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Charlotte Ashley By CharlotteAshley Completed

It begins with a plant. It begins with Baz.

In the old days of the Empire, only talented Casters could eat the Baz grains and tap the power that lay in the seed. Bazza'Casters were powerful, legendary figures with abilities that were limited only by their talent, skill and imagination.

These days, Casting is for everyone. Bazza'Jo brought the power of Baz to every corner of the Empire, using it to bring all the lands of the world together. Because of Bazza'Jo, everybody can Cast. Everybody does.

Living in the furthest reaches of the Empire, Raina Ratherham doesn't care about Casting. She's more concerned about the conflict that is brewing between the people of her home town and the people who live in the woods that surround them. Raina is just as fiercely loyal to her friends in the woods as she is to her family in the town. Caught between field and forest, Casters and warriors, farmers and hunters, Raina is determined not to choose a side. She is going to fight to protect them all against the distant powers who are trying to break them apart...

Bazza'Jo is a Young Adult Fantasy inspired by the wonderful books of Philip Pullman, Kenneth Oppel, Frances Hardinge, Diana Wynne Jones and others! I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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book_lover631 book_lover631 May 14, 2017
Their fields are going to run out of nutrients to grow any bazza'jo if they do that
mchawkinsauthor mchawkinsauthor May 30, 2015
Nice writing style.  Refreshing to read something in which the writer is in the background instead of in your face.  All the best with your book.
HJP134227 HJP134227 Mar 19, 2015
Seems like a pretty captivating story with a substantial vision. Neat work!
MattParker0708 MattParker0708 Sep 30, 2014
I like the idea that there is something 'Corporate' going on, including merchandising and logos and the rest
MattParker0708 MattParker0708 Sep 29, 2014
Nice descriptive language. I love the reckless nature of the character.
smilyrylee smilyrylee May 15, 2014
This is one of the best books I have read and I am only on chapter one