When Lashlor Leaflin offers to escort Queen Narraki Dragonsbane to the Jeltar Woods, he’s unwittingly caught up in a magical adventure of the type he would rather not have.
The sorceress Assassa believes the Land of Ends to be rightfully hers, but King Lanaran refuses to hand over his crown. In retaliation, the sorceress conjures creatures of darkness to hunt the queen and end her life. Lashlor helps where he can, but it isn’t easy when the Guards of Ends who protect the queen believe him to be false.
A confrontation with Assassa will be the death of him, Lashlor is certain. However, the king insists on his help and it soon becomes apparent that he may have no choice.
About the Author
Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, and still lives there with her husband of fifteen years, her baby daughter and plenty of furry, four-legged ‘children’. Her passion for the written word started her career as an editor and copywriter, and she part-ran a writers’ critique group for close on seven years. She's been writing ever since she learnt how, has always been an avid reader, and currently lives on coffee and cigarettes. Her interests include reading, photography, the supernatural, life's mysteries and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience. Review copies of all Vanessa's books are available upon request, and fans are welcome to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org - she loves to hear any type of feedback and answers all emails personally. *** Please note that Vanessa uses UK spelling and grammar, which is not always the same as US spelling and grammar.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
97 nook pages. Good short book. Cant wait for book two
Lashlor Leaflin’s code of honour, in vowing not to use magic unless absolutely necessary, makes others accuse him of being a fake wizard. His calm composure and righteous determination are valuable assets when he is hired to protect the Queen from a very powerful and dangerous sorceress called Assassa. Assassa spearheads a conspiracy to seize the throne from King Lanaran of Ends. A King, Queen, Wizard, and evil Sorceress are classic and well-known fantasy stereotypes, but Wizard of Ends cuts straight to the action and the threat posed by Assassa. All of the characters have been injected with an ample dose of dignified humour: “Someone had indeed tried to murder him while he slept,” after having no memory of said act but a sore throat. Overall the Wizard of Ends is a fast-paced refreshing magical adventure, with a streamlined plot and various colourful wizards, sorcerers, necromancers, and magical beasts. The final battle is a complex confrontation between several magic-users harnessing creative spells. Lashlor is a unique character whose reputation and petty fears will make the next adventure just as refreshing as this one was!