The Stone Mage & the Sea (Google eBook)
The Stone Mages rule the huge deserts of red sand. The vast coastlines are ruled by Sky Wardens. Magic is everywhere but not all have the power to control and direct it. Any child found to have magical ability is sent to the Haunted City to be trained in the Change.On the coast of the Strand, Sal and his father arrive in the small, apparently-normal town of Fundelry, where the locals are suspicious of newcomers and of anyone who stands out or appears different. Sal and his father are on the run from an unnamed someoneOor something. When a local bully attacks Sal, he is rescued by Shilly and her teacher, Lodo. Lodo is marked with mysterious tattoos and seems to know a lot more about Sal than Sal knows about himself.Salis father wants to stay but the Sky Wardens will be coming and Sal needs to learn what connection Lodo had with his mother and what fate seems to have been chosen for him before he was even born.iMagical and mesmerizing, The Stone Mage & The Sea is a story to disappear into, whether youire 15 or 50.--Kim Wilkins, author of Angel of Ruin.iSean Williamsi The Stone Mage & The Sea is an alchemical blend of elemental magic, tragic romance and the coming of age of a young boy. Poised between Earthsea and Mad Max, the magic of fantasy meets the wonder of science fiction.i--Jonathan Strahan.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This, the first Book of the Change, is a quieter and more wistful story than the later Books of the Cataclysm (which I read first), lacking the same epic quality but with a particular charm of its own. Here we meet a younger Sal and Shilly, and it's really the start of a coming of age story for the pair of them. As I would expect from Williams, it's well-characterised, and the (very Australian) landscape lives and breathes more than most do. A really solid starting point to the series, and compulsively readable.
Review: The Stone Mage and the Sea (The Change #1)User Review - Goodreads
It was a good continuation of the series. The ending was very open ended.
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