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Summary

A dying world. An academy to train seafaring heroes. Four 18-year-olds trying to survive it all.

Silver beasts, lack of provisions, royal intrigue, and cloaked threats plague this realm. Four young people are chosen to attend the Hall of Explorers academy to train their minds, bodies, and magic, to sail and find their people a new world.

Representing the Lakelands, Eleksander, the sensitive boy with a shrouded past. From the North, Sabina, the rational warrior with her snowtiger. On behalf of the Woodlands, Hale, the fearless orphan with something to prove. From the Peaks, Avelynne, the insecure countess with a shameful secret.

Before they brave the unknown seas, they must complete their training. Not to mention getting to know each other and become a tight-knit team. Disturbing and bloody incidents soon make that even harder than it should be. Not knowing who to trust makes it worse.

They will have to face their individual issues and overcome them together if they’re to avoid becoming puppets in a game where they don’t understand the rules. Or worse, die before even finishing their training.

©2020 Emma Sterner-Radley (P)2020 Emma Sterner-Radley

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An unexpected fantasy/inclusive gem!

I recently won a code to the sequel of this saga and decided to buy the first book.
I was intrigued by the theme and setting and I wasn’t at all disappointed by this listening!

This book introduces us to the wonderful, magical, universe of Cavarra in which 4 young people from the 4 corner of the realm are chosen to give the population a future by being trained to looking for new lands where they can all rebuild a future escaping form the menace the realm is facing: the silver beasts.

I loved the story, the intrigues, the depth of the characters and the introspection that bonds you to all the main ones through their struggles to prove themselves worthy of their mission.
I’m not used to follow series of books, but I’ll definitely stick to this one looking forward to their future adventures!

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Taken a first bite and i want more

A lovely YA fantasy tale to start of the series, bootcamp for young magical pirates in a land beseeched by silver beasts. Think a cross between harry potter and hunger games with a dash of medieval flair.
This first book will wet your appetite enough to want to learn more about the worldbuilding, the four lands, the silver beasts, the magic. and the characters which are diverse and flawed and great seperate as well as together.
Expect some intrigue, plenty of teen feelings, and a nice start to a new adventure of growing up.

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  • AndiKay
  • 25-04-21

Fantastic story

Awesome YA fantasy novel.

4 teens from across the kingdom are brought to The Center for training to find new lands free of the dreaded silver beasts. But their mission may not be as noble as they were led to believe, and death and danger haunt their studies.

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  • Eve
  • 16-04-21

Amazing story

Amazing story, clever, magical, well written and narrated. The characters are young, daring, reckless and diverse. I love it and recommend it.

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  • Ms M
  • 31-03-21

What! Where is the next installment!

A great story. Kept me fully engaged. I feel like I fell off a cliff. I need the rest of the story!

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  • Saluta
  • 18-03-21

Excellent start to a series

I really enjoyed this first installment of the series. I thought the characters were very well developed, the storyline was complete and the narration was excellent in capturing the various voices. I would recommend this to young adults looking for an adventure as well as strong male and female lead characters. Actually, I would recommend this to anyone who appreciates a well written story in a capturing storyline.

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  • Avril
  • 11-01-21

Great listen

Great beginning to a series that should be quite compelling and hard to put down. I am looking forward to more as this one has a rather abrupt ending and leaves you wanting more :). There were parts in this story where Emma put in romantic scenes that I didn’t feel fit the story nor were they necessary and I’d anything took away from the storyline. Overall I enjoyed it. Emma is a great author and PJ Morgan did a fantastic job with the narration.

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  • JT
  • 19-12-20

Eager for more...what's next???

Fantasy is a genre I experience strictly through audio books. That being said this was an amazing auditory experience. I was immersed from the opening lines. P.J. Morgan did and outstanding job of bringing the characters, their adventures and emotions to life with amazing skill. Emma Sterner-Radley's talent as an author is so highlighted not only through the story but by the way ti comes to life through the narration. Fantasy through audio frees me so that I get to experience the journey without having to navigate the unusual names and terms that come with the genre that any other medium requires. I am so grateful that I got the opportunity to listen to this novel. I was given an Audible code so I could download this title. I am hoping that this becomes a series because I am on board for trip.