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Nadja’s life was perfectly planned: marry Luca, learn his trade, have their children. But the night of their betrothal celebration, an accidental murder changes everything. Now on the run, she’ll have to leave behind the only life she’s ever known. And to stay alive, she’ll have to become something that defies everything she’s been taught to believe. But Nadja isn’t the only Nadja’s life was perfectly planned: marry Luca, learn his trade, have their children. But the night of their betrothal celebration, an accidental murder changes everything. Now on the run, she’ll have to leave behind the only life she’s ever known. And to stay alive, she’ll have to become something that defies everything she’s been taught to believe. But Nadja isn’t the only one changing. In Amrantir, where music is magic, nature bends to the will of the Musicians. But an echo from the past threatens the balance between Man and nature. With her newfound security in jeopardy, can Nadja evade capture and certain death? Can she unravel the mysterious circumstances linking her to Amrantir’s checkered past? And can she fend off the advances of the handsome woodsman determined to help her?


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Nadja’s life was perfectly planned: marry Luca, learn his trade, have their children. But the night of their betrothal celebration, an accidental murder changes everything. Now on the run, she’ll have to leave behind the only life she’s ever known. And to stay alive, she’ll have to become something that defies everything she’s been taught to believe. But Nadja isn’t the only Nadja’s life was perfectly planned: marry Luca, learn his trade, have their children. But the night of their betrothal celebration, an accidental murder changes everything. Now on the run, she’ll have to leave behind the only life she’s ever known. And to stay alive, she’ll have to become something that defies everything she’s been taught to believe. But Nadja isn’t the only one changing. In Amrantir, where music is magic, nature bends to the will of the Musicians. But an echo from the past threatens the balance between Man and nature. With her newfound security in jeopardy, can Nadja evade capture and certain death? Can she unravel the mysterious circumstances linking her to Amrantir’s checkered past? And can she fend off the advances of the handsome woodsman determined to help her?

56 review for Inharmonic

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lukasz

    "Music has always been something more than the sum of its notes, rhythms, and dynamics. Music has the power to create real and tangible change" Nadja is a bright and curious young woman living in a small village. Where she lives no one appreciates music. To make matters worse, the concept of equal rights for women and men is alien to the villagers - not because they're fundamentally evil; That's how it always used to be. A girl should be good and quiet in manner, diligent in her duties and learni "Music has always been something more than the sum of its notes, rhythms, and dynamics. Music has the power to create real and tangible change" Nadja is a bright and curious young woman living in a small village. Where she lives no one appreciates music. To make matters worse, the concept of equal rights for women and men is alien to the villagers - not because they're fundamentally evil; That's how it always used to be. A girl should be good and quiet in manner, diligent in her duties and learning, and obedient to her parents until she marries. Nadja wants more, but, evidently, not strong enough to do it. Inevitably, events develop in a way that forces her to run from her village in the middle of the night, just before her betrothal ceremony. She needs to survive in a dangerous forest and then travel some more to meet her relative living in a city of Amrantir. Along the way, she meets a young man - Pax, who'll play a significant role in a book. She finds refuge at Music Conservatory she once thought only existed in stories. She tries to guard her identity and succeed at school. In the meantime, she needs to master one instrument, create another, deal with hormones, make friends and recognise herself for who she might be. It's possible that long gone magic didn't disappear :) Inharmonic is a warm, nicely written YA book - first in The Music Maker series of fantasy novels. It uses tropes but twists them lightly to offer something new(ish). Instead of magic / military school, we have nicely sketched music conservatory brought to life by varied groups of students and teachers. Magic is real. It just needs someone special with a right pool of genes to channel it through music (for example singing a lullaby that'll make you sleep for days). The story is told from Nadja point of view. She's a tenacious young woman who proves numerous times she's capable of taking care of herself. On the other hand, for a bright, intelligent girl she's slow to connect the dots leading to the final reveal. An attentive reader will figure it out in the first 30% of the book. Apart from being resourceful, she's friendly, caring and blind to boys' feelings towards her. Two boys love her - Luca, whom she was supposed to marry and Pax with whom she has great chemistry. But she doesn't want to allow anyone close to her. She has a secret, right? Anyway school relationships develop everywhere - Nadja's best friend has a crush on a boy who has a crush on her, and at times things are so sweet that they'll give you cavities. Girls are blushing, giggling, boys are noble and innocent. Treat it as an antidote for extreme violence and explicit sex found in most fantasy books nowadays. There's some sense of danger and mystery but the stakes aren't too high, and there's not much tension. The plot is predictable, although I didn't see some twists. Characters are easy to like, the villain is easy to dislike. Unfortunately, he's also single-minded and one-dimensional. Actually, he can be treated as a plot device that allows Nadja to discover better who she is and what kind of power is at her disposal. Secondary characters were more shallowly drawn and other than Nadja’s uncle and one teacher who have more screen time, are forgettable. After the slow start, the rest of the novel moves along well, although it tends to lag in places. World-building is impressive, especially for YA book (don't misinterpret me here - I have nothing against YA, hoverer, given the target audience, world-building in the genre is usually a bit simplified). I think that the concept of using music to influence reality is cool and I enjoyed the way it was written. The story is easy to read, the prose clear and precise. If you try hard enough, you'll spot some misspellings and strange sentences, but AKS Scott writing is rather impressive, if slightly purplish and lyrical in places. CONCLUSION: In the end, I enjoyed this book and felt motivated to finish it. Sure, I was a little frustrated with contrivances in the romantic relationships in an attempt to create tension – these behaviours and problems were and felt forced. Despite some reservations, I would recommend Inharmonic to teen readers who like fantasy. Old ideas are recycled here and tuned in a smart way that should keep your attention and allow you to read it along with your kids. Oh, and one more thing. I'm impressed by the way AKR Scott decided to develop the series. Everyone who'll sign for her newsletter will receive short story portraying Pax's time out of the screen (when he was visiting his family). The sequel will have another POV - Nadja's friend who's able to smell the sound will try to discover what's happening. I love this kind of almost 360 view of the world and events through different pairs of eyes. Inharmonic

