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Like a beacon of light in a dark world, the soul of a young magician walks the border between this world and the next. The spirit rider must unify her kingdom of magic, or all shall perish. The lands of dragons, trolls, goblins, unicorns, fairies, warriors, and magicians collide as the spirit rider seeks unity. Her journey unveils the great strength that each individual onLike a beacon of light in a dark world, the soul of a young magician walks the border between this world and the next. The spirit rider must unify her kingdom of magic, or all shall perish. The lands of dragons, trolls, goblins, unicorns, fairies, warriors, and magicians collide as the spirit rider seeks unity. Her journey unveils the great strength that each individual on Earth inherently has within them. For great strength lives within us all......

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ISBN : 9781452592893
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Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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Spirit Rider Reviews

  • Sarah
    2018-10-23 02:37

    4 Solid Stars for Spirit Rider My Brief Synopsis Nabrie's life has always been a simple one. For the 15 years she has tread the earth she has been little more than a servant to an uncomplicated farming family. But all of that changes when a great magician Daithi appears on the doorstep. Nabrie is swept up and into a greater adventure she could ever dream of.*spoiler alert starts now! I really can't help myself. I give things away.The Characters Nabrie - Our main character. Young, naïve and pure, Nabrie is the beacon of hope in the world. As the darkness stirs she is tasked with stopping it by uniting all creatures of the Kingdom against their common enemy.Jerick- Heir to the throne, also young, and little bullheaded(stubborn). Very handy to have around as he can set up and take down a campsite like no one's business as well as cook, clean, and fight when necessary. A faithful follower, and eventually, friend to Nabrie.Dart- Nabrie's teacher, mentor, guide, companion, friend...and bird of prey with obvious human level brilliance. I quite like Dart. He's sarcastic, sometimes devious, yet kind and caring. This is no ordinary bird!Daithi- the Sixty-Third wizard of Ralshur, the magician on the doorstep who takes Nabrie away. Contrary to my original expectations, Daithi does not act as teacher to Nabrie, but hurries off to stem the tide of madness. You won't see too much of him, but he's there when it counts.Myra- Warrior in training to the Sisters. Myra is Nabrie's stoic cousin. Not one for humor or terms of endearment she is a steadfast friend, and teacher to Nabrie (she requires a lot of teachers). Thunderhead and Stoney - Battlemates (Sister term), or in more common terms, faithful mounts to Nabrie and Jerick.Iquedor- The Fifth Wizard of Ralshur, and a late comer to the game. It'll be interesting to see what role he has to play in the next book of the series.Agrona- The root of all things evil and unnatural? The invisible threat on the land that plans to drain the world of all magic so she can live forever. Interesting idea... The Good and The Okay (because there was no bad) This book is pretty darn good for a first time author who is bravely dipping into the world of writing for the public. I like that this book can pretty much be read and enjoyed by anyone, no matter what their age. The reading audience is just that wide.Personally, I quite enjoyed the characters (Dart is my current favorite). They are believable enough to let you believe that one 15 year old and one 17 year old could be out there travelingthe magical realm of Ralshur with nothing but a strange, yet wise, bird as their moral guide. My only grief with them is the odd turnarounds they have toward the beginning of the book, actually apologizing to each other and explaining how their actions were wrong. Maybe it's just the kiddos that I work with, but I rarely hear teenagers give full explanation ridden apologizes to anyone. So I found those moments a little questionable, but I do know kids like that do exist somewhere so those moments were the 'okay' moments. To Sum It Up Would I recommend this? Yes, I know I undoubtedly will recommend this to all sorts of people as a refreshing read from a bright new author. I will definitely be giving this book to anyone who wants to publish themselves one day. I've already had one student take that step and I think that it's wonderful that people can now share their stories with others more easily. Perhaps it will help inspire them and prove it can be done. *I'm going to add it to the "Books I Wish More People Knew About" list on Listopia.

