*Both eBook & Physical Book
Imagine my surprise when I began reading this ebook series, only to discover I'd won the physical books prior and had forgotten about them. Very embarrassing, but I can assure you, they're mighty adventurous and perfectly written. Anne Marie Lutz's Color Mage series is for YA readers to age 99!
Color Mage is the story of Callo and Kirian, both on the run from a collared warlord with a penchant for magical vengeance. Seeking a place of adventure, as well as their safety, they venture to a land filled more with mystery.
Callo discovers his identity that conflicts with what he's grown up with, and Kirian discovers the grass isn't greener than the pasture she'd run from.
Anne Marie Lutz tells a story of deception, manipulation and the mistreatment of a good man. You watch Lord Call deal with his illegitimate roots, yet still manages to stand taller than most men of royalty. Kirian is written as an intelligent young lady with dreams of being the best she can be, but loyalty and a slightly damaged friendship can easily carry her to ruin.
Color Mage surprised me. Though the cover doesn't give the story justice, the pages are filled with words that encourage bravery, respect and a love for the thrill. Not one part of this book is boring or lost. It's written to be easy for any reader and loaded with excitement that had me diving from one book to the next!
The Sword of Jashan is the follow up to Color Mage and just as action packed!
Callo's beloved half brother can not be king, now that he's collared, but he is still powerful. So that leaves the only possible heir to the throne: Ander. He is not ready, but attempting to be prepared nonetheless. It's not until a failed assassination attempt, does he truly realize the danger he is in. Unsure who to trust or where to go, he's constantly watching his back, but can he trust the illegitimate Lord Callo?
While dealing with the obligation of protecting the next heir to the kingdom, Callo is struggling with his power. Being of two different worlds are colliding within him and it's getting harder and harder to control- despite his love and worship to his diety. Can he maintain his well-known gift of control, or will he inadvertently destroy everyone and everything around him?
Just as the first book, Sword of Jashan was an amazing read. With a focused storyline and characters you easily enjoy learning about, the story kept me just as focused as the first. I am so happy to have read the books and I look forward to more of Lutz's work.
The Color Mage series:
Color Mage, Sword of Jashan
Anne Marie Lutz
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