The Buried Symbol (The Runes of Issalia #1) by Jeffrey L. Kohanek

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Without a rune marking his role in society, Brock is doomed to an existence below the lowest rung of the social ladder. Unwilling to accept his fate, the teen risks his life to obtain a fake rune that marks him as a member of the Empire's ruling class. He then embarks on a quest to join an institution where the Empire’s future leaders are trained.

As a student of the Academy, he soon uncovers a chain of secrets kept hidden for centuries, secrets that expose cracks in the foundation of Empire society. Among his discoveries is a powerful magic, long buried and forgotten.

Brock’s compassion and sense of justice are seeds that sprout tight friendships and a blossoming romance. An unwillingness to be bullied earns him a dangerous enemy, becoming a feud that escalates to a climactic showdown.

Title : The Buried Symbol (The Runes of Issalia #1)
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ISBN : 1612966926
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 356 pages


Dianne rated it ★★★★★

May 20, 2017

Meet your next unsuspecting and unlikely hero. In Brock’s society, individuals are marked to show their status in life, as well as their vocations, talents and gifts. Those left unmarked are the social cast-offs and must rely on thievery, pity and sheer luck to survive. But are they really useles...

Online Eccentric Librarian rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 19, 2016

More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog Honestly, life would be easier if I could just give rainbows and unicorns to every book review and never have to have a conscience about the poor author who will have to fend off an attack on their 'baby'. But then I woul...

Esmerelda rated it ★★★☆☆

February 07, 2018

Plot: The story is fairly straightforward, and it’s a single POV book all seen through the eyes of Brock, a young kid who’s born into a poor family who works for his father’s tannery. In this society, if you are ‘unchosen’ you’re considered unclean and at the bottom of society. The Choosing is a c...

Chris rated it ★★★★★

June 27, 2016

Once Brock gets a rune, the bond between him and Tipper is one of the most controversial relationships in the book, because hardly anyone who has a rune will associate at all with an Unchosen. The bigotry against and ostracizing of the Unchosen is reminiscent of the treatment of blacks in the Sou...

Books In Brogan rated it ★★★★☆

May 17, 2016

I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a great fantasy book.  The world building is complex and clever, with all parts of the story being well thought out, from the characters all the way down to each and every detail of the scenery.  All of this helps to make this a well-written and w...

Fatima rated it ★★★☆☆

June 16, 2016

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my views and opinions below. So, I found this book very easy to read. It wasn't the best; it wasn't mindbogglingly awesome, but I certainly didn't hate it. Sure, I had a few issues but... we'll deal with them...

M.L. rated it ★★★★☆

April 30, 2016

I really enjoyed this book, it was fast paced and well written, with a cast of fun, charming characters. The main character, Brock, was likeable and his motivations were easily understandable, however, my favourite character was definitely Cam, there was just something about him which I though wa...

Kameron rated it ★★★★★

January 06, 2017

4.5 stars: (review request submitted by the author for an honest critique) No matter your race/religion/gender/nationality, at one point in time you’ll do something to improve the quality of your life. Maybe it’ll involve going to college, switching jobs, or your address. No matter the how, it’ll...

Maia rated it ★★★★★

October 31, 2016

A thrilling epic adventure that had me completely enthralled! This is seriously one of the best fantasy books I have ever read! With flawless writing and vivid descriptions, you're immersed into the realm of Issalia, where almost everybody is marked with a rune of their vocation on their forehead...

Eirlys rated it ★★★★★

January 27, 2018

Fantastic Fantasy This is fantasy at it's best. I got caught up in the excitement of the story of Brock, an Unchosen, the lowest of the low in his society and his homeless friend Tipper. The Chosen have a rune on their brow which shows they belong. Brock pays to have a counterfeit rune in order t...

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