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Wizard Dawning (The Battle Wizard Saga #1)

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  125 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Global warming affects life on earth in unexpected ways. Magic intensifies, spreads and goes public.

Danger from Dark Magic swells. Politicians panic.

Ten years ago the world was shaken with the discovery that White and Black magic existed. Despite the headlines, like most people
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published December 2011
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Arthur O'dell
If you like this kind of thing, you'll probably like this book. I like fantasy, and I like the concept, and the book reads really fast. At the same time it still feels half-baked, like it's 2 or 3 revisions away from being really good. It also feels more derivative than original; it reads more like a genre mash-up than an inspired original novel. The writing is not bad, but it is uneven; there are several points where an odd metaphor or weird quip took me out of the story. Also present are the s ...more
Loren Weaver
I found Wizard's Dawning through the Rave Reviews book club, and I'm glad I did! This is a modern day magical fiction story staring Sig, a high school senior who finds out he has magic the day zombies attack his home. His grandfather is there to help Sig and his mother deal with the massive changes in how they see the world.
Wizard's Dawning combines everything we love about wild magical fantasy with modern characters and problems. A high school fling, fencing practice, and mom's home cooking com
Charles Ray
In the late 21st century, climate change has caused a resurgence of magical powers in the world, but Sig, a young man in Minnesota preparing to go to college, magic is something that other people possess. But, one day, when his Grampa Thor visits, they are attacked by zombies brought to life by a dark wizard out to destroy Sig. Sig then learns that not only does he have magic powers that he was unaware of, but so does his grandfather and his mother Madeline. To complicate his life even more, Tho ...more
Rebecca Carter
"Wizard Dawning" was an pleasnt read. I'm not a zombie fan, and was glad that this was more about the magic than about zombies. It has a range of demonic creatures to be battled against. The story was intriguing and had plenty of action. Some of the scenes passed too quickly, however. I would have enjoyed more depth to them. The book had some minor problems with words missing here and there, but nothing terribly bad. It's a lighter read than many of the sorcery books and has some corny humor. In ...more
When you think of wizards, you think of ancient mystical times, with castles, kings, and dragons...Right? Well, not in Wizard Dawning. Set in the future of Earth, this story works on the premise that global warming processes have opened up pockets of magic and more people than ever before have access to special powers. You can even get a degree in magic for universities.

In the case of our protagonist, Sig, his family possesses old magic that has been passed down through the bloodline, along with
ezra carrick
Finally not a pit of depression.

I've been in a little bit of a funk with books. Wizard Dawning was refreshing. If you are looking for a Dresdan or Martin, gory filled and tragic,this book series is not in those realms. This alternative world is logical in the person's motivations and actions. If you want any more explanation please read the book.
Ken Butters
This was an enjoyable read. The main character Sig gets a medallion from his grandpa that transforms him into an 8 foot tall battle wizard. We get to follow Sig as he learns how to handle his new powers.

It has a lot of tongue in cheek humor that makes this book a fun one to read. It's definitely not the book you are looking for if you want hard core action.
Aside from a few typos, this book was a fantastic read and a steal because I got it for free!

Magic, a bit of romance, mystery, tragedy, mythical beings (the addition of Amazons was cool), and all-around growth of the character(s) were great. I really enjoyed following Sig's story - not only is he likable, he is smart and funny. The book was interesting plot-wise but also because it made me think. Vocabulary was definitely beyond your usual YA scope, butt not to the point of being obtuse. I enjoy
Aidan Stone
Lance writes with descriptions I liken to Stephen King, thorough and vivid. I enjoyed this book for its flavor, plot, and characters. I don't write spoiler reviews, they destroy the story for others. If you enjoy wizards, evil antagonists, and great support characters, you will love this book. The ending left me ready for the next book, and more of Sig`s battle against evil. I recommend this book to those who enjoy fantasy-adventure, and hope those dang grammar Nazis, and nonbelievers don't read ...more
Bill Tillman
Battle Wizard Ka-Pow!

Great adventure, lots of action with a tad of romance and gobs of magic. Martial arts along with a bevy of Amazon's in college make this a fast paced fantasy read.
Richard Morley
Again no conclusion

confusing characters, not the best editing but interesting tale development.rambles in some pats, but stoola page turner. an enjoyable read.
Shelly Tarsky

Intriguing New fantasy series. The characters are likable, and I am curious about what will happen to them in the future.
This felt like an intro rather than a full book. Just when all characters are on scene, it's over. Bummer.
Sarah Wilson
I'm glad I finally found a free book that wasn't a terrible romance. :) It still had some typos that I apparently won't be getting away from any time soon... But the plot was good. The ending was kind of lackluster...but I might be interested in continuing the story.
Dane Zeller
This is simply a story well told. From the first scene, Lance lays down a fantasy world of wizards, weres, zombies, witches and amazon women. Each character develops, each relationship grows, each action unfolds in support of the final battle of good vs. evil. Lance's writing is clear and direct, making a magical world engaging and believable. He teaches us the tools of battle and the powers of magic. Our knowledge grows throughout the book, as does our anxiety concerning who wields the evil mag ...more
Disappointing storyline because there is no ending. It needs a start and a finish.
Kind of shallow and not terribly well written.
I.C. Camilleri
Thrilling ride into fantasy and mythology.

Wizard Dawning held me mesmerized for hours. I turned page after page devouring this highly imaginative heart-pounding adventure as I was introduced to Sig’s magical world of fantasy and mythology. The plot is solid, fresh and creative, and the characters strong and easy to like. I didn’t want it to end and I was thrilled to see a second book in the saga. A very compelling read.
Hector Sosa
This was a very well written book. The wit on the story reminded me a lot of The Stainless Steel Rat series by Harry Harrison. I'm looking forward to the next book, or at least I hope there are more books from this universe.
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An Aerospace Engineer, Accountant, Product Manager, Operations Director, Sales Executive, and Writer in that approximate chronological order.

He’s always enjoyed writing, even though early writings were mostly Product Specifications, Sales Proposals, and Departmental Budgets. Most readers assumed those were fictional.

Currently resides in Kansas with his Interior Designer wife and two Granddogs.
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