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 - 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
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