This is the first book in the Mage's Quest series. It's the story of two brothers who are caught in an attack on their home by a Demon Lord and his vast army of goblins, winged flyers and towering brutes. Chaant, the younger brother, is a mage while Ky'el is a skilled warrior. While the citizens shelter from the onslaught behind the great wall that encircles their home of Almarra, Chaant must venture out on a quest to find and serve a wizard so he can earn a powerful enchantment with which to help his people. Chaant is joined in his travels by the mysterious Anjelica, a young woman with hidden powers that even she doesn’t fully understand. While Chaant pursues his quest, Ky'el joins an elite group of warriors led by Olan, a veteran warrior and his mentor, with the goal of protecting Almarra from the demon hoard and delaying the inevitable collapse of their wall.
- 12 and up