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by James Berardinelli, Nov 11 2015

According to legend, there was once a time when wizards walked the lands of Ayberia. With powers so mighty that even kings bowed to them, they existed outside the common laws of men. But a thousand years ago, the gods, angry at their creations for giving adulation and worship to wizards, withdrew magic from the world. The wonders of a lost age faded from memory with history giving birth to myths and children's stories... 

For one common stableboy, Sorial of Vantok, wizards are no more a real concern than the other long-gone creatures of legend: elves, wyrms, dragons, and trolls. There is only the immediacy of keeping the straw clean and the animals fed to avoid the wrath of his master, the innkeeper Warburm. But Sorial's mysterious past is about to impinge on his present. The secrets surrounding his birth are set to collide with a heretical theology decreeing that the gods are no more. With assassins lurking in the shadowy recesses of the stable, a relentless heat wave turning Winter to Summer, and a duke's daughter showing more interest in him than is proper, Sorial discovers that the "safe" world of his childhood is under assault. His destiny will not allow him to merely observe the disintegration of the social order; he must uncover his past so he can act to safeguard the future.

About James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli began writing movie reviews on the Internet in 1992 - at a time when few people knew what the "Internet" was. Being educated as an electrical engineer gave him an inside track when it came to the concept of being "online." In the early days of 1996, he founded the site that would become known as That has been his primary home for nearly two decades. Now, more than 3000 reviews later, he continues to go strong, having added radio and newspaper jobs to his resume. He has written for the Burlington County Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Playboy magazine. He was once cited by Roger Ebert as the "best online film critic." He has published two volumes of review compilations ("ReelViews" and "ReelViews 2") and was the longtime host of the movie club "Talk Cinema" in Voorhees, NJ. He is in the process of publishing his first fiction novel. Today, he can be heard weekly on WNPV and is a regular contributor to Sohaib Awan's Fictional Frontiers on WNJC. He is syndicated to about 20 web and print outlets worldwide through Westworld Media.
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