Flung down a mountain to escape an evil sorcerer. Given an impossible quest. Can a young wizard use his magical sword and his fledgling powers to save the kingdom and the woman he loves, even at the cost of his freedom?
Wizards don't have friends. Beneban believed this, when he escaped the clutches of the dark sorcerer with whom he'd apprenticed. But as he strives to stay free by fulfilling his end of a bad bargain, he discovers many wonders in the kingdom. He is befriended by strange and magical creatures on his quest: tiny Worfs, a giant horned feline, the mysterious and powerful Forest Lady, and a three-handed, fur-covered soldier.
Danger, treachery, romance, assassins, battles and even ice dragons are on the horizon. Will Beneban’s growing powers and skill with his sword be enough to win his freedom without betraying his new friends?
Praise for WIZARD STONE
"Prepare to be enchanted! Best wizardry I've come across since Harry Potter.
Dee Maltby is an up and coming fantasy writer to be watched." -- Meara Platt, USA Today bestselling author
"Readers of EARTHSEA and SHANNARA will enjoy WIZARD STONE, the adventure of Beneban, a young wizard on the run from his oppressive master. Along the way Beneban runs into new friends, new enemies, and a great many new dangers in this exciting fantasy adventure."
-- Jonathan Moeller, author of THE GHOSTS and CLOAK MAGE series
"I loved this one! The plot is highly page-turning, with an intriguing set of characters. Beneban is a great hero, noble and powerful, but he also has a unique ability to gather the loyalty of others, which made him very interesting to follow through the story. Good worldbuilding and strong writing--I enjoyed it very much!" -- Anya Josephs, author of QUEEN OF ALL
“Wizard Stone swept me away into a rich and fantastical world full of genuinely unique creatures and landscapes. Beneban's story is compelling, original, and heartfelt--full of vibrant characters and heart-pounding adventure. Great fun and the perfect escape read!” -- Wendy Rich Stetson, bestselling author of HOMETOWN