Born to Magic : Tales of Nevaeh

  • by David Wind
  • Narrated by Helene McCardle
  • Series: Tales of Nevaeh
  • 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

America is dead.
The terrorists won.
Now, 3,000 years later, the descendants of the survivors live in a world of ritual and magic. As enemies from across the seas begin to close in while ancient legends come alive, nobody is safe. The only two who can stop the onset of the darkest evil is the sorceress, Areenna of Freemorn, and Mikaal, the son of the High King of Neveah.
But they are young and their powers are new and erratic. With the safety of the world in their hands, can Mikaal and Areenna find the courage and strength to overcome the impossible?

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This is a post-apocalyptic and a fantasy story

This is a post-apocalyptic and a fantasy story all in one. The year is 5271 and the world as we know it has been destroyed by nuclear war and while the human race has survived it is more like medieval times, with castles, keeps, Kings, Queens and High Kings. Men are stronger and women can do magic. The radiation has caused many changes in plants and animals of the world. I’m having a hard time coming up with anything more descriptive without giving spoilers, while a bit frustrating, learning as the characters do makes the story more compelling (at least to me it does).

I enjoyed this story, even though at times it seemed to drag a bit, it kept my interest. The world building was good and you did not have a big info dump at the beginning, information is doled out as the story progresses. While not the same, the theme of this story reminded me a lot of The Golden Compass/His Dark Materials series….different worlds, ages but the theme of Good versus Evil and an young man and woman journeying together to fight it….an oversimplification of the plot but you get the idea. The scary part to me is how this reflects so much of what is going on in the world today. The dark circle wants to conquer and enslave all if Neveah and the Dark Circle of 5271 are from the same terrorist group that launched the nuclear war…they use dark sorceresses to cause strife, disharmony…if they can get the kingdoms of Neveah to go to war with each other, the negative energy from this will make them more powerful.

Helene McCardle does an excellent job narrating, while some of the male characters were not quite as easy to distinguish, all the female characters were very distinct. I do think that this story is one hat would do well as either a graphic novel or just in general a full cast narration.

As usual, the most frustrating part is that the adventure is not yet over but the audio for the next book is not yet available….while I could pick up the e-book, this story really works well as an audio so I will wait to continue until it is out.

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Fantastic Post-apocalyptic story

TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone who loves fantasy. This book immediately grabs your attention with a unique story line. Good for any age.

PROFANITY AND SEX: None, Thank you. Absolutely going to recommend to my teens and adult children.

STORY LINE: Takes place in the 53rd century in a post-apocalyptic world. Radiation has caused unusual mutations throughout the earth’s population. Although this is the first in several books, the end is fulfilling. Recommend reading the prequel Prelude to Nevaeh: Roth's Story. He truly makes the story line believable. The story line is well developed, and if you were to leave the book for a while, and then return you could pick up right where you left off. He does a really good job at describing the world in which the characters live. Not too much detail or too little. Also, I love the character development.

NARRATOR: Really enjoyed the narrators reading of this book. Added to the overall story.

OVERALL: I was drawn in, really wanting to know what happened to the characters, and listened to the entire book in two days. I am now looking forward to listening to the second two books in the series.
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- Spudboy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-17-2015
  • Publisher: David Wind