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Title: Birth of the Mortokai
Author: D. G. Palmer
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Release date: August 1, 2019
Page count: 283
Daniel Welsh was born different—and to Daniel, to be different means to be alone. But what if he’s wrong?
Born an albino with a photographic memory, Daniel Welsh never expected to fit in. Yet, when he is approached by Trinity—a young girl who definitely isn’t human—she reveals a whole new world where he might just belong. Ariest is a place where his features aren’t a disability or the mark of a freak, but rather a trait of powerful mages born of human-faerie unions. His father is a renowned war hero and swordsman, his mother is a human doctor, and that makes him a powerful mage that’ll tip the scales. Magic is real—and so is the threat it brings.
Trinity and her father, a battle mage, aren’t the only ones to have discovered Daniel and his gifts hidden in the human realm.
The Shade have awakened.
Enemies to the fae realm long thought dead have been lying in wait for their moment to strike. Young mages like Daniel are the perfect morsel for their starving appetites and they start their killing spree without delay with the nearest unsuspecting mage boy. Daniel cannot sit idly by while monsters take innocent lives, so he will embrace a destiny he is only just beginning to understand… even if it means losing a life that’s finally worth living.
Here’s a whole new world to dive into and it’s amazing! There’s mages, monsters, an underwater kingdom, and an albino boy trying to figure them all out.
What I love about this book is the descriptive dialogue. Everything is wonderfully described: Ariest, the Shades and all the cities.
All the characters are important to the plot, interesting and well-developed. It’s fun to watch Daniel’s transformation from an awkward, “different” boy to a powerful and clever Mage. Trinity and Gydion’s adventures are quite fascinating too!
I love the beautiful, vivid world created by this fast-paced novel. The imaginative and magical world is perfect for a refreshing, yet intriguing read! If you like fantasy, this book is a must-read!
About the Author
Currently residing in London, England, D.G. Palmer writes in the Spec Fiction genre,
using his imagination to create vivid worlds and captivating characters.
An avid reader and player of video games, in the past, he was part of table top roleplaying groups
where he nurtured his storytelling by penning several story arcs.
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his mind. He warns it can be a mess sometimes, so make sure you wipe your feet on the way out –
you never know what you might take with you.
Have you read any books like this one? Which is your favourite fantasy novel? Who’s your favourite magical creature? Let me know!