Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sword Bearer by Teddy Jacobs

You swing a staff until you're ready to swing a sword. Then you go on all kinds of adventures - fighting monsters, casting spells and saving damsels in distress. At least that's how it's supposed to work, but I didn't believe a word of it.
Locked in his room in the castle, young Anders yearns for adventure. Until the day he opens a magic portal and a girl bursts into his locked room with a chemical warlock hot on her trail.
And adventure finds him -- an adventure full of danger, full of blood, fire, demons and evil. To face it, he'll need the sword given him by his blademaster, need the ancient words his grandfather gave him on his deathbed. Need the song that runs in his own blood, in his veins.
A sword will be reforged, magic words discovered, battles fought, friends made and lost, secrets revealed. And blood will be spilled. But will blade, word and blood be enough?
From Goodreads.

This is clearly a YA fantasy and I have rated it as such. Anders is not happy with his life, locked up in his room to study most of the time and with a serious acne problem. Everything suddenly changes and he is on the run with strangers. Everything seems to work out for him until the end when a few things go bad. I think I will wait reading more till the third book is out.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2015
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: February Challenges (4/5)
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: Spring Fling

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