Review & Giveaway: The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales

Review & Giveaway: The Sorcery Code by Dima ZalesThe Sorcery Code by Dima Zales
Series: The Sorcery Code
on January 9, 2014
Genres: Fantasy
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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 fiancée, 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

REVIEW: I haven’t read a fantasy book in a while and I was quite happy when the review opportunity came knocking. I love stories where characters are surrounded by magic, conflict and an enigmatic world that makes my imagination flow. The Sorcery Code is the perfect story to start my year and bring back my love for fantasy.

The Sorcery Code is a nicely crafted story where magic, power and conflicts rule. The world author Zales created is fascinating, interesting and intriguing. A society ruled by sorceress and where magic was supposed to be used for good but where corruption and entitlement forced the poor to stay poor and the sorcerers be more powerful and rich.

The interesting thing about the Sorcery Code is that is written in different points of view, giving the reader a taste of each character’s experiences & emotions. The plot is well crafted, a society where sorcery determine your level of power, your wealth and your future while oppression on the less fortunate widens and creates political conflicts and rebellion.

The characters are intriguing and interesting, Blaise though young is caring, ambitious and brilliant.  Gala was my favorite, her innocence and open minded attitude created the needed balance between serious and fun. Gala’s new discoveries made me think of people’s first time experiences. First time eating a chocolate cake, first time savoring a delicious cherry pie, experiencing the first kiss. I loved how delicate yet strong and intelligent her character is. Augusta, ambitious beautiful and intelligent. Barson, handsome, ruthless and confident. Each of these characters give the story something that makes it unique, enticing and captivating.

Overall, The Sorcery Code captured my interest and I wasn’t able to stay off the pages for long. The author did a great job describing, and giving the needed detail to transport the reader to a world of magic and conflicts, while  making this story fun and romantic. I am looking forward to reading the next book,  I am not sure why I picture Blaise as another Mr. Darcy!

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