Publisher Description

Mordecai’s simple life as the son of a blacksmith is transformed by the discovery of his magical birthright. As he journeys to understand the power within him he is drawn into a dangerous plot to destroy the Duke of Lancaster and undermine the Kingdom of Lothion. Love and treachery combine to embroil him in events he was never prepared to face. What he uncovers will change his understanding of the past, and alter the future of those around him.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
June 8
Michael G. Manning
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

SCshortcake ,

Very enjoyable

I got this book as part of the Legends Fantasy Book Set and immediately I purchased the next book after finishing The Blacksmith's Son. The fantasy element mixed with the humor of the main characters is quite refreshing. I am very interested to see what the future holds for Mort!

🎅santaaaaaaaaa ,


It's been ages since I could honestly say that I throughly enjoyed any story within this genre, but Mageborn did it. It's extremely rare when I encourage myself to make time to reading a fictional book, but it came easy in this case.

From start to finish, I was honestly hooked and enjoyed every second of it! Every character, including the small ones, were very well thought out and were very easy to imagine in full, vivid detail. The author did an amazing job in describing critical points in the story that triggered just the right emotions in me. So kudos for that!

Definitely looking forward to reading the next book! And thank you for a wonderful story experience!
-Gabe R.

A non blankslate ,

Amateur, unoriginal, and boring

Not 100% sure but, looking back at the cover pages I think this may be self-published. Perhaps with no professional editor? And it shows. Written at the level of an advanced high school student with some major stylistic blunders. If you can get past that, the story isn't horrible, just mediocre and unoriginal at best.

I sort through a good number of books using the average customer review as a filter and that was a poor decision in this case. I am left wondering if the author had friends and drinking buddies write the reviews as well as help with the editing?

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