Arcane (The Arinthian Line, book 1)
by Sever Bronny
Warlocks before their time . . .
Fourteen-year-old Augum grew up with bullies instead of friends. In a kingdom where superstition trumped the written word, he fought loneliness by reading books and doing hard labor. It was a typical life for a gutter-born orphan.
Until a vicious tyrant burns it all to the ground.
After fleeing the inferno, Augum apprentices under a mysterious mentor and begins learning the forbidden art of magic. He even befriends Bridget and Leera, two passionate and quirky girls willing to give him a chance. Together they dare to train as warlocks.
But Augum’s mentor possesses a mythical artifact. When the tyrant suddenly turns up demanding it, the group is plunged into a harrowing ordeal, and Augum will have to use his newly learned spells to try to save the only thing he has left . . . a friendship forged in fire.
Category: Fantasy – Coming of Age