Shadows of the Underwizard (Book One of The Godhead Wars) by Stephen Spears
Approx. 98,030 words.
Published on March 16, 2012.
As four runaways on the cusp of adulthood bristle at their homeland's restrictions, they are pursued by agents both otherworldly and all too human. Along the way, as portents spell the return of ancient magics and forgotten monstrosities, they find themselves thrust into the chaos of prophecy, schisms, and war.