  2. 5 out of 5

    Calvin Park

    I received a copy of this book through TBRindr. The world of Inharmonic is interesting. There is a lot of potential here, especially with a magic system based in music and where vocal music and instrumental music provide different types of magic. It’s an intriguing concept wrapped in a cozy young adult tale. A.K.R. Scott has managed to sprinkle a number of intriguing concepts for a magic system throughout this novel. She keeps things mysterious with the magic while doling out enough information, I received a copy of this book through TBRindr. The world of Inharmonic is interesting. There is a lot of potential here, especially with a magic system based in music and where vocal music and instrumental music provide different types of magic. It’s an intriguing concept wrapped in a cozy young adult tale. A.K.R. Scott has managed to sprinkle a number of intriguing concepts for a magic system throughout this novel. She keeps things mysterious with the magic while doling out enough information, especially in the second half of the book, to fill the imagination. I’m very curious to see where future books take the magic system and how the details are fleshed out. We don’t see many bardic magic systems outside of D&D so this read was fun for that alone. The characters have equal potential, especially as I hope they’ll be further developed in subsequent novels. Nadja is young and naïve and makes plenty of decisions that reflect her innocence. While that could be frustrating at times, it also fit her character. Scott also tweaks tropes just enough to keep them fresh (e.g., magic school is a music conservatory) which made for a read that felt familiar but fresh. While there is a lot of potential in this novel, it suffers a little from first novel syndrome in that it obviously leaves a number of things unexplained and some things feel like they are all setup with little pay off. The worldbuilding was sparse at times, especially outside of the magic system and some history specifically relevant to the plot. The characters are well drawn, but—other than Nadja—don’t grow a great deal in this first novel. There is a romantic subplot throughout the book that helps us gain insight into Nadja’s character, but I’m afraid I found it a little juvenile. This makes sense given Nadja’s inexperience, but I did find myself at times wanting to skip the romance part to get back to the main plot. On the bright side, that meant that I was interested in the main plot. While the book took a while to get going, once it did, I finished it in one sitting. If you enjoy coming-of-age stories and are interested in a magic system with some fun potential, Inharmonic is worth your time. It’s a hard one to rate for me as I would have liked more depth across the board. In the end, however, I received more personal enjoyment than I typically do from a three star book so I’m calling it 3.5/5 stars. 5 – I loved this, couldn’t put it down, move it to the top of your TBR pile 4 – I really enjoyed this, add it to the TBR pile 3 – I liked it, depending on your preferences it may be worth your time 2 – I didn’t like this book, it has significant flaws and I can’t recommend it 1 – I loathe this book with a most loathsome loathing

