Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday Memes: Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The old spellmasters like to say that magic has a taste. Ember smells are like a spice burning the tip of your tongue. Breath magic is subtle, almost cool, the sensation of holding a mint leaf between your lips. Sand, silk, blood, iron...they each have their flavour. A true adept -- the kind of mage who can cast spells even outside an oasis -- knows them all.
Friday 56:
I followed as fast as I could, which turned out to be pretty fast considering I was barefoot.
This week I am featuring Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell. I saw good reviews and became curious about this one. Here is the description from Amazon:
A would-be mage with no magic of his own has to defeat powerful enemies with only cunning and deception in the first book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell.

Kellen is moments away from facing his first duel and proving his worth as a spellcaster. There's just one problem: his magic is fading.

Facing exile unless he can pass the mage trials, Kellen is willing to risk everything - even his own life - in search of a way to restore his magic. But when the enigmatic Ferius Parfax arrives in town, she challenges him to take a different path.

One of the elusive Argosi, Ferius is a traveller who lives by her wits and the cards she carries. Daring, unpredictable, and wielding magic Kellen has never seen before, she may be his only hope.

The first novel in a compelling six-book series, bursting with tricks, humor, and a whole new way to look at magic.


  1. I love both snippets but especially the beginning. Sounds like a wonderful read! Happy Easter weekend!

  2. Sounds like a delightful series. I like the idea that magic has a taste.
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  3. Sounds like a really fun series. I hope you are enjoying it. My review and quotes for VOICES

  4. What fascinating excerpts. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. I love that beginning! It sounds like a great read. Hope you enjoy it! :)

  6. It does sound like a fun story. Hope you enjoy it.


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