An entirely fresh and addicting tale…
A young man learns what it means to be a true hero in Lee’s debut coming-of-age fantasy. Johan Finley has always dreamt of being a warrior, but when his arrogance and impulsive nature cost him his dream, Johan is left feeling devastated. Johan’s life takes a new turn when Felix Faustus, a halfling of the Order of Ysavar, arrives and takes Johan on an exhilarating journey into a magical world. With the fate of the world resting on his shoulders, Johan must rise to the occasion. Lee is adept at slowly revealing the motivation of the ominous figures around Johan while ratcheting up the young man’s vulnerability and courage. The major conflicts are skillfully drawn, with readers gaining insight into Johan’ initial destructive choices and their aftereffects. Johan’s journey toward self-discovery is portrayed with conviction. The plot is tight, and the swift opening shifts the story into high gear at once, which remains engrossing until the end. A fast-paced, entertaining coming-of-age story showing how people are shaped by their choices.
The Magicians of Ysavar
By Z.B. Lee
Pub date January 3, 2022
Price $9.99 (USD) Paperback, $0.00 Kindle edition