Legacy of Dragonwand: Book 1 by Daniel Peyton
Over 1000 years ago, nearly all the ancient wizards were destroyed after the Wizard Wars. However, the one who started the War still remains, having worked his will in secret. If he can find the last Dragonwand, he will regain his powers as the dark dragon. Unaware of the Dragonwand or the betrayer, sixteen-year-old Markus is looking for a wizard who will give him a letter of recommendation for the College of Wizardry. During his journey, he stumbles upon Tolen the Wise, who sends Markus on a quest to end the darkness and find the Dragonwand before it gets into the wrong hands. As Markus discovers growing powers and makes allies, will he find what he needs to complete Tolen’s task, or will the ancient, dark wizard uncover the Dragonwand and forever change the fate of the land of Gallenor?
Daniel Peyton is a fresh author. He lives in East Tennessee where he draws a great deal of inspiration from the unique landscape. He has been featured in short story e-zines as well as flash fiction blogs. Recently he signed a four book deal with Cosby Media Productions.
Markus is about to turn 16 and wants to go to the College of Wizardry. But his family are farmers, have suppressed their magical abilities, and don’t want him to be anything but a farmer. So Markus runs away. On the way to find a wizard for a letter of recommendation, he meets the wizard Tolen, a very old man that barely lives long enough to give him a wand and the quest to find the Dragonwand. Markus sets out and meets a family of Rakki; Treb, Kiin, and Crystal. They show him their village and a library with all kinds of spell books. They also learn that the king is hunting down wizards but has nefarious plans for them. The four go on the run to find the Dragon Citadel and the Dragonwand to save the land.
I really enjoyed this book. Markus has a strong desire to be a wizard that he is not going to let anyone get in his way. Then he learns about how wizards have been rounded up and imprisoned in the last four years, and although he has been sent on a nearly impossible quest he still does his best. I personally loved Treb and how he keeps trying to place himself between Crystal and Marus.
This is a great story and start to a new series. I also purchased a copy of this book through Audible. The narration is wonderful and really draws you into the story. If you are looking for a great young adult fantasy series, look no further. This is a great series and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.
I received Legacy of Dragonwand: Book 1 from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
Make sure to check out my review for Book 2 here.