Author: James Blackwood
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Amplified Magic Publishing
Release Date: January 31, 2020
When using magic is punishable by death, what would you risk to save those you love?
Tammuz has never left the sleepy fishing village of Aleesia. He longs to see what lies beyond the lake. He grew up listening to the legends of King Riehner and the Battlemages and how he united all the races together; humans, elves, and dwarves alike, to defeat the Kapre and bring unprecedented peace to Iradell. But all that changed a lifetime ago when Tzelder, a former Battlemage student, usurped Riehner and has ruled Iradell since.
Now, under Tzelder's rule, magic is illegal, and using it is punishable by death. No one has seen an elf or dwarf in decades, and Tamm feels trapped between the mountains and the lake, drowning in mediocrity. With his sixteenth birthday fast approaching, he must make a choice; choose an apprenticeship like the rest of the young men his age or flee Aleesia in search of the adventure he's always desired.
Unfortunately, Tamm soon learns you don't have to leave to find adventure; sometimes it finds you. After someone close to him is fatally injured, Tamm discovers a magic that could save them, but it will put him at odds with the king. All the while, an ancient enemy is poised to return and threatens the town he always thought he wanted to leave. Will his limited knowledge of magic help him save those he loves, or will it get him killed? Can he become the hero he's always wanted to be? Through him, can the Battlemages be Reborn?