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The War of Words ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ The War of Words By Amy Neftzger ➦ – Battles against darkness a uest for truth and a search for the book that no one can read are all part of the fantasy adventure in The War of Words As an evil sorcerer wages war with mysterious shadows Battles against darkness a uest for truth and a search for the book that no one can read are all part of the fantasy adventure in The War of Words As an evil sorcerer wages war with mysterious shadows and seeks to gain control by confusing the residents as to what The War MOBI :Ê s real and what isn't the fate of the kingdom rests in the hands of Kelsey and NicholasAs the youngest officer in the king s army Kelsey fights the evil sorcerer s shadows on the battlefield as she explores the kingdom searching for the key to winning the war Nicholas a young sorcerer in training who is mastering his craft discovers how the right words can change the course of the futureExplore an enchanted maze uncover the power of words and learn about friendship in this whimsical tale.

10 thoughts on “The War of Words

  1. Jen Jen says:

    I did not realize this was the third book of a series when I reuested it The synopsis sounded interesting but had no mention of it being part of a series If I had known it was part of a series I would not have gotten it as I am somewhat anal and like to read things in orderHowever that would have deprived me of a solid read that I did enjoy I would have liked it better if I had known the characters beforehand though It wasn't difficult to pick up on who was who and who they were both in their own minds and in the minds of the other characters but I would have liked to see how Kelsey had gotten her scar and it's significance I did feel like I had missed something by not reading the other two books firstBut this book wasn't difficult to follow despite my missing the first two books The language in this book was BEAUTIFUL Lots of beautiful uotes that I hope made it into the final edition At times I had the thought that I was reading a philosophy book the various phrases were so thought provoking and gorgeously written Not sure how those statements would seem to the young reader who I believe this is geared towards but I loved them Almost like poetry The MC Kelsey REALLY annoyed me at times At others I admired her spunk She was almost bi polar or Asperger's with not understanding how to relate to others and being so focused on her task that she couldn't understand why her actions would have repercussions in real life Not a bad book but definitely one I would have benefited reading after the first two I think Beautifully written I will definitely seek out the other two books and other books by this author The three stars are solid and conditional on my reading the other two books I'm kind of miffed it wasn't billed as part of a series but again I would have missed out so I can't be too upset There is violence there is a war going on but it's not overly gruesome or in your face No romance though there is a couple that is bickering all of the time so you know how it's going to go I really liked the platonic friendship between the MC and Eric and the othersOnly thing I must have missed the ages of the characters because while they are constantly referred to as the youngest soldiers in the war I have no recollection of how old they are I would say this book is clean and had some interesting characters such as the gargoyle who would attract younger readers I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to a middle grade reader and older My thanks to NetGalley and Fields of Gold Publishing for an eARC copy of this book to read and review

  2. Les Les says:

    I read this to see if it was something my grand kids 8 and 10 would enjoyI think they would The story is good and the characters are interesting I found a lot of the dialog to be choppy and lot of the story premises weren't really explained but I don't think kids will have a problem with those thingsI was provided with a complimentary copy of this book through Reading Deals and I gave an honest review

  3. Christa Christa says:

    I was given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewThis continuation of the Orphanage of Miracles series was absolutely delightful I love the way the author showcases the life behind words and truth and how both can be helpful and harmful The world built here is fascinating and I'm so glad that I stumbled upon this series

  4. Joseph Spuckler Joseph Spuckler says:

    The War of Words by Amy Neftzger is a fantasy novel written for middle school aged children Neftzger received her bachelor's degree from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville Florida and her Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro Tennessee She has written on a variety of subjects and levels and is also an occasional drummer in a bandI met Neftzger sometime ago on Twitter and have been following her work Even though children's books usually don't make it into my reading pile I let this one in When I was looking at NetGalley last month I noticed this book's description and was immediately interested only then did I notice the author Fantasy reading was something I did in my late teens and early twenties but have not been back to the genre in many years but occasionally feel nostalgic The story is well conceived and Neftzger skillfully plants a few morals and lessons in the story These ideas are stealthy hidden just below the story line and are not imposing or heavy handed tools are not good or evil it is how they are used or the virtue of language and its evolution These ideas are easily grasped by the reader without realizing it Although there is a war being fought it is not graphic or overly disturbing for younger children The war is part of the setting rather than the center of the story The characters are well done and occupy one of four groups Kelsey is a leader in the war against shadows she is a strong and dedicated character who has some doubts about her own abilities She also has to deal with an experienced very conventional general There is a group of colorful characters who represent the king which include a snow leopard and a fox who dresses much like Puss in Boots We meet the evil sorcerer a master at using words and his army of shadow warriors Finally there is a group of researchers and a spell caster In this last group is also a character who in real life makes his rounds on Instagram Newton the gargoyle Newton's role also keeps the story lighter and breaks the tension As with the violence I mentioned above the character relations are all friendship building rather than romantic keeping this book appropriate for the intended reader's age As the title suggests words and word meanings have much to do with the story along with language itself There is plenty of wisdom for a young reader to gain from the characters as well as a little milkshake advice from Newton I am impressed at how well this book delivers its messages wrapped in a fantasy story Although written for children it is also a delightful read for adults who are young at heart The War of Words will be available on March 3 2016