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jordan

    Inharmonic is a really fascinating story with an interesting magic system that I loved learning about. Inharmonic begins with our protagonist, Nadja, right before she is about to be married to a man chosen for her. This is a society in which, as with so many others, women are not given much choice and these things are often chosen for them. I'm always interested to see what direction an author takes when they choose to have a society that follows this traditional structure, and I was very please Inharmonic is a really fascinating story with an interesting magic system that I loved learning about. Inharmonic begins with our protagonist, Nadja, right before she is about to be married to a man chosen for her. This is a society in which, as with so many others, women are not given much choice and these things are often chosen for them. I'm always interested to see what direction an author takes when they choose to have a society that follows this traditional structure, and I was very pleased with how Scott handled this one. I felt that the world she developed was really strong and had a vast array of unique and well-developed character to fill it. As for Nadja herself, she is a young woman that I enjoyed following. She's intelligent, bold, a bit naive, and caring. She's not perfect and is just as susceptible to making mistakes as the rest of us, but her personality is incredibly endearing and I found myself very invested in her story. In addition, there is also some traveling in this book, some exploration, and a Music Conservatory that we get to explore. I know some people get tired of traveling sequences in fantasy, but I love them so I thought this element was wonderful. I loved the magic system that involved music, and I thought that part was developed really well. The basis for the magic in this world seems to be one of those that happens by sheer luck of genes. There's not too much int he way of info dumping, and the reader is instead able to learn about the magic system in easy to digest portions that really make this a fun read. The pacing overall was strong, which is something that always stands out to me and shows the mark of a talented author. It had some slower parts of the book, but I think these ended up balancing out well within the more engaging parts of the story. I also thought that Scott played with some really interesting ideas and themes that I would love to see explored more in future novels. I think Scott displays a lot of potential with this first instalment in this The Music Maker series, and I look forward to seeing more! Overall, I've given Inharmonic four stars!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mel

    I’m in love with this world so much!! The story is amazing and the characters are fantastic, Nadja is such an incredibly strong lead character. I adore the idea of music having magical properties and abilities, I have always loved music and this idea is so beautiful. I love that there are surprises, although I could see a few things coming, there were still plenty of things I didn’t and it kept me on my toes! I’ve just downloaded book 2 and interested to see where it goes I received a free copy o I’m in love with this world so much!! The story is amazing and the characters are fantastic, Nadja is such an incredibly strong lead character. I adore the idea of music having magical properties and abilities, I have always loved music and this idea is so beautiful. I love that there are surprises, although I could see a few things coming, there were still plenty of things I didn’t and it kept me on my toes! I’ve just downloaded book 2 and interested to see where it goes I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review

