When Flaxfield the great wizard dies, his apprentice Sam is left without a master. As the wizards gather for his Finishing, Sam does not know whom to trust & whom he should fear. He sets off alone with only his dragon Starback for company, little realizing the perils that lie in wait.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KimJD - LibraryThing
From May 2012 SLJ: Gr 4–6—Sam is a wizard's apprentice whose master dies halfway through his education. When former students of the great man quickly arrive on the scene with their own agendas, they ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookwren - LibraryThing
A dragon fantasy with a twist, Forward creates a fully-realized world with well-drawn characters, and a history of magic and philosophy. This novel has one of the best opening lines I've ever read ... Read full review