Robin W. Bailey
Anesi was the grandson of the wizard Stribel Wartworth, but he'd never really studied magic. His father had pulled him out of the university after less than one semester. Anesi wasn't even allowed to use the little magic he knew.
Then the entire Thriff Guild of Enchanters came to his family's little house in the woods. The whole world was threatened by the evil of the Great Terror, and they were helpless before it. To fight the Great Terror would require a magical prodigy, one who was untouched by the petty temptations of a wizard's life.
It would require Anesi. With his friends at his side -- Fidget, Cubby the brogmoid, and Tyrillee the dryad -- he began his march to the south to face the greatest danger his world had ever known.
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