  5. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    A.K.R Scott is an emerging fantasy author and is sure to make a splash onto the scene with her debut novel. Inharmonic, the first installment of the Music Maker Series, is full of all of the makings of a successful fantasy novel – a complex setting, cloaked figures with special powers, and a quest to find out the truth. The fictional world of Amrantir is peppered with deep woods filled with mystical trees, busy cities where music is in the forefront of culture and considered the most highly-valu A.K.R Scott is an emerging fantasy author and is sure to make a splash onto the scene with her debut novel. Inharmonic, the first installment of the Music Maker Series, is full of all of the makings of a successful fantasy novel – a complex setting, cloaked figures with special powers, and a quest to find out the truth. The fictional world of Amrantir is peppered with deep woods filled with mystical trees, busy cities where music is in the forefront of culture and considered the most highly-valued trade, and creaky docks lined by wooden ships carrying precious cargo. Inharmonic transports readers into the depths of a land full of magic, all wrapped in a symphony of the sweetest composition. Nadja is a girl sitting precariously on the cusp of becoming a woman – but not in her manner of choosing. Instead, she will transition into her next phase of life by way of a marriage to a fellow member of her tribe, the Wanderers. She has grown up knowing the customs and traditions of her patriarchal society, but she has also been a reluctant participant, albeit silently. The partner that has been chosen for her and whose ways she shall adopt is a good man, and a handsome one to boot. But this does nothing to assuage the feelings that live deep in Nadja’s gut – the feelings of certainty that she is more than capable of forging her own path and making her own decisions without the express permission of a husband. As the evening of her betrothal celebration unfolds, Nadja’s life begins to take a set of unrepairable turns. She comes across her young cousin, Kizzy, struggling against the nefarious and unwanted advances of an elder tribal leader, and in her haste to save her, Nadja commits what she believes to be murder. This one act spurs the bride-to-be to pack a bag and flee the confines and security of her camp, and she strikes out towards the city of Cantio in search of her uncle, with whom she has been told she can find sanctuary. When her Uncle Tau suggests enrolling in the local music conservatory as a further cover for the story he’s concocted for her, Nadja is trepidatious. She has some skill with a flute but doesn’t feel she is quite up to par with the elite members of the community who are also competing for a coveted spot in the illustrious school. Fate is on Nadja’s side, however, and she is accepted. The conservatory will provide her a much-needed place to hide from any of the tribal members attempting to hunt her down. It will also allow her to hone her musical skills and learn a thing or two. Also accepted into the conservatory is Pax, an aspiring wood craftsman that she met while on her journey into the city. He is mischievous and full of flirtation, but for now, Nadja tries to push him to the background of her mind as she focuses on blending in the shadows. Unfortunately for her, Pax has other ideas. No matter how she tries to push him away, he always seems to find a reason to be around. Much to her growing digress, Nadja finds Pax becoming her hero in more ways than one, as he firmly inserts himself into her life. As her time at the conservatory unfolds, Nadja begins to learn more about herself and her supposed heritage, and the questions that begin to appear, are at times, more than she can stomach. Her mind is at war with her beliefs of the balance of nature and the magic running in her veins, and soon she becomes embroiled in a situation that she is afraid she cannot fight her way out of. When her past finally catches up to her, she is not as prepared as she originally planned to be, and Nadja must rely on her instincts and emerging talents to carry her on. Inharmonic is the first in a set of novels, and if the author’s website is any indication, there will be at least three. You can track the author’s progress with a clever widget on the blog portion of her website. This series has the makings of a trilogy at the very least, with possible spin-off stories involving minor but equally interesting characters. Readers who enjoy Inharmonic can sign up at the author’s website (www.akrscott.com) to receive a free copy of a novella entitled Heart of the Wood, featuring the heroic and engaging character, Pax. I found the premise of Inharmonic to be original and intelligent, and while I have not read a weighty amount of fantasy books, I believe the underlying storyline to be unique. The story is about Nadja and her journey of discovering who she is outside of tribal tradition and law, but it is also centered around music and the power that sound has on the environment in which it lives. Cultivated melodies have the power to call on rain, can literally move mountains, and grow crops that would otherwise be laid waste by pests and disease. The author is obviously very well-versed in the language of music and while it does lend itself to the story well, at times it can be a bit much. If you don’t know a lot about music and its terms (like myself) you may find yourself lost and a bit bored with lengthy descriptions of the inner workings of song and harmony. I was also confused as to the audience the author was writing for. I’ve found it nearly impossible to “write for the masses” in the literary world of today. The genres of the modern-day reading circles are very distinct and the lines clearly drawn as certain styles of writing invoke cult-like followings. The Young Adult genre is taken very seriously by the readers involved, and while the ages and subject matter suggested this was a YA book, the language was heavy-handed and almost too elegant and complicated for the average YA reader to understand and navigate without a dictionary. That being said, adult readers would find this intelligently written and appealing. However, the storyline was lost more than once in the face of overly-worded paragraphs full of detailed descriptions and dialogue was slowed to a turtle’s pace in the midst of formality. I’ve found that most books involved in a series can be wordy with their first installment, as the author is excited to set the world up for their reader and also so that in future books, they are able to focus more on plot than setting. I am looking forward to the rest of the books in this series, as Inharmonic left me in a state of desperate wanting as it came to its close. I also appreciated the map in the front of the book, showing all the points of interest clearly marked. The author’s website has a fantastically interactive map with further detail and descriptions that I found delightful. I’m a fan of a good map, as the wife of a cartographer, and fantasy worlds are always made better with a pure path laid out. I give Inharmonic 4 out of 5 stars, and recommend it for music-lovers and fantasy-lovers alike. I recommend this for readers over the age of 15, as the language overall is advanced and may be confusing for the average mid-grade or YA reader.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    Inharmonic tells the story of Nadja who, through music and singing, has the possibility to influence the world around her. But this is the discovery that the character has to make throughout the story, in which she will learn the truth not only about the society and culture in which she grew up, and in which she will be forced to integrate, but also about herself and her potentialities. Not only is the main character captivating but also those with whom Nadja will interact, especially Pax, with Inharmonic tells the story of Nadja who, through music and singing, has the possibility to influence the world around her. But this is the discovery that the character has to make throughout the story, in which she will learn the truth not only about the society and culture in which she grew up, and in which she will be forced to integrate, but also about herself and her potentialities. Not only is the main character captivating but also those with whom Nadja will interact, especially Pax, with his charismatic personality that conquers all and everyone. This is the first story of three and I intend to continue reading the rest of the saga. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Bruhn

