The First Key

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Young Branah is suddenly apprenticed to the most powerful magic user known. All the Mora masters fear her, yet he must learn all she can teach. However, if he discovers her to be a darkwalker, an evil Mora, he must oppose her. If not he must learn what she can teach. Will she teach him or simply abandon him to his fate?

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Words: 14,530
Language: English
ISBN: 9781927478004
About Prudence MacLeod

I live on a small island just off a larger island off the coast of North America where I write romance, sci-fi, and fantasy/adventure for a wider audience.

What's my super power? I'm a storyteller, an entertainer. As you begin to read my words the stress of the day, nay, the stress of everyday, begins to magically fade away. Transported into another world, your worries and troubles are forgotten for a time as you share adventures with me and my friends. My art, my power is as old as humankind, for the magic of the storyteller has ever been with us and it will always be.

I am a spiritual seeker, dog trainer, official Reiki Master and Interior designer, who has turned her hand to writing. I am also an avid chess player, not a great one, but an avid one. I bake, I build, I knit, and I tell great stories.

I have roamed far and wide for over sixty years in this realm, and I have seen much; some I wish I had not, and a great deal that I would love to see again. Some days I feel like Bilbo Baggins, for I have been there and come back again.

No, I haven't written a book about my wanderings, at least not yet, but much I have experienced, observed, learned, surmised, or imagined, is woven into the tales I have written.

Folks, if you take the time to write a review for me, please leave me a way to contact you so I can thank you properly. If you prefer to remain anonymous, then let me thank you right now. Thanks!!

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Review by: Mythical Press on May 05, 2012 :
Wonderful sf short story that fans of Star Wars will enjoy!

Branah is a young warrior mage apprentice who thinks he knows it all - until he's sent off with a new master, the enigmatic Jen-jen. Recognized as one of his society's most powerful mages with controversial methods and philosophies, Jen-jen disappeared many years before, and appeared at the former mage-leader's death to whisk Branah away. They wind up on a backward planet with a controlling, misogynistic culture, and when Jen-jen unwittingly breaks one of their highest laws, all hell breaks loose, and Branah must pick up the pieces while figuring out where he fits in as both a mage and a warrior. Jen-jen and Branah are delightful characters, and even in a short story, it was fun to watch their master-pupil relationship develop as Branah discovers that not only doesn't he know it all, he in fact knows very little. The world is a technologically-advanced one with space travel and also magic, much like the Jedi in Star Wars, and this story will definitely appeal to readers who enjoy that world. I'm glad to see this appears to be the first of a new series, because I'm looking forward to more!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: curiousor on April 18, 2012 :
I love it! Jen-jen has a mischievous side to her that I think we are only just starting to see. Branah will learn much, not only about magic, but about himself if he has the courage open his mind. By the time he has mastered the 12 keys, I think they will be great friends and a complete enigma to the closed minds they have left behind. Speaking of 12 steps.... I can't be alone in thinking that I want number 2.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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