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Publisher's Summary

DeathWizards have been the scourge of Talohna for over 5000 years; they are executed at birth or hunted to the death. There are no exceptions.
Pulled by magic and blood sacrifice into a world he can't possibly begin to understand, Kael Symes soon finds himself the focus of a Talohna-wide manhunt.
Desperate and trying to stay ahead of ArchWizard Giddeon Zirakus's execution squad, Kael soon discovers that Talohna's ArchWizard may be the least of his worries. An ancient witch coven is also on the hunt for Kael, and they'll stop at nothing to find their messiah first.
Trapped far below the earth inside the long-lost Dwarven prison of Arkum Zul, Kael has few allies he can trust. After months of torture and suffering, he is quickly running out of time to recover what was stolen from him: The magic of the DeathWizard.
It's his only hope for escape.
©2016 JD Franx (P)2017 Podium Publishing
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3 out of 5 stars
By Zachary on 08-09-17

Good story. Recommend it.

Excellent story, loved it even. Strong world building and lots of grey characters that feel real. Except the main character. He almost ruined it for me. He has the problem that arises, at least to me and that occurs a lot in recently written books by many authors, and it is that he's afraid or remorseful of taking life, inexplicably so. I understand the need to be human and good... But there was a scene, and spoiler's, where he took bullets from some gang members instead of shooting back because he didn't want to see death... that in itself I can understand. But his wife was with him and she nearly died. That I don't. You protect those you care about, not die for a belief that will injure others. Happens again and again through the story. Stupid mistakes he makes that get others hurt.. and all he can complain about is how much this place sucks and how he can't be a good guy. And then he feels bad because others got hurt. What!! The author probably had his reasons... it was too weird for me. Cannot stand cowardly or saintly main characters... the reader has to be off like mind to enjoy it. And that's not me. It was hard for me to connect with him, couldn't really feel sorry for him at all, which was opposite of what was intended. But other than that.. loved the book. Probably will buy book #2.

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23 of 26 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tim V. on 09-15-17

Could not stop listening

Like a mix of Token and Goodkind. Awesome read.. I highly recommend it.. can not wait for book 2..

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By diamondoll on 10-28-17

Very enjoyable

Not the very best, but certainly entertaining and unusual ( it doesn't follow all the conventions of the genre)
Recommended

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By PJaff on 09-14-17

Gripping start to a great fantasy set

Fantastic 1st book hope that I don't have to wait too long for book 2 ro cone out

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-31-18

Excellent

Slow to start but very likable characters and immersive world a lot of room for future stories

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4 out of 5 stars
By Marc on 03-31-18

Gripping and fun story

At times had trouble turning the light off and getting some sleep.....story a mix of creatures and characters. Which in themselves had multiple lead characters. Ends with you needing to know more........

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