Sunday, September 2, 2012

Foundling Wizard (Apprentice to Master)

Author: James Eggebeen
Published: July 2012
Genre: Fantasy
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 dragonflies
 
I was lucky enough to be one of the beta readers of this book, and to receive a gift of the finished product.
 
This is a wonderful story set in a fantasy world and tells the story of Lorit, a young man who has just learnt of his wizard powers and we follow his journey as he makes his way to the Wizard Masters who will help him reach his full potential. However, the high priests in the Temple of Ran have found out about Lorit and his powers and are keen to enslave him for their own purposes.
 
We are introduced to a number of primary and secondary characters along the journey, and all of them interact so well that you are drawn into their lives and become part of their family as they help and sometimes hinder Lorit's journey.
 
James Eggebeen is truly a remarkable author with an even more remarkable imagination, from his description of the crossing of the Plains of Grass to Lorit's journey across the sea you will be drawn into Lorit's world and be taken on a journey that has numerous twists and turns that culminates in an ending that will surprise you.
 
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story, and am looking forward to taking further journeys with Lorit.

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