Passion is a funny thing. I inherited my greatest passion, the love of animals, from my grandmother, Naomi Holt She was an incredibly strong woman who was the first female in her county to actually wear… heaven forbid…pants in public! She also understood animals better than anyone I’ve ever met, and she passed that love and devotion on to me. Like her, there has never been a time in my life where I didn’t have some type of pet close by. Read Full Bio
Nathaniel Gauthier, a young, scholastic mage, battles a wraith to protect his king.
He loses, and he dies.
One thousand years later, Prince Amelon and his sorceress princess, Laucwen, discover ancient texts on the art of raising the dead. Their kingdom languishes under brutal occupying forces. Their only hope lies in resurrecting the long dead Jancor, the greatest battle mage ever to walk the shores of Merigor.
Laucwen sends the magical call for Jancor and accidentally summons Nathaniel instead.
He studied transformational magic at the collegium and skipped most of the classes on warfare and battle tactics in favor of translating ancient texts.
He lost his one and only magical duel.
Now Amelon believes him to be a powerful battle mage and looks to him to fight the greatest magical battle Merigor has ever faced.
If you love heroes that come in all shapes and sizes, follow along with Nathaniel as he learns that being a hero means so much more than simply being the biggest and baddest Mage of Merigor.
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