  5. Sophia Sophia says:

    i couldn't take my eyes of it

  6. Michelle (Bookaholic Banter) Michelle (Bookaholic Banter) says:

    This middle grade book was a magical read with an awesome message as well A captivating read from beginning to end This book was imaginative and full of all kinds of uniue characters This is the third book in a series called The Orphanage of Miracles When I received this book I thought it was a standalone or the first book in a series On goodreads it is not listed as part of a series Sooon found out it was though You don't need to read the other books to understand this story It was easy enough to figure out without the other books However after reading this one I would like to go and start back from the beginning to get to know the characters a little bit Kelsey is the main character in this book She is a soldier in the war between the Sorcerer and the King Kelsey fights the black faceless shadows Kelsey is on a hunt to find a book that no one can read This book has the power to save the land and stop the war Along the way Kelsey meets a Sister of Wisdom who gives her a gift This gift seems to have a magical power and can make Kelsey see the truth There are many other characters in this book along the way who have uniue traits I don't want to give too much of that away They are some interesting characters that I was not expecting Besides The War of the Words being an interesting fantasy story it also had a great message to it This is one of those books that you can enjoy reading but truly take something away from as well This story also had some humor to it and possibly a slight undertone of romance I can possibly see some sweet middle grade crush type of romance going on in the near future if there area books to follow The world building was pretty good The maze definitely came alive in my mind I would have liked just a litttle bit desciption on the way the world looked to help it come alive for me What was described well easily came alive in my mind I would have liked a little description on the way the land and castle looked This story wasn't like any others I have read It wa original and interesting It has the possibility to be a treasured series such as Harry Potter or Percy Jackson with a little character development I would like to get to know these characters a little better on a a personal level I don't think we have seen the last of these characters This is one of those worlds that can still have a lot of story to tell I will definitely be starting from the beginning to get the whole story and hopefully get to know some of the other characters a little bit better Maybe if I had known about and read the other two books before this one I would have felt connected to these characters I missing the connection in this story This was a cute story with interesting uniue characters that I would definitely like to get to know better and read of It was a fun read I received a copy of this book from Reading Deals in return for an honest review

  7. Moon Shine Art Spot ~ Lisa Moon Shine Art Spot ~ Lisa says:

    book descriptionSometimes there's no better way to understand reality than through fantasy and the best way to find truth may be in a book if you can find the right one Battles against darkness a uest for truth and a search for the book that no one can read are all part of the fantasy adventure in The War of Words As an evil sorcerer wages war by using mysterious shadows and seeks to gain control by confusing the residents as to what's real and what isn't the fate of the kingdom rests in the hands of Kelsey and NicholasAs the youngest officer in the king's army Kelsey fights the evil sorcerer s shadows on the battlefield as she explores the kingdom searching for the key to winning the war Nicholas a young sorcerer in training who is mastering his craft discovers how the right words can change the course of the futureExplore an enchanted maze uncover the power of words and learn about friendship in this whimsical taleReviewThe War of Words by Amy Neftzger was a hilarious fun and very thought provoking read I would suggest this book to anyone from middle grades to adulthood The fantasy story demonsrated through words understanding misunderstanding how perception can destroy or create using words and the understanding common understanding can make or break a relationship or even a kingdom war world I am often not a big fan of fantasy with sorcerers kings and alot of imagnary characters but I completely loved the characters in the book Kelsey is a soldier fighting in the king's army against an evil sorcerer's shadows When I first started reading I though Oh this is going to be just too unreal but I was wrong The book uickly picked up adding different characters with various talents and strategies and eventually gets to a hilarious gargoyle and a good sorcerer Their witty back forth had me just about rolling in laughter The story progresses taking the reader along through the understanding of words and how important words are in anyone's life How words are used misused understood and misunderstood is shown not just talked about As the story progresses with misunderstandings and conseuences the reader can see for themselves how our words not only affect the present but also the future Perception how we perceive what someone is saying can also cause happiness or damage so sometimes uick reactions to misunderstood words can cause wars destruction hurt etc I am very thankful to have received this book for review because it is not the kind of book fantasy that I would have sought out to buy I will share this book with my 10 year old and also suggest anyone of any age read it because of the truth and knowledge that is clearly presented here in a fun way without being preachy or education talk GREAT READ

