Red Madrassa (Algardis, #1)

Red Madrassa - Terah Edun Red Madrassa is quietly captivating in its way that it sucks you into the story.There is magic in almost every form from elemental magic to healing magic and the fact that it seems to be set in a high fantasy setting only adds to its appeal. There are several different worlds, but it leads into only one - Madrassa - a town that holds the school which holds within its walls eight different types of schools. It is that which makes it different from any other magical book I've read since the fabled 'Harry Potter'. Unlike some of the other magical books I've read lately this book has nothing that reminds me of the aforementioned book. It takes a group of young adults from different worlds and binds them together in one world. At first, they are unsure of each other, as strangers often are, but it then leads to friendship. I really enjoyed the different personalities of the group. They had their own traits which made them identifiable as their own person. There were those who were cynical, along with those who were intelligent and a mix of others.I really enjoyed the story line and learning more about how the school worked. I loved Terah's writing. The prose was really beautiful in some places and gave me a great deal of imagery of the world she had created. I really love books that can do that. The people Terah created in this book were fascinating and a step away from the usual suspects, you know, werewolves, vampires etc. And the classes the characters took were inventive. Yeah, I have to admit I have a real appreciation for this book.I think if there was anything I had to mention that wouldn't be entirely positive it would be the way the book started. Even though I understood why it was done that way, it was rather hard to keep track of the ever-changing characters. It happened somewhat throughout the whole book, but as I got to know the characters more, it didn't bother me the same.Overall, I have to say that this was a very clever book - one which I thoroughly enjoyed. I would recommend this book to any who likes magic with a mix of high fantasy.Now for my rating:-Three out of five starsThis review can be found here :-