Attention pre and early teens, or the parents of…
I have to credit my kids with my return to reading. Wanting to know what they were reading (was it appropriate) led me to read a lot of books. I have four children, two boys and two girls, with diverse interests in genres, so over the years I have read a wide variety of books.
Occasionally, I like to review books that help parents make reading suggestions for their own kids. The White Mage Saga by Ben Hale is one of those recommendations. I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Hale in person at PennedCon, in St Louis a month ago. Mr. Hale was one of the participants of a panel that I attended. I was struck by how articulate and insightful he was about the motive and purpose for his writing and curious as to the quality of his stories. I was not disappointed.
It is great when you can find a prolific author, one you trust with regards to appropriateness for the preteen and early teen reader, that produces a high quality, captivating series. Ben Hale would fall in that category. His vivid imagery and creative story-lines result in tales that are a fast-paced adventure through a world of fantasy and magic. Solid characters and writing, rich in vocabulary and diction, will enhance a child’s love of literature.
The White Mage Sage contains books 1-3 of the series; The Last Oracle, The Sword of Elseerian, and Descent Unto Darkness. Books 4 & 5; Impact of the Fallen and The Forge of Light, as well as the prequel; Assassin’s Blade, are available. The whole series is also available for free with .
Let your kids have a go at this series and the other works by Ben Hale.