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Cursed (Beholder Book 1) by [Bauer, Christina]
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Most days, Elea couldn’t care less about being a witch, even if she does have special powers over spirit and bone. Why bother with incantations when you’re a farm girl? Elea only uses her Necromancer magic to speed up chores and scare off suitors.

Everything changes when the evil Necromancer Tsar curses Elea. Now, she only has five years left before she burns as a ghost, tortured for all eternity. They say there’s nothing she can do, but Elea disagrees. Embracing her Necromancer ability, Elea trains as a magical assassin. Her goal? Kill the Tsar before his curse kills her. After years of preparation, Elea’s finally ready to strike.

That’s when everything goes horribly wrong.

A handsome warlock named Rowan steps up to help. Elea wants him as an ally, but she can’t ignore the mixed-up feelings that come with every one of Rowan’s crooked smiles. An assassination mission is no time to fall in love, but Elea’s heart may have other ideas…

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2. Scala
3. Acca
4. Thrax (Fall 2017)
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2. Portia

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4268 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Monster House Books, LLC (29 March 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #236,386 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A magical journey! 11 April 2017
By Lilly - Published on
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I really like this magical fantasy! There's romance, adventure, and lots of magical encounters. This definitely satisfied my cravings for something exciting.

The story first introduces Elea and explains her normal life on her farm. She knows how to use a little bit of magic, but doesn't plan on becoming a powerful Grand Mistress Necromancer. Unfortunately her plans change when a powerful curse is placed on her. A deadly curse that will make her burn eternally.

She has five years to break the curse, and the clock is ticking. On her journey, she meets allies that also want to defeat the man that placed the curse on her. One of them is a powerful young man named Rowan.

Rowan is a caster that also knows magic. He and his group have been waiting for someone like Elea to help them in the fight. He's bold, strong, and knows how to make Elea blush.

I really enjoyed the plot and characters. However, I do wish that this story explained Elea's experience when she was learning how to use her power. The story just skips five years of her life and jumps to the part where she's a powerful necromancer. There were also some areas where the story felt a bit choppy, but I still had a lot of fun reading this, and I can't wait to start the next book.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story and brilliant first book of series 25 November 2016
By Fiona Leung - Published on
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Cursed by Christina Bauer is the first book of the Beholder series and it is a brilliantly written fantasy story. Elea is an orphaned Necromancer who has not undergone any training. She has inherited her family's farm and since then many suitors have been knocking on her door. Instead of heeding to the suitors, she's been using her Necromancer magick to scare them off.

Elea's best friend is Tristan who has met a tragic end by being cursed by the powerful Curse from the Tsar. However this Curse has passed onto Tristan's most-loved person who is Elea. Elea has 5 years from Tristan's death to attempt to rid herself of this curse. The only chance she has of doing so is by joining a Cloister to formally train herself in Necromancer magick.

After training in a remote Cloister which isn't taken by the Tsar, Elea has finally achieved the level of Grand Mistress Necromancer. Her mission is now to find the Tsar, kill him and kill the curse thereby freeing herself.

However along the way, she was met with a lot of challenges. She crossed path with a Creation Caster who eventually became an allie of hers. Together they plan to battle the Tsar.

The story of Cursed is very interesting and the world Christina Bauer has built upon is very advanced too. I thoroughly enjoyed this and am starting the next book straight after this!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)
4.0 out of 5 stars Bauer does it again 15 October 2016
By avidreader - Published on
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I love Christina Bauer, I really do, she's a rare talent. This particular book isn't my absolute favorite only because it features a mage, and that's not my favorite heroine. But as expected, the writing is top notch, the world building is so realistic you'll feel like you're there (although you definitely won't want to BE in this particular world), and it's peopled with fascinating characters. Bravo, Ms. Bauer, bravo.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 28 January 2017
By Californian - Published on
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This is full of surprises and certainties. I love the last half of the book. I'm willing to overlook several editing errors. I'm considering getting the rest of the Beholder series.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good vs. Evil 28 November 2016
By Cateyes - Published on
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Necromancer's cursed by a power hungry Tsar. Serve or die with their soul trapped in burning flames for eternity.
A simple necromancer is guided to destroy the evil before the curse takes her too. She embarks on her journey while meeting allies.

An unique read with interesting characters that battle personal issues while trying to save their kin. Good Read.