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Absence of Color (Spectrum of Color #1) ❮Reading❯ ➿ Absence of Color (Spectrum of Color #1) Author S.K. Wee – Thomashillier.co.uk This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B01HP1TG4C Secret orders and brotherhoods wizened sages and mages stealthy assassins and spies Shared misery forges an unlikely friendship between three you This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN BHPTGC Secret orders and brotherhoods wizened sages and mages stealthy assassins and spies Shared misery forges Absence of Epub / an unlikely friendship between three young adventurersFrankie the daughter of Bhaelor’s Ruler and her father’s servant Only it gets worse He’s going to trade her into slaveryTwig kidnapped after his mother’s death is used and abused by Bhaelor’s ruler Since Twig is believed to be dead there’s no one looking for himConny a young mage is tricked into coming to Bhaelor His magic may give his master the true power he desiresRescued by an underground spy network Frankie and Twig realize they have a chance to right some wrongs Frankie is optimistic and believes in a good future Twig is bitter and ruled by his past He wants revenge Conny is left behind to learn the full extent of his magic but he will not be easily tricked again Each must play a part in pretending to be something they are not They share a destiny a converging path but can they overcome the horrors they’ve lived to discover their true abilities Who can they trust Appearances can be deceiving and no one is who they first appear to be.


10 thoughts on “Absence of Color (Spectrum of Color #1)

  1. Gordon Bickerstaff Gordon Bickerstaff says:

    Epic struggle of good vs evilThis is a Coming of AgeDark Fantasy conspiracy adventure story involving three teenagers They are engaging and likeable and bound together by dark and disturbing circumstance The author builds a complex and conflicted harsh world where opposing kingdoms verge on a path of self destruction There is a huge amount going on in this story and at times I struggled to keep up and had to re read some parts to get back on track The author's writing does jar from time to time but the story did keep me turning the pages The characters and the situation they find themselves in are well drawn rounded and believable The conflict is palpable and engaging Recommended


  2. Christina McMullen Christina McMullen says:

    Though I admit there are dark elements here that I wasn't expecting this was a fun read The standard adventure uest of much fantasy is done a little differently this time around but not so much that fans of traditional fantasy wouldn't also enjoy reading


  3. Ame Terra Ame Terra says:

    I’m not a big fan of cowboys I’m not talking about football I’m talking about giddy up wad of tobacco saloon fighting cowboys And what’s up with the gunfight Standing face to face in the middle of a dusty road hand on your holster like uick Draw McGraw Only an ignoramus or a Hanna Barbera cartoon would do such a thing I never thought of cowboys to be intelligent interesting or sexy until SK Wee introduced me to her world and the cowboys of Port Devdan John Wayne once said “Young fella if you’re looking for trouble I’ll accommodate ya” and so will SK Wee and the Absence of ColorThe world of Wee is harsh – filled with hate and hostility The characters of Wee most of them are humane – filled with love and compassion There is not only an ABSENCE OF COLOR in her world but also an absence of chivalry From Bhaelor to Mandalay from the Temple of Sar to the Academy all roads lead back to Port Devdan All roads lead to risk All roads lead to revengePicture if you can this herd of undercover do gooders the red headed pretend prostitute the tongue less slave the wannabe Dalai Lama two fatherless teens the visionary nun and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Now picture a world where corruption and cruelty rule and this pack of misfits attempting to oust the evil Heck to the yes Sign me upThe Buckaroo of the Black Rose is Lil Red or Rosaline depending on the day The redhead often mistaken for a prostitute or the brunette often mistaken for the drunken wife of a councilman In either role she kicks butt as only a women in charge canI’m just going to say it Jack Wagner What’s the first thought you just had? MaybeFrisco Jones from Port Charles? Well there ain’t no General Hospital in Port Devdan but you might find Wagner at the Crown Jewels brothelI picture Wagner as a sexy shirtless man wearing a cowboy hat in a commercial for Wrangler jeans He’s a bowman playboy with a heart of gold He’s got some baggage and plenty of regret but he’s hard to resistHis partner Captain Darby enjoys throwing daggers talking to animals and black leather He is a man of many secrets and few words“Darby was never one to say ten words when two would do” These two juggled their way into my heart literally when they rescued Twig and Frankie from Amir Mohana Words cannot describe my hatred of this man Let’s just say if I hang him drown him light him on fire and chop his head off slowly with a steak knife it still wouldn’t do my hatred justice Twig and Frankie are two teens coming of age under the protection and tutelage of Wagner and Darby Both have suffered under Amir’s reign and both are curious about who fathered them Twig’s suffering was unbearable The steak knife might be too easy for the a hole Maybe a butter knife insteadConny just wants to be a monk Really who doesn’t? A simple life loving all living creatures sound good to me but that isn’t exactly how it works in Wee’s world Monks are perverted drug pushers with unstable magic But not Conny he’s the real deal With the help of Sister Sophia and their combined magic he may someday have his ZenThe world of Wee has Wild West flavor John Wayne meets Johnny Cash A lot of turmoil A lot of torture There are no sissies in Wee’s world No ruby slippers No yellow brick roads No time to take the Lion to Oz Your courage cannot be in uestion“Courage is being scared to death – and saddling up anyway” John WayneAbsence of color is brilliantly vivid and magically written The characters agony and hardships tug at your heart The book begins with individual perspectives – the lone sheep in the meadow and ends with a flock corralled together with precision and perfected by SK Wee’s artistrySlap some bacon on a biscuit and let’s go Buy this book Read this book Just rememberif you climb in the saddle be ready for the ride