  8. Naomi Naomi says:

    Full blog review in progress1 Clean entertainment for the younger reader2 Trilogy wrapped up nicely3 Not as magical or vibrant as the other works in the series4 Definitely had a harder time getting through this book than the first two in the series The other books in the series flew by for me Found I had to measure this one out and focus on reading that portion

  9. Dhivya Balaji Dhivya Balaji says:

    FIRST IMPRESSIONThe Summary was enough to piue my curiosity It has been some time since I read a uality fan fiction and this seemed like it would fit the bill The first two lines attracted me enough to sound like one of those uotes that people saved and read over and over again Books and friends are always a winning combination REVIEWKelsey is a young soldier who fights in the army She fights 'the sorcerer' and reports to her general But then she sees some oddities some things that foretell a shift from her reality her truth From then she realises that things are not what they seem Her uest for truth with an odd assortment of aids and foes takes her through interesting and often revealing wonderous things The evil sorcerer who wants power and to overthrow the king does so by devious means The good protagonist and her oddball team of friends understand the intention of the villain and fight him to end the warThe author has taken all the main elements of the fantasy genre and has built up a wonderful story around it No review would do actual justice to what the story is about Talking about it vaguely makes the story seem generic and being too detailed ruins the fun of the story War of words Armies generals evil sorcerers fantasy non human characters this book was a riot from start to finish The book combined magic and reality so beautifully that it put the message across without actually seeming like it was a story The author gets special points for doing it in a fun and humorous way The writing style is something that made me read some parts of the book than once I loved how the characters spoke reacted and thought in the way the author has penned themI had no idea that the story was part of a series and some moments did confuse me But the book works well as a standalone clearly written for an age group lesser than me I really have to thank the author for writing a book of spells illusions adventures words and everything a teen must read This remains one of my favorite booksI loved the language the writing style It has never been easy to construct a make believe world so realistically Thanks to Amy for writing a beautiful book and I will surely read the other books in the seriesVERDICTI am glad I got this as a review copy Not to be disregarded as 'yet another fantasy novel'RATING 455 I received the copy in exchange for an honest review

  10. Tonja Drecker Tonja Drecker says:

    Witchcraft kings and magic abound in this fantasy but it's the glimpse at the importance of words and how they're used or understood which makes this an especially interesting readFirst off I was not aware that this was the third book in a series when I started to read it Although it wasn't horribly difficult to dive into the characters and their world reading the first two books would have cleared up a few uestions As it was the first chapters bounced around between different characters and scenes causing a little confusion which I'm sure wouldn't have happened if I'd already read the rest of the seriesKelsey is a young warrior with spunk and a strong desire to help end a war She's brave and has a good heart Sometimes this extreme focus on her task however makes her loose sight of other things around her Luckily there's a wonderful cast of side characters who stand to her aide Each comes to life in their own way giving the story personality and wit The bond of friendship strengthens as the heroes must not only handle the war and their task to find the book but also learn to work with each otherThe writing in this book is beautifully done and is fitting for a middle grade audience There's enough detail for the reader to get lost in the world without drawing out too long Actions and a few wars scenes keep the tension high as the heroes attempt to solve the mystery surrounding the book which no one can read There is a little violence but nothing inappropriate for the intended age groupThere are some fairly pointed messages in these pages the most obvious being the importance of words and how a slight change in their meaning used or perceived can lead to very different results Despite the sometimes serious message and plot the story is perfectly balanced with humor and especially one character adds a perfect amount of comic relief guaranteeing a few laughs and smilesSummed up this is an enjoyable read with memorable characters and thought provoking messages Not only middle graders will find themselves lost in the pages but it's something adults can read as wellI received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review

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