Discern, Katon University Book One
no. 1, Katon University
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Nicole Williams is an Arete—a fourth child with magical abilities—yet no matter how hard she tries, she can’t Channel her power. In fact, she seems to be the only student at Katon University who fails at magic.
This doesn’t stop her from competing to be included on a university-led expedition to Arches National Park. She is determined to show everyone, but mostly herself, that she does belong. Yet, to qualify for the trip, she must produce at least a speck of Wind magic, and that appears to be impossible.
Nicole turns to her best friend, Lizzie, for help, along with fellow student Austin Young, who is considered by all a magical rarity. He also happens to be the hottest guy on campus and just might be interested in her.
As the competition progresses, Nicole wonders if she’s making the right choice—especially when she learns that the strange fossils they’ll be studying in Arches might not be as dead as everyone thinks.
Readers of Lovecraft and M.R. James will recognize and enjoy themes from both authors.
If you'd like to receive Praxis (the second book in this series) for free as well, you can grab a copy at the author's website here: www.andreapearsonbooks.com. Enjoy!
Suggested Reading Order:
Discern, Katon University Book One
Praxis Novellas, Katon University Book Two
Perceive, Katon University Book Three
Observe, Katon University Book Four
Reclaim, Katon University Book Five
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I loved this book. Fun, clean, and fresh read. I found the fourth child thing creative, new, and very interesting. Too bad I'm only the second child! I do wish there was a little more detail though. Other than that I recommend reading this book.
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I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. This is unlike most books I've ever read and I really like how the story plays out. I love Nicole's character and how even though she had problems with her magic she still tries so hard to persevere through everything. I think she could be a great role model to others that even when you struggle you can still work to accomplish great things.