In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer. Her mother would rather she found a husband. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn.
When the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage get violent, Tessia unconsciously taps unknown reserves of magic to defend herself. Lord Dakon, the local magician, takes Tessia under his wing as an apprentice.
The long hours of study and self-discipline also offer more opportunities than she had ever hoped for, and an exciting new world opens up to her. There are fine clothes and servants – and, to Tessia’s delight – regular trips to the great city of Imardin.
But along with the excitement and privilege, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. For great danger looms on the horizon for Tessia and her world. (Taken from Goodreads)
I was hooked from the first page and finished this book in two days, the only reason I stopped reading was to sleep and to go to work. It is a definite page-turner.
The plot was well thought out and I was transported into the world of the magician’s. The characters were well thought out. The only negative thing I had to say is that at times the story jumped between characters and I found it hard to relate to some of the characters because of this.
I thought that the ending was a bit rushed and could of been played out a bit more. However overall it was a good read and I look forward to reading more from the author.