Warlocks before their time . . . Fourteen-year-old Augum grew up with bullies instead of friends. In a kingdom where superstition trumped the written word, he fought loneliness by reading books and doing hard labor. It was a typical life for a gutter-born orphan. Until a vicious tyrant burns it all to the ground. After fleeing the inferno, Augum apprentices under a mysterious mentor and begins learning the forbidden art of magic. He even befriends Bridget and Leera, two passionate and quirky girls willing to give him a chance. Together they dare to train as warlocks. But Augum's mentor possesses a mythical artifact. When the tyrant suddenly turns up demanding it, the group is plunged into a harrowing ordeal, and Augum will have to use his newly learned spells to try to save the only thing he has left . . . a friendship forged in fire. A coming of age fantasy series with over 3500 five-star reviews on Goodreads Audiobooks narrated by Grammy and Hugo winner Stefan Rudnicki Nominated for the 2019 Epic Fantasy Fanatics Readers Choice Award ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "If you loved Harry Potter, Arcane has the same thrill and page-turning fun." --Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "An epic journey of survival and self discovery." --A. Hatfield, Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Great story, well-written, subtle and complex character development, interesting magical system. Superbly done coming-of-age." --Amazon reviewer< ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "It's The Hobbit mixed with Harry Potter... but set in Eragon... kinda. It's got great fantasy and adventure elements and is a great read for middleschoolers, high schoolers, heck, even adults!" --Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Everything is in there for a wonderful book, character development, pacing, action, heartache, discovery, growth, and many, many more." --Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I enjoyed reading this so much that I purchased the rest of the series Immediately and then sat up all night finishing them for the next few days." --Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Every time I start to think I have read everything good, I stumble across a gem like this." --Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The story started with a familiar feel to it, reminding me a bit of the Harry Potter books, but it quickly proved itself to be an addictive read quite capable of standing on its own. It is a great escape from the day to day which is what I look for when choosing a book to take a mental vacation with." --T. Rohring, Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This is one of the best-written stories that I have read in some time. It is a unique, well-crafted, character driven story that grabs you via curiosity at the beginning and invests you in the characters and world within the first few pages. The world is rich and expansive while not being overwhelming. The attention to detail is commendable and enjoyable. The book drags you in and keeps the pages turning all the way through to the end. I have been recommending this to everyone I've know." --Matthew, Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Fall in love with fantasy again." --Jay Fowler, Amazon reviewer Delve into the magical world of The Arinthian Line and see why fans describe Augum, Bridget and Leera as "beloved characters." Primary style influences: J.K. Rowling, Orson Scott Card, J.R.R. Tolkien. Reader age: Suitable for ages 10 to retiree. Genres: Fantasy, coming-of-age, sword & sorcery, action & adventure, epic, young adult. Setting: quasi-medieval times. Explicit language: None. Is the series complete? Yes. Audiobooks: The Arinthian Line narrated by Grammy winner Stefan Rudnicki.