TITLE: Scars of a Magician
AUTHOR: Robert Herring Jr.
PUBLISHER: Outskirts Press
PUBLICATION DATE: July 20, 2016
PAGES: 175 (Kindle)
COVER DESIGNER: Chris Gooding
SYNOPSIS: Magic, Werewolves, Spies, Drama. . . Deep in the Old Creek Mountain exists a large village called Seven Moons. It was cloaked by powerful wizards years ago to protect the folks who live there from prying eyes of the world. A young, talented magician named Derrick Blackwell spends a large part of his life with his grandma Sabrina, who is trying to raise him to be respectful and to use better judgment in his everyday life. His parents cared more about work and being undercover spies than being with their own son. Derrick attends school at Seven Moon High, a school for magic and potions. He becomes friends with a girl named Reign Hungry, and soon develops romantic feelings for her. He also befriends Charles Redder, a new transfer student, who’s mysterious at times. A boy named Barrett Bloodstone is always competing against him and sabotaging Derrick’s magic performance from his death-defying and up-close stunts. One day in October, Derrick was walking through the woods and came across an old woman passing through on her carriage. Derrick finds the Mythic Red Wizard Book in the rear of the carriage, which he took without paying for it. From then on, Derrick's decisions would change his life forever.
REVIEW: The author did a good job with this fast-paced story. It is full of creativity and a good story line. The only suggestion would be that there needed to be more detail about the world. This is a good book for young readers.
RATING: 4 out of 5 STARS
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