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The Brightworking

Book I of The Brightstone Saga

Series: The Brightstone Saga

By Paul B. Thompson

In part one of the trilogy, Mikal, a blacksmith's son, enjoys working with fiery metal in his father's forge. But when the sorcerers' Guild of Constant Working comes to his small village for a Gleaning, the young boy's destiny is changed forever. Mikal begins a life of servitude at the Guild and soon learns of the magical world around him. Before long, he is apprenticed to the most powerful wizard in all of Phalia—Master Harlano. Mikal's new Master commands an army of wizards, but even he must answer to the mysterious rulers of the Guild. But when Harlano pursues a strange ambition of his own, will Mikal follow his Master—or stand against him? With help from his scruffy friend Lyra and a magical metal head, Mikal confronts danger at every turn as he uncovers the mystery of the Brightworking.


Other books in The Brightstone Saga

<h2><a href="../The_Battle_for_the_Brightstone/3391">The Battle for the Brightstone: <i>Book III of The Brightstone Saga</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../The_Fortune_Teller/3393">The Fortune-Teller: <i>Book II of The Brightstone Saga</i></a></h2>

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"This slim volume has just enough magic and adventure to lure reluctant readers who feel overwhelmed just looking at a Harry Potter book."

Denver Public Schools, November 11, 2013

"This first book in the trilogy begins a saga readers who enjoy magic and sorcery will find appealing. Quick reading with a touch of adventure and intrigue will make this interesting for those paranormal readers who shy away from heavier, more complicated plots."

Richardson Independent School District, February 25, 2013

"Steampunk meets magic in this exciting new series . . . the first book in a series that will enthrall young readers who enjoyed the Spiderwick Chronicles."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, posted December 12, 2012

"Readers who have an interest in wizardry and sorcerers will quickly become a fan of Mika and his adventures. Thompson cleverly sets the stage for forthcoming books in the Brightstone Saga and readers will eagerly await the next installment."

Library Media Connection, November/December 2012

". . . will appeal to readers who prefer their fantasy at a manageable length . . ."

School Library Journal, August 2012

Comfortably predictable fare for younger fans and those who prefer their fantasy charged with standard themes and tropes.

Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2012

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