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Young wizards coming of age in a time of war.... Will they be ready?
Eynon was excited to leave his village and set off on his wander year. He’d turned 16 today, and hoped for at least a few adventures.
At high noon, he arrived a crossroads and saw a shimmer of silver in the mud. It was a thin and dirty oval, about the size of his palm. He washed it with squirts of water from his goatskin, then marveled at what was revealed.
It was a silver amulet, worked with complex, interlaced designs. An oval blue gem more than an inch across, with deep facets, was set in its center. The silver danced with reflected sunlight and the gem seemed to be filled with sparks. It was the most beautifully crafted thing he’d ever seen.
Eynon noticed strange writing on the back of the amulet. As he raised it to eye level for closer inspection, one of his fingers inadvertently pressed a small stud on the edge. A tremendous blast of blue fire shot out from the gem on the opposite side, striking an ancient leafless oak and turning it into a flaming torch.
Someone behind him whistled. Eynon dropped the amulet, afraid of what else it might do, and turned to see an old farmer, leaning on a shovel.
“Well, young man,” said the farmer. “It looks like you’re going to need a wizard.”
©2018 Podium Publishing; 2017 Dave Schroeder (P)2018 Podium Publishing
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4 out of 5 stars
By Capt. Sea on 03-17-18

Looking forward to the next book

I really enjoyed this as a first book in a series. My disappointment with this story is the abruptness of its ending. Making it feel more like an episode of a TV program, where your left in suspense to find out whodunnit. So, yes I will read the next book but I wish it could stand alone.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-19-18

cliff hangers

each book is supposed to be a story of its own. authors who split books into 2 right as a battle is starting should be hung. would it have been so hard to get the battle scene in here too? it's not like it's a natural break point ... right as they are going to battle

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5 out of 5 stars
By wissy on 04-12-18

Loved the book but not the "ending"

A coming of age story for 2 of the main characters set against a long/rich? historical backdrop. At 10.5 hours I cant say the author short changed anyone. However I would have love to have been able to buy book 2 the moment I finished book 1.

I hope once book 2 is available the first chapter is added to book 1 as an Ad - this would promote sells and hopefully round off the 1st book....

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