The Foglins are gaining strength. They are breaking the lines of the Vaporgaardians. They are coming for men, women, and children in the night. Raath isn't safe anymore.
At least that's what the whispers say. But even rumors are dangerous if ignored for too long. Fortunately, there are always heroes.
On the world of Raath it is believed that magical power is granted to you when you do good for others, and in times of great crisis five Chosen mages arise, each one representing a different face of God.
The Protector: Wren Heartfield is an abused farm girl who longs to see what lies beyond her family's fields. But when she gets a chance to go on that journey she finds that the world around her is anything but a safe escape.
The Devotee: Domma is a Cleric of the Sunburst Temple whose past is hazy. When one of the mental patients under her care is murdered, she begins to unravel the mystery - and herself as well.
The Monk: In self-inflicted exile, Otom Aldenburg is a man of few words. He is forced to retrace the painful steps and memories of his past when his Monastery is destroyed by marauding Foglins.
The Servitor: Krothair Mallurin is a boy too young and naive to be a Kingsguardian, but too driven to be stopped. When he finds himself apprenticed to a legendary sword master he has to make a choice - stay, learn, and suffer, or return to his life as an orphan.
The Benefactor: Halimaldie D'Arvenant is a powerful businessman at the head of a merchant empire. As he opens his eyes to the magic around him, he must admit something very difficult - that he's been wrong.
Five mages, five faces of God, five stories . . . one fate.
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About the Author
Michael Mood has been writing novels since 2008. He lives in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, with his wife, three boys, one cat, one dog, and a bevy of farm animals. Well, the farm animals live outside . . . and Michael lives inside . . . so he doesn't technically live with them, but you get the idea.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite Welcome to the dark world of Raath in The Compendium of Raath - Book 1: The Chosen by Michael Mood. This is the story of five mages who are given powers by their Gods. The Gods have big plans for them, but these mages have to figure out the potential of their powers and how they can be used. If they fail, the people of Raath will perish, but if they conquer their powers, together they can rise above and change their destiny. One of those five mages is Domma, who meets with a terrible accident which causes her to lose her memories. Desperate to find out about her past and herself, she approaches God and the sisters of the Sunburst Temple to help her untangle the mystery and learn about herself. Otom has a tragic past and he is in self imposed exile. However, he is forced to go back in time and retrace his memories after his refuge is destroyed by the pillaging Foglins. Halimaldie has a successful career at the helm of his merchant empire. He is too busy to pay any attention to Gods or magic or even those meddling Foglins. But when something fishy and definitely magical happens, he cannot deny that. Krothair is young, but far too resourceful to give up on. He is sent to train at the Hardeen Kingdom to become a guard for the king. But an overly harsh Master is more challenging than he ever thought. Wren is the last mage. She is a used and abused farm girl and she wants to see what the world has to offer. When she does get the opportunity, she realizes that the world is far more dangerous than she thought. The Compendium of Raath - Book 1: The Chosen by Michael Mood was a very good read. The novel was dark, almost too dark at some points, but it was good and engaging. I can guarantee that no reader will put the book down until they have reached the end and are begging for the next book in the series. I really enjoyed it!