(PDF/EPUB) [Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1] Å Brad Francis

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Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1

characters Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1 Brad Francis ´ 0 Free read Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Brad Francis En good and evil that she is suddenly thrust into When the evil obeah kidnap Emaline and hold her hostage the Christ following magi rally to mount a rescue Throughout it all Emaline finds herself pursued by the God who saw these events before she was even bornEmaline’s Gift is a Christian urban fantasy novel for young adults It’s full of action adventure s. Emaline s Gift by Brad Francis has good writing and an interesting plot If not for the issues and believability in the story I would have enjoyed reading it Emaline has a gift similar to the Magi Her power is discovered during a struggle between good and evil in the opening scenes of the novel This interests both parties and thus begins a pursuit to persuade Emaline to join one or the other The Magi are interested in her Salvation and power The Obeah are interested in her power A love interest between one Magi and Emaline is hinted However because of publishing issues after 60% the story has paragraphs that don t belong and half sentences I was unable to finish it The problem with Emaline s Gift is also in the believability delivery of the story the preachiness and the information dumping that breaks up the tension In truth if the publishing issues hadn t been present I would have struggled to finish itThe opening scene is the point of view of a cat The reader will wonder why the cat gets the honor of his own point of view and because this is a fantasy novel is the cat really a cat But then the cat is never mentioned again This whole chapter should have been re written from the point of view of someone involved in the plot of the story not a cat That lost me When Emaline is saved from capture by the Magi the long conversation within the inside of the old church breaks up the tension that was flowing nicely until thenThe reader is forced to read the long dialogues explaining the why where and how of the Magi and Obeah This information should have been slowly released throughout to preserve the tension or write a prologue Take for example Angel Eyes by Shannon Ditte Shannon Ditte began her story with a prologue that explained how the angel hierarchy works without info dumping She opens with a biblical story that she has taken artistic license with in order to make her angels believableThe preachiness throughout Emalines Gift felt awkward as if the message wasn t for Emaline but the reader While the author says Emaline s Gift is a Christian urban fantasy novel for young adults It s full of action adventure supernatural battles and the timeless truth of Scripture Fans of the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series may find a lot to like here but all the excitement is strengthened by an exploration of God s will and the importance of building a strong relationship with Him Goodreads He claims the novel is for young adults It reads much youngerChapter 10 was all uotes or dialogue with no beats or tags no description I wasn t sure why that was placed there and it broke up the story Also the author tends to freuently switch from one point of view to an omniscient point of view in the same chapter as if now the narrator is speaking In one place it says At this point it might be natural for the reader to wonder whether Emaline could have made good her escape This followed Emaline s attempt at escape The reader is drawn into Emaline s mind then the above uoted sentence startles me We ve just switched from Emalines head to a narratorIt s hard to believe the plot when the Obeah are likened to evil and yet the Magi explain how the three who pursue Emaline can still be saved If the Magi have powers likened to angels and the Obeah have powers likened to demons then how can the three Obeah be saved Also in an attempt to rescue Emaline and Anthony the flow of this magical peoples are broken when the powerful Obeah reuire security guards around the perimeter of their mansion The attempt to save Emaline felt long tooIn spite of the cat s point of view in the beginning I thought the writing was good keeping me involved in the story until the message took precedence over the story The writing went from show to lots of tell Because there seems to be issues with the publishing after 60% I could not finish it Other reviewers didn t mention this problem I gave the story two starsbook given by author to review Updated Note The author Brad left this comment Please read We discussed at length the issue with my file I just wanted to let everyone know however that this reviewer received a mobi file directly from me not a download from and I think that her copy was corrupted somewhere in the process the problem is not present on my end nor with others who received the exact same file The commercially available Kindle book does not have the issue described and I would fix it as soon as possible if I became aware of any issues I appreciate all my readers and strive to give you as good an experience as possible Now as for whether the cat reappears in the story one would have to read to the end to find that out My comment on the cat Being that the cat wasn t in up to 60% I got stuck on the cat fixated even I was looking for the cat wondering on it s importance but when it didn t reappear became disappointed It served as distraction for me I stand by what I wrote however I think I would have put the cat here and there to show the cat had a 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characters Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1 Brad Francis ´ 0 Free read Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Brad Francis Thirteen year old Emaline is running an errand for her Mom when she is suddenly grabbed and forced into a brutal headlock Her fear turns to horrified amazement as she sees one of her assailants conjure a glowing fireball in thin air This chance encounter introduces Emaline to a world she had never known one of spectacular feats and a centuries old battle betwe. The first thing I need to say about this book is that it was written by a very good friend of mine Brad Francis and I have never met in person but our conversations over Facebook have always been enlightening and helpful and oftentimes uite amusing Now that I ve gotten that out of the way let s take a look at his novel Emaline s Gift Emaline s Gift takes place in modern day Washington DC Emaline is a 13 year old girl just trying to beat the boredom during summer vacation Her whole life however is thrown upside down when a young man with mysterious abilities rescues her from a gang of psychotic teenagers The young man Anthony is a Magi one descended from the same Magi who visited Jesus as a child The attacking teenagers are with the obeah those with similar powers to the Magi s but fighting for the other side Emaline suddenly finds herself in the middle of a battle between God and Satan and the choice of who she will follow will determine her entire fateBrad Francis is a very good writer Emaline s Gift is written in the same style as Harry Potter or Percy Jackson appropriate for children without being too tame He describes the Magi and Obeah s personalities and abilities vividly and no two characters are the same The action is intense and the stakes are always high What I found most impressive though is how Brad managed to keep the focus on God at all times Even when the Magi are in a firefight literally with the Obeah he makes sure the reader understands that their powers are not of their own doing they re gifts from God The Magi will constantly stop and pray to strengthen their actions seek God s will and well pretty much everything they do revolves around prayer It was refreshing to see this take on spiritual warfare since anything else would make the Magi seem like wizards and not holy warriorsBut as good as Brad s writing is I do still have a couple of complaints First off the characters will often give monologues that don t sound natural It s like if I walked up to someone and began to describe in perfect detail an encounter I had with somebody when that person had been there to see it The other thing is that at some points in the story Brad will break the fourth wall The story is told in third person but the invisible narrator telling us the story will occasionally voice the reader s thoughts instead of the characters saying things like At this point the reader might be wondering or If the reader thought this they would be wrong It wasn t TOO distracting and in the end it didn t affect how much I enjoyed the book but it DID distract me enough to pull me out of the story whenever it happened if only for a few secondsAll in all though Emaline s Gift is a great read It s a refreshing take on the battle between Heaven and Hell with some very creative aspects thrown in that add a lot of flavor Brad stumbles a couple of times in his narrative but those really aren t that hard to overlook I recommend this story to anyone looking for a good Christian fiction storyI give Emaline s Gift by Brad Francis 4 stars out of 5

