To wield the magical Arts. The power to manipulate nature itself. Follow Silas on his journey as he learns what it means to be a Mage.
With war brewing on the horizon, Silas’ plan to become a hero clashes with the harsh reality of conflict. Torn between contradicting emotions, he will have to reconsider his perceptions of both good and evil.
Does the end truly never justify the means?
Note from author (13.09.20): Sentences have been shortened, less commata used. Paragraphs have been split up.
Meant to be “realistic” fantasy, with no overpowered protagonist or evil sorcerer trying to destroy the world. The focus lies on the characters, their progressions and their inner conflicts, coupled with an intricate magic system.
Constructive criticism is highly appreciated!
12.12.20 Chapter 1 & 2 are written together. The backstory of the parents will be integrated into one of the later chapters.
20.12.20 Prologue has been rewritten, fight added. Will now continue writing the chapters until the first arch is finished.
19.01.21 Chapter 15 is written. Will hopefully be able to write more from now on, university has been kinda rough these days.
08.04.21 Chapter 16 & 17 has been written. Beginning will be rewritten (again) to start with chapter 3. Chapter 1 & 2 will be shown through reocurring dreams / nightmares.
10.08.21 Rewriting of the first arc is complete and has been proofread twice. Plot of rest of book one is 80% complete. Will publish chapters once first book is finished and proofread.
06.12.21 Second arc is finished (chapter 24/31-33). First draft will likely be finished around February, after which I will edit a few suggestions of my beta readers and publish it on RR.
Release schedule: Once a week on Sunday, chapters are around 3000 words long. (HIATUS, see last chapter for more info)
Cover art by Riverman09
- Prologue September 3, 2023
- Interlude: Into the Light September 3, 2023
- Chapter 14: Unorthodox Teaching September 3, 2023
- Chapter 13: Levitation & Enhancements September 3, 2023
- Chapter 12: A whole new World September 3, 2023
- Chapter 11: The Door September 3, 2023
- Chapter 10: The first Step September 3, 2023
- Chapter 9: What it means to be a Mage September 3, 2023
- Chapter 8: Stalking & Stabbing September 3, 2023
- Chapter 7: A Tempting Offer September 3, 2023
- Chapter 6: The Gardener's Nemesis September 3, 2023
- Chapter 5: Into the Woods September 3, 2023
- Chapter 4: Two lone Souls September 3, 2023
- Chapter 3: Refuge September 3, 2023
- Chapter 2: The Mage's Path September 3, 2023
- Chapter 1: On The Road To Bryme September 3, 2023