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Restriction Audiobook

Restriction: The Rise of Magic, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." (Arthur C. Clarke)

She didn't mean to use magic.

She didn't even know she had magic.

She just wanted to save her brother, who was dying in her arms.

Accused of using illegal magic, and sentenced to a cruel death at the hands of the city's guards, Hannah has no choice but to trust in the aid of a strange old man who wields unimaginable power.

The Founder has returned to correct the wrongs of unjust. But to do that, he needs Hannah, a young woman from the city slums. She has a key to unlocking a power even greater than his own - if she can only learn to trust herself and the magic flowing within her blood.

Restriction is a fantasy set in the far future, where magic and monsters ravage the land of Irth and only the strong survive.

Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, Restriction tells an entirely new story in the Age of Magic - and of the heroes and villains who battle for control of its destiny.

Listen now and enter the Age of Magic....

©2017 CM Raymond, LE Barbant, Michael Anderle (P)2017 LMPBN Publishing

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    juozas kasiulis 25/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Really interesting fantasy audiobook"

    Book started slowly but soon it became fastpaced and really interesting. Lots magic and fantasy elements. Narration was good. Great author notes. Will have to take another look at them and maybe try more books written in same universe😄

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    wissy 27/09/2017
    wissy 27/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "the base books/story are great but this is better... "

    i love the core books and have tried some of the other collaborations but this was just brilliant:- the story/ the concepts & especially wordsmithshipnessity. i really want to see what comes next so i am stopping this review so i can start listening to the next book -just buy it 👍

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  • Rabid Reader
    17/09/17
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    "Excellent start to the series"

    I really enjoyed this captivating fantasy. This story has complex, kick-ass characters that immediately grab your attention; a street rat with innovative powers, a wizard who's life's work has been perverted, mind controlling mystics and a villain with delusions of grandeur to name but a few. This story has tragedy, magic, hints of potential romance and action. The plot is well paced, exciting, humorous and keeps your attention from the beginning to the end. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job. Her male and female voices were spot on and she created tension, sarcasm and humour with her tone and intonation in all the right places. Kate Rudd gives the characters individual voice and had the story visualized in your head like a movie at the theatre. It's the first book I've read/listened to in this universe and it definitely made me want to read more in the Kurtherian Gambit series. I will look forward to listening to the continuation of Hannah's story in the next book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • IreneMBBT
    Pk Ridge, IL
    25/10/17
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    "Offshoot series from Kurtherian universe"

    *Spoilers* Set in the future of Earth after Bethany Anne & Michael have traveled into space, nanos & magic spread into the population; many weren't able to handle the etheric requirement & went mad; the mad were stopped & mankind grouped together to protect & rebuild. Ezekial, the Founder of Arcadia and primary architect of this new peace, decided to go a-travelin, & left his main student Adrian in charge. Adrian's power hungry urges went unchecked and a secret tyranny has been created. Only the rich who can pay off Adrian can send their children to the Academy for training. The poor who show magical ability are rounded up and killed. Ezekial is shocked at the abuse and inhumanity and decides to take action. Luckily, he witnesses the spontaneous magical actions of Hannah to save her brother's life; and decides to train her, as she can use all 3 types of magic. Ezekial believes Hannah has the ability to become an even greater mage than he is, and can be pivotal in ousting Adrian. Rudd does an excellent job with this narration. Must read for Kurtherian addicts (?) devotees (?) Enjoy!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Aurora Dawn
    10/10/17
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    "Magic 101"

    A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable story of magic, government and a young girl with a power she never knew she had. The cast is full of strong characters, heroes and sidekicks who lean to the chaotic neutral side of the scale, willing to do what they need to do to survive but not really evil ... and then there are the government types ... uncompromising, self-interested and sometimes down right evil. This leads to an epic clash of wills and wits that will keep you breathlessly listening.
    Funny, sad, thought-provoking, this was a story that makes me want to go read everything from this universe.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Adriana B
    USA
    09/09/17
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    "Great New Fantasy New Series With Quite a Bit Of Action"

    The story is interesting and the characters are well developed. The Author created an excellent world. The story grips you and keeps you in the edge of your seat. There is some crude language and IMO I would say this is appropriate for an older audience not for kids.

    Narration was well done and brought the story to life.

    The story is not complete so if you want to find out how things turn out, you will need to continue reading the next book in this intriguing new series. There is a lot that goes on towards the end but it does leave you hanging and issues unresolved. This is very well written and I'm looking forward to listening to the next book in this epic fantasy series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bunty
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    24/08/17
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    "FANTASTIC. FIRST BOOK IN THE KUTHERIAN UNIVERSE I TRIED AND I LOVE IT!"

    Excellent. I am glad o decide to try this series. I like the magic and the danger and everything about it. I am downloading the next two books and I hope there will more to come. The authors are fantastic and of course Kate Rudd is an excellent and talented narrator/performer. She made the characters all come to life and I enjoyed it very much. I hope Kate Rudd will continue all the books in this series, that will be wonderful!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • timothy
    23/08/17
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    "excellent book"

    love the direction these guys took it I've always loved Magic ever since I was a little kid can't wait to listen to the next one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Donna Wiebe
    12/01/18
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    "I definitely love this book!!!"

    This book has definitely cemented my desire to read more stories by these authors and in this genre. These authors have developed a very intriguing new world, an interesting world with magic. This is a great book and a great start to a new series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charles
    Poughquag, NY
    11/01/18
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    "Magic ruled by the elite"
    What made the experience of listening to Restriction the most enjoyable?

    Kate Rudd did a wonderful job bringing life to these characters. Giving voice to the main character with attitude and sass made her a very likable character.


    What other book might you compare Restriction to and why?

    Typical of any book where the poor are subjugated and the wealthy are rewarded (allowed to perform magic) this story is about the beginning of a rebellion. The main difference is that it is part of the larger Kurtherian Gambit Universe and brings to light what the city was supposed to represent and explains how they got to where they are.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    Ezekiel - I think she nailed it. I enjoyed her portrayal of an older, wiser magician. Full of mystery and power. She did an amazing job of conveying his emotions as he learns the fate of his city and its inhabitants.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Street smart kid discovers she has magical powers and sets off to take down the government that rules with an iron fist.


    Any additional comments?

    Although there are many, many books in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe this stand alone series can be listened to on its own without any knowledge of what came before. It is a great story of discovery, growth and obligation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris Risdon
    17/12/17
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    "Surprisingly deep story."

    I normally don't drop a five star rating but after I received this story and finally listened to it. I was pulled into it the story from the start.

    the magic in this book felt real and natural. There was a few... style quarks in the story that made it odd at times but it was a great story to listen too.

    The characters are brash and the language was surprisingly sharp. It felt like a post apocalyptic world that has started to rebuild.

    this story makes me want to get the next book and that's very rare for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rands
    26/11/17
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    "Great Beginning of Series on Magic"

    I could not put it down. I am going to listen to the whole series ASAP. It’s about restoring the good intentions of magic for all, after it has been perverted into evil.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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