The End of Nobility

Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic
499 Pages
Reviewed on 01/26/2024
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Author Biography

Michael Green Jr is a data scientist, writer, and founder of Lynit, a tool to wrangle your ideas into a well structured novel. He loves reading and writing speculative fiction, singing, and learning something new every day. He grew up in Washington, DC and has lived in NYC, Paris, Melbourne, and Mexico City.

He started writing The End of Nobility when he was 15 with only the notion that the story was about a group of kids on the run and they don't know why. Over the years it evolved into an exploration of a society heavily based on magic, but magic doesn't pass down through blood.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The End of Nobility is a work of fiction penned by author Michael Green Jr in the fantasy, adventure, and interpersonal drama subgenres. The work is intended for young adult readers to enjoy. In a world where magic coexists with basic needs, children live in fear that the draft could take them off to combat at any moment. The plot turns ominous when Dre and Alaan, a unique set of twins, and Rye, a disgraced soldier's son, are targeted. Running from assassins, they learn a dark truth about their world and a family history they knew nothing about. The narrative unfolds seamlessly, offering a riveting mix of fantasy, suspense, and societal commentary.

Author Michael Green Jr knows how to set up a rollercoaster of emotions that rockets through a speedy and exciting plot. I was most impressed by the quality of the world-building, which vividly immerses readers in a society seemingly utopian, yet rife with hidden perils. The characters, especially Dre, Alaan, and Rye, are compelling and well-developed, and I enjoyed the unique dialogue twists that separate the three central figures and show their personalities sparking off each other to create complex new dynamics as they’re put to the test. The narrative's pacing keeps you on edge, and the unexpected twists are locked firmly into the logic of the story world but are revelatory nonetheless. The narrative's climax is both satisfying and leaves room for anticipation, promising a compelling series that seamlessly merges magic, mystery, and the human spirit. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend The End of Nobility as a thrilling dystopian fantasy drama that will entertain the young and young-at-heart alike.

Emma Megan

Lynit is a nation that has survived and thrived because of magic. Every Lynitian child can use all six forms of magic: protection, wizardry, sorcery, elemental, psychic, and animalism. But only until adulthood when they lose this ability and can use only one. Rye Ternitu wants to become an animalist, but first, he must pass a test and be drafted into the Guard, Lynit's army, which is the training ground for the most powerful animalists. Rye is the son of the former Elite, Barin Ternitu, who failed to protect the king during the last war and was considered a traitor. Rye's mission is to clear the stain on the Ternitu name. Alaan and Dre are the first human twins that ever existed. They are Slithlor's failed experiment. Slithlor fears their potential. Rye, Dre, Alaan, and other extraordinarily talented children are about to learn they have a threat in common, Slithlor, which they must defeat together. You can learn more about them in The End of Nobility by Michael Green Jr.

The End of Nobility is one of the most fascinating yet challenging books I've read in quite a while. Michael Green Jr. has wonderfully created a vast and fascinating universe. His unique and imaginative storytelling style captures the imagination and keeps readers engaged from start to finish. This young adult fantasy novel has magic, adventure, mystery, danger, relentless action, and lively, unique, and entrancing characters. Readers interested in a remarkable story with an exciting and complex plot, rich worldbuilding, a deep conspiracy, and lots of magic will enjoy reading this new, enchanting, and addicting young adult fantasy series.

Alma Boucher

Michael Green's fantasy novel The End of Nobility is targeted at young adult readers. Alaan and Dre were the first human twins ever born, but they were born with a magical deficit. Slithlor studied Alaan and Dre even before they were born, and the only thing preventing him from ill-treating them was the law. To explore magic, Slithlor hunted down individuals with uncommon magical affinities and drafted them. Slithlor now had the law on his side when it came to the draft, and he could treat drafted children however he pleased. But there is more to it than meets the eye as Slithlor attempted to draft Rye—the son of a disgraced guard—at the same time as the twins, Alaan and Dre.

The End of Nobility is a captivating and interesting read. The thrilling plot of Michael Green’s book kept me riveted to my seat the entire time, transporting me to a magical fantasy world. I was captivated right away and was kept wondering and guessing right up until the very end. The book was a page-turner, and the action and intriguing twists and turns made it difficult for me to put it down. The characters were intriguing and well-developed. Everybody possessed special abilities and magic. Alaan and Dre were able to use their magic separately and combine it, which made them much stronger. The tale is masterfully crafted, combining fantasy and adventure in a way that had me gripped from start to finish with its unique plot.