage Kern is over Her father was murdered by Kern during this war and her fiance left her and didn t come back until three years later Now orphaned and left with a wound that is slowly killin [...]


  25. After reading Siege, the prequel novella, I was readily primed for this captivating story Fast paced and full of emotions and action, I found it very hard to put down for even a few moments The writing was excellent and Sheri Lambert weaves a tight spell around you with her story of magical will The characters are very well thought out and you can physically feel the emotions of the main character, Maren, and all the trials and angst that she endures It was very easy to visualize everything in m [...]


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