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book (as well as the freebie companion book, which you can find out how to get inside the first few pages of this one)! The characters are relatable and lovable (I adored Pax!), and the concept of music as magic is really fun to explore. As a musician myself, I quite enjoyed the scenes at the conservatory in classes and private lessons. There was nothing that would be too technical for non-musicians to understand, but there were some things that made my musician's heart I thoroughly enjoyed this book (as well as the freebie companion book, which you can find out how to get inside the first few pages of this one)! The characters are relatable and lovable (I adored Pax!), and the concept of music as magic is really fun to explore. As a musician myself, I quite enjoyed the scenes at the conservatory in classes and private lessons. There was nothing that would be too technical for non-musicians to understand, but there were some things that made my musician's heart happy and nostalgic for when I was a music major in college. I'm excited to find out what happens next!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Libby Seligman

    Well written book Better than average fantasy with a unique worldview involving music as a magical force. Want to read more so 5 stars. Liked the fact that the young woman was a decent person, not a foul mouthed virago, that acted mostly in a manner consistent to the society in which she was raised. Still strong, but a lady nonetheless. To me that is a refreshing change to a lot of stories today. Really liked the male characters as well - Luca, Pax and Uncle Tau. All strong men but inherently kind. Well written book Better than average fantasy with a unique worldview involving music as a magical force. Want to read more so 5 stars. Liked the fact that the young woman was a decent person, not a foul mouthed virago, that acted mostly in a manner consistent to the society in which she was raised. Still strong, but a lady nonetheless. To me that is a refreshing change to a lot of stories today. Really liked the male characters as well - Luca, Pax and Uncle Tau. All strong men but inherently kind. The academy scenes were great and enjoyed the journey scenes too - the plots were not repetitive and felt fresh. I was annoyed at one point where Nadja manipulated Pax into a situation that if the positions had been reversed everyone would have cried foul. (Involving the harvest fair). Maybe others wouldn't be bothered by that, but I was. Also, I thought that Nadja fled/was absent from the Academy too much for believability. However, it is a story, and I think most people will like it enough anyway not to be as bothered as I was about those situations. Also, why did she throw away the dress? So, a few things bothered me, and a couple of plot devices didn't make as much sense to me, but I still really enjoyed the book despite my own pickiness. Well edited with only a couple of wrong words courtesy of spell check, I expect. Recommended to people that like fresh takes on fantasy with likable characters and some romance that is being developed at a realistic pace. I will definitely read the sequel when it comes out.

  9. 4 out of 5

    J.F.

