Meta is a simple mage apprentice girl who unexpectedly becomes the keeper of one of the powerful shards of Bregu.
After the destruction of her village and the death of those she loves, she seeks revenge on the person who dealt this infamous destruction, the dark mage. Yet instead of receiving an attack power from the shard, it gives her a shape-shifting ability that sometimes bring her into funny situations.
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Created by Stone Marshall, the author of the popular Flynn’s Log series.
The Stone Marshall Studio is developing a new series: Legends & Heroes
A hybrid of comic-book style illustrations and short stories. Each issue is fun, challenging, and engaging.
These interrelated stories follow a series of characters on a journey through life in Minecraft. Relatable characters, thrilling action, and colorful illustrations will suck in readers and leave them excited to read the next adventure!
Solve the puzzle, uncover secrets!
The Blacksmith and The Apprentice: Issue 1
The ancient art of blacksmithing is a thing of beauty. A lot of hard work goes into the process. It’s very complicated, really. Stoking the flames to many small, contained fires—making lumps of metal into differently shaped items of metal—hitting said lumps of metal with hammers to turn them into different weapons. You can shape metals into whatever item you want.
Okay, it might not be a very interesting job, but apprenticing with the best blacksmith in the kingdom is a huge opportunity. Blacksmiths make the tools everyone needs to get about in their day-to-day lives. It’s a very prestigious and impressive position, although this honor is lost when the position is held by Dane, a youthful boy who dreams of greater adventure!
Luckily, Dane has a skilled master to reign in his daydreaming. Viegar has quite an interesting past. From his years on the Royal Guard to his close relationship with the previous king, he’s quite a friend to have on your side.
There is one other apprentice, Snip, who is much more passionate about his duties than Dane. Between the three of them, they churn out powerful weapons and protective armor, usually with no thanks to Dane.
Of course, no cast of characters would be complete without the big man in charge—in this case, a king. By almost anyone’s account, he’s a good and fair ruler, but there is no one in power without enemies. Though Viegar and his workers only want to help their wonderful king, there are still plenty who wish to do him harm. But Dane can only imagine such things. It’s not as if he’d ever be in the position to really make any sort of difference or be in any place of power.
And though his apprenticeship is mundane and boring, the young man gets a few moments of excitement. Every once in a while, his master Viegar lets him venture out past the village to visit the caravan, where he can trade and buy supplies. It’s the most excitement Dane ever gets in his line of work.
Sometimes, he gets to meet interesting people.
Sometimes, he hears interesting things.
And maybe, just maybe, he sometimes hears of a new opportunity for himself.
But who would want to give up such a life as an esteemed apprentice?
But of course, destiny and desire are not always what you expect . . .
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Flynn, a hacker, enters a familiar but changing video game world where something goes terribly wrong.
Flynn gets stuck inside the game! His memory is lost and the dangers he faces are real. The game world evolves introducing new dangers and creatures that Flynn has never seen before. An intelligent creature comes to his aid, but can Flynn trust this digital being?
About the Flynn's Log series: In the near future, video games begin to change and evolve. Random bits of data create a virtual intelligence that takes over the digital world. A digital crisis is born, bringing the real world to a halt. The only person who can save the world is Flynn, but he needs help from his friends, the Hackers.
“In short, this is a great read: ingenious set-up, exciting plot and strong characters.” -A. Graves
“It was great! My son really loved it! He is eagerly waiting for the next one! He read it many times and every time he enjoyed the book.” -Anil Sharma
“My non-reader asked if I would buy this for him. I couldn't have been happier. He really enjoyed it and I REALLY enjoyed the fact that he didn't put it down until he was finished.” -Cheryl Greif