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Born a mage and incapable of controlling his powers, Odin Karussa is forced to hide his gifts from his adoptive father for fear of persecution. Therefore, his lifelong dream of enlisting in the military is an impossibility-that is, until he's discovered by a high court mage after running away to the capital. In a world of dying magic, his gifts are too great to be ignored. This unexpected opportunity gives him the chance to train amongst the royal family.
Life amongst nobility isn't easy, especially as a commoner. But Odin is being watched by a benefactor whose good will is shrouded in mystery.
Will Odin ever become the knight he desires to be? Or will fate deal him an unlucky hand?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story is a long tale that is a slow read. It was not quite what I was expecting. The plot and introduction take an long time to trudge through. There really is no climax, it is just simply a story. I liked the chatacters but certain events make no sense... and the author is aware they make little sense. Has me wamdering if this volume is just an introduction to the next book. And for the magic lovers, this book has very little use of magic. However 2000 pages later I find myself intrigued enough that I want to understand more... soim gonna brave the next book. Stay tuned.