    Inharmonic is a fantasy and romance with elements that are reminiscent of Harry Potter for reasons I'll get into in a moment. The story starts with Nadja about to marry her betrothed and submit her entire life to a society she doesn't belong in. A cruel twist of fate, yet a blessing in disguise, prompts her to run from such a life. She finds her uncle and, following his suggestion, hides out in a music conservatory....where her people will likely never search. Here's where the Harry Potterish stuf Inharmonic is a fantasy and romance with elements that are reminiscent of Harry Potter for reasons I'll get into in a moment. The story starts with Nadja about to marry her betrothed and submit her entire life to a society she doesn't belong in. A cruel twist of fate, yet a blessing in disguise, prompts her to run from such a life. She finds her uncle and, following his suggestion, hides out in a music conservatory....where her people will likely never search. Here's where the Harry Potterish stuff comes in--the school. Granted this is more college-level, but the level of detail including names of classes and books along with the interesting characters give this school the surreal charm I felt when reading Harry Potter. The other major difference...as opposed to lessons on magic...it's all about music from the perspective of this other world. Yet the author clearly has enough understanding of music and theory to make the conservatory and all it offers ring true. That brings me to what I loved most about this book. The world A K R Scott built and the characters she created. It's all so realistic and well-written. The characters personalities, their hopes and dreams, are so believable, they jump off the page. It kept me spellbound, wanting to know more...feeling as if the place was real and I was actually there. Needless to say, I can't wait to read more. I want to know where Nadja goes from here. If you enjoy other worlds and a sweet romance with plenty of action and loveable characters that will keep you turning the pages, Inharmonic is for you.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    My true rating is more like a 3.5. The story takes place in Amrantir, a land in which some people are gifted with musical talent that can be magical in application. Nadja, the main protagonist in this first book of The Music Maker series, is an interesting young woman who is forced into a series of adventures upon discovering her own magical music talent. The theme is generically familiar: a young, beautiful woman is surprised at discovering hidden magical talent and is thrust into a sweeping st My true rating is more like a 3.5. The story takes place in Amrantir, a land in which some people are gifted with musical talent that can be magical in application. Nadja, the main protagonist in this first book of The Music Maker series, is an interesting young woman who is forced into a series of adventures upon discovering her own magical music talent. The theme is generically familiar: a young, beautiful woman is surprised at discovering hidden magical talent and is thrust into a sweeping story arc of danger and intrigue, complete with love developing between her and a man she is sure she hates and who, she is sure, hates her. Still, it's an enjoyable story, and the characters are very likable, if a bit predictable. My main irritation with this book is the jarring editorial errors that jolt the reader out of the story: words misused (i.e. "shuttering" when "shuddering" was intended; "to" instead of "too"), misspellings, and basic grammar and punctuation mistakes (putting a comma between an adjective and the noun it describes, commas after a conjunction instead of before, etc.). As I said, the story is enjoyable, and I'm now reading the 2nd book in the series. But I'm sad to say that the egregious errors continue. I don't believe authors have to have perfect grammar, spelling, and punctuation - that's an editor's job. If an editor was employed for this book prior to publishing, they should be sent back to school.

  11. 4 out of 5

    C.O. Bonham

    Inharmonic by A.K.R. Scott, has in interesting take on the idea that music is a kind of magic. I love the magic system, controling matter through harmonic resonance. I love the Characters, each bring their own unique flaws, strengths and pasts to the party. I finished it and I liked it. But I found myself putting it down a lot. I think the quality it lacked was a sense of purpose. These things were happening to the main character but it just didn’t fell like they mattered in the long run. The Char Inharmonic by A.K.R. Scott, has in interesting take on the idea that music is a kind of magic. I love the magic system, controling matter through harmonic resonance. I love the Characters, each bring their own unique flaws, strengths and pasts to the party. I finished it and I liked it. But I found myself putting it down a lot. I think the quality it lacked was a sense of purpose. These things were happening to the main character but it just didn’t fell like they mattered in the long run. The Characters were great fun, but the plot lacked real stakes. The epicness of the storyworld demanded a villain with more to lose, someone more evil, a villain with magic at least. As with many Fantasy novels the true antagonist seems to be the secrets that were kept from the hero. I do want to read the next book in this series though, the Characters have the potential and the Mystery of Nadjia’s father is a good jumping off point for a story with more stakes.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kim Gregory

    Music is a main component in this story. It has power to effect natural things, but can't effect humans, other than the esthetic of the music itself. There are a group of people who can effect humans, and they were thought to have been wiped out centuries ago - but they weren't. Nadja is from the Wanderers, a nomadic tribe that believes women are basically there for caring for the husband and child bearing. When a woman marries she takes on her husband's occupation. Nadja is to be betrothed to Lu Music is a main component in this story. It has power to effect natural things, but can't effect humans, other than the esthetic of the music itself. There are a group of people who can effect humans, and they were thought to have been wiped out centuries ago - but they weren't. Nadja is from the Wanderers, a nomadic tribe that believes women are basically there for caring for the husband and child bearing. When a woman marries she takes on her husband's occupation. Nadja is to be betrothed to Lucah, a hunter, but on the night of her betrothal ceremony something terrible happens and Nadja must leave her tribe. She goes to her uncle in the capitol city and eventually she becomes a student at the Conservatory of Music there - a safe place for her to hide, as long as she stays within its walls. This is a clean read.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Marlene Burrows

