Reviews of The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One

“Want to be a mage? Then do we have the job for you…” Sounds great for a veteran role-player. When on-the-job training entails battling demons, learning magic through trial and error, and living in a world without toilet paper, things could get rough. But to be dropped in the middle of a forest and having to do it on your own with no instruction…welcome to James’ world.

Reviews of The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One by Brian S. Pratt

Diana Mars reviewed on July 4, 2023

The Unsuspecting Mage is an entertaining start to a great series. I enjoyed the unique slant Brian S. Pratt brings to the world of fantasy.
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danielrcummins reviewed on Feb. 25, 2022

The story is interesting and easy to read.
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N. K. Aning reviewed on Nov. 30, 2019

My brother recommended this book to me some years ago. Read it about ten years ago but never reviewed it. Frankly it was interesting book. I was rooting for James. Not a perfect book but a very enjoyable read.
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Ophelia Rumrunner reviewed on March 9, 2019

I really enjoyed this book. Grammar tense is hit and miss, but the imagination is enjoyable.
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NovelReader000 reviewed on July 23, 2018

I'm in mage
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Andrew Mowere reviewed on Oct. 3, 2016

I read this story a while ago. At that point, I hadn't yet started writing. It came up on scribd and immediately stood out as unorthodox. This ended up being what I think of when considering indie work, for it builds upon elements unusual in many novels while still feeding into what I consider to be cultural cliches and biases. I have a soft spot for this series, now that I'm well into my own third book, and would truly like to thank Pratt.
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Alex Williams reviewed on April 18, 2016

I liked the book but the use of the present tense confused me a bit.
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Sandra Dejnak reviewed on July 28, 2014

This is the very best series I have ever read. Just when you think you figured out what was going to happen, a new character comes along with more challenges.

He doubted himself at first, but this series teaches you to never give up. And you have true friends who trust in you.

I read the whole series in 2 weeks
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Little Vamp Press reviewed on May 31, 2014

Average across all scores (full review at comes to 3 stars exactly.

This is one of those cases in which the merits of the book lie in it’s potential rather than what it actually achieved. There is so much scope here to do more and though that wasn’t achieved, the book was enjoyable and I don’t regret having read it.

I’m not sure if I’ll be going on the read the others in the series, but at least, for now, I’m happy that I’ve read this one.
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BattleCat reviewed on March 10, 2014

I thought the first book was interesting enough: however, I have zero intention of spending upwards of $60.00 to read the rest of it. It simply wasn't that good. The rest of the series are priced too high for self-published, half-edited pulp fiction. Get over yourself.
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