Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic

Paul J Bennett
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For so long she tried to resist... but the woods call, beckoning her with their secrets.


Never one to shy away from adversity, Albreda grew up the day her mother died.


Now, her courage is put to the test when she finds herself lost in the mysterious and dangerous Whitewood, fighting for her life.


Discovering there is so much that she does not understand, she embarks on an adventure that will change her life forever.


Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic, is the origin story of the Witch of the Whitewood, Mistress Albreda. It can be read at any time but is best when read between books four and five of the Heir to the Crown Series.


Pre-Order your copy of The Call of Magic, and learn how a wild mage unleashes the magic within!


New to the series? Meet Gerald Matheson, the steadfast warrior in Heir to the Crown: Book One, Servant of the Crown, available in eBook & Paperback.

Heir to the Crown series:

Book 1:   Servant of the Crown

Book 2:   Sword of the Crown

Book 2.5: Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past

Book 3:   Heart of the Crown

Book 4:   Shadow of the Crown

Book 4.5: Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic (Summer 2019)

Book 5:   Fate of the Crown

Book 6:   Burden of the Crown (Autumn 2019)

Book 6.5: Mercerian Tales: The making of a Man (Autumn 2019)

Book 7:   Defender of the Crown (Winter 2019)

Book 8:   Fury of the Crown: (Spring 2020)

Book 8.5 Mercerian Tales: Honour Thy Ancestors (Summer 2020)

The Frozen Flame Series:

Into the Fire: Athgar's Prequel (Summer 2019)

The Awakening: Natalia's Prequel (Summer 2019)

Book 1:   Ashes (Summer 2019)

Book 2:   Embers (Winter 2019)

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About the author

Paul J Bennett (b. 1961) emigrated from England to Canada in 1967. His father served in the British Royal Navy, and his mother worked for the BBC in London. He followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1983. He is married to Carol Bennett, and has three daughters who are all creative in their own right.

Paul’s interest in writing started in his teen years when he discovered the roleplaying game ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. What attracted him to this new hobby was the creativity it required; the need to create realms, worlds and adventures that pull the gamers into his stories.

In his 30’s, Paul started to dabble in creating his own roleplaying system, using the Peninsular War in Portugal as his backdrop. His regular gaming group were willing victims, er, participants in helping to playtest the new system. A few years later he took his roleplaying system and added additional settings; including Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, World War II, and the all-important Fantasy Realm.

The beginnings of his first book ‘Servant to the Crown’ originated three years ago when he began a new fantasy campaign. For the world of Merceria, he ran his adventures like a TV show; with seasons that each had twelve episodes, and an overarching plot. After the campaign ended, he was inspired to sit down to write his first novel; he knew all the characters, what they had to accomplish, what needed to happen to move the plot along.

Paul has mapped out an entire series entitled ‘Heir to the Crown’ in the World of Merceria and is looking forward to sharing all the books with his readers over the next few years.

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Paul J Bennett
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Jul 9, 2019
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Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / Arthurian
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Magical Realism
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Wizards & Witches
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