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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Unseen Blade" by Ambrose Z. Adams.]
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It has been the understanding that Lucian would be off to a good start in the Valiant Minds School of Magic, being the son of a legendary magician, Victor Draco, or is it? But Draco never taught him magic at home. Whereas mages who relied on their magical powers became too lazy to build up themselves physically, not Lucian because he didn’t have any magical powers; so he developed himself athletically and learned hand-to-hand combat, that compensated for what he lacked. He had been a regular guy — studying in the traditional schools — until the time the Heptarchy Council allowed him to be taken in by the various mages in Valiant for tutelage, shattering the age-old record of being the youngest to be admitted at fifteen years of age.

His story may be a bit parallel to that of Harry Potter, but with various twists — lots of twists. And to make matters more interesting, Lucian discovered himself to be a host of the Black Dragon, the same as Victor Draco was the host of the Red Dragon, as Lucian’s guide and mentor, Professor McClear, divulged to him. Lucian attracted foes and allies in his struggle to make a name for himself in the community of magic. And how he rose to the top ranks of the magical hierarchy — with the aid of the dragon and the unseen blade — is a fantastical story to unravel in this novel: The Unseen Blade by Ambrose Z. Adams.

First thing off, here is a friendly reminder to those planning on reading this novel: always keep a discerning mind, as though a detective. Adams has dropped so many clues along the way; but he has not burdened the narrative with nonessentials, for even the seemingly innocuous details proved to be tied up to some grander revelation later on in the story. In the realm of magic, matters are not what they seem. So, never be confident that you have nailed the plot even just from the opening chapters. Chances are you will have to second-guess what you have been thinking of before.

The plot of The Unseen Blade initially coursed through two storylines: one with the mages and the other with the werewolves, both building up to a crescendo at the point of merging and thenceforth became explosive actions till the ending. Adams really knows how to bind you with a spell, if not claw you in. And there are alternatives to ways of doing things. For instance, the psychics would send messages through telepathy, while those who can’t use the phone; the mages travel great distances through a mystical gate, while the werewolf uses the airport.

The novel is told in an easy-to-read fashion, professionally edited; and written in a language that young adults and even those ways younger may not find objectionable. The characters were fleshed out credibly; the settings were described vividly. The main character is lovable in his innocence and non-assuming attitude. He could prove endearing to readers who go rooting for the underdog. And the way that women were being esteemed in the story, I could say that it would be easily ingratiating with feminist groups. No sexual discrimination seemed apparent; in the magical community, both sexes were just as equally endowed with powers. There is nothing in the contents to dislike, nor in the pacing to get bored with, so do I recommend that fans of sci-fi and fantasy embark and sail away without any worry of hitting the doldrums. That would be 4 out of 4 stars for The Unseen Blade.

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Sounds really interesting. Thanks.

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Being a fan of Harry Potter, this sounds like a great read! Thanks for the review.
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Valkyrie9 wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 02:14
Being a fan of Harry Potter, this sounds like a great read! Thanks for the review.
Yes, it is. And lots more are in store. There is romance, and drama to boot. You will surely be delighted. Thanks for passing by.
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adeutd7 wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 01:03
Sounds really interesting. Thanks.
I assure you, there will be delightful moments ahead when you read. Thanks for passing by.
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A fantasy novel full of twists with well-developed characters seems a must-read for fantasy fans and intriguing for readers who are not fantasy fans. Thank you for your great review!
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Sounds to be a captivating read.
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Well, the plot and the names of the characters do sound very similar to Harry Potter. But there are noticeable differences. I might check this book out.

Thank you for a thorough review.
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NetMassimo wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 08:27
A fantasy novel full of twists with well-developed characters seems a must-read for fantasy fans and intriguing for readers who are not fantasy fans. Thank you for your great review!
A great storyline, and delightful story: you will surely yearn for more. Thank you for passing by.
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Josephe-Anne wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 18:38
Well, the plot and the names of the characters do sound very similar to Harry Potter. But there are noticeable differences. I might check this book out.

Thank you for a thorough review.
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Don't be too sure of your judgment -- there are lots of twists. But you could be assured that it's a worthy read. Thanks for passing by.
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Sounds like it's not just a Harry Potter knock-off. Maybe HP crossed with The Magicians? Either way sounds like it could be a fun read. Thanks for your review.
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This sounds like a truly captivating book. I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the review.

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I'm absolutely excited to read this piece of art

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drwcroaker wrote:
30 Jul 2020, 17:08
Sounds like it's not just a Harry Potter knock-off. Maybe HP crossed with The Magicians? Either way sounds like it could be a fun read. Thanks for your review.
Yes, either way, this promises to be fun. After all, the novel touches on the current times, using modern technology. I was even surprised nobody brought along guns.
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Misty20058 wrote:
31 Jul 2020, 02:54
This sounds like a truly captivating book. I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the review.
The theme is all-encompassing. You have the mages, the werewolves, the dragons, and the vampires. Time travel may be in the mode of the olden times, but it is still time travel, nevertheless. To us, that is already futuristic, although the elements of magic drag us to the ancient ages. Thanks for passing by.
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