Transporting the reader back to Southern England into the midst of the Seventh Century, The Book of Spells takes readers to the Kingdom of Vilgar, governed by a generous king in whose household an evil wizard has positioned himself.
Convincing the king that his powers of magic and premonition will benefit the kingdom, Malecar becomes the court wizard. Surreptitiously, he studies the dark arts in his quest to usurp the king’s power and eventually rule over the kingdom.
When Martir, a kind and gentle wizard arrives, he is appointed Malecar’s apprentice and becomes a close friend, mentor, and confidant of the king’s son, Audric. As Audric matures, he is guided by his father and Martir. The wisdom they instill in him eventually allows him to see Malecar for who he truly is.
The forest bordering Vilgar is a refuge to three young witches. The women are in possession of a book they cannot open. Dabbling in the dark arts of magic so that they might protect themselves, they realize that the book may contain the darkest of spells.
Confronted by Malecar and afraid of him, the sisters agree to give him access to The Book of Spells, and the evil within the wizard allows him to open it.
What happens when an evil wizard has access to powers beyond his wildest desires and unleashes his monstrous creations upon the world? Or, when a gentle wizard becomes his nemesis—and the only protection for the Kingdom he serves?
Working its magic on young and old alike, The Book of Spells will carry readers to a time and place where magic is the norm, where good and evil are at odds, and where maybe—just maybe—the gentle are stronger than they ever imagined they could be.