The moment I declared the last word, I felt a rush of wind from every direction, as though the power surge in my chest sucked energy from the entire Earth. The hurricane of energy imploded into me, and silence caused a still calm to fall onto the room. My skin tingled. Not like neuropathy, but like warm static electricity.
"Whoa," I whispered.
I expected an adventure when I left home for a new internship. A nice, easy, comfortable adventure that a sixteen-year-old burn victim like me could handle. That wasn't what happened. While I translated an ancient text for my new boss, a woman possessed by a ghost tried to kill me. Then an old wizard saved me by taking me to another planet. Saved? As if. Kidnapped is more like it--and that's just the beginning.
According to him, I was the only wizard on my planet, and some prophecy destined me to save his planet, First Earth. The guy was crazy to think I could do anything like that. I could hardly walk more than ten minutes because of my neuropathy.
Maybe I should just go home and forget about being a wizard. How am I supposed to save a whole other planet, with magic I don't know how to use and an army of demons led by an evil necromancer trying to murder me?
Fate seriously messed up this time.
"First Earth is a unique fantasy tale mixed with the right ingredients of intrigue and adventure. The colorful world-building and lovable characters make it a thoroughly enjoyable read." - Michael Jensen bestselling author of Woven.
★★★★★ - "First Earth: Book One in the Arch Mage Series by Cami Murdock Jensen is the perfect young adult novel for readers who want excellent narration, impressive characters, and an incredible storyline. The atmosphere was amazing right from the very beginning, the story built at the right pace, and the momentum was kept steady until the very end. I enjoyed how headstrong, determined and content in her skin Agnes was. She knew her flaws, what needed more attention, and she knew how she could work around it. I enjoyed how cynical yet intelligent she was; she took notice of everything and she worked around it. I also loved how quickly she adapted, considering her circumstances, and how she lived up to the expectations she had for herself and other people's expectations of her. The narrative was intense, the pace was fast, and the characterization was on point. There wasn't a point at which I thought it wasn't working. I simply loved First Earth! Brilliant!"
My interview with Amanda Jones on The Place, a Fox 13 Utah program.
Local channel Studio Chatter interview about my book and other projects.