A vengeful dragon. A forgotten terror. And the one man who is least qualified to stop them.
Nothing is more dear to Griffin than his magic school, but for a man with no magic, life there has its challenges. They laugh at him. They exclude him. And that's just his fellow teachers.
So when a dragon no one else has seen delivers a chilling warning for Griffin's ears alone, it's no surprise that his colleagues don't take him seriously. Unfortunately, convincing them that the magistery stands at the brink of destruction is only the beginning of his troubles.
As an ancient struggle between dragons and men reignites, Griffin's only hope lies in deciphering the secrets of a long-dead madman. But the deeper he goes, the less he knows who to trust, on legs or wings. Dodging both suspicion and betrayal, Griffin is caught in a desperate race for the one weapon that can save his home—or reduce it to ashes in an instant.
Griffin a magicless magister must solve the dangerous enchantments in Mad Mithrin’s secret room. An exquisitely rendered kingdom filled with magicians, dragons, sumptuous feasts, and lots of snow.45
Solid well-developed characters with an attention holding storyline. Very satisfying.55
In a world of magic and dragons what could be more useless than being mundane…or is that really the case? Griffin was a magistrate with no magic and tolerated because he was friends with the arch magistrate. Yet Griffin has more to offer than is apparent, sometimes the magic is in using your skills to upmost instead of casting a spell. A thoroughly enjoyable starter to what holds to be a fast paced enchanting tale with a different spin on magic abilities and dragons than other stories in the fantasy genre.55