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The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One

Book 1, The Morcyth Saga

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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.

Customer Reviews

Love the book and series

I've looked through hundreds of pages on the free section for a good fictional novel. For the most part I was not so impress with the selections, but this one story about James changed everything around.
I feel in love with James and everyone in the series. It got me hook after the first few chapters. I love the flow of the story and the fact that every scene was visible to me.
James wasn't the only one to transported to a different, magical world. I was too and I am more than willing to venture this path again.

Good read

I really liked this book. And am happy to be starting the second one. I would recommend to anyone who likes fantasy books with this kind of material. Magic, warriors, adventure and odd or surprise friendships are my cup of tea. Enjoy..

Loved It!

This has been the most compelling book I have read in a long time. I couldn't put it down. Now I love Steven King's books and even though this book is not scary, I rate it up there even with Steven King.

I can't wait to read the 2nd book by Brian S Pratt and his other books as well.

The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Mar 30, 2009
  • Publisher: Brian S. Pratt
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 579 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Morcyth Saga
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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