A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations , on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification eg.
The White Mage Saga Series by cover. Related series The Chronicles of Lumineia. It just doesn't make sense why more mages don't know about them, especially the ones who are opposing them. Even though they're described as being a faction, the events that take place makes it seem like they already dominate mage society since they're able to commit all these blatant crimes and cover them up so easily. Jun 22, Tanya rated it liked it. I went into this book knowing it was a Harry Potter rip off.
So my expectations were not that high. Yes there were a lot of similarities, and I almost stopped reading when I got to the part about their Magic sport they play. But I continued and finished the book. I agree with most reviews about it being very simular to Harry Potter. It is a shame that is the case. Because the couple of original ideas that Ben Hale had added to the story were overshadowed by all the copied ideas from H.
Mar 01, Oy Geeringh rated it really liked it Shelves: But what is more interesting with this book is the lead female have an assassin as a bodyguard.
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My favorite is the Techno Mage - wow. If you are into steampunk then you definitely will enjoy the series. Oct 11, Santhiya rated it really liked it. Obviously a harry potter rip off but still very engrossing in its own merit. Jul 25, Angie Taylor rated it really liked it. A fun magical read that has HP elements that are creative and make for an adventurous read. Dec 12, Lila White rated it really liked it. Despite the painfully obvious parallels to Harry Potter, it's a good read. Apr 10, Preben Hafnor rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story just hooked me..
Might be nostalgia for Harry Potter or just a fetching story, idk. But I liked it. Mar 11, Travis rated it really liked it Shelves: I really liked this one, but for some reason editors missed that 15, not 13 colors went into making the white light in the council chambers. Why make such a huge deal about having 13 magics then blow it so spectacularly at the crucial point? Even with this major error, and the Harry Potter knockoff story, I still found it to be an excellent read, and enjoyed it very much. Jul 28, Dick Nielson rated it really liked it Shelves: I so enjoyed the Harry Potter books I have hunted for other books that may be similar.
This one was one that I grabbed after a few disappointing books.
The Last Oracle by Ben Hale
The story follows a girl as she is found to have magic, and is sent to a school to help her learn her magic. Meanwhile there are people out to kill her so she will not fulfill a prophesy. There are many similarities with Harry Potter; someone under threat, a magical sport, a magical school.
However in thinking about it there are few ways to tell I so enjoyed the Harry Potter books I have hunted for other books that may be similar.
However in thinking about it there are few ways to tell that part of the story and be unique. You may find yourself in the middle of a number of comparisons as you are reading it. Yet the magic is different, the heroine is different. There are so many good and interesting characters in the books I have been pleased.
I have also been very interested in what happens in the next chapter, then the next. Few books have dragged me in like this has. It is inherent in the way it was published. It was self published. It is found in many places, and on audible the White Mage Saga. However the book could be tighter, some cleaning up could be done. The author spends some time on characters that are minor, yet should spend a bit more time fleshing out the important characters. It is so well writing, but a few of those hiccups pulled me from the story as I went on. For example the parents are very important to the book well future books , and to the main character, yet I think they could spend more time developing that relationship.
Some of the relationships with friends are skimmed over. For all those flaws, they are really enjoyable. It is no Harry Potter, however you can sit and enjoy them. I would guess that most youth will walk away enjoying these very much assuming they like fantasy I gave it four stars, and I think the Author just missed out.
However unlike many of my books, I will be hanging on to it to read it a few times. Feb 08, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: In their absence the world has become known by another name, Earth. The humans have flourished with time, unaware that The Last Oracle is destined to unite them. Fueled by revenge and dark magic he has mastered a pow Description: Fueled by revenge and dark magic he has mastered a power that Draeken himself could not, and the time is fast approaching for it to be unleashed.
This Young adult fantasy book reminded me a bit of the Harry Potter series at the start, but as the story continued I found myself less reminded of the Harry Potter books and was drawn into the story and enjoyed it tremendously. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to empathize with the main character as she was a 15 year old girl.
I like a strong female leading character and was worried this one would resemble others in that age group and end up being too whinny for my taste.
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I'm am happy to say that didn't happen in this book at all. With that being said she the main character didn't become some all knowing hero right off the bat either. I absolutely adored some of the other characters of this book. All in all his characters are easy to relate to and well rounded. I think his writing is very entertaining. This is the first book by Ben Hale that I've read and would recommend it to anyone that likes action and magical adventures. I will most definitely be reading more of Mr.
Jul 17, Doris rated it it was amazing. The Last Oracle is the type of book that you start reading, and you can't believe that you hadn't read it before. The next thing that you know you are sitting up late at night reading, skipping dinner and truly regretting that you took a job because it seriously hinders your ability to read more. Not that this is what happened to me Tess is about to turn 16 and she really just doesn't The Last Oracle is the type of book that you start reading, and you can't believe that you hadn't read it before.
Tess is about to turn 16 and she really just doesn't seem to fit in. Then one day, she meets Hawk A new school, a new life, and new powers? The story line is fast passed but not so much that you fall behind. The word building in Hale's book is flawless, drawing you into the world and story like none I have read before! The story has some mild violence in it, and I suggest this read for teen and up because of this.
Jun 20, Andrus rated it really liked it. Very dynamic and interesting read. I would Categorize this under young adult and warn anyone who finds derivative works annoying to avoid the book. The book reads as a female harry potter book series based in modern USA. I found myself drawing thousands of comparisons between this book and the others in the series, but though annoyed at the similarities I loved the feeling of reading more books within the vein of Harry Potter.
Overall I recommend these books and found them highly enjoyable. Nov 03, Averill Earls rated it really liked it. So glad I got the omnibus edition for the car - fun story, female Harry Potteresque lead although she is actually a really good mage, instead of an average wizard who relies on more powerful female friends to fix everything. Funny that it is set in the US but has a British narrator and uses British terms for things sometimes Aug 12, Jennifer rated it really liked it.
Vacation book I randomly chose this book so I would have something in vacation It's an easy read I'm sure it's young adult But I have been out of the book world for so long I just figured I would give t a shot. Seems like there are some recognizable scenarios from other books in it. Mar 11, Scott Wozniak rated it really liked it.
This book follows the classic fantasy pattern: Oh, and her parents aren't her real parents, plus, she turns out to be the prophesied one. So, nothing groundbreaking there. But the details are really creative and the specifics of the plot have great surprises. And it's written really well. Feb 02, A.
Beckert rated it really liked it. Ben Hale has a unique and impressive mind! He's a natural world-builder with a complete playground open for readers to appreciate. I've never seen someone approach magic in a way that I've never seen before, and this blew me off my feet. His characters are rich and strong, and the story is a real page-turner. I bought the sequel within minutes of finishing! Feb 19, Stacee rated it it was amazing. Great new story of magic and good vs. I've heard others compare it to the HP series, but it doesn't really work, this series stands on it own. It's a great read, and entertaining as an audio book from audible.
Jan 02, Deb rated it really liked it. Characters were realistic and the magic seemed possible. It had parallels to Harry Potter, which bugged me a little. The imagination of the author was amazing. I immediately downloaded the second book. Sep 05, Gregory rated it liked it. It's a decent read, it felt a little like a Harry Potter knock-off since it's a mage world unseen by muggles, I mean aruns. I did think the characters were pretty good.
Other than Drake who is surprisingly reminisce of a certain Draco. Jul 21, Clem rated it did not like it. This book has nothing resembling an original thought, it is childish and unimaginative. I wanted to like it so much and I really gave it a go, but there is nothing good I can say about this work.