Friday, February 10, 2017

The Magician's Workshop - Volume Two

One will find thousands of books in fantasy genre which are based on magical world, but very few stand out of the crowd and leave an impression on readers mind. The Magician's Workshop is well thought & properly drafted story line. I strongly believe this story has potential to capture a huge fan following.

Book Blurb
Return to the world of The Magician’s Workshop: Where Dreams Become Reality.
In Volume Two, the Festival of Stars has finally arrived, and the Color Ceremony is about to commence. As children from all over the islands gather to stand before a puller, one question remains: who will have a Color, and who will be found void?
Rejoin your favorite characters as they step forward and receive a label that will have the power to dramatically alter the course of their lives forever.
Second part of "The Magician's Workshop" started where first was finished, i.e. just before colour ceremony started. All coming to age kids participated in the colour ceremony. Few found colours in them, few found void, and few got multiple colours as well. Colour has changed each character's life. Weston, Luge & Kalaya found void. Luge was mentally ready for the void, but for Weston and Kalaya shock was huge. Weston took daily jobs soon after ceremony to help his family financially. Kalaya's dad help her to regain confidence and she decided to join a team to train irrespective of void. Talia & Kaso found single colour. Talia joined her island's own team for training. Kaso join Aaro's team for training. Kai & Layauna found multiple colours. Layauna had no difficulties for trainer due to her grandfather's reputation. But for Kai it was a difficult task. Due his fiasco of his father people were reluctant to train him, and in such time two conflicting colours made his life more difficult. At the end his grandfather came forward to train him. Second part ended with each member's resolution to get trained with a trainer and show their prowess. And then there is also a suspense created by author in last chapter as a prophecy.

I think I recapped complete story in above paragraph. But it's not just story for which you read this kind of book. It is about going through the experience of fantasy world, which authors have done wonderfully. As I have already mentioned in first part review, many aspects of these fantasy world was visualised and presented very well. Tempo of the story was like a sine wave for me. Story started with high high temp with starting of colour ceremony, then temp went low (I would say touched bottom) for almost 30% of the part, but authors were able to finish it at high peak once again. Prophecy revelation made me connect to publishers same day to enquire for next part's availability.

In and all, a wonderful read. Talking about ratings.
  1. Cover - 2.5 / 5 (I can hardly differentiate 2nd volume from 1st)
  2. Language - 4 / 5 (For book audience of kids, YA)
  3. Story Line - 3 / 5 
  4. Characters - 4 / 5
  5. Concept - 4.5 / 5 
  6. Overall - 4 / 5
Book can be found at - Amazon
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