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Birth Of The Mortokai
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.
Birth of the Mortokai is a young adult coming of age fantasy adventure novel. Trigger warning: this novel contains descriptions of albinism, a real genetic disorder that affects 1/17,000 persons worldwide per year.
I definitely don’t want to give spoilers away for this one but I’ll just say, “Wow!” The story starts magically, goes to school where there’s bullying, has unexpected revelations both at home and school that are followed by a kind act that leads to a journey that is the real start of this superb story.
The imagery in this book is superb, the author skilfully uses descriptive language to paint pictures in the imagination of the reader. There’s also great world building, creating different realms and beings with magic, mischief, danger and destiny in a fascinating fantasy that had me turning the pages, never knowing what new twist might occur.
This is the start of a compelling new series, potentially the next young adult Harry Potteresque series with mayhem, mystery and malice mixed together to form an enthralling story that I want to continue to read. If you enjoy action packed, magical fantasy adventures like I do, I highly recommend you read this!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Author Bio –
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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