The Blurb On The Back:
Magic is a con game.
Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage’s duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There’s just one problem: his magic is gone.
As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path.
The first in a rich and compelling fantasy series bursting with tricks, traps and a devious talking squirrel cat.
The Review (Cut For Spoilers):