Book Reviews · Fantasy · Young Adult · Young Readers/Middle Grade Fiction

Minor Mage

I don’t know about you, but I love a good fantasy story! I’ve had the opportunity to read a lot of great fantasy books this year, especially during the past couple of months. One of the books that I had an opportunity to read last month was Minor Mage, a novella by T. Kingfisher.

Minor Mage tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy named Oliver, who is the sole mage living in the village of Loosestrife. While Oliver’s help is often sought by his fellow villagers, he is only a minor mage, and as such is somewhat limited when it comes to casting spells.

In fact, Oliver only knows a total of three spells…one of which helps him control his allergy to his armadillo familiar.

When his village experiences a severe drought, Oliver is tasked with bringing rain back to the village. Accompanied by his rather sarcastic familiar, Oliver sets off on a dangerous journey to the Rainblades, where he hopes to get help from the people known as the Cloud Herders.

I absolutely loved Minor Mage! This novella was a wonderful adventure story, with a great cast of characters, and a lot of exciting moments that really kept my attention. I ended up reading the entire book in a single sitting because I just had to know what was going to happen next. The novella also included a tremendous amount of humor, and there were many times when I found myself laughing out loud as I read.

If you’re a fan of fantasy stories, then I highly recommend taking the time to read Minor Mage. It’s a great novella that I’m sure will appeal equally to middle grade, young adult, and adult readers. And, if you’d like to read more by T. Kingfisher, I also recommend checking out A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking.

Happy reading!

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