Magic is a limited resource in Alsatia, where the friction between order and chaos is fraying the fabric of reality and forcing everyone to pick sides. Take Catalina Dewin, an aspiring mage who is confronted with a series of complex choices about which of her future selves she will become. When she accidentally pulls her long-lost brother through a hole in space and time, she gets kicked out of school and apprentices with the eccentric Archmage Kalron Castellan. At Kalron’s keep, Catalina meets a temperamental fire-wright, a failed paladin, a bookish illusionist and an undead knight. Together, this unlikely band of heroes faces off with influential wizards with opposing ideas about the nature of security, freedom and the purpose of power. As tensions escalate, Catalina and her friends face down brazen attacks from trolls, golem and a rogue mage during a wild adventure that spans barren desert, ancient burial grounds, desolate caves and the lawlessness of Tacabre, a town where everything is for sale. The race is on to find an enchanted key that will protect the world from the forces of chaos – or that just might unravel it all. Complete in itself, The Rivalry for Alsatia is the first of an epic seven-novel series where every decision matters, and nothing is quite what it seems. (Ages ten to adult)
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Justice B. Shepherd: Among other accomplishments, Justice qualified for a scholarship to a professional music school, beat an Olympic team’s time trials, lashed himself to the mast of a ship during a storm, and was honored to turn down the request to join a monastery. Yet, the most meaningful event in his life was (and remains) his marriage to Reggit Dogger, his collaborator in all things. Reggit Dogger: Among other experiences, Reggit has spoken at the United Nations, won two Iron Chef style competitions, helped build houses on three continents, hiked 60 miles in less than three days and regularly volunteered in prison. Yet, the most meaningful event in her life was (and remains) her marriage to Justice B. Shepherd, her collaborator in all things. This is their first full-length book together. They have been advised to call it fiction.
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Book Description Zero & Malink Inc. Book Condition: Good. 2013 - Paperback - Used - Good - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. - .-. Bookseller Inventory # SB-08-7-0049