    Nadja’s Story In a far away land long ago lived a young woman by the name of Nadja. She was born into a tribe of Wanderers. Nomadic people who lived with the seasons. A strictly paternal society where women had no rights or self determination. On the night of her betrothal, tragedy struck forcing Nadja to flee from the only life she’s ever known. Read of her trials and victories, and follow the next book to see where fate is leading her.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    Received as a review copy, this is an honest review. Despite growing up in a world where women have of certain standing, Nadja's life changes after an assault an accidental murder alters the fates of those involved. Now she must find a new life while fleeing a dangerous fate... and music may hold the key to discovering a place in society. With its imaginative narrative, characters crafted that you can believe in their adventures... an excellent recommended read. Received as a review copy, this is an honest review. Despite growing up in a world where women have of certain standing, Nadja's life changes after an assault an accidental murder alters the fates of those involved. Now she must find a new life while fleeing a dangerous fate... and music may hold the key to discovering a place in society. With its imaginative narrative, characters crafted that you can believe in their adventures... an excellent recommended read.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ada Campbell

    Unique story that grabbed my attention and didn't let go. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. I am a musically minded person who was intrigued by the idea of using voice and song to influence those around you. The characters were believable, and worth caring about (hard to find in today's books). Unfortunately it was over too soon! I can't wait to read what happens next! Unique story that grabbed my attention and didn't let go. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. I am a musically minded person who was intrigued by the idea of using voice and song to influence those around you. The characters were believable, and worth caring about (hard to find in today's books). Unfortunately it was over too soon! I can't wait to read what happens next!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rhane

    A past and future discovered; evil gets its comeuppance Blessed with a selection of strong female characters, a thrilling storyline and magic to boot, this is a delightful read. When I reached the end, I immediately wanted more. I can’t wait to find out what happens with Nadja and Pax.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Trina

    What a refreshing change from many of the books I have read. New world, new concepts, engaging characters I found the book hard to put down. This author is new to me but with the excellent writing in this book I will be investigating more by her and definitely buying the next in this series.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Evans

    I enjoyed the premise I enjoyed the premise but felt that the story was unfinished. I thought it would resume with the second book but have only read part of it and was disappointed that it was from the roommate's perspective. I enjoyed the premise I enjoyed the premise but felt that the story was unfinished. I thought it would resume with the second book but have only read part of it and was disappointed that it was from the roommate's perspective.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Pia

    The Idea of Inharmonic is great. The language is good. I'm just never surprised. The characters are either importen in the world or they are main characters. The Idea of Inharmonic is great. The language is good. I'm just never surprised. The characters are either importen in the world or they are main characters.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Heather-Amie (KrimsuunPages)

    **I was sent Inharmonic by A.K.R Scott for free in return for my honest review.** I'll start of by saying I loved it! I was curious as to how musical elements could be added into a fanatsy world and it was done really well! Inharmonic is a fantastic opening novel for the Music Maker Series. It offers insight into the world, has a strong female lead, waves of action and great supporting characters. The main character is Nadja. A strong female with a strong voice, thrown into a new world. I love foll **I was sent Inharmonic by A.K.R Scott for free in return for my honest review.** I'll start of by saying I loved it! I was curious as to how musical elements could be added into a fanatsy world and it was done really well! Inharmonic is a fantastic opening novel for the Music Maker Series. It offers insight into the world, has a strong female lead, waves of action and great supporting characters. The main character is Nadja. A strong female with a strong voice, thrown into a new world. I love following her journey in finding herself and starting a new life. She has a great personality and I really grew to love her more throughout the story. I love how strong-minded and determined she is. Willing to take up any challenge. The description and world building is brilliant. In fact, I'd love for even more world building (I've always loved maps in books and placing every location.) Now lets talk music. As I've said, I really wasn'st sure how it would work within the story. It's not something I've personally seen before. But wow, was I surprised. I loved how it was intertwined within the story and how they worked with the added fantasy elements. The Conservatory was a fantastic addition. I'd love to see more later in the series. I was fascinated by the different classes as well as the great characters that are introduced once Nadja arrives. Helaine is one of these. I loved her personality and the strong friendship that she quickly builds with our main character. (and she plays voilin! I've always wanted to learn it!) The main plot point of the story kicks of straight away after Nadja is forced to leave her village. ( I won't spoil the reason why.) It isn't too fast paced and you are left guessing at what is going to happen to Nadja, her family and her friends. The end half of the book had me on the edge of my seat (especially a scene concerning a certain person from Nadja village) and I didn't want it to end. I very much look forward to the other books in the series. I really reccomend that you pick this book up if you haven't already. Be sure to check out the links above.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Shivani McFarland

