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Born To Magic (Tales Of Nevaeh Book 1) by [Wind, David]
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What would you do if you were 18 and told the future of the world is in your hands?

  • Young Areenna of Freemorn is just beginning to discover her powers when she is called to a place from which few ever return.
  • Mikaal of Tolemac, the son of the High King holds a secret so dangerous it could shatter the fabric of the world should it become known.

3,000 years after America is destroyed by nuclear war, the inhabitants have evolved, embracing magic and metaphysical warfare. As enemies from across the seas begin to close in, ancient legends come alive, leaving noone safe. The only two who can stop the onset of the darkest evil is the sorceress,Areenna, and Mikaal, the son of the High King of Neveah. With the safety of the world in their hands, and their powers young and erratic, will Mikaal and Areenna find the courage and strength to overcome the impossible, or...

An International Best Seller, Born to Magic is the first book in the Tales of Nevaeh series. Amix between Shannara Chronicles by Terry Brooks and The Hundred Series by Kass Morgan, Born to Magic combines futuristic dystopian societies ruled by magic and metaphysical elements with science fiction. The inhabitants aren't aware that looming just outside the atmosphere, orbits the key to their past. Teens,young adults, and adults alike will love this fantasy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2560 KB
  • Print Length: 345 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: DMW (15 February 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,569 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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This is the first book I have read from David Wind.
Born to Magic: Tales of Nevaeh Vol. 1 is a story of a futuristic world of fantasy. A world that used to be our own until war erupted and ravaged the land. Now this world is facing another threat. One which could wipe out all life in Nevaeh and send it back to an age of darkness. Nevaeh is now a land where the inhabitants dwell in a world of ritual and magic, where ten dominions struggle for supremacy and a dark, formidable power has emerged.

Areenna, the only daughter of the King of Freemorn, was pushed by her mother to develop her gift sooner than most girls normally would. After her mother's death, Areenna is secretly trained by Enaid the High King's wife, because the Queen has foreseen the future. A future of darkness for all who live in Nevaeh.
While Areenna, her father the King of Freemorn, and the other Dominions which make up Nevaeh hold counsel, discoveries are made and foretellings come to light. Areenna must visit the Island. A journey she must make much earlier than most, but a journey which all women of magic must endure. She cannot go alone and succeed, but the future of all depends on her success.
Accompanied by Mikkal, the High King's son Areenna sets off on her journey.

I loved Areenna. Her character is one, which while well developed still learns and grows throughout the story.
A tantalizing tale which held me captured until the very end. I thoroughly enjoyed David's story and look forward to the Tales of Nevaeh Vol 2.
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I stepped back into my fantasy genre reading mode to read Born to Magic: Tales of Nevaeh Volume 1 and am I glad I did! Great tale and one I thoroughly enjoyed.

Synopsis (from the author): Long ago, the violence and radiation of terrorist wars killed America. Descendants of the survivors now dwell in a world of ritual and magic, where ten dominions struggle for supremacy and a dark, formidable power has emerged.

Areenna, the only daughter of the King of Freemorn, is barely eighteen, yet her psychic ability is strong. She is called to The Island and learns that the fate of her world is in her hands. She must undertake a perilous journey to save Nevaeh from malicious destruction. But she will not travel alone.

Mikaal, the son of the High King of Nevaeh, has just as much at stake as Areenna. The quest takes them through haunted wastelands filled with mutants while a vile and evil force will do everything in its power to stop them—for it wants Nevaeh as its own.

What I liked: I thought the premise of the book was great. The idea of a space traveler returning to earth to find a society without technology, and where the women wield magic was so cool to me. Add to it the intrigue of the evil influences in the world trying to conquer the world, the hint of romance that flows throughout the book, and the action sequences, and you have a great read. I also liked the way words had evolved in the story. For instance, instead of rabbits, there were rabts. Interesting way to make familiar things new!

What I didn’t like: I thought I little more background on the evil force would have been nice, but it certainly didn’t detract from the story. Other than that, no complaints from me!

Overall impression: Born to Magic held my attention from the beginning. A nice blend of action, fantasy, intrigue, and a hint of romance made this a great read. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to read fantasy!

My rating: 5 Stars
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Born To Magic, Tales of Nevaeh (1) by David Wind

The story takes place in Nevaeh, America is gone by war many, many years before. The women there have super strength and psychic abilities. One woman Areena, the daughter of King Freemorn is the future Queen.