  4. Tabi Slick Tabi Slick says:

    Imagine a world filled with conspiracy where the true ruler has been overthrown and every kingdom seems to be run by those with less than noble causes This is the world of Absence of Color which follows the lives of two spies known as Darby and Wagner and a couple of children who all fall into an undercover mission to bring down the powers that be The CharactersLet’s start with the spies since the story begins with their story Darby is of the Sherlock Holmes character of the story He seems to be gifted in everything that he does and Wagner envies him for that Darby even seems to have a weird ability to communicate telepathically with some animals I’m not sure how this gift will help in the grand scheme of everything but I’m sure there’s a reason for this abilityWagner is a good sidekick but has skills of his own that make him a likable character He works well with a bow and has a strong desire to help others This is a uality that not very many men in the story seem to haveLil Red is a character that appears a little bit later but she runs the entire operation take down from the inside out She is one of my favorite characters because her cause is noble The main villain the Amir Mohana is a terrible man with a taste for little boys and a dislike of women Lile Red put an intricate network together in the hopes of bringing him and others like him downFrankie is the daughter of the Amir Mohana and knows first hand the wickedness that has ingrained itself within him He had a hand in her mother dying and the abuse of one of her friends named Twig a boy who was kidnapped to be his play thing Conny and Frankie don’t realize this until it’s too late Twig is thought to be dead but Conny uses his magic that he’s been trying to develop to help revive him and get him away from that terrible place The GoodSK Wee has a way of grabbing your attention with her writing that it instantly draws you into this world filled with strife danger hope and a passion to overcome all obstacles I really enjoyed the uniue opening scene where Darby and Wagner are at the monastery undercover It’s that kind of action scene that you’re not expecting to read first thing when you open a book but it’s the very thing that keeps you turning the pageI’ve previously mentioned that there aren’t a lot of of men in this world that desire to do what’s right for the good of others but Conny is definitely not one of these men I really fell in love with Conny’s personality and all of the risks he takes to help those around him It’s an admirable uality that I hope doesn’t change I know he’s bound to be a great mage in future entries and I hope he doesn’t lose what is good within him The tension in this book is evident in many of the situations he’s involved in that will keep you on the edge of your seat so be warnedIt was such a small part of the story but I really enjoyed the Academy I would’ve loved to have read about this place and maybe experienced a class through the character’s perspective We did get to learn about some of the different species in this world as well as meet new students but what happens at the Academy is left somewhat of a secret that I hope gets revealed in the next book The Not So Good Warning This book does mention drugs rape and the villain is involved in sexual assault on minorsI put the warning above because I wasn’t prepared for these things going into this book and I kind of wish I had They’re hard things to read about when you don’t know they’re coming but rest assured the good guys do not think that this is right and do what they can to prevent these things from happening There’s a lot of evil in this world which is not a bad thing It gives the few good people many opportunities to be great I must say that for so much evil the ending wasn’t as satisfying for me I wasn’t sure how it was going to end and when it did I couldn’t believe it It seemed to happen so uicklyI would’ve loved to see Frankie express what she wants out of life for her to have desires and wants of her own Goals for her to work towards but her story seems yet to be developed I look forward to reading about her and I really hope she grows up to be like Darby a Whisper and a fighter I hope that one day she thinks highly of herself and gains confidence in her strength The ConclusionThere are so many plot twists and high stake situations that you’ll be sweating half the time The characters really grabbed my attention and made me invested in their lives I cheered when the protagonists succeeded and I cringed when the villains seemed to be holding all the cards This story made me feel everything I laughed I cried I was frustrated at times but well worth the journey I would highly recommend Absence of Color Spectrum of Color Book 1 for all who enjoy coming of age fantasies Star Rating Report Card 45 Stars out of 51 Character development★★★ 3 stars2 Overall pace★★★★★ 5 stars3 Plot★★★★★ 5 stars4 Conflict★★★★★ 5 stars5 Consistency★★★★★ 5 stars6 Dialogue★★★★ 4 stars