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characters Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1 Brad Francis ´ 0 Free read Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Brad Francis Upernatural battles and the timeless truth of Scripture Fans of the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series may find a lot to like here but all the excitement is strengthened by an exploration of God’s will and the importance of building a strong relationship with HimRecommended for readers 12 and up but the author’s 7 year old daughter is a huge fan as well. The author had a desire when starting this book to create a story that incorporated fantasy wonder power intrigue and faith for children who enjoyed series such as JK Rowlings Harry Potter series This book is a good startThe heroine Emaline is a likable character though we don t get to delve too deep into her psyche in this book I do hope that we get to learn about her because her self is there waiting to be shared Emaline is a typical just turned teenager with perhaps a bit too much responsibility and freedom which lead to the situation at the lead of the book The story itself is well thought out and kept my interest the entire time The obeah are just as but no evil than you would expect for a book written for the tween set The plot advanced nicely and I liked the fact that this book was not trying to be HP it had it s own set of why s and how s My only complaint would be that I really wanted detail I wanted a better description of the Abby of feelings of relations The who was taken care of I desired of the what when where and how but this will come with writing and I do expect to see from this author This book was written for children so since I am blessed with a 9 year old who reads at the seventh grade level and who loves the Harry Potter series I let her read it too She tells me that she loved it could not put it down She really liked the fact that the book was faith based and is waiting not so patiently for the next one She is a bit like me that way


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    Brad Francis ´ 0 Free read (PDF/EPUB) [Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1] Å Brad Francis The first thing I need to say about this book is that it was written by a very good friend of mine Brad Francis and I have never met in person but our conversations over Facebook have always been enlightening and helpful and oftentimes uite amusing Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way let’s take a look at his novel “Ema

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1] Å Brad Francis I really enjoyed this story for many reasons If you read this book and don't like it based on the fact that it contains scripture and tends to be a little too preachy for you then you didn't read the description The author clearly states that his intention with this story was to write a book similar to Harry Potter while strengthening his readers' faith He was successful I'm a Christian so I was expecting the use of scripture I am not disap

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1] Å Brad Francis Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Brad Francis Brad Francis ´ 0 Free read I thought a lot about Harry Potter and X Men when I was reading this but I loved the emphasis in this book on the true sour

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1] Å Brad Francis characters Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1 Emaline’s Gift by Brad Francis has good writing and an interesting plot If not for the issues and believability in the story I would have enjoyed reading it Emaline has a gift similar to the Magi Her power is discovered during a s

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    characters Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1 Brad Francis ´ 0 Free read (PDF/EPUB) [Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1] Å Brad Francis The author had a desire when starting this book to create a story that incorporated fantasy wonder power intrigue and faith for children who enjoyed series such as JK Rowlings Harry Potter series This book is a good startThe heroine Emaline is a likable character though we don’t get to delve too deep into her psyche in this book I do hope that we get to learn about her because her “self” is there waiting to be shared Emaline is a typi

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1] Å Brad Francis The author is in my writers group and I picked up the book during a promotion He stated that he wanted to write exciting fantasy adventures for his daughters like Harry Potter while strengthening their faith in God at the same time Since I've never read Harry Potter I had no idea what to expect And Christian Fantasy? Magi and obeah who can teleport to anywhere in the world or conjure fireballs in midair? I wo

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    Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Brad Francis (PDF/EPUB) [Emalines Gift The Magi Chronicles #1] Å Brad Francis Brad Francis ´ 0 Free read A modern christian fantasy that is well written and has a great plot that will keep the readers attention all the way to the last pageThis book was received free through Goodreads First Reads

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