Duncan Pile Nature Mage

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Nature Mage

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Gaspi is an ordinary boy, living in the mountain village of Aemon's Reach, but life, for Gaspi, is forever changed the day magic erupts in him. He discovers he has a powerful gift - he is a Nature Mage, able to control natural forces and creatures and bend them to his will. It is a rare gift, and no-one has been born with it in centuries, but Gaspi's powers also have a dark side, and without training they will kill him. He is forced to leave his home and travel to the distant city of Helioport, where the Archmages of the College of Collective Magicks will teach him how to use his powers. Accompanied by his guardian and his best friends, Gaspi sets off on the long journey to Helioport. The journey is fraught with danger, and Gaspi and his friends discover that there are demonic creatures abroad, intent on finding and killing anyone with magical ability. As Gaspi begins his magical studies, a shadow hangs over him and over the city of magicians. Gaspi's story of a demonic attack is not an isolated incident. As these stories increase, Hephistole, the Chancellor of the college, is growing increasingly certain that someone or something is directing the demonic forces, but who, and to what end? As things unfold, Gaspi finds himself in the middle of dark and terrible times, and can only hope that his powerful gift will develop in time to make a difference when the time comes.

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Duncan Pile was born in 1975 in Cheltenham, and spent most of his childhood in Manchester, where he attended the Manchester Grammmar School for boys. His early creative interests were in classical music, a passion he pursued at degree level at the University of Nottingham (1993-1996). After graduating, Duncan moved to Hong Kong and spent the next two years travelling around SE Asia, Australia, The Arabian Gulf and Africa, engaged in humanitarian work. Duncan returned from his travels with his health depleted by two bouts of malaria and the onset of Crohn's disease, a condition he suffered with in his mid twenties until he underwent a major operation, which greatly improved his situation. Since then, he has studied in the U.S.A for a year and trained as a Life Coach, something he practices to this day with private clients. Recently he has embarked on a Masters degree in Print Journalism at Nottingham Trent University. Duncan has always had a love of writing, and in recent years this has taken over from music as the main focus of his creative gifts. He writes in the Orange Tree pub in Nottingham most weekends, and during what remains of his spare time. Since childhood Duncan has had a passion for fantasy fiction, and so it's only right that his first published novel is in that genre. Nature Mage was originally self-published but has been awarded a traditional publishing prize by New Generation Publishing based on the strength of the manuscript. Nature Mage, along with its sequel, Nature's Servant, have attracted a strong following, and Duncan will soon be releasing the third book in the series - Nature's Peril.

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