    A.K.R. Scotts' book started off a bit slow for me but that's not a bad thing I often prefer to jump right into the action. Scotts world building reminds of the Scandinavian region with lots of water travel and the I imagined many mountains and forested areas. I enjoyed her characters which are well fleshed out and the depth of real life situations yet with a background in magic and music. By the third chapter I was very much engrossed in the story and the book began to unfold like a many layered A.K.R. Scotts' book started off a bit slow for me but that's not a bad thing I often prefer to jump right into the action. Scotts world building reminds of the Scandinavian region with lots of water travel and the I imagined many mountains and forested areas. I enjoyed her characters which are well fleshed out and the depth of real life situations yet with a background in magic and music. By the third chapter I was very much engrossed in the story and the book began to unfold like a many layered flower. I really hope the writer can continue with the series I want to know what she has planned for Nadja, the herione. If you enjoy a little bit of light romance, mystery, Magic and a fair amount of danger you'll enjoy this new entertaining story by A.K.R. Scott.

  22. 5 out of 5

    J.E. Martin

    I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Inharmonic is a great opening novel for the Music Maker series. It gives you just enough while also leaving you wanting more. Plenty of waves of action, a strong female lead, a fun cast of background characters, and a sweet, clean secondary slow-burn romantic plot. I love what Scott has done with the musical elements here, and I can't wait to see how this continues to grow and develop throughout the series. Her world is well-crafted and full of lovely detail. Her descr I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Inharmonic is a great opening novel for the Music Maker series. It gives you just enough while also leaving you wanting more. Plenty of waves of action, a strong female lead, a fun cast of background characters, and a sweet, clean secondary slow-burn romantic plot. I love what Scott has done with the musical elements here, and I can't wait to see how this continues to grow and develop throughout the series. Her world is well-crafted and full of lovely detail. Her descriptions are lively and draw you in. I'll absolutely be watching for future books--I can't wait to see Nadja continue her journey!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jeramy Oropeza

    A gem to begin a series The world A. K. R. Scott builds is a beautifully complex and detailed world with magic abounding in the most unlikely place...music. As a lifelong musician, seeing music be given the power I've always known it to have is completely enthralling. The cast of characters is beautifully complex and the plot is inviting. Would highly recommend. A gem to begin a series The world A. K. R. Scott builds is a beautifully complex and detailed world with magic abounding in the most unlikely place...music. As a lifelong musician, seeing music be given the power I've always known it to have is completely enthralling. The cast of characters is beautifully complex and the plot is inviting. Would highly recommend.

  24. 4 out of 5

    A.K.R. Scott

    I had a blast writing this book! I hope you enjoy reading it just as much. :)

  25. 4 out of 5

    Aija

  26. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  27. 5 out of 5

    Aeokie

  28. 5 out of 5

    Vicki

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sara

  30. 5 out of 5

    Whitney Thomason

  31. 5 out of 5

    Farren

  32. 4 out of 5

    Slavena Avramova

  33. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

  34. 5 out of 5

    Sofia

  35. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  36. 4 out of 5

    Teagan

  37. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

  38. 4 out of 5

    Bess

  39. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

  40. 4 out of 5

    Chris Huntley

  41. 4 out of 5

    Emelie

  42. 4 out of 5

    S.W. Wilcox

  43. 5 out of 5

    A.Bibliophiles.Book.Blog

  44. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Hatton

  45. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

  46. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

  47. 4 out of 5

    Zoe Kaylor

  48. 4 out of 5

    Sylvia Mercedes

  49. 5 out of 5

    Laura

  50. 5 out of 5

    Mrs. Allen 107 (The Kansan Reader)

  51. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Bibb

  52. 5 out of 5

    Fresita

  53. 5 out of 5

    Beatrice

  54. 4 out of 5

    Luu

  55. 5 out of 5

    Saffron

  56. 4 out of 5

    Leia Rose

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