Of Spells and Demons

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A demon attacks an outlying settlement in the mage-kingdom of Sacreth. The wizard Keric Olwyhn is sent to track the source of the attack, along with a hand-picked team of elite Border Wardens. Armed with the most potent magic that Sacreth can provide, Keric and the Wardens must confront and overcome not only demons, but dark magic and treachery as they try to unmask the cabal behind the incursion. More

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About Kenneth McDonald

I am an education consultant who works for state government in the area of curriculum. Prior to my current job, I taught American and world history at a number of colleges and universities in California, Georgia, and South Carolina. I started writing fiction in graduate school, and never stopped. In 2010 I self-published the novella "The Labyrinth," which has had over 100,000 downloads. Since then, I have published more than thirty fantasy and science fiction books on Smashwords. My doctorate is in European history, and I live with my wife, who is an attorney, in Sacramento, California.

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About the Series: The Mages of Sacreth
The Mage Kingdom of Sacreth is led by practitioners of magic, men and women who use special devices that allow them to safely focus the wild and potent power of magic. The series focuses on the adventures of Keric Olwyhn, scroll mage and professor of magic at the University of Sacreth, as he is drawn into the plots and dangers that threaten the Mage Kingdom.

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Majerus reviewed on Sep. 14, 2010

Although reading 'of Spells and Demons' unoficial world primer "The Labyrinth" is not necessary, I'd recommend it as the main character takes on added depth, and the story itself is compelling.
Standalone or not, this books brings the reader into a world that quickly feels alive with small details that tell us that the author has worked out all the little things, whether it be a system of magic or the weather conditions of this part of the continent. I state that early because so many authors leave these things out, and as you read along it quickly becomes apparant that the details count.
'of Spells...' is largely an action fantasy, yet the story does not suffer for it.
Overall there's a bit of intrigue, excellent combat, and the author's trademark character development. I'm hoping this story leads into further adventures in this rich and interesting world.
I'd recommend this story to anyone who is a fan of character driven stories, of fast-paced action combat and just plain page-turning story telling.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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