Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales

The Sorcery CodeBook Description:
From the internationally bestselling authors who brought you the Krinar Chronicles comes a captivating tale of intrigue, love, and danger in a world where sorcery is entwined with science . . . 
Once a respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent the last year of his life working on a special magical object. The goal is to allow anyone to do magic, not just the sorcerer elite. The outcome of his quest is unlike anything he could’ve ever imagined – because, instead of an object, he creates Her.
She is Gala, and she is anything but inanimate. Born in the Spell Realm, she is beautiful and highly intelligent – and nobody knows what she’s capable of. She will do anything to experience the world . . . even leave the man she is beginning to fall for.
Augusta, a powerful sorceress and Blaise’s former fiancĂ©e, sees Blaise’s deed as the ultimate hubris and Gala as an abomination that must be destroyed. In her quest to save the human race, Augusta will forge new alliances, becoming tangled in a web of intrigue that stretches further than any of them suspect. She may even have to turn to her new lover Barson, a ruthless warrior who might have an agenda of his own...

My Thoughts:
Very good hook at the beginning of the book.  Blaise is a sorcerer, but has been basically shunned.  He believes magic should be used by everyone, not just those born with the gift.  He has  plan and he expects a powerful object what he gets is Gala.  Gala appears before him, naked and with a childlike innocence and she wants to experience the world.  The distinct difference between classes because of magic is not something Blaise's former fiance cares about at all, in fact she flaunted it.  Augusta sees Gala as  the worst thing possible and must be stopped at any cost.  
This was an original concept and I really enjoyed the story.  I liked that Gala wasn't just an object but had a real life and a desire to live it to the fullest.  I like how each character has an agenda and how they interact with each other.  There is always some ulterior motive.  I also was amused at the way Blaise initially acted toward Gala, I mean finding a gorgeous naked woman in your floor would have to get any man's attention right?  I'm ready to read more from this author!
I rate this a 4/5.  It was a really enjoyable fantasy story!
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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