  5. William Stuart William Stuart says:

    Sorry I’ve been away but I had to take a few days to visit Universal Orlando with my grandchildren and my lovely bride I didn’t neglect my reading though I had to wait to write this review Today I want to share my thoughts on Absence of Color Spectrum of Color #1 by S K WeeSynopsis from the author Secret orders and brotherhoods wizened sages and mages stealthy assassins and spies Shared misery forges an unlikely friendship between three young adventurersFrankie the daughter of Bhaelor’s Ruler and her father’s servant Only it gets worse He’s going to trade her into slaveryTwig kidnapped after his mother’s death is used and abused by Bhaelor’s ruler Since Twig is believed to be dead there’s no one looking for himConny a young mage is tricked into coming to Bhaelor His magic may give his master the true power he desiresRescued by an underground spy network Frankie and Twig realize they have a chance to right some wrongs Frankie is optimistic and believes in a good future Twig is bitter and ruled by his past He wants revenge Conny is left behind to learn the full extent of his magic but he will not be easily tricked again Each must play a part in pretending to be something they are not They share a destiny a converging path but can they overcome the horrors they’ve lived to discover their true abilities? Who can they trust? Appearances can be deceiving and no one is who they first appear to beWhat I liked First Absence of Color was a great story Our three heroes are coming of age and face many different challenges For Frankie becoming a woman brings new abilities Conny has to deceive his master and hone his magical talents Twig battles inner demons from his time with the Amir and tries to prove himself a man in Darby’s eyes Darby and Wagner are excellent as Frankie and Twig’s mentors and Lil Red with her fingers in many pies plays a crucial role The Academy is cool and the intrigue woven through the story makes it an enjoyable readWhat I didn’t like Although an integral part of the story the abuse children face at the Amir’s hands was disturbing Other than that not much to dislike in the bookOverall impression Absence of Color Spectrum of Color #1 has all the elements for a great read Good characters lots of intrigue a touch of romance and the trials of coming of age make it a fun read I recommend this one to all fantasy readers though I’d say it is definitely PG 13My rating 45 Stars rounded to 5 Stars


  6. D. Peach D. Peach says:

    Sometimes I think a story can have so much going on that the impact of each element gets diluted That may be why I struggled with this book The story focuses on three youngsters aged 10 to their mid teens The children are discovering their powers magical and otherwise as well as learning their family origins and working to bring the powerful bad guys to their knees This might suggest a YA audience but there are some mature themes including the rape and sodomizing of childrenThe book’s multiple points of view begin with the children and I thought they were the main characters But they disappear for large chunks of text when the narrative switches to focus on the storiesbackstories of the adults This made it difficult to connect with many of the characters I liked Frankie and Conny particularly Conny because he faced the greatest danger Twig’s character is well drawn with emotional depth but his story of rape and its psychological impact seemed out of place with an otherwise YA storyThe traditional fantasy elements are plentiful and fun Various magical talents come into play including spells potions teleporting healing powers foretelling reading auras and communicating with animals There are a number of fantastical creatures and beings including the late entrance of elves and dwarves into the story I was most intrigued by the magical ability called “stitching” a fresh concept that I haven’t read beforeThere are numerous plotssubplots at play Not only are the children on a uest to deal with the corruption of the government and church discover their origins save their families navigate school and relationships and hone their magic and martial skills but they’re also dealing with the result of brutal rape figuring out why the river is producing giant lizards saving people from harm and combating slavery Though the stakes are often high the characters are rarely in danger and when they are their enemies are easily overcome dampening the tensionTangents and extraneous details complicated a story already spread very thin and most of the tangents were left hanging without resolution I applaud the author for taking on such a multi faceted story but it seemed to lack focus I believe it would benefit from some developmental editing as well as some fine tuning to address redundancy and other smaller challenges with the prose


