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Prince. Prodigy. Mage. Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Falling Kingdoms, and Tamora Pierce. 

This prequel novella is set before the events of First Year (The Black Mage Book 1), following Prince Darren as a child through adolescence and his first run-in with Ryiah at the Academy of Magic. Listeners discover the dark backstory between the two princes and their father, as well as the ensuing events that shaped Darren into the Academy's most illustrious mage. 

The prequel novella to The Black Mage series by USA Today best-selling author Rachel E. Carter. 

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©2016 Rachel E. Carter (P)2017 Rachel E. Carter

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  • 16-01-21

Enticement into the series, quite successful

This "prequel" succeeded as it was meant to succeed, luring me straight into the first in the series. Good writing and world-building, and many points of interest. The characters were well-developed, though mostly people I would not want to know.

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  • 13-03-20

a bit dark, but good insight into characters

A nice addition to find out some more about characters and find out for sure what went on with Ella and Blaine

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  • hetalp
  • 06-10-19

a great look into the non-heirs mind!

I loved it. great story. great narrator. will definitely find myself listening again soon when I feel the nostalgia.

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  • Just Me
  • 16-06-17

Two Thumbs Way Up!

I'm not one for audible books as all too many sound almost corny. This narration however was very well done! Pavi Proczko delivered a fantastic rendition of a great book. The narration was smooth and flowed well. While he did attempt various voices, he succeeded where​ most fail. I would highly recommend this reading to someone interested in Rachel E. Carter's Black Mage series!