You see, Amber has magical abilities, and it so happens that Ben is a familiar-a creature that stores magical energy. Together they each form half of a powerful wizard. Alone, they're just vermin.
Soon Ben and Amber find themselves pitted in an epic battle against a magical enemy who is as crazed as he is evil-and the fate of the world will rest on them learning to work together.
|Publisher:||David Farland Entertainment|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Farland has written for major franchises such as Star Wars and The Mummy. He has worked in Hollywood greenlighting movies and doctoring scripts. He has been a movie producer, and he has even lived in China working as a screenwriter for a major fantasy film franchise.
As a writing instructor, Farland has mentored dozens who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).
Farland judges L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, the one of the largest worldwide writing competitions for new fantasy and science fiction authors. In the video game industry, he has been both a designer and a scripter and was the co-leader on the design team for StarCraft: Brood War. He set the Guinness World Record for the largest single-author, single-book signing.
David Farland has been hailed as "The wizard of storytelling" and his work has been called "compelling," "engrossing," "powerful," "profound," and "ultimately life-changing."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was a whole lot better than I expected, particularly the beginning, but not just that. True, much of the book may remind you of cartoon culture (mostly just that about mice being able to wield weapons in their hands and the way many of the enemy characters act), but it really does surpass that in many ways, and it does manage to be more intelligent than you might expect (although if you don't catch the spirit of what I mean here, you may be disappointed, as it's not a technical book at all). There are some twists that might surprise you, as these certain things don't usually happen in such stories.Farland really does a good job of setting things up in the beginning, and there's a fair amount of humor there. However, the excellent scene-setting and the humor drop back after the fantasy elements really settle in (that disappointed me a little, but I was prepared for it, so I wasn't that upset). Then it focuses more on character relationships and goals (or drama, perhaps).I enjoyed the ending.I can totally see how this book might weird a lot of people out, though, with some of the things that happen.Anyway, it's a really good book, I think. The narration for the audiobook was great, too.
Benn Ravenspell wants a pet. He is paid to take care of a friends lizard. He is unaware that his first trip to the pet store is not for him to find his first pet but to buy a live mouse to feed the lizard. The mouse Amber puts a spell on Ben who becomes a mouse. It so happens that Amber is a magical mouse and Ben is her familiar--a creature how stores magical energy. Together they control powerful magic. Amber wished to free the oppressed mice of the world and will not change Ben back into a human until he helps her save her family.
I enjoyed this book. It was a changed of a fantasy that was a different world but yet our own. Looking forward for the next adventure.
:-( i miss seeing u at school
Its a good book. My freind Gabe showed it to me at school (Vogel Intermedite).