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The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One - Brian S. Pratt

The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One

Author Brian S. Pratt

  • Published: 2009-03-30
  • Category: Fantasy
4 Stars
From 76 Customers Review
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“Want to be a mage? Then do we have the job for you…”

Sounds great for a veteran role-player. When on-the-job training entails battling demons, learning magic through trial and error, and living in a world without toilet paper, things could get rough. But to be dropped in the middle of a forest and having to do it on your own with no instruction…welcome to James’ world.

It all gets started when his grandfather suggests to James, a young man on the verge of graduating high school, that he check out the following advertisement for a job.
“Magic! Real Magic! Ever wanted to learn? We require someone with intelligence and a disciplined mind. Those well versed in fantasy novels and role playing games a plus. May need to travel.”

Sounded like the perfect job for a veteran role-player and avid fantasy reader. James had no idea he’d be whisked to another world, completely cut off from friends and family. Arriving in a meadow in the middle of a forest, he’s greeted by a creature not entirely human. He was then told three things:

Magic works here…
Don’t try to go home…
Get to the village of Trendle…

Then the creature vanished.

Which way was Trendle? Where was he? What might inhabit the forest that will seek his ruination? These were but a few of the questions needing to be unraveled.

Alone with only his wits and knowledge gleaned from hundreds of books and dungeon campaigns, he started out just trying to survive. He soon learned that one mistake, one lapse in judgment could mean his death.

Not long after arriving, he made the acquaintance of Miko, a street-wise kid who quickly became his friend and companion. Little did he know that the strength within this child from the streets of Bearn, a strength that would be tested again and again as they waded through battle after battle, delved in hidden passages deep beneath the earth, and faced off against an the might of an Empire, would be invaluable in the trials ahead.

The Unsuspecting Mage is the first book of The Morcyth Saga, a seven book epic fantasy adventure. It follows James as he seeks first to master the art of magic then to uncover the reason why he had been brought to this strange new world where armies are on the move and gods meddle in the affairs of men.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Amazing

    From BTB5S
    Great book
  • Decent

    From Tried it, didn't work
    Good story, but needs to be edited.
  • Awesome

    From alex clayton montague
    This is easily one of the best books I have ever read. It tops even eragon and septimus heap. The morcyth saga is a must read series and quite a page turner. Five stars for brian s. Pratt
  • Miss.

    From suckerforadventure
    Not so great. Juvenile writing style is too distracting.
  • Entertaining read

    From Fantasy-book-fan
    I found this book in the free section of this app.,so I wasn't expecting a terribly good read. However I was pleasantly surprised when I found I just couldn't put it down. There's a decent story and well defined characters. The magic system in the book seems more believable than from other novels I've read,for example:James must be wary not to over exert himself,else he passes out. The only problem I had while reading was the way it was written,it seemed like there was almost too much information,however I still feel this novel deserves five stars.This was a good book and I would recommend it to any who like fantasy novels.
  • Great book!

    From Mist_ynight
    I really enjoyed this book. It has great characters and a great story line. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the next one!