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Spellslinger / Sebastien de Castell.

By: De Castell, Sebastien [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: De Castell, Sebastien. Spellslinger: 1.Publisher: London : Hot Key Books, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 400 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781471406119; 9781785761317.Other title: Spell slinger.Subject(s): Magic -- Fiction | Magicians -- Fiction | Young adult fictionDDC classification: 813.6 Summary: How do you survive a mage's duel without magic? Kellen's about to risk everything: His family, his home, even his own life. When you're a Jan'Tep initiate approaching your 16th birthday, you'd better be ready to prove your worth as a mage. Either that or have a miracle on the way. And Kellen isn't counting on either. He knows he'll need a few tricks up his sleeve to avoid disgracing his family and becoming a Sha'Tep servant. So when a sassy, straight-talking traveller arrives in town, Kellen is all ears. Ferius Parfax is jaded but worldly, an exile who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She can't teach him to spark his bands and access the seven magics, but with the hand that Kellen's been dealt, he knows he needs all the help he can get.
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Teenage Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Teenage Fiction
Teenage Fiction DECA Available T00617458
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How do you survive a mage's duel without magic? Kellen's about to risk everything: His family, his home, even his own life...

How do you survive a mage's duel without magic? Kellen's about to risk everything: His family, his home, even his own life. When you're a Jan'Tep initiate approaching your 16th birthday, you'd better be ready to prove your worth as a mage. Either that or have a miracle on the way. And Kellen isn't counting on either. He knows he'll need a few tricks up his sleeve to avoid disgracing his family and becoming a Sha'Tep servant. So when a sassy, straight-talking traveller arrives in town, Kellen is all ears. Ferius Parfax is jaded but worldly, an exile who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She can't teach him to spark his bands and access the seven magics, but with the hand that Kellen's been dealt, he knows he needs all the help he can get.

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Publishers Weekly Review

De Castell's second fantasy novel featuring Kellen, a 16-year-old mage "who combines whatever paltry magic he can muster with every trick he can learn to stay alive," offers more of the same: a fast-paced story most likely to appeal to a teen audience. In the wake of the events of Spellslinger, Kellen, who has a price on his head, has been living as an outlaw for months, travelling with a "gambler who never gave [him] a straight answer" and the Rocket Raccoon-like Reichis, "a homicidal squirrel cat whose favorite food was human eyeballs." The bounty on Kellen results in attempts on his life, and he meets someone who claims to have a cure for Kellen's shadowblack, the so-called demon plague that gives him painful visions and manifests in black markings encircling Kellen's left eye. The quest for survival and a cure, and the political machinations back in Kellen's hometown, are familiar genre tropes, and De Castell's variations on them aren't novel enough to stand out. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.