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Summary

The power of the element bonds flows through the lands of Terndahl. Shapers can control that power and use it.

With the threat of rogue elementals escaping from the element bond and fear of another attack by the Draasin Lord, life at the edge of Terndahl is difficult for Tolan. Without any magic of his own, he spends his days working a menial job as a carpenter’s apprentice. When an elemental attack draws the attention of the Inquisitors from the Academy, everything changes.

A mistake brings Tolan into the Terenhall Academy, a prestigious training ground for powerful shapers, but it’s a world where he doesn’t belong. Unlike his classmates, he can’t control the magic of the element bonds.

With no shaping ability, Tolan must find the fire within himself to succeed. If he can't, he'll not only be forced to leave the Academy, but the dangerous Draasin Lord might gain the very power he's long sought.

This box set contains the first three books of the best-selling Elemental Academy series:

  • The Fire Within
  • The Earth Awakens
  • The Water Ruptures
©2020 ASH Publishing (P)2020 ASH Publishing

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it's okay

it's a decent story but be ready to HATE the side characters.
im in the the 1st 2 books and so far its just a guy trying his best to start to find himself while his friends constantly question his sanity and moan constantly about everything he does.....if he so much as blinks one of his friends (the female one) will call his name or give him some kind of look like I would absolutely hate to have friends like that ...they are supportive but it's like they support him being shit and that's it ......any growth or differences he notices are just figments of his imagination. its really really annoying

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Decent if a bit repetitive

Totally agree with some other reviews around the repetition of words shape, bondar, furious, drazen lord. Not sure what the writer could do to incorporate these less since I recognise shape and bondar are main components of the story. MC is... Frustrating at times I felt drawn in almost on precipice of going 'yes he's got it' you know that sense you get when there's a big build up to something ... but third book in he still don't got it haha and it was a build up with no real crescendo. I still enjoyed it though, and felt for one credit for three good books was value for money... Hoping 4th book will be when Tollan has some major epiphanies and I'll finally feel gratified for having stuck with it bc I still enjoyed the general storyline.

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  • Srob
  • 03-03-21

The main character is terrible...

The performance is good, Pirhalla does his best at recovering an almost irredeemable story. The plot of this story is interesting but follows the Harry Potter formula poorly (Main character who doesn't know his potential, 2 close friends one of which is a highly intelligent female and a powerful older man as headmast... I mean Grand Master of the school.)

My first gripe with these books now having listened to all three is the main character and his utter lack of development despite his progression towards understanding and gaining power. His constant doubt and complete lack of faith or confidence in his abilities is almost depressing. Every page has at least one line with the main character lamenting his abilities.

My second gripe and possibly the worst transgression is these stories is the repetition of words. Its incredibly annoying. Let me give you a taste. "shape shaper shaping shape shape shape shapers-path shape shape shape shaping shape shape shapedy, shape shape shaper shaping shapers-path shapers-path shaping bondar shape bondar shape bondar shape bondar bondar bondar shaping bondar bondar shaper bondar bondar bondar bondar bondar bondar bondar bondar shaping shape shape shape shaping Drazen-lord shaping shaping bondar bondar bondar."

And that might just be page one. Seriously if Shape, Shaping, Shaper, Shapers-path, Furious and Bondar were removed 3/4 of the text would be gone that's how bad it is....

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  • Taylor
  • 02-02-21

I need a therepist

this book series is proof that not all hardships you endure makes you stronger. Even after making it to the end of the fourth book, I may never recover. in my dreams, I hear the ill fated words. I cannot escape.

Element Bond Elementals Drazan Lord Bondar Shaping Element Bond Furios Bond Elementals Elementals Bondar Element Bond Shaping Fore Shaping Furios Shaping Drazan Lord Elementals Element Bond Shaping Bondar Elementals Shaping Furios Drazan Lord Do you serve the Drazan Lord Shaping I don't serve the Drazan Lord Bondar Shaping Element Bond Furios Shaping Drazan Lord

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  • Philip
  • 18-02-21

Well written, well performed, but MC never changes

This is a well produced book! For one credit 3 books is a great deal. Nothing surface level will bother you.

The MC starts a bit daft, as is totally normal, but over three full books worth of writing, he stays almost as daft as he started. He doesn't grow as a character. It's like he exists in a parallel timeline where the plot never happened and he's still on day one of his journey. He will lie about something in book 1 for little reason, and then still be lying about it 30 hours later. He doesn't openly discuss anything with anyone ever.

Slow or stupid MCs don't bother me. He just never changes or grows. It's frustrating. And it's such a good book apart from this serious flaw. Give it a shot! It's worth the price of admission. The first book you won't even be mad at the MC. It's not until he's the same in book3 that I just stopped caring about him.

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  • Joshua southwell
  • 20-02-21

can't, can't, can't

90% of the book is mc is bitching that he cannot connect to his powers. it gets old really quick. story does have some potential

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  • Kyle
  • 07-05-21

Amazing!! Hard first part though.

This book is incredible!! The first part of the book was a bit tedious but once you get through the tedium it becomes amazingly interesting!!

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  • linda arnold
  • 01-04-21

hooked from the start

great series. I was hooked from the first few mins. not done yet but love it so far

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  • Richard
  • 16-03-21

loved it so much

i loved it so much that i couldn't for the life of me stop listening!

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  • Jonathan
  • 25-02-21

Excellent

Really enjoyed, and I wish the last two books would release soon. I tried to slow down listening and hopefully give more time for the books to release but I couldn't! I can see a movie series made from these very easily. Keep it going Mr. Holmberg!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 24-08-21

Repetitive, slow, & nothing happens

The first 3 books are sooooo boring. I can’t believe how little happens in these books. There are pages of fluff and restating the same thing over and over again. The entire third book is just him in a classroom or cell the whole time and thinking about stuff. No action whatsoever. Just thinking about the philosophy of shaping. No character development either. He said like 3 lines in the third book with his friends. If you’re going to be a direct rip off of Harry Potter at least be interesting.

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  • CSL
  • 21-03-21

great book buttt

Completed book three...
the twists and turns will have u up at nights. deeply satisfying to find a book that doesn't go exactly how you expect it to. I used to be annoyed at how every thought was explained to death but eventually I just accepted it and found it quite funny after a while. I'm glad to see Tolan finally developing some backbone and some confidence in his abilities. My patience for his self doubts (however justified they seemed to be - the writer puts considerable efforts into explaining this to death also), were all but evaporated, but I'm glad I hung in there. Best one yet. Moving on to the next.

p.s. I found the box set after purchasing the individual books one and two. I was very upset with myself for wasting two audible credit. I ended up using one credit to purchase the box set just to read the third. So the review above was referring to Book three really. All were good reads but I particularly enjoyed book three.

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