Of Mice and Magic

Of Mice and Magic

by David Farland

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Overview

More than anything, Benjamin Ravenspell wants a pet. But when he buys a mouse named Amber, he gets more than he bargained for. No sooner does Ben take her home, than Amber turns him into a mouse too.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614758082
Publisher: David Farland Entertainment
Publication date: 05/20/2015
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,242,207
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

David Farland is an award-winning, international bestselling author with over 50 novels in print. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for "Best Novel in the English Language" for his science fiction novel On My Way to Paradise, the Whitney Award for "Best Novel of the Year" for his historical novel In the Company of Angels, and he has won over seven awards-including the International Book Award and the Hollywood Book Festival, Grand Prize-for his fantasy thriller Nightingale. He is best known, however, for his New York Times bestselling fantasy series The Runelords, which will soon be made into a graphic novel and, likely, a movie.

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."

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Of Mice and Magic 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
nules on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
cpotter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:-( i miss seeing u at school
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a good book. My freind Gabe showed it to me at school (Vogel Intermedite).