Publisher Description

“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.

It all gets started when his grandfather suggests to James, a young man on the verge of graduating high school, that he check out the following advertisement for a job.
“Magic! Real Magic! Ever wanted to learn? We require someone with intelligence and a disciplined mind. Those well versed in fantasy novels and role playing games a plus. May need to travel.”

Sounded like the perfect job for a veteran role-player and avid fantasy reader. James had no idea he’d be whisked to another world, completely cut off from friends and family. Arriving in a meadow in the middle of a forest, he’s greeted by a creature not entirely human. He was then told three things:

Magic works here…
Don’t try to go home…
Get to the village of Trendle…

Then the creature vanished.

Which way was Trendle? Where was he? What might inhabit the forest that will seek his ruination? These were but a few of the questions needing to be unraveled.

Alone with only his wits and knowledge gleaned from hundreds of books and dungeon campaigns, he started out just trying to survive. He soon learned that one mistake, one lapse in judgment could mean his death.

Not long after arriving, he made the acquaintance of Miko, a street-wise kid who quickly became his friend and companion. Little did he know that the strength within this child from the streets of Bearn, a strength that would be tested again and again as they waded through battle after battle, delved in hidden passages deep beneath the earth, and faced off against an the might of an Empire, would be invaluable in the trials ahead.

The Unsuspecting Mage is the first book of The Morcyth Saga, a seven book epic fantasy adventure. It follows James as he seeks first to master the art of magic then to uncover the reason why he had been brought to this strange new world where armies are on the move and gods meddle in the affairs of men.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
March 30
Brian S. Pratt

Customer Reviews

Fambo2014 ,


Got this book on the off chance really glad I did definitely going to buy the others superb

Jnnyj1971 ,


This series desperately needs a good editor! The use of the present tense is unnecessary, particularly as the author mixes present and past tense inconsistently and incorrectly. The number of spelling and grammar mistakes makes this hard work to read, as you have to read each sentence several times to work out what is actually being said.
That being said, the story is interesting, if slightly contrived.

MarkLeeEllis ,


As soon as I read this book, there was no way I was stopping there, gripped wasn't a strong enough word, I have read this saga twice and am currently waiting on the third instalment of the sequel saga 'Travail of the Dark Mage', I am guaranteed to read them again. Well done Brian, my favourite series of books out there, a definate must must must read.

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