Rising of A Mage
Written by J.M. Fosberg
Anwar is part Giant and apparently gifted with magical leanings. He’s bonded to a healing Priestess who seems to want to do all kinds of services for him. Growing into his powers he forges bonds with Wizards, Kampur’s guard force and…the king.
This was short, entertaining and I made it through to the end even though I think I was reading the first edition. Good job, I give it a three out of five entertainment sword strikes.
Dragon Outcast: Age of Fire Book 3
Written by E.E. Knight.
Narrated by David Drummond.
Of the original clutch on the egg shelf in Dragon Champion, the one we always wondered about, the Copper with a maimed front leg is the subject of this installment. Oh to what levels we sink when desperate enough and then some of us find the grit to climb back up.
The Copper, unnamed by his parents due to being outcast, survives the treachery he caused in the Lair to go deep, deep under the Earth. His diet became a collection of unmentionables, he kept the company of disgusting bats, he hid under the prows of Dwarven river boats and escaped into a land ruled by his own kind…The Lava Dome.
The Tyre adopts him and names him after a well regarded ancestor. He gains title, respect after a fashion and even finds love while overcoming life’s…disabilities. Then he is ambushed by treachery again and must become a leader.
If I’ve managed to spoil anything for you in these three paragraphs then you should really stop reading reviews. I’m giving this a four out of five. I may be impatient but I’m ready for the surviving siblings to meet as adults. This series is fun, action packed and the story is vividly told with descriptive language leaving you reaching to wipe at imaginary Dragon droppings. Enjoy!