Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic

Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic

by Paul J. Bennett

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For so long she tried to resist... but the woods call, beckoning her with their secrets.

Never one to shy away from adversity, Albreda grew up the day her mother died.

Now, her courage is put to the test when she finds herself lost in the mysterious and dangerous Whitewood, fighting for her life.

Discovering there is so much that she does not understand, she embarks on an adventure that will change her life forever.

Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic, is the origin story of the Witch of the Whitewood, Mistress Albreda. It can be read at any time but is best when read between books four and five of the Heir to the Crown Series.

Pre-Order your copy today and learn how a wild mage unleashes the magic within!

New to the series? Meet Gerald Matheson, the steadfast warrior in Heir to the Crown: Book One, Servant of the Crown, available in eBook & Paperback.

Heir to the Crown series:
Servant of the Crown
Sword of the Crown
Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past
Heart of the Crown
Shadow of the Crown
Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic (Summer 2019)
Fate of the Crown
Burden of the Crown (Autumn 2019)
Mercerian Tales: The making of a Man (Autumn 2019)
Defender of the Crown (Winter 2019)
Fury of the Crown: (Spring 2020)
Mercerian Tales: Honour Thy Ancestors (Summer 2020)

The Frozen Flame Series:
Into the Fire: Athgar's Prequel (Summer 2019)
The Awakening: Natalia's Prequel (Summer 2019)
Ashes (Summer 2019)
Embers (Winter 2019)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163090662
Publisher: Paul J Bennett
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Series: Heir to the Crown
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 50,640
File size: 604 KB

About the Author

Paul J Bennett (b. 1961) emigrated from England to Canada in 1967. His father served in the British Royal Navy, and his mother worked for the BBC in London. He followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1983. He is married to Carol Bennett, and has three daughters who are all creative in their own right.

Paul’s interest in writing started in his teen years when he discovered the roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons (D & D). What attracted him to this new hobby was the creativity it required; the need to create realms, worlds and adventures that pull the gamers into his stories.
In his 30’s, Paul started to dabble in creating his own roleplaying system, using the Peninsular War in Portugal as his backdrop. His regular gaming group were willing victims, er, participants in helping to playtest the new system. A few years later he took his roleplaying system and added additional settings; including Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, World War II, and the all-important Fantasy Realm.

The beginnings of his first book ‘Servant to the Crown’ originated three years ago when he began a new fantasy campaign. For the land of Merceria, he ran his adventures like a TV show; with seasons that each had twelve episodes, and an overarching plot. After the campaign ended, he was inspired to sit down to write his first novel; he knew all the characters, what they had to accomplish, what needed to happen to move the plot along.

Paul has mapped out an entire series entitled ‘Heir to the Crown’ in the lands of Merceria and is looking forward to sharing all the books with his readers over the next few years.

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Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
cts827 19 hours ago
Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic by Paul J. Bennett is a wonderful, mythical, fantasy story that will transport you to a different time and place filled with wonder and magic. Albreda is the young daughter of a Captain in the military. She loves horses and they love her. After her father loses his life in a battle, Albreda, orphaned, decides to find out what happened. She finds herself in the middle of a forest, surrounded by wolves. Can the wolves actually be her friends? Will the old couple in the cottage in the woods be friendly and protective? This is a magical tale of coming of age and finding out secrets of magical powers that will change Albreda's life. I received this book as an advance reader copy and I always review every book that I read. I recommend this book. The plot and characters are well developed and the story will leave you wanting more!
Anonymous 10 days ago
Too short. Stopped too soon leaving me wanting.
Tolistari 10 days ago
A back story on the history of the Witch of the White Wood and more on the magic of this world. I don’t like to leave spoilers in my reviews, or read them. But I will echo the author’s suggestion to read this story after Shadow of the Crown. You won’t regret it.
Anonymous 10 days ago
What a read! If you are a fan of the series, you need to add this book to your collection. If you are not familiar with them - you should be! Don’t miss out on your next great read!