The Blacksmith’s Son by Michael G Manning | book review

This is the first book in the Mageborn series and I was leery of it at first. My sister recommended it to me and I’m glad I listened to her.

It’s hard to get the story right on this kind of book. A young man who suddenly finds himself in possession of powers. Michael G. Manning has done a great job of bringing humor and humanity to the characters while keeping the villains nice and evil.


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Michael G Manning

Here’s the bio from Amazon

Michael Manning, a practicing pharmacist, has been a fantasy and science-fiction reader for most of his life. He has dabbled in software design, fantasy art, and is an avid tree climber. He lives in Texas, with his stubborn wife, two kids, and a menagerie of fantastic creatures, including a moose-poodle, a vicious yorkie, and a giant prehistoric turtle.



I was entertained by the story. If you like your coming of age stories to have a magical component and you like battles between real evil and inexperienced good, you’ll like this one.


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