The Alchemists Academy
Stone To Ashes Book 1
Published by theEdgebooks.com
August 11, 2011
"What do you learn here...at the Academy?" Wirt asks. "Magic? The responsibility to use your powers responsibly?" "Uh...something like that," his roommate Spencer said. "More like how to rule worlds." Wirt, is used to being shuffled from foster home to foster home, adopting a devil-may-care attitude toward the world along the way. Now he s in a school he can't escape, learning to develop his latent magical abilities, for what use, he doesn't know...to save his world or to destroy it...
When the book opens we are introduced to our main character, Wirt (such a cool name). He is being shuffled from foster home to foster home and currently running from bullies because he just can't keep his mouth shut. He is suddenly transported into a magical world with magical powers he never realized he had.
Stranded in this magical place, Wirt, soon enters the Alchemist Academy to prefect his craft. It is like a boarding school for magicians. He meets some interesting people and even some cute girls. Maybe he has finally found a place where he belongs. When an important school artifact goes missing, Wirt and his friends take it upon themselves to try and find it. With some hilarious and dangerous twist, Wirt discovers that maybe the people here have not been completely honest with him. Can he really get back home or is her stuck here forever? Does he even want to return home?
I want to thank the author, Kailin Gow for gifting this book to me for a fair and honest review. I always enjoy reading her books. She can write about a huge variety of subjects with ease.
I so enjoyed this book. The characters were fun and amusing. Even in a magical far away land, teenagers act the same. I do wish the ending could have been wrapped up a little more quickly. I will recommend this book to anyone. I look forward to reading the second book in this series.
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