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Paperback Details
  • 12/2019
  • 9781734095302 173409530X
  • 636 pages
  • $22.00
Audio Details
  • 06/2020
  • B08BZWJG36
  • 0 pages
  • $38.99
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 12/2019
  • 9781734095319 B081J51T5L
  • 637 pages
  • $2.99
The Other Magic (Passage to Dawn Book 1)

Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

Darkness stirs in a world that is ill-equipped to confront it. A prophesied king is born, but not all will benefit from his foretold conquests. In a realm where only clerics are permitted to practice magic, Kibure, a mere slave, draws the attention of much more than just his master after wielding an unknown force in a moment of desperation. In a twist of fate, Sindri, the priestess hired to strip Kibure of his power, defies the law, revealing designs of her own. But trust is in short supply in a land ripe with deceit. This wayward pair will have to work together if they hope to evade capture at the hands of the Empire’s most potent wielders. Halfway around the known world, Prince Aynward’s knack for discovering trouble drives him deep into conspiracies within which he does not belong. Too arrogant to accept counsel, he will have to learn the hard way that some actions have consequences that cannot be undone…
Reviews
Caitlin, Reader's Favorite

The Other Magic marks an incredible start to a fantasy series within which established fans of the genre will be totally absorbed, and for newcomers there would be no better place to start.

5 Stars!

D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Review

Readers will find thoroughly engrossing Kibure’s moral, ethical, and personal challenges as he navigates an increasingly dangerous world cognizant not only of his growing abilities, but the ultimate impact of his decisions.

Nicky Flowers, Indies Today

A slave boy, a priest and a wayward prince walk into a bar… Okay, these three don’t walk into a bar at the same time. But there is a prince who really enjoys imbibing. And there is a young slave boy who is so downtrodden he can barely yearn for anything more than servitude. To complete the scene, there are also magic practicing priests galore. A powerful king has ascended the throne with the plan to eradicate enemies of his god. When Kibure, the aforementioned lowly slave, displays forbidden magic, he becomes an enemy to the Empire. As a wayward prince, Aynward adds a lot of humor to this epic tale. His antics get him in trouble more often than not. As events unfold at the university where he is studying, Aynward proves that he is more than just his family name. Another comical character, Jaween, is stuck in a magical amulet and has a fascination with the eating habits of humans. And of course, a war is brewing. Lives are at stake and joyous chaos ensues.Derrick Smythe takes his time delivering a well-planned story in a vivid fantasy world. Diverse characters abound and magic dances with wit in The Other Magic.

5 Stars!

The Book Review Directory

…imaginative and intriguing…rich in world-building…it effectively spans a diverse fantasy world while presenting a thoughtful, intricate story.

News
03/22/2020
Foreward INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist

The Other Magic has been named a Foreward INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist.

05/07/2020
IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Awards) - Runner-up

The Other Magic earned an Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) silver medal for best sci-fi/fantasy/horror e-book.

02/15/2020
The Other Magic, Signed with Podium Audio

Podium Audio has obtained exclusive audio rights to adapt the entire Passage to Dawn series as it comes out. The series will be read by Audie Award winning narrator, Greg Patmore. The audio production of "The Other Magic" will be released on June 30, 2020.

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 12/2019
  • 9781734095302 173409530X
  • 636 pages
  • $22.00
Audio Details
  • 06/2020
  • B08BZWJG36
  • 0 pages
  • $38.99
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 12/2019
  • 9781734095319 B081J51T5L
  • 637 pages
  • $2.99

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