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Cursed (Beholder Book 1) by [Bauer, Christina]
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Length: 244 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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“If you like fantasy, Necromancy, adventure or mystery, the Beholder series will satiate your needs but leave you open mouthed and begging for more.” – Lovely Paranormal Books Blog

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…

1. Cursed
2. Concealed
3. Cherished
4. Crowned (Fall 2017)

1. Angelbound
2. Scala
3. Acca
4. Thrax (Fall 2017)
5. Armageddon

1. Maxon
2. Portia

1. Wolves & Roses (October 2017)
2. Shifters & Glyphs (Fall 2018).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7210 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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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97,776 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Loved it! It was a little slow in spots but a great read. I can't wait to read the next one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A magical journey! 11 April 2017
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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.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT START FOR A NEW SERIES.... 11 May 2017
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Excellent start for a new series, with a new author for me. Really got me hooked on a new series and a new author all at once. I luved the storyline, the characters and the writing. Elea and Rowan stole my heart away. Nan, Ada and the other characters did the same. How could you not luv people willing to go to any lengths to protect their people from a tyrant. What waits for Elea if she fails doesn't bear thinking of. Did their bonding ceremony really only bond them one day or will time prove differently? Who knows but I can't wait to find out. The storyline got me involved from the first page. The writing was excellent and no more typos and things missed in editing than most self-published books. I learned long ago to ignore that unless it was gross or made it impossible to follow the story. The characters were believable, engaging and the dialogue fit the time and place it was supposed to. All in all it was an excellent read and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This fantasy turned out to be fast-paced and much better than I expected 4 November 2016
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This fantasy turned out to be fast-paced and much better than I expected. So much so, that I ordered the following 2 sequels.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 3 October 2016
By Teri Moncelle Colglazier - Published on
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Excellent storyline and well thought out characters. It a series book that does not leave you hanging and irritated; instead it leaves you fulfilled and ready for the next book to see what happens next.

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