She learns that the fate of the world is in danger and it is up to her to save it. Along with Mikaal, the son of Nevaeh's King they set off to fight to save humanity. They face many dangers along the way and secrets are revealed. Will Areena be saved from the darkness? Will their quest be a success?

A very original story, very detailed and well written. Each character has their own qualities, some are likable while others are not. There is suspense, adventure and magic. All the qualities of a great fantasy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a story about good and evil – evil so extreme that it is ... 17 February 2015
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“Born to Magic”, the first book of the “Trilogy, “Tales of Navaeh” is a Science Fiction novel for our time that reflects what is happening in our world today. The book begins millenniums from now. Most of the Earth as we know it has been destroyed. David Wind brings us into another time. Magic is a very developed science in this new world. The Earth as we know it, due to the catastrophe that occurred millenniums before, and by radiation, many humans and animals have become mutants.

This is a story about good and evil – evil so extreme that it is beyond our own imaginations, but David has a way of painting that dark side so that even we can fathom what that is. The dark side is determined to overtake Navaeh, the last holdout of the good in our world.

The author brings the characters to life – Princess Areenna and Prince Mikaal, the chosen that must take it upon themselves to face the demons, the absolute terror, to save Navaeh. The brave people of this land led by the High King and Queen, will do anything in their power, and “power” in this future place is a combination of highly developed magic born of the women of Navaeh and the absolute bravery and highly skilled men (and women) of this beautiful land. Many pull together what is needed to keep the evil dark side from taking over. Failure would mean the entire world would be filled with only true horror. There is no losing this war.

There are surprises around every corner, page by page, in this fast paced plot. I didn’t know what to expect next and simply could not put the book down. David Wind can paint a picture with words as I’ve never read them before and I was held captive throughout the entire book.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No Tension 7 June 2015
By E. L. Sapp - Published on
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The story is very enjoyable. I like the way the author built the world, and how humanity progresses (or not) after a nuclear attack. The characters were not very well developed, though there was a little bit. (I would have liked more on how Solomon Roth adapted to the new world.)

My major complaint is how every problem seems to be solvable with a powerful blast of magic. No matter what enemy attacks, a strong blast destroys it. (There are a few exceptions - like the use of invisibility once - but this is true for the most part.) For this reason, I never really felt like the main characters were ever in real danger. Sure, the author may say they are, and the characters think they are, but in the end, they just blast it and it's done.

The book is worth reading because, as I said, the story is good. But without emotional depth, this is more of a rental/borrow than a must-buy.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Depth adds to appeal 9 April 2015
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Terrific – I’ve found an Author who is intelligent, confident in his prose, and tells a great story!
I like the concept of Nevaeh, and women will find this is more gender affirmative than so many novels written by men. I expect it will be enjoyed by many who don’t usually choose to read books in the science-fiction/fantasy genre. Not only is it an entertaining story, but there’s a depth in the underlying philosophy that adds to the appeal.
This is the first David Wind novel I’ve read – the first of many, I hope. I’ll certainly be reading the follow-ups to this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 18 April 2017
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A much different take of a post apocalyptic future. I enjoyed the story itself. Strong characters, especially female characters who don't always need rescued, are a big hit in my mind. It is odd to find a male author who writes a strong female so well.
If you are looking for a post apocalypse, with medieval undertones and magic, well this is it.
The one thing that drove me absolutely batty was the authors penchant to turning words backwards. The main area is called Neveah (heaven), capital city is Tolemac (camelot) and many of the names such as Enaid (Diane), Atir (rita), Nosaj (Jason), Laira, (Arial), and so on. Hard to pronounce names are bad enough, but once I caught on to the backwards trend, I was constantly stumbling in my reading and the story flow would be interupted.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read-David Wind creates an amazing new world 16 February 2015
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David Wind's Born to Magic showcases a master storyteller's ability to create a world and breathe life into it with compelling complex characters. He's written an epic fantasy built around an original mythology and shows he knows how to paint a visual spectacle with amazing action sequences and memorable set pieces. Most importantly, Born to Magic is about something greater than a quest, not only exploring the nature of men and women and their reliance on one another, but examining the very foundation of society and the paths of both ruin and hope available to humanity.