The White Mage Saga
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.
Tanya’s love for books has been a lifelong passion that she likes sharing with others. Reading is also the thing that relaxes her after a day of juggling the many responsibilities that come with being being wife to an amazing man, mother to four great kids spread around the world, business manager, and farm hand on their place in southwest Missouri; home to Akaushi cattle and a menagerie of pygmy goats, horses, chickens, dogs and cats.