Fourteen-year-old Augum grew up with bullies instead of friends. In a kingdom where superstition trumped the written word, he fought loneliness by reading books and doing hard labor. It was a typical life for a gutter-born orphan.
An inferno changes everything. And Augum, having lost it all, begins again. He finds a mentor and even befriends Bridget and Leera, two passionate and quirky girls willing to give him a chance. Together they dream of becoming warlocks.
But Augum's mentor possesses an ancient and highly sought-after artifact. When an ambitious tyrant suddenly turns up demanding it, Augum resists--and discovers something about himself that changes the course of history. As the tyrant plunges them into a harrowing ordeal, Augum will have to use his newly-acquired warlock skills to try to save the only thing he has left . . . a friendship forged in fire.
★★★★★ "This story started strong, stayed strong and ended leaving me wanting more immediately (without a cliffhanger ending)." --Nerd Girl Magazine
★★★★★ "An epic journey of survival and self discovery." --A. Hatfield, Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ "If you loved Harry Potter, Arcane has the same thrill and page-turning fun." --Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ "For me, what's important is whether the author can create characters that the reader cares about, create a world that feels real, and tell a story that is unique. I think that Sever Bronny has accomplished those tasks here." --MVG, Amazon reviewer
★★★★ "Where the author gets you hooked is that nothing seems forced, the plot rolls out naturally, and the magic and sorcery have merit and a quality based on believability." --Vancouver Writer
★★★★★ "From the fields of a small town to epic adventures that span a kingdom, The Arinthian Line series is a worthy successor to books where our humble hero overcomes all odds to save the day. Like the Lord of the Rings and the Shannara Chronicles before it, The Arinthian Line is a tale that cleaves to the core of our love of fantasy, while feeling entirely fresh and new." --Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial, and StorySouth Million Writers Award nominee Jake Kerr
★★★★★ "If you're looking for magic, danger, friends and an epic journey to save the world, it's time to start reading Arcane." --Essie, reviewer
★★★★★ "The story started with a familiar feel to it, reminding me a bit of the Harry Potter books, but it quickly proved itself to be an addictive read quite capable of standing on its own. It is a great escape from the day to day which is what I look for when choosing a book to take a mental vacation with." --T. Rohring, Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ "Fall in love with fantasy again." --Jay Fowler, Amazon reviewer
Genre: Coming of age adventure fantasy set in quasi-medieval times
Reader age: Suitable for readers of all ages
Primary style influences: J.K. Rowling, Orson Scott Card, J.R.R. Tolkien
Explicit language: None
Audiobook: Arcane narrated by Grammy winner Stefan Rudnicki
Is the entire series complete and available? Yes and yes.