Sarah, a half elf mage attending the Arcane University and very distant heir to the throne of Civilia, thought that this was going to be a nice walk in the woods. She had dragged along her older half brother Granite, a half orc journeyman ranger, so that he could help her to collect some material components for the new school year.
Neither of the Blackstaff siblings expected their little trip to be interrupted by fire raining down from the sky. And they certainly had no clue that a ragtag mercenary army would use this natural disaster as an opportunity to invade the sovereignty of the northern elves. In desperation, they leap through an unstable portal and find themselves ill prepared for the snowy mountains that surround them.
Now the clever young mage and her fiercely loyal brother not only have to survive, but they also need to find new allies that can help answer the questions that haunt them: Are their parents still alive? Why can nobody reach the elven royal family? Was the firestorm a natural event, or something far more sinister? Finally, who are these invaders, and what do they want with the Blackstaff siblings?
Bill Ricardi is a fantasy author from Belfast in the U.K. He has a bent for writing the unusual.
In addition to 'Another Stupid Trilogy' and 'The Blackstaff Siblings', which are his two fantasy series centred around the world of Panos, Bill is the author of 'The Ihy Saga', which involves a young man becoming the avatar of the Egyptian god of music in the modern world.
Bill has a wonderful life partner, and a giant cat named Loki. Both enjoy tormenting him.
Along with nobles and commoners, Fletcher endures grueling lessons that will prepare him to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire's war against the savage Orcs. But sinister forces infect new friendships and rivalries grow. With no one but Ignatius by his side, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of the Empire is in his hands.
The trial is haunted by ghosts from the past with shocking revelations about Fletcher's origins, but he has little time to dwell on them; the graduating students of Vocans are to be sent deep into the orc jungles to complete a dangerous mission for the king and his council. If they fail, the orcish armies will rise to power beyond anything the Empire has ever seen.
With loyal friends Othello and Sylva by his side, Fletcher must battle his way to the heart of Orcdom and save Hominum from destruction . . . or die trying, in this sequel to The Novice by Taran Matharu.
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