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Magic is just one more thing to be stolen....

For over 100 years, the Temple of Ran has been sacrificing young wizards in order to steal their power. When Lorit discovers that he holds the rare ability to use magic, he becomes their next target.

At first, he runs, working to master his abilities on the move so that one day he might be able to resist them. But that was before the Temple targets his beloved sister, Chihon. In order to save her life, he infuses her with his own power.

Now, they're both targets.

Together, they'll battle to make the world safe for magicians everywhere...if they can survive the temple's power-hungry priests. If they can't, their enemy will absorb their magic and become unstoppable.

Experience the start of an epic fantasy series filled with dark magic, sinister villains, and non-stop adventure. It's perfect for fans of D. K. Holmberg, Will Wight, and K. F. Breene.

©2019 James Eggebeen (P)2019 Aethon Audio

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Horrible written

Horribly written, no real challenge imposed on the main characters. A total lack of care from the “Mighty Ones”. The main characters lack the empathy to try find other methods to source information and choosing to torture at there first opportunity in order to get what they want. Main character is incredibly unrelateable. He feels bad about letting children die under his care but easily snuffs the life from a young child who has “betrayed him” without a second thought. Progression far too quick with the trick to magic being just imagine something and it will happen, unless it’s too over powered and then it will be stopped by a lack of power. All challenges were too easily overcome and within another book or two these characters should be the most powerful wizards to ever live with the type of quick progression they have received. Poor read for any that enjoy likeable and interesting characters and slow and realistic character development

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  • Willis Burns
  • 13-12-2019

Very good epic fantasy

As a fan of old school epic fantasy, this scratches an itch. James Eggebeen (new author I'm now following, it seems.) etched a solid story about a brother and sister protecting magic. Loved it. Can't wait to see what happens next. The series title kind of gives some stuff away, I guess, but it'll be great to see HOW Lorit and Chihon become masters. Joe Hempel delivers a stellar performance. I definitely recommend.

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  • Carl Haynes
  • 17-12-2019

Great new series

James Ebeens prose is a notch above the YA average and he presents an interesting new world in this book. The interdependence of magic between the two main characters is a slightly different take on a magic system than I have seen before and is quite enjoyable. Joe Hempel as narrator delivers a solid performance that adds to the book

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  • W. Swardstrom
  • 13-12-2019

Good Beginnings

James Eggebeen's Foundling Wizard is a fun start to a series reminiscent of other fantasy works by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson or Terry Goodkind. I enjoyed the book a lot and I look forward to listening to other installments, especially if Joe Hempel will be providing the voice work on them. By far, I found that Joe made up for a few of the shortcomings in the novel. I did enjoy the story of Lorit and his journey towards becoming a full-fledged wizard with awesome powers. However, the author could have fleshed out a lot more backstory and world-building and this could have been an amazing story. The bones are all there and they're fantastic, but at times the details are left to the audience's imagination. We have a fairly good sense of who Lorit is and where his story began, but there is a bit of a lack when it comes to any secondary characters and their motivations as the book moves along. But perhaps some of my concerns and questions are addressed in future books, so I'll look forward to the continuing journey of these young wizards as they find their place in this world. I think Eggebeen has a good sense for what makes a good epic fantasy story and I will be checking out more of his works. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-2020

Was pretty good fantasy

First I received this book free, second it was good but not great. Felt like a modern author channeling Robert Jordan and it kinda drug on. The world building however was really good and I will def be listening to the second book when I can get it.

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 02-01-2020

Excellent 1st story in Series!!

If the next books in series are just as good or better will be one heck of a Great Series! The Narrator did a very good job of bringing to life these characters. I really enjoyed the different peoples in this story and the wide variety of characters. I highly recommend this book!!

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  • B. Lane
  • 13-12-2019

Great Start to a new Epic Fantasy series

A young man discovers he has magic powers one day. His mother tells him he has two choices: Join the priests to train, which is an awful proposition as they steel powers and destroy young magicians, or RUN! Lorit chooses to run, starting a new adventure in which he develops psychic connections with a 400 year old wizard and sorceress who guide him through the many perils he and his friends will face on the journey to safety. The priests, trying to get to him, target his sister Chihon, and in order to save her, Lorit infuses her with some of his magic. Now they both must run, danger is around every corner and some friends will lose their lives while others have questionable motives.... Joe Hempel is one of the best narrators out there for fantasy and horror. He has a unique ability to do subtle changes with his voice that you may not even realize he has done, but they imbue the characters dialog to fit the emotions of the situations. And in this story, Lorit goes through the gammit from happiness, to great sorrow and horror at some of the things that happen on this journey. I'm looking forward to continuing the series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 13-12-2019

The start of a great series

If you are a Fan of Brooks Shannara, Feists magician series or basically any others with budding young wizards coming into their power than you will love this series. The MC is actually a pair, a wizard and a sorceress though mostly the young wizard. Powers that haven’t been seen this strong in centuries. The current head pair of wizard and sorceress have actually been around for 4 centuries and no stronger paid has come along until now. However now is a dangerous time. In the last 200 years the church and priests have come into power and they hunt down young wizards and sorceresses to bend to their will or to steal their power. These two must bond and overcome many obstacles to come into their own powers and to safety. Many will help and many will hinder along the way. Friends and allies will be made and lost. Villains encountered and overcome. The possibility of betrayal is always there as well. Who can be trusted and who can’t. Are there ulterior motives to those helping them and can they be trusted? Can’t wait for the next installment. Well written and well narrated this promises to be a truly epic series. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • Benjamin Cook
  • 12-01-2020

In depth tail, short wrap up.

A very good character arc filled with dangers and character development that makes you excited to keep going, then in 1/2 a chapter the story and book are over. I had to go back and listen to it several times to make sure I caught the ending because I thought I missed something. Overall, not bad and really sets up a great world environment.

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  • Kevin G. Summers
  • 04-01-2020

Magic

A well crafted first installment. It reminds me a bit of the Darksword series. If you’re into magic and character building give this a shot.

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  • UtahRunner5
  • 30-12-2019

Great Magic System!

James Eggebeen has created an awesome magic system and has some great world building in this story. It’s a fun fantasy world and the story kept me guessing. I really liked the differences between the priests and the wizards and how they use their power. Very clever. Joe Hempels narration was great and really helped enhance the story. If you like an emphasis on magic in your fantasy books I’d recommend checking this book out!

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 13-12-2019

Fabulous start to the series

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Although this book is aimed at younger listeners YA I am far from that age bracket and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this. I am looking forward to see where the next books take Lorit and his friends . As usual Joe did an amazing job with all the voices and pronouncing all the unusual names 🙂

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  • Mark “Tom” Clancy
  • 02-02-2020

Good introduction to a great fantasy world

I enjoyed foundling wizard, it is a good introduction to a great fantasy world and I hope the series continues, the characters are strong and although a little formulaic in places I found the story to draw me in and make me want to care what happens next. Although the concepts of the magic system are not new this didn’t mean that the book wasn’t lacking in original ideas and the Author should be rightly proud of the work he has created. Overall I rated this four stars as a good back and I look forward to the continuing to see what the world brings.

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  • Kevin Holden
  • 04-01-2020

Very child like writing

Didn't live up to hype - good narration but was very he said, she said in writing

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-12-2019

Excellent book if your interested in fantasy.

Very good story. Great if you enjoy anything like lord of the rings. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Jonathan
  • 21-12-2019

An interesting book

I recieved a review copy of this book. The story is good and generally well narrated. The story begins directly in the action, so the world building is picked up as the story progresses.

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