Ard Magister by Laura J. Underwood
Price: $2.99 USD. 97230 words.
Published by Sky Warrior Book Publishing on May 12, 2011. .
Rhoyd Smytheson had no idea what a terrible place the world could be when he ran away from home. Nearly killed by bandits, Rhoyd is rescued by the Keltoran mercenary, Conor Mac Manahan, and his healer wife Eithne.
The bandits are under the control of the bloodmage Socorro Nathrach who wants to steal Rhoyd's essence. But when Socorro sends the bandits to fetch Rhoyd, Eithne is kidnapped instead,