Nicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem. Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text...but he has always been dyslexic and thus has trouble casting even the simplest of spells. And his misspells could prove dangerous, even deadly, should he make a mistake in an important incantation. Yet he has always felt that he is destined to be something more than a failed wizard.
When a powerful, ancient evil begins a campaign of murder and disruption, Nicodemus starts to have disturbing dreams that lead him to believe that his misspelling could be the result of a curse. But before he can discover the truth about himself, he is attacked by an evil that has already claimed the lives of fellow wizards and has cast suspicion on his mentor. He must flee for his own life if he's to find the true villain. But more is at stake than his abilities. For the evil that has awakened is a power so dread and vast that if unleashed, it will destroy Nicodemus...and the world.
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it was a good book
I enjoyed the book but it required me to push past the first few chapters. If I was reading this I'd have set it down 20 pages in. I wasn't until the author finished building into the spell system, onslaught of descriptions, and I understood how the spells worked that I started to enjoy the book.
My favorite character was the demon. The way he tried to reason and nearly seemed caring.
I'm not sure if it was part of the book or not. The narrator spent a small amount of time reading and then spelling out the word letter by letter. It wasn't a long time but he did it in a way that never once bugged me. I was never distracted from the story.
I was excited about the lost languages. I wanted him to give a finger to "The Man" and be like "I pull words off my skin."