  7. J C Steel J C Steel says:

    Absence of Color had at heart an interesting premise The deposed and scattered royal family of Mandalay can be recognised by a distinctive birthmark; and by their uniue magical abilities VioletFrankie is an empath able to see emotions as shades of colour Darby can communicate with animals Sophia can see the future According to legend these gifts are bestowed as necessary to help the kingdom Author S K Wee demonstrates an imaginative twist on a classic fantasy plot and it was definitely the redeeming point of the novelUnfortunately beyond that I found that the writing got repeatedly in the way of the story Verb form errors and word repetition in sentences were the points that caught my attention out of the plot most often but beyond the technical side I found the incredible series of coincidences stretched my credulity not least the renegade sea captain able to capture all the necessary resources to gather arm feed and hide an army and a navy—and then accidentally capture the one ship carrying his long lost prince to lead themThere is also an interesting dichotomy in character reactions One of our teenaged heroes is raped by the bad guys in the opening chapters of the book and he goes off on a mission of revenge Multiple women are raped throughout the story but they're able to brush it off and don't even need the services of a healer their reaction approximately can be summarised as 'after all it happens a lot' It seemed like a consistently implausible reaction that nagged at me through the bookOverall I came out of this story feeling that a strong developmental and copy edit and a little work on character depth could really transform this book and allow it to live up to its full potential


  8. Jim Neville Jim Neville says:

    The magical mystical world created by SK Wee is woven with silk and gold There's even a map of her world in the beginning of the book It's a bit sketchy but it gets the idea across Maybe someday someone will draw a better one for her in exchange for an honorable mention hint hint The characters are well designed You can easily love them or hate them Although not worthy of a pure 5 star rating it is definitely greater than a 4 star I rarely give a 5 star rating to a series type book with so many lose ends but there is some closure at the end of this first bookIt's not perfect what novel is however I found myself looking forward to picking up where I left off It starts off slow with difficult names but it didn't take long to capture my interest The conversations are a bit awkward Maybe that's how they speak in this world a world of flibbertigibbets that don't stop talking till they cover many topics and people who wait till all thoughts are expressed before they reply Although not normal for the world we live in it sort of works in SK Wee's world once you get used to itI really enjoyed it Be warned this is not a fairy tale world Atrocities and death surround the characters More than I would wish upon anyone The characters work well together due to some sort of cosmic interweaving of their lives It seems to be much than coincidental It is a magical world after all


  9. Bookish Bookish says:

    An engaging and intriguing story 'Absence of Colour' is an engaging and intriguing tale of escaping the past and searching for identity and justice The band of characters in this book are uite well developed and the reader is drawn into a strong feeling of empathy with Conny Frankie and Twig in particular The villain is well drawn and distinctly odious there are times when his actions do make the reader uncomfortable and uite angry This sets the action of the story in motion each of the main characters and a number of the minor characters must work together to achieve justice and to reclaim that which has been taken from them The book brings some resolution to the conflicts faced by Twig and Conny along with a sense of relief in the immediate circumstances but the reader is also very aware that there are still uestions and problems that remain unsolved In this way the reader is strongly motivated to read the second book in the series 'The Colour of Evil' The title itself is both enticing and ominous leaving the reader intrigued and eager to know


  10. Francis Mont Francis Mont says:

    Absence of Color Spectrum of Color #1 by SK Wee is a fascinating novel and just as hard to review This is a complex multidimensional story with lots of twists and turns most of them uite unexpected I found it very entertaining and I read it in three days unusually long for me mostly because I had to reread some of the parts I had already read Large number of characters all of them interesting some of them very likable The pacing is excellent giving out hints and clues when they were needed challenging me to guess what would come next and it wasn’t always easy The author used great imagination and talent in crafting her plot What I had serious trouble with was the writing style terse colourless mostly narrative with very few dialogues thrown in here and there The descriptions were minimal and the emotional depth was mostly just imagined Had it not been such an interesting plot and likable characters I probably would have stopped reading it halfway through because of the off putting style I think the author has to work hard to develop a colourful dare I say dramatic style? Still the plot and characters were so enjoyable that I couldn’t deduct a star from the rating for the only flaw I found however disappointing in the novel


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