In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer - much to the frustration of her mother, who would rather she found a husband. Despite knowing that women aren't readily accepted by the Guild of Healers, Tessia is determined to follow in her father’s footsteps. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn. When treating a patient at the residence of the local magician, Lord Dakon, Tessia is forced to fight off the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage - and instinctively uses magic. She now finds herself facing an entirely different future as Lord Dakon's apprentice.
Although there are long hours of study and self-discipline, Tessia's new life also offers more opportunities than she had ever hoped for, and an exciting new world opens up to her. There are fine clothes and servants - and, she is delighted to learn - regular trips to the great city of Imardin. However, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. For a storm is approaching that threatens to tear her world apart.
"A wonderfully and meticulously detailed world, and an edge-of-the-seat plot, this book is a must for lovers of good fantasy." (Jennifer Fallon)
"Canavan is a natural storyteller." (Emerald City)
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- J. R. Vine
I will certainly listen to this again. It feels possible although it is total fantasy. I became very involved with the main characters, and couldn't wait to see how they would get through.
The human ability to discover new things and they sound so plausible you want to try them
The 1st head on battle after the wizards have learnt they can help protect each other
it sure was a book to take everywhere. I was itching for the next chance to listen to more. It got me happily through a few sleepless nights
Richard Aspel confused me on occasion with his mix up in voices. A couple of times I had to re listen to affirm which character was involved