  • Tere Sy
    2018-10-27 02:47

    Prepare yourself for an adventure like no other. Follow Nabrie’s journey as she discovers her true self while she saves a once-magical place from the hands of the dark arts witch Agrona.Nabrie is a seemingly normal girl all her life until the day of her fifteenth birthday. Truth about her whole life and family’s legend unravels within one night with the help of Daithi, the only remaining wizard from the Kingdom of Ralshur and her guardian. She learns about her responsibilities of protecting the magical kingdom from the evil witch Agrona who wants to become queen of the land. She encounters magical creatures including Dart, a smart-mouthed falcon who serves as her guide in her mission. Spirit Rider is a must-read for all ages. It has a great concept delivered in a simplistic manner. I appreciate the multiple storylines that are easy to follow. The author was able to create a different world entirely without having to use complex sentence structures and exaggerated descriptions.“You do not serve yourself, nor anyone else, by remaining small.” It is a story of optimism and hope. It teaches you to realize your own potential, embrace your capabilities and share it with everyone. If you have a skill, talent, or potential to shape other people’s lives, you will be inspired by the main character in this novel. Fifteen year old Nabrie is a kickass heroine. She starts as a simple girl until she realizes her potential. She learns to believe in herself and to block out all hindrances to achieve her goal in life. She does not become dependent to her guardian Daithi, despite the fact that he has everything at hand to help her. She does and learns everything from scratch. Nabrie tells us that everyone’s power is limitless as long as you are willing to take some risks, be brave at heart, and stay positive in whatever you do. Her friend Dart, the witty talking falcon also adds some spice on this book. He adds the fun to a normal everyday routine. He does not fail to insert funny and sarcastic comments that can make you laugh out loud. Another interesting character is Jerick, the grandson of the chieftain who serves as Nabrie’s companion. He is like any other leading men who look gorgeous and perfect, but he will definitely win the competition. He is going to steal your hearts with the right mix of arrogance and sweetness. His stubbornness only adds up to his appeal and it creates an air of mystery around him. Follow their romance and I am sure you will be too excited for the next instalment of the series to come out. If you need an action-packed, coming-of-age, and romantic fantasy book without all the gory details and just enjoy it with a fun adventure, you should definitely pick this one up.

  • Ayesha
    2018-10-21 21:18

    desirablereads.blogspot.comReview:Reading Spirit Rider by A Grace Martin was a great experience. It is a book that will be enjoyed by both children and adults. It takes us to a world where we all wish to escape to, a world of magic and powerful beings. A Grace Martin has managed to create a storyline full of interesting characters that are connected to one another, forming an intricate web. Her writing is simple and she has great storytelling skills, which will leave the reader completely invested into the tale. Her protagonists (Nabrie, Jerick and Dart) are on a journey that will take the reader all over the land of Ralshur. Nabrie who was initially a bit timid, but gains the confidence, courage and wisdom needed to wage a war against a powerful black witch. Nabrie had powerful parents who were murdered when she was very young and she lived with a poor family in the Kingdom of Mar. At the end of the book she has grown far away from the girl she was in the beginning. I really enjoyed how her character evolved, though at times I did wonder about how some things came so easily to her. All such questions are answered as the reader progresses realizing the full extent of her power. I really look forward to finding out more about how Nabrie and Jerick will resolve the issues between them.Jerick is obviously meant to be her soul mate. They know that even though they travel together, their destinations are different. Jerick is meant to be the ruler of Ralshur someday but he has spent his whole life in the city of Clearwater, which has made him ignorant of the outside world. His grandfather seizes the opportunity to send him across country and to become a major player in the politics of the Kingdom when Nabrie comes in to their city. I liked Jerick but sometimes I wished to read more about him. I felt Jerick was not good for much at times. A hero needs to become at least an equal to the heroin to get her. May be in the next book we will get to see more development of his character.Dart is amazing. I loved his attitude and he was just the right kind of teacher Nabrie needed. He was a bit helpless at times, but the depth of his knowledge of all things magic made him a good companion. I absolutely loved the trolls, dragons, the Rock Hollow goblins and all things magic that the author added into the book. I cannot wait to find out Master Peter’s secret agenda and whose side Myra will choose in the end. And what role will Iquedor play in the inevitable battle against Agrona?

  • MichaelSmith
    2018-10-20 19:19

    A. Grace Martin pens a true coming of age novel here. Her work is a captivating adventure with an important message of love and learning sure to leave any aged reader in wonder and wanting more. The main character, Nabrie, is a young fifteen year old girl whose world changes overnight. On the eve of her fifteenth birthday, a powerful wizard named Daithi arrives on the farm where she has lived as a servant girl all of her life. Announcing that he will take her with him the next day as her masters always knew would happen, Daithi leaves her to pass the night in wonder. Walking away from all she has ever known, the next day begins an amazing journey along which Nabrie will truly discover herself and find a new and magical world. Within a short amount of time, the wizard Daithi must leave her on her own, and she will learn how to build relationships, both with humans and other magical creatures on her own. Quickly she comes into contact with a young prince-to-be named Jerick, and together they will begin to discover what young love is. Through this journey, Nabrie will become enlightened to who she can trust and who she cannot, as we all must learn at some point. Even though Nabrie has no close family, she meets some of her mothers family and also finds out who her true family is, and how to appreciate all of the beings that surround her. Absolutely central to this story and to human existence itself, Nabrie learns the power of her past, the power that exists in the world around us, but most importantly, the power to overcome that comes from within. This is a deep, heartwarming read that will inspire you and rivet you to the very end!

