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Sword Bearer (Return of Dragons) by Teddy Jacobs

I’m a fan of anything with dragons, peresonally, hints the name that spelled properly means dragon in latin. So naturally I simply had to read this. I must say, I’m not entirely clear on the Return of the Dragons part. I assume its the name of the series. But that little detail does not take away from the story.

This story centers around Anders, apparently an out of shape wizard without much practical knowledge and with bad acne. He’s a bit sheltered, and by a bit I mean a lot. He’s often locked in his room to do homework and can’t be let out until he’s done. His tutor apparently sucks so he learns very little magic. He’s had no real exercise so he’s terribly out of shape. His father is a diplomat and he expects to follow in his father’s footsteps. Of course there’s always more to things. His father has more power than he shows, and Anders himself has a great deal as well.

As we open the story, Anders is going into his first sword lesson, with a wooden sword. The sword he picks winds up being something of a family heirloom, one that will be much more than it seems. His practice goes surprisingly well, as his sword has magic within that he innately channels to land a blow on his teacher. Yet again that night, he is still locked in his room to do homework, on the eve of his birthday.

Things get a little strange from there. He taps into more magic in a fit of anger and transports himself to a girl about his own age, Kara, who is in a local store stealing back her own heirloom from the owner. Anders unwittingly helps her out and transports her to his room, which causes more trouble than he expected as the shop owner is a dark wizard and comes after his family. He escapes with Kara, who takes him with her to her friend (who’s more than a friend apparently) Kalle, and the three flee from the shop owner, right into a forget city of magical beings. Thanks to the magic of his sword, Anders gets them into the ancient city, where Anders true calling comes out.

All in all, this was a great start to series, with a cliff hanger at the end that gave me a bit of a fit. I do thing this should be classified under the young adult category, as it fits best in that genre. But even as an actual adult, I would like to read more of the series

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