The fate of a kingdom rests on the shoulders of three young wizards who couldn't be more different. Bakari is a brilliant scholar wizard who's more at home in a library than a battlefield. Alli is a beautiful young battle wizard whose grace in battle is both enchanting and deadly. Roland is a counselor wizard with a seemingly limitless depth of untapped power -- and the ego to match it. As the magical barrier protecting the kingdom of Alaris from dangerous outsiders begins to fail, and a fomenting rebellion threatens to divide the country in a civil war, the three wizards are thrust into the middle of a power struggle. When the barrier comes down, the truth comes out. Was everything they were taught about their kingdom based on a lie? Will they all choose to fight on the same side, or end up enemies in the battle over who should rule Alaris?
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Magic Isn't Everything Needed to Survive
The magical barrier is diminishing and people are looking to take advantage of it. Some people don't like the Chief Justice system that's in place and now is their chance to bring change. But it's unwanted change and they need to be stopped.
Powerful wizards with special abilities are rare, but three have already appeared. There's Bakari who can remember everything he's ever read, Ally who's a powerful and death-dealing battlemage, and then, Roland who has a large supply of magic and can even talk into people's minds. One of their hardest challenges is working together, but everything changes when secrets are exposed.
I loved how each character has their own unique personalty. Roland is cocky and handsome. Ally is confident and enchanting. Bakari is nerdy and awkward. Put these three together and there was bound to be tension. I also enjoyed that there was enough action to keep the story engaging. The fighting and suspense were prevalent.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of wizards, magic, and fantasy. This was a great read and I look forward to the next one.