  • Bondjennings
    2018-10-26 01:28

    I really enjoyed this book. It was really well writen and descriptive so that it really painted a picture. The main character was very relatable and I liked that this was a book with a very strong female main character. There was a love interest in the book, but it took second to the plot and main characters mission. The plot of this book is slightly complex but incredibly easy to follow and this first book leaves off in a way that makes you excited to find out what will happen in the second book.

  • A. Martin
    2018-11-14 23:45

    A great fantasy adventure story for children and young adults! Love the character, "Dart" (the talking falcon) for his wit and comic relief. There are so many underlying life lessons, which provide a great message of everyday motivation for children. Interesting parallel to an inner spiritual journey of self-discovery as the main character Nabrie seeks allies against a dark force. The following excerpt is a good indicator of the main conflict in the story: “It has been said that she invited in dark spirits who consumed her body; but I do not know what is tale and what is truth—her black-magic blocks my sight. Yet you are connected to Agrona. You, Nabrie, are the last hope for life in our kingdom—and so your destiny must inevitably clash with my unfortunate sister’s. I have been seeking answers to this puzzle for many years, but the omens are cloudy. It appears that neither of you are destined to fail; but two cannot win this war.”There is even some teenage romance between the characters Nabrie and Jerick, the former being a young magician and the latter being the heir to the throne of the kingdom of Ralshur. Don't worry parents, there is no explicit content in this book. A fun read for any age!

  • A. Martin
    2018-11-16 01:42

    A great fantasy adventure story for children and young adults! Love the character, "Dart" (the talking falcon) for his wit and comic relief. There are so many underlying life lessons, which provide a great message of everyday motivation for children. Interesting parallel to an inner spiritual journey of self-discovery as the main character Nabrie seeks allies against a dark force. The following excerpt is a good indicator of the main conflict in the story: “It has been said that she invited in dark spirits who consumed her body; but I do not know what is tale and what is truth—her black-magic blocks my sight. Yet you are connected to Agrona. You, Nabrie, are the last hope for life in our kingdom—and so your destiny must inevitably clash with my unfortunate sister’s. I have been seeking answers to this puzzle for many years, but the omens are cloudy. It appears that neither of you are destined to fail; but two cannot win this war.”There is even some teenage romance between the characters Nabrie and Jerick, the former being a young magician and the latter being the heir to the throne of the kingdom of Ralshur. Don't worry parents, there is no explicit content in this book. A fun read for any age!

  • Courtenay
    2018-11-10 23:44

    This story follows the path of Nabrie as she starts her quest to rid the Kingdom of Ralshur of the evil of Agrona. Nabrie, an orphan of Ralshur was raised as a servant to a farm family of the neighbouring Kingdom of Mar not knowing she had any special powers until Daithi (the sixty-third wizard of Ralshur)comes to retrieve her on her 15th birthday. She manages some amazingly impossible magical feats without any training until it later comes to light her abilities as a spirit rider with spirits guiding her. My favourite character in the series has to be Dart the falcon who it turns out is the reincarnation of Merlin, the first wizard of Ralshur. He is a steadfast companion, instructor and guide for Nabrie but in a sarcastically witty way. Overall the book was enjoyable and safe for all ages to read with no cursing or sexual content. I look forward to reading the next book in The Series of Kanesha's Heart as Nabrie heads to the Unicorn Valley with the unicorn spirit Leaf guiding her towards her daughter, Whitedrop.**I received a free copy of the book through Goodreads giveaway**

  • Robert
    2018-11-09 00:34

    I received this as a giveaway. I'm not usually interested in fantasy novels, but thought I'd try this one. I'm glad I did! The characters are likeable and believable, and the plot moves along quickly. The story is not predictable, and really compelling. This is the first in a series, and I'm looking forward to the next installment. I highly recommend this book.

  • Terisa
    2018-10-30 00:42

    This story is very captivating and takes you on an amazing adventure. The language is a bit too modern for the setting and The story is rushed in parts but for a first novel it is a great read. Looking forward to more by this very talented young author.

  • Rebecca Turner
    2018-11-19 00:28

    Good start. An interesting world if a bit slow at times. I'm a sucker for interesting ideas and world building and this book is up there. I will return to it soon, I hope