Imagine you're an ordinary twelve year-old boy. The next thing you know, you're in the Seventh Mountain, an academy where students are trained as warriors, practical jokes are not just tolerated but encouraged, and the game of choice is a massive, four team version of capture the flag on horseback. Mark is a Magi- called to join others like himself to battle the evil of Benrah. More
A dream, surreal and frightening, begins the path of Mark Young's future; a path set long before he was even born. Fortunately, it's not a path he's doomed to walk alone. His course leads to true friends, fortune and a place where he learns to wield great power. This place is The Seventh Mountain, the place where Magi train. The Seventh Mountain conceals the direst legend known to man. Mark's fate lies within.
"The Seventh Mountain by Gene Curtis is pure delight. Curtis wields a tremendous imagination and uses it to transport the reader to another world, where sword wielding Magi fight for good, evil lurks just out of sight and a young hero searches for his destiny. Sure to be compared to Harry Potter, but undeniably more compelling." - Jeremy Robinson
Gene Curtis is the director of the Writers Studio (Southern Virginia) and editor of Sweetbay Review, an annual anthology of Virginia Writers. He previously sat on the board of directors for Convergence Art Guild.
I "read" this book on podiobooks for free a few years ago, and I have been waiting for the sequel ever since. Since the sequel has been released (The Eighth Fire) I came by buy both immediately. A great story, well told, and completely worth the small investment.