Series: Rise of the Mages
Author: Brian W. Foster
Publication Date: September 28/15
Back Cover Blurb:
His existence radically changes when a tenacious catcher bent on capturing and executing Xan forces him and his friends to flee their homes. As Xan quests to rescue his dream girl from the same fate that awaits him, he discovers that the catcher is part of a deadly conspiracy.
Xan’s sole path to safety is to become a mage, thereby embracing forces that nearly destroyed the world during the Wizards War. He must choose between two terrible options—saving the lives of those he loves or risking everyone by ushering in a new age of magic.
Some of the characters in this novel were a whole lot of fun to get to know. They were both easy to connect with and enjoyable individuals that I truly wanted to see succeed. Foster’s intimate development made me feel as if I were part of their lives. The personal connection really heightened the story for me. Unfortunately this didn't go through all of the characters in the story. some of them were one sided, cardboard cutouts who had potential but didn't seem fully developed.
Foster has created a fantastic world for readers to enter and get lost in. This is a great entry in a series that I’m excited to follow. I